The proposed amendments concern changes to the rules of appellate procedure, civil procedure, criminal procedure, juvenile procedure and the Ohio Rules of Evidence, the announcement reiterated, many of which target inconsistencies, remove outdated concepts, and clarify the rules. Proposed amendments to Civ. R. 4.4 and Juv. R. 16 make clear that service by posting can be used in initial actions and expanded to post-decree matters. In addition to the traditional “posting” of a notice on the courthouse bulletin board, service would use the county clerk of court’s website if one existed, although the amendments don’t require electronic posting.
Comments should be submitted in writing to:
Jo Ellen Cline, Government Relations Counsel
Ohio Supreme Court
65 South Front Street, Seventh Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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Text of Proposed Amendments