There's a sticky at viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10097
that's probably worth a look, but isn't mandatory, and probably will be sleep inducing
.... Just some idea of who's here and how this place operates.
I see a couple of the guys have updated you on the Criminal Protection Zone status of the places you want to visit. Schools and government buildings are generally a Felony, sign or no sign, but they're supposed to post. Other buildings are the property owner's responsibility, and it's a misdemeanor. Parking lots, except for schools and the Post Office (that's way up in the air) are CIVIL issues, and their postings can generally be ignored.
The signage issue is kinda silly. The State requires a specific sign for their
buildings, but it says "unless authorized". A line or two in the law says "but not you!". Visitors usually miss that. Meantime, private property owners used to use that same sign, and IMHO, we ARE authorized, but IANAL, and not everybody agrees with me. Meantime, the anti folks have been reading our posts, and many of those signs no longer carry the "unless authorized" wording or specifically forbid licensees. IAC, a sign done in lipstick on toilet paper, or even a verbal notice, is valid in OH. No "30.06" fun for us....
My middle sister has property in Dallas and El Paso, and I've been there about three times in the last few years. The only signs I've seen were a 30.06 and some Federal signs INSIDE the sterile area at DFW! (Not counting the usual ones as you enter the sterile areas.) I did run into one that sort of said that "if you're carrying and not licensed, you're in a world of hurt". There's one like that here in Youngstown, but lots of CPZ signs....
The other OH zinger is houses of worship. Unless the place is posted "CHL's Welcome", or you have written permission from whoever's in charge, it's a Felony.... You might squeeze by with verbal authorization, but....
IAC, just about anybody
, as the property owner, or his/her agent, can put up a sign, or tell you not to carry in there, but practically nobody can tell you to ignore the sign.