(A) Hearings held under these rules shall be scheduled as promptly as is administratively feasible. Hearings may be scheduled to be heard by telephone or at a time and place as determined by the review commission. In the scheduling of hearings, consideration will be given to the prompt disposition of appeals, the hours and days of the week established for conducting hearings, the regular hearing sites within the state and the commuting distance involved for the interested parties and their witnesses.
(B) All evening hearings shall be scheduled to be heard by telephone. The party which requested an evening hearing may elect to have an in-person hearing if the party agrees:
(1) to waive the right to an evening hearing and,
(2) travel to a hearing site designated by the review commission. The site normally will be related to the location of the other interested party or parties.
(C) If a conflict concerning a request for an evening hearing and an in-person hearing arises, the commission shall schedule the hearing by telephone during evening hours.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/14/2008 and 07/03/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4141.281
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/92, 10/01/98, 8/9/04