WARREN — Most of the criminal case against former Liberty Schools Superintendent Joseph Nohra Jr. has been dismissed in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.
Judge Ronald Rice issued the written ruling this afternoon. The ruling states that a hearing was held in Rice’s chambers on Dec. 9 in which Nohra’s attorney, Dave Betras, asked Rice to reconsider his Nov. 2 ruling denying Nohra’s Oct. 1 motion to “dismiss counts 1 through 6 of the indictment for vagueness.”
Nohra’s trial was supposed to begin Monday before Rice without a jury. Rice would have decided whether Nohra was guilty of six felonies and five misdemeanors dealing with the bugging of a school district office in 2018 while Nohra was superintendent.
Nohra, 50, of Topper Hill Drive, Hubbard, was indicted in a special report of the Trumbull County grand jury in May on six felony counts of interception of wire, oral or electronic communications and five misdemeanor counts of interfering with civil rights. The felony wiretapping counts were dismissed by Rice today.
Read more in Thursday’s Tribune Chronicle.