101.04  REVIVOR; EFFECT OF RE-ENACTMENT, AMENDMENT OR REPEAL.
   (a)   The repeal of a repealing provision of the Codified Ordinances does not revive the provision originally repealed nor impair the effect of any saving clause therein.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 the Codified Ordinances 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 in respect thereto, prior to the amendment or repeal.
      (4)   Affect any investigation, proceeding, or remedy in respect of any 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continued, or enforced, and the penalty, forfeiture, or punishment imposed, as if the provision had not been repealed or amended.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 the Codified Ordinances, the penalty, forfeiture, or punishment, if not already imposed, shall be imposed according to the provisions as amended.
(ORC 1.58)