Nadel claimed Hunter's crime breached the public's trust and indicated that, for that reason, he would consider jail time.
Hunter was scheduled to begin her sentence on Friday at 9 a.m.
"A lot of the community showed up on very short notice when the decision had been rendered that the Ohio Supreme Court decline to hear my appeal," Hunter told FOX19 NOW. "As you can imagine, hearts around the Tri-State were very heavy. They came in to the church last night prayed diligently and just now we received a positive outcome."
Court documents show the question was to whether Hunter should serve her six months of jail while the federal court is deciding whether or not she should have to serve the sentence.
"Having considered these factors, and given the circumstance of this case, this Court believes that a decision requiring Hunter to begin serving her sentence before this Court can make a ruling on the merits of her petition would be unfair on its face," Judge Timothy Black wrote in court documents.