The case that had been set to become Ohio’s first trial to be held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has been pushed back more than a month, following an appeal to the state’s Supreme Court and a decision by the common pleas judge as the trial date approached.

On Tuesday, Ashland County Court of Common Pleas Judge Ronald Forsthoefel granted a continuance in the case against Seth Whited. A new trial date has been set for June 29.

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