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JULY 1, 2021—Judge Kevin P. Braig of the Logan County Court of Common Pleas today sentenced Cleva Blair to nine years in prison on her convictions on three counts of gross sexual imposition, felonies of the third degree.  Logan County Assistant Prosecutor Sarah Warren and Blair’s defense attorneys, Marc Triplett and Tina McFall, jointly recommended the sentence as part of plea agreement previously agreed to by the State of Ohio and Blair.

The sentencing hearing was postponed twice.  The hearing was continued on June 24, 2021 after Blair was involved in a car accident on State Route 68 while traveling to the hearing from Kenton.  The hearing was again postponed on June 30, 2021 when Blair fainted in the courtroom in the Logan County Courthouse and required medical attention.