Jury trials in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court canceled until at least Jan. 19

Jury trials in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court canceled until at least Jan. 19
(Source: Arraignment for D'Shaun McNear)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cuyahoga County Court officials announced Tuesday they were cancelling all jury trials until at least Jan. 19, 2021.

Officials said this is due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases all over Ohio.

Jury trials had been scheduled to resume Dec. 1.

Bench trials can still proceed.

Also, judges continue to hold other hearings, mainly via phone or video conference.

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