An area school superintendent appears in court to enter a plea to a charge against him.
Zanesville Municipal Court Officials say that Todd Whiteman, who is the Superintendent of the Foxfire School for Student Success, entered a no contest plea to a charge of disorderly conduct by fighting , a misdemeanor of the 4th degree.
This week Judge William Joseph gave Whiteman a $200 fine along with $75 dollar in court costs.
The Judge also gave him a 10 day jail sentence, which he suspended on the condition that he does not repeat a similar offense in the next two years. Whiteman was originally charged with assault.
Zanesville Police reports indicate officers were called to 1069 Terrace Court in Janurary after Troi Allen reported being punched in the face by Whiteman.
At the time Whiteman was placed on paid administrative leave from his coaching duties at Maysville High School.
Superintendent Monte Bainter says Whiteman is no longer the head coach, his contract expired and the district went in a different direction.
The Foxfire School Board of Directors met earlier this year and decided to not take any action against Whiteman who remains as Superintendent.