(A) Prior to availing themselves of the powers of the commission to compel discovery, a party shall reasonably submit to the request of another party and produce the necessary documents, information or other discovery items without the intervention of commission staff or by use of any of the powers available to the commission. If such efforts fail, an aggrieved party may petition the commission to compel the necessary discovery.
(B) Staff attorney to the commission shall have authority to do all acts in furtherance of the intents, purposes, and procedures set forth herein, except sanctions may only be imposed by the full commission.
(C) Unless otherwise permitted or required by these rules, Ohio Civil Rules 26(a), except that inspection of real property and physical/mental examinations shall not be allowed, (b)(1), (3)-(4); and (c)-(e); 27(a), (c)-(g); 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 36 and 37 shall apply to proceedings before the commission. All discovery subpoenas shall be served by the requesting party as provided in paragraph (B) of rule 3517-1-04 of the Administrative Code.