(a)   The repeal of a repealing provision of this Municipal Code does not revive the provision originally repealed nor impair the effect of any saving clause therein.
(ORC 1.57)
   (b)   The re-enactment, amendment or repeal of a provision of this Municipal Code does not, except as provided in division (c) of this section:
      (1)   Affect the prior operation of the provision or any prior action taken thereunder;
      (2)   Affect any validation, cure, right, privilege, obligation or liability previously acquired, accrued, accorded or incurred thereunder;
      (3)   Affect any violation thereof or penalty, forfeiture or punishment incurred with respect thereto, prior to the amendment or repeal;
      (4)   Affect any investigation, proceeding or remedy with respect to any such privilege, obligation, liability, penalty, forfeiture or punishment; and the investigation, proceeding or remedy may be instituted, continued or enforced, and the penalty, forfeiture or punishment imposed, as if the provision had not been repealed or amended.
   (c)   If the penalty, forfeiture or punishment for any offense is reduced by a re- enactment or amendment of a provision of this Municipal Code, the penalty, forfeiture or punishment, if not already imposed, shall be imposed according to the provision as amended.
(ORC 1.58)