Re: Neighbor Preparing to Erect New Fence
Any attempts to resolve the issue in that manner will work well for you if and when you get in front of the judge of the Common Pleas Court.
I would much rather be good neighbors than argue over a fence.
It's best at this point to head this off by getting a local attorney to write a letter to the neighbor warning them off against trespassing and causing vandalism, with the Ohio penalties clearly explained to the neighbor. Doing so will not mean that you are going to court, but likely that you have headed that off for a small price well ahead of time. And likely a smaller price to reconstruct a fence at your own expense. But first you need to understand where your actual property line exists on the ground. If you claim trespass, you need to have evidence of where the actual boundary exists, otherwise the neighbor can simply dispute your claim and the court will sit back, relax, and order a survey done at your expense. Your attorney's letter will likely be answered in this manner by his attorney. Be prepared for that.
Resistance is not futile; it is voltage divided by current.