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Hearings scheduled this week in Portage County courts. Dates and times are subject to change.

Monday

Mary E. Schnell, 26, of Aurora. Judicial release hearing, 11:15 a.m., Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman's courtroom. Schnell is seeking early release from a two-year prison sentence imposed by Pittman on a conviction for sexual battery, a third-degree felony, in May 2012. Schnell pleaded guilty to a charge that while employed as a substitute teacher in the Aurora City Schools, she had sexual contact with a 16-year-old male student at least twice between May and June 2011.

Danyelle N. Hall, 30, of Streetsboro. Sentencing, 1 p.m., Judge John Enlow's courtroom. Hall faces a minimum of probation or up to a year in prison after pleading guilty in October 2012 to failure to stop after an accident, a fifth-degree felony, for hitting two Kent State University students with her car outside the 157 Lounge, 157 S. Water St., in Kent on Jan. 15, 2012, then fleeing the scene.

Compiled by cops and courts reporter Dave O'Brien.

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