2739.16 Refusal or failure to publish.

(A) No newspaper company shall refuse or fail to print, publish, and circulate any statement or article if true as required by sections 2739.13 to 2739.18 of the Revised Code.

(B) Any person responsible for refusing to print, publish, and circulate any statement or article mentioned in division (A) of this section shall be fined as provided in division (B) of section 2739.99 of the Revised Code.

The prosecuting attorney of the county in which the newspaper is published, when complaint is made to the prosecuting attorney in writing of the refusal or failure of any newspaper company or persons to comply with sections 2739.13 to 2739.18 of the Revised Code, relative to the publication of such statements or articles, shall investigate the complaint and upon reasonable cause shall begin proceedings against the newspaper company or person and prosecute the same.

Effective Date: 07-01-1996