With fall comes the issue of homeowners burning leaves. In most cases is is NOT LEGAL to burn leaves. The law does allow this if the burning is taking place more than 1000 feet from a neighbor’s inhabited dwelling. So if there are three football fields between your leaf pile and your neighbor’s you are ok if not...don't burn.
The law is more restrictive within municipal limits.
You can read more about the law at... http://epa.ohio.gov/portals/47/facts/openburn.pdf