(A) An examiner appointed by the superintendent of savings banks shall have access to and may compel the production of all books, papers, securities, moneys, and other property of a savings bank under examination by him. He may administer oaths to and examine the officers and agents of the savings bank as to its affairs.
(1) During an examination or at any other time that he considers necessary, the superintendent may do both of the following:
(a) Summon and compel, by order or subpoena, witnesses to appear before him or any of his deputies, examiners, or attorney examiners and testify under oath in relation to the affairs of any savings bank;
(b) Require the production of any book, paper, document, item, or other thing pertaining to or regarding the affairs and transactions of any savings bank.
(2) Service of process and return shall be made by examiners or attorney examiners or by any method permitted by the Rules of Civil Procedure for service of process. Fees for the service of the orders and subpoenas shall be paid upon voucher out of moneys appropriated for the division of savings banks.
(3) In case of disobedience without just cause by any person to an order or subpoena of the superintendent or on the refusal of a witness to testify to any matter regarding which he is lawfully interrogated before the division, the court of common pleas of the county in which the person resides, or in which the principal place of business of the savings bank is located, or a judge thereof, on application of the superintendent, shall compel obedience by attachment proceedings as for contempt in the case of disobedience of a subpoena issued from the court or a refusal to testify in the court. Disobedience without just cause by an officer or director of a savings bank or an order or subpoena issued under this division is grounds for removal of the officer or director under section 1161.22 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 10-23-1991 .