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Becky Sebo from Bobcats for Israel gets removed from Walter Hall by the police for disrupting a student senate meeting in September.

OU students to appear in court for pretrial

Four students who were arrested at the Student Senate meeting after Megan Marzec’s “blood bucket” challenge will have their pretrial Wednesday afternoon.

A pretrial for all four students arrested at the Ohio University Student Senate meeting in early September is scheduled for Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Athens County Municipal Court.

The trial stems from the senate meeting on Sept. 10, where Rebecca Sebo called for Student Senate President Megan Marzec’s resignation on behalf of Bobcats for Israel after her “blood bucket” challenge went viral.

Jonah Yulish, Maxwell Peltz, Sebo and Gabriel Sirkin all pleaded not guilty to individual counts of disturbing a lawful meeting at their Sept. 11 pretrial hearing, with a following hearing date set to Sept. 24 by Judge William Grim, which Sebo and Peltz were unable to attend.

At that hearing, Yulish and Sirkin didn’t change their innocence pleas, but waived their right to a speedy trial. Both are represented by a Columbus-based attorney Samuel Weiner and each face the fourth-degree misdemeanor count of disturbing a lawful meeting, which holds a maximum sentence of •30 days in jail and a $250 fine.

Their next pretrial hearing was set for Oct. 16, while Sebo and Peltz’s pretrial hearings was set for Oct. 7. Though all were rescheduled for Oct. 29 for individual reasons.

Athens County City Prosecutor Tracy Meek said postponing trial dates is a common practice in court.

"Especially with none of the attorneys are from the Athens County, scheduling and travelling is an issue,” she said.

Kenneth Bossin, Sebo’s attorney, agreed that rescheduling wasn’t uncommon. Sebo’s brother David Sebo is the assistant design editor for The Post.

“When you have four defendants for one case with three attorneys, scheduling things can be tricky,” Bossin said. “I mean, two of the attorneys are from Cleveland and one is from Columbus. It would’ve been much easier if we all lived in Athens County.”



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