Judge Smith filed a Journal Entry this date requiring that, effective March 4, 2014, service by posting on actions filed in the Court shall be made on the website of the Mahoning County Clerk of Courts in a section to be designated for this purpose under "Recent Updates and Notices" on the Mahoning County Communicator. The Notice shall remain posted on the website for six consecutive weeks. This alternative website posting was authorized by the amendments to Civil Rule 4.4(A)(2) effective July 1, 2013 and will replace the traditional method of posting of actual notices on the bulletin boards located in the Sebring County Court and the Struthers Municipal Court. Judge Smith believes that this method of service will not only save money for litigants and the county but will also involve a process that is more reasonably calculated to reach the intended goal of providing actual notice to parties whose addresses are unknown. Also, purusant to Local Rule 1.01(E), the Court has adopted the following revised forms for both Publication and Posting which should provide clarity to the procedure:
A. Request, Affidavit and Orders approving Service by Posting and Legal Notice for Posting.
B. Request, Affidavit and Order approving Service by Publication and Legal Notice for Publication.