Sebring tainted water trial delayed

Staff report


The trial of former Sebring Water Department operator James V. Bates, which had been scheduled for May 14, will be rescheduled.

A final pretrial hearing that had been scheduled for Monday also has been canceled.

A judgment entry in the case says Atty. John Juhasz, who represents Bates, is in trial with the visiting judge in the case, Patricia Cosgrove, and it will not be complete in time for the Bates trial to go forward.

Juhasz and the judge are part of the Ralph Infante corruption trial in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

Judge Cosgrove had indicated earlier in the Infante trial she expected it to finish around the middle of last week, but that did not happen. The Infante jurors will begin deliberating Infanteā€™s guilt or innocence Monday morning.

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