2739.15 Published statements shall be sworn to.

(A) Every statement or article that newspaper companies are required to publish under sections 2739.13 to 2739.18 of the Revised Code shall be sworn to by the person offering the statement or article for publication, but the certificate of the notary or other official showing that the statement or article was so made under oath shall not be published.

(B) Whoever purposely swears falsely to any statement or article that newspaper companies are required to publish under those sections is guilty of perjury in violation of section 2921.11 of the Revised Code.

(C) No newspaper company shall be held liable in any civil or criminal proceedings for anything in any statement or article that newspaper companies are required to publish under those sections.

Effective Date: 07-01-1996