(A) Unless directed otherwise by the chairperson, the coordinator shall cause the publication of the notice, as shown in the appendix to this rule, to appear in the Akron Beacon Journal, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Plain Dealer (Cleveland), the Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News, the Blade (Toledo), and the Vindicator (Youngstown) once a week for two consecutive weeks, beginning not sooner than December ten nor later than December thirty-one.
(B) The first publication of the notice (appendix A to this rule) shall be made in its entirety and may be made in a preprinted insert in the newspaper. The notice shall contain a statement of the website posting and instructions for accessing the posting. The second publication may be abbreviated if all of the following apply:
(1) The abbreviated notice is at least half the size of the notice in the first publication.
(2) At the same time the abbreviated notice is published, the notice in the first publication is posted in its entirety on the public utilities commission of Ohio's website.
(3) The abbreviated notice contains a statement of the website posting and instructions for accessing the posting.
(C) With the approval of the chairperson, the coordinator shall determine a format for the content of all notices required under this section, and shall consider costs and technological efficiencies in making that determination. Defects in the publication of said notice shall not affect the legality or sufficiency of notices published.
(D) The coordinator shall provide the names of all applicants or all applicants selected to be interviewed by the nominating council to any person requesting the names.