Hey Don't give in yet. Check out this site first.....Lawriter - OAC - Chapter 4501-23 Motorized Bicycles-Equipment and Testing
legally own, operate and distribute you MB's within reason ( ahem ) according to law. So you build one according to the laws of Ahio, and ride like normal. This way you can still ride.
I used to live in Ahio too W36th and Denison area In Cleveland. That's why I'm now in Sc.