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Steven K. Darrah of Wellsville and Michelle D. Darrah of Wellsville; dissolution sought.

Noah D. McIntosh of Salem v. Savannah K. McIntosh of Salem; divorce sought.

Alexis Garcia of East Liverpool and Nickolas Garcia of East Liverpool; dissolution sought.

Docket Entries

Kandi L. Hall of Negley v. Grady Hall Jr. of Columbiana; marriage dissolved.

Rhonda K. Davis of East Liverpool v. Justin D. Davis of East Liverpool; marriage dissolved.

Eugene E. Lockney of Salem and Denise A. Lockney of Salem; marriage dissolved.

Lenore L Franklin v. Robert Franklin; divorce granted.

Taralyn R. Anderson, 28, of Columbiana v. Stephen T. Anderson, 34, of Washingtonville; divorce granted.

Amanda J. Rogan of Negley v. Edward C. Rogan of Negley; divorce granted.

Bank of New York v. Ronald L. Willis, et al; lawsuit dismissed by bank.

Ohio Department of Taxation v. Adam L. Newbold; motion approved to consolidate multiple judgments into a single judgment in the amount of $13,982.

County Treasurer v. Truman Holdings; delinquent property tax foreclosure ordered against property at 1028 Lower Elkton Road, Columbiana.

Court News

LISBON — Kendall L. “Kush” Smith Jr., 25, of Youngstown, was sentenced in Common Pleas Court to four years in prison and fined $17,500. He had previously pleaded no contest to possession of fentanyl, possession of cocaine and aggravated possession of the drug oxycodone. He was found in possession of these drugs at the Lisbon Days Inn on Jan. 14, 2019. A charge of obstructing police business was dropped as part of the plea deal.

Keith G. Dishler, 24, Belmar Street, East Liverpool, was recently found not guilty of felonious assault and resisting arrest following a two-day jury trial. Dishler had been accused of harming his girlfriend, Courtney Boso with a knife and resisting the attempts of East Liverpool police to take him into custody on March 10, 2018.

Joseph R. Burke Jr., 49, Bill Smith Road, Wellsville, was sentenced to five years community control and sentenced to 30 days in the county jail for attempted vehicular assault, a lesser charge to the aggravated vehicular assault he had been initially facing. His license was suspended for two years. On March 25, 2018, Burke had caused serious harm to James Wilkes while driving a vehicle while intoxicated son Calcutta Smithferry Road in St. Clair Township.

Khalis J. Collins, 24, Canton, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs for having burprenorphine on Aug. 8, 2019. He requested immediate sentencing and was sentenced to 10 months in prison to be served at the same time as nine years in prison he is currently serving for two prior drug-related cases.

Nicholas S. Franklin, 23, formerly of Southeast Boulevard, Salem, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control, which was dishonorably terminated. Franklin was sentenced to nine months in prison, consecutive to his sentence in another case. Franklin had been on community control for a robbery charge, which had stemmed from his stealing sunglasses, food items and cough syrup from the Calcutta Walmart in 2015 and shoving a store manager when he was confronting so he could flee.

Chelsea A. Cica, 34, Kentwood, Mich., was placed on three years community control for possession of cocaine and aggravated possession of drugs. On Jan. 5, 2019, Cica had both cocaine and methamphetamines, leading to the two felony charges. As part of her community control, she was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail, fined $5,000.

Kenneth Aaron Bragg, 27, Vine Street, East Liverpool, was sentenced for a misdemeanor domestic violence charge to six months in jail with credit for 58 days already served and 122 days suspended. He was placed on three years community control. Bragg had caused physical harm to Ashley Lee Dearth, a household member on July 16, 2019 when he already has three prior convictions for domestic violence in East Liverpool Municipal Court. He had been charged initially with a third-degree felony domestic violence, but agreed to plead to a misdemeanor lesser offense.

Daniel W. Haschak, 23, Pearl Street, Leetonia, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction. Haschak pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs and attempted possession of drugs, a lesser charge of the second aggravated possession of drugs which he was initially facing. Haschak was placed on a three-year intervention treatment plan. On both June 9, 2019 and July 24, 2019, Haschak had methamphetamines.

Dawna M. Wright, 49, Deerfield, was placed on three years community control for a possession of cocaine charge for having the drug on May 2, 2018.

Destiny N. Earich, 22, Aten Avenue, Wellsville, was placed on four years community control for a trafficking in cocaine charge. Earich had attempted to sell the drug in the vicinity of a child on April 18, 2018.

Kimberly M. Tice, 36, Globe Street, East Liverpool, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction. Tice pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs for having amphetamines on April 20, 2018 and was placed on a two-year intervention treatment plan.

A Stark County man with prior convictions was sentenced to prison on drug charges this week in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court.

Khalis J. Collins, 24, of Canton, was sentenced by Judge Scott Washam to 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to being in possession of the drug buprehorphine on Aug. 8, 2019. The sentence was ordered served concurrently with prison sentences from drug offenses in 2016 and 2018.

In other court action, William D. Barrett Jr., 39, Laura Avenue, East Liverpool, is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 20 after pleading guilty as charged to helping someone engage in breaking and entering. Barrett stood by while William Jacquet broke into coin-operated vending machines on Oct. 31, 2019.

Anthony J. Salem Jr., 34, Fairfield School Road, Columbiana, was sentenced by Judge Megan Bickerton to three years’ probation after pleading guilty to heroin possession and possessing a fentanyl-related compound. The crimes occurred last September.

A secret indictment was served on Jonathan P. Cunning, 29, of Youngstown, who is charged with three counts of aggravated possession of the following drugs– meth, a fentanyl-related compound and heroin. The alleged crimes occurred in October 2019.

Grand Jury

LISBON — The Columbiana County grand jury this week issued the following indictments, including 29 secret indictments.

The following is a list of the 16 open indictments, which are indictments based on cases where the defendants were already charged in county municipal court and bound over to the grand jury for possible indictment:

Noah T. Bainbridge, 21, of Youngstown, charged with three counts of receiving stolen property.

Logan A. Rodden, 21, of Beloit, charged with assault a police officer, obstructing official police business and resisting arrest.

Duallen J.D. Stanford, 28, state Route 170, Negley, charged with obstructing police business, illegal use/or possession of drug paraphernalia, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Jacob C. Wallace, 27, Nassar Road, Kensington, charged with felony OVI, driving under suspension and violation of a license restriction.

Harley F. Falkner, 27, Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road, East Liverpool, charged with having firearms despite a felony conviction.

Timothy J. Johnson, 39, Roller Coaster Road, Lisbon, charged with having firearms despite a felony conviction, carrying a concealed weapon, vandalism, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, possessing drug abuse instruments, and illegal use/or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cody A. Barham, 26, North Lincoln Avenue, Salem, charged with two counts of harassment by bodily fluid, vandalism and attempted assault.

Mark A. Walton, 54, Crawford Road, Wellsville, charged with domestic violence, assault, aggravated menacing and resisting arrest.

Regis D. Siclari, 56, of Coraopolis, Pa., charged with aggravated vehicular assault and OVI.

Derrik A. Bruce, 33, Grant Street, Salem, charged with breaking and entering.

Harper J. Farish, 31, Steubenville Pike Road, Salineville, charged with OVI, driving under suspension, violation of license restriction and failure to reinstate license.

Ashley D. House, 32, West Pershing Street, Salem, charged with tampering with evidence, obstructing police business and petty theft.

Benjamin J. Kuhns, 23, of Louisville, charged with failure to comply with a police order to halt.

Todd R. Ritchie, 43, Walnut Street, Salem, charged with having firearms despite felony conviction and illegal use of/or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Crystal R. Hockinson, 29, East State Street, Salem, charged with tampering with evidence, having firearms despite a felony conviction and illegal use/or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Municipal

LISBON — In county Municipal Court, Gloria E. Lykens, 30, Columbia Street, Salem, was sentenced to 210 days in jail, fined $1,600, had her license suspended for six months and ordered 30 hours of community service for two counts of obstructing official business, drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension and failure to display a valid sticker. Lykens gave police two false names when asked for her information.

A Sept. 24 preliminary hearing was set for Cody A. Lawson, 24, Berlin Center, charged with burglary. While trying to evade the police by foot, Lawson allegedly entered the home of a family that he did not know. A Sept. 24 pretrial was also set for Lawson, charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, a stop sign violation and a turn signal violation.

Richard R. Vecchio, 58, state Route 164, Lisbon, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $500 for menacing and aggravated menacing. After being arrested and transported to the county jail, an officer attempted to search Vecchio, and Vecchio said, “I will crush your skull.”

A Nov. 5 pretrial was set for Michael J. Mick, 42, North Walnut Street, East Palestine, charged with permitting drug abuse. Police allegedly found methamphetamine and other suspected narcotic drugs in his residence that belonged to people he allowed to stay there.

James R. Ferguson, 56, New Galilee, PA, was sentenced to 90 days in jail, fined $755, had his license suspended for one year and ordered 40 hours of community service for OVI first offense, a turn signal violation and a seat belt violation.

Shawn M. Uscianowski, 42, Unity Road, New Springfield, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined $400 for illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension.

A Nov. 10 pretrial was set for Anthony L. Alexander, 30, Sharpsville, PA, charged with OVI first offense, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, speeding and obstructing official business.

A Nov. 2 pretrial was set for Jared R. Finley, 19, West South Range Road, Salem, charged with theft. Finley allegedly didn’t scan items at the self-checkout at Walmart without rendering payment.

Tina L. Smith, 45, Salineville Road West, Salineville, was sentenced to 60 days in jail, fined $300 and ordered 20 hours of community service for obstructing official business.

A Nov. 5 pretrial was set for Mark A. Walton, 54, Bacon Avenue, East Palestine, charged with violating a protection order.

A Nov. 3 pretrial was set for Donald Johnson, 23, Dunn Road, East Liverpool, charged with criminal mischief.

A Nov. 2 pretrial was set for Brian K. Mills Jr., 35, Bears Den Road, Leetonia, charged with possession of a drug abuse instrument.

A Sept. 24 pretrial was set for Jason S. Ramsey, 18, Walnut Ridge, Salineville, charged with fleeing and failure to comply.

A Sept. 28 pretrial was set for Paul D. Dabney, 31, East Clarke, Columbiana, charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Shane A. Harris, 38, Summit Drive, Salineville, was sentenced to 180 days in jail, fined $250 and ordered 50 hours of community service for falsification.

An Oct. 1 pretrial was set for Thomas E. Pease, 63, Annesley Road, East Liverpool, charged with disorderly conduct.

An Oct. 29 pretrial was set for Christopher D. Price, 37, Lincoln, East Liverpool, charged with assault.

A Nov. 9 pretrial was set for Jason J. Walker, 38, Pittsburgh, PA, charged with domestic violence.

An Oct. 29 pretrial was set for Charles R. Wilke, 24, East Liverpool, charged with assault.

A Nov. 5 pretrial was set for Ashley L. Sekely, 37, Washington Street, Washingtonville, charged with prohibitions against filth and offensive odors.

An Oct. 6 pretrial was set for Shane R. Hart, 27, West Main Street, Salineville, charged with obstructing official business.

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