Ashland County Courthouse

A photo of the Ashland County Common Pleas Court.

ASHLAND -- It took one day into the jury trial of Seth Whited in Ashland County Common Pleas court to expose the limitations of such proceedings during a global pandemic -- drawing national attention in the process.

Whited, a Crestline man, is being tried for child endangerment among other charges before Ashland County Common Pleas Court Judge Ronald Forsthoefel. On April 28, during jury selection, Whited was taken to University Samaritan Medical Center for a medical emergency, causing the trial to come to an abrupt halt. Forsthoefel postponed the trial April 29.