The court of common pleas may order a change in the name of a municipal corporation as provided by section 707.25 of the Revised Code, upon being satisfied, by proof, of the following:
(A) The prayer of the petitioners is just and reasonable.
(B) Notice, as required by such section, has been given.
(C) At least three-fourths of the inhabitants of such municipal corporation desire the change.
(D) There is no other municipal corporation in the state having the name prayed for.
The clerk of the court of common pleas shall thereupon tax the petitioners with the costs, and record the proceedings in a book to be kept by him for that purpose. Such change shall not alter or affect any right, liability, action, or right of action, civil or criminal.
Effective Date: 12-01-1967 .