(a)   Whenever in one section reference is made to another section hereof, the reference shall extend and apply to the section referred to as subsequently amended, revised, recodified, or renumbered, unless the subject matter be changed or materially altered by the amendment or revision.
(ORC 1.55)
   (b)   Wherever in a penalty section reference is made to a violation of a series of sections, or of divisions or other subdivisions of a section, such reference shall be construed to mean a violation of any section, division or other such subdivision included in such reference.
   (c)   References in the Codified Ordinances to action taken or authorized under designated sections of the Codified Ordinances include, in every case, action taken or authorized under the applicable legislative provision which is superseded by the Codified Ordinances.
(ORC 1.23)