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The Courts

Pleas Court

New Cases

City of East Palestine vs. Scott and Denise Gane, East Palestine, $5,233 plus interest sought for alleged income tax money sought from 2013 through 2018.

M.E.S.O. Inc., East Liverpool, vs. Thor Manufacturing LLC, Charles City, Iowa, $106,261 plus interest sought for alleged debt owed.

Docket Entries

Angel M. Brooke, Salineville, vs. Mark A. Brooke, Canton, divorce granted.

County Treasurer vs. Everett C. Eagle, et al., delinquent taxes and penalties paid, case dismissed.

Marriage Licenses

Kevin Andrew Crist, 31, Homeworth, farmer, and Megan Nicole Conrad, 25, Homeworth, farmer.

Zachary Robert Czopur, 26, Davidson, N.C., database administrator, and Samantha Leigh Hawkins, 26, Davidson, N.C., registered nurse.

Steven Michael Hamilton, 31, Hammondsville, laborer, and Brittany Star Bigelow, 27, East Liverpool, account manager.

David Louis Westrem, 58, Lisbon, driver, and Gale M. Saunders, 64, Lisbon, retired.

Lawrence Russell Brickner, 52, Salem, tool and die maker, and Michele R. Tolson, 49, Salem, warehouse clerk.

Juan Carlos Vasquez Jr., 27, Fairview Heights, Ill., youth minister, and Raianne Laniece Mason, 24, Fairview Heights, Ill, client service coordinator.

Zachary Allen Hill, 27, Salem, operator, and Kayla Sue Potts, 26, Salem, medical assistant.

Chase Michael Johnson, 24, Lisbon, welder, and Shelby May Paparodis, 24, Salem, cashier.

Damon James Shannon, 23, Salem, Charter Communications, and Abigail Rebecca Congo, 21, East Liverpool, unemployed.

William A. Peters, 51, East Palestine, ag tech, and Charity D. Burgess, 41, East Palestine, bartender.

James Dean Ruscoe, 47, East Palestine, laborer, and Crystal Dawn Gorby, 38, East Palestine, medical assistant.

Leonard A. Brewer Jr., 50, East Liverpool, truck driver, and Jennifer L. Mann, 29, East Liverpool, merchandiser.

Michael S. Mustake, 44, Negley, skilled service technician, and Jeanne R. Wilson, 48, Negley, LPN.

Cole Marshall Hamilton, 24, East Liverpool, engineer, and Dawn Nicole Stewart, 23, East Liverpool, teacher.

Jonathan Bruce Defilippo, 26, East Liverpool, salesman, and Sarah Elizabeth Morrell, 25, East Liverpool, registered nurse.

Timothy T. Garcia, 36, East Liverpool, grocery clerk, and Courtney Marie Kaminski, 32, East Liverpool, front desk agent.

Court News

LISBON — Frederick A. Kirby, 44, 13th Street, Wellsville, stipulated in Common Pleas Court to violating the terms of his community control for several Operation Big Oak charges. Kirby’s community control was dishonorably terminated and he was sentenced to serve a year in prison with credit for 119 days previously served. The charges he previously pleaded to were four counts of aggravated possession of drugs and eight counts of possession of cocaine. Operation Big Oak was an indictment from 2017 with about 100 defendants and 756 counts involving drug-related defendants from both Cleveland and Columbiana County.

Jessie Leigh Barr, 39, Massillon, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs for having methamphetamines on May 7, 2018. Barr was placed on three years community control.

Jacob L. Martin, 28, Staunton Avenue, East Liverpool, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control from a prior attempted tampering with evidence conviction. His community control was dishonorably terminated and he was sentenced to serve 60 days in the county jail.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Brandon J. Zepernick, 27, last known address Buffalo Road, Kensington, was served a secret indictment charging him with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. On Aug. 2, 2019, Zepernick allegedly had methamphetamine. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in last month.

Municipal Court

LISBON — A Sept. 17 preliminary hearing was set in County Municipal Court for Desiree Marie Cobus, 28, Sleepy Hollow Drive, Leetonia, charged with complicity to commit theft for allegedly having several types of coins and currency missing, which were reportedly found in a fanny pack Cobus had, which she claims was handed to her by a man she identified as Lucas Miller on July 4.

Richard E. Chludzinski, 46, state Route 154, Negley, was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of fleeing and failure to comply for allegedly fleeing on Aug. 22 at a high rate of speed on state Route 154 before crashing on Pioneer Road and continuing to flee on foot. He was further sentenced to 11 days in jail and fined $280 for unauthorized use of plates and failure to yield.

An Oct. 29 pretrial was set for Kathryn Proctor, 30, Homeworth Road, Alliance, cited with OVI first offense, open container and prohibited turn.

An Oct. 13 pretrial was set for Thomas Daniel Damelio, 55, Sharon Lynn Drive, Salem, cited with OVI third offense, OVI refusal with prior within 20 years and a stop sign violation.

Kimberly J. Wilson, 49, Walnut Street, East Liverpool, was fined $725, had her license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 30 hours community service for OVI first offense and marked lanes.

Dorian T. Lowrey, 44, Hawkins Road, New Waterford, was credited with a day in jail, sentenced to an additional day in jail, fined $1,050 and required 60 hours community service for criminal damaging, violating a temporary protection order, obstructing official business and two counts of domestic violence. Two of the charges are for damaging the driver’s side mirror of Jill Marshall’s 2014 Chevrolet Equinox on Oct. 13, 2019, as well as pushing her up against a door. Another charge is for striking Marshall in the chin, throwing her to the floor and screaming at her in the presence of their children on April 30. The obstructing charge was for refusing to give deputies his name when it was requested multiple times on July 20. He also went to Marshall’s home when she had a protection order on Feb. 14.

An Oct. 29 pretrial was set for Harrison T. Hoppel, 25, state Route 45, Lisbon, cited with OVI first offense and left of center.

Austin Alexander Angeli, 32, Jefferson Avenue, Salem, was fined $825, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend the three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense and parking on the highway.

An Oct. 26 pretrial was set for Paul E. Hoffee, 47, Speidel Road, Lisbon, cited with OVI first offense, hit skip and left of center.

Kasen J. Smith, East 11th Street, Salem, was fined $150, required 40 hours community service and had a restitution hearing scheduled for Oct. 13 for a criminal damaging charge for kicking the door a vehicle Charity Todd was driving when he was along for a custody exchange involving his brother’s child on Jan. 14.

A Sept. 14 pretrial was set for Ross A. Chaplow, 39, West Park Avenue, Columbiana, charged with driving under OVI suspension, distracted driving, left of center and assault for allegedly shoving Andy R. Entrikin, who had offered to help him with his broken down vehicle, then damaging Entrikin’s home and vehicle after Entrikin retreated back into his home.

Emmanuel Rex Foster, 32, St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, was fined $250 and sentenced to 15 days in jail for assault for injuries to Jakob D. Bell Sr., another inmate at the county jail on June 21. Foster received another 15 days for a probation violation.

An Oct. 20 pretrial was set for Ronni Del Guzzo, 26, Commerce Street, Wellsville, charged with three counts of prohibitions concerning companion animals for allegedly having three emaciated or skinny dogs in his home on April 26, which was found to have no food or water and be filled with trash, feces, urine, chewed up bags of trash and what appeared to be raw sewage in the basement.

Justin M. Ortiz, 28, Youngstown, was fined $280 for driving under suspension and restricted window tint.

Hallie A. Fitzelle, 24, South Morgan Avenue, Alliance, was fined $250 and credited with three days served in jail for disorderly conduct for continually yelling obscenities at Susie Jo Gough in the parking lot at Salem Regional Medical Center on Sunday.

Jose Luis Perez Rodriguez, 35, Youngstown, was fined $250 for temporary instruction permit required, speeding and a stop sign violation.

Dawn M. Johnson, 48, Somer Street, Leetonia, was fined $250, credited with three days in jail and required 40 hours community service for obstructing official business and theft. The theft charge is for taking an Amazon package containing a $19 shoe rack from a front porch in Salem on Oct. 14, 2019. The obstructing charge was for running from Columbiana police on March 3.

An Oct. 26 pretrial was set for James E. Davis, 57, state Route 45, Leetonia, charged with assault and criminal damaging for allegedly ripping a purse away from Courtney Orr on Friday during an argument, grabbing her wrist, rolling onto the ground with her and putting his hands around her throat.

An Oct. 20 pretrial was set for Bryan Bartles, South Union Avenue, Salem, charged with theft for allegedly shoplifting $142 in items by not scanning them at the Salem Walmart on Monday.

A Sept. 21 court trial was set for Jeremy L. Athey, 44, Stanton Avenue, Columbiana, charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly fighting with his brother on Aug. 26.

A Sept. 10 pretrial was set for Michael E. Ingledue, 46, North Market Street, Minerva, cited with drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a straw and folded paper for storing dangerous drugs.

Michael A. Baddeley, 40, South Lincoln Avenue, Salem, was fined $200 for driving under suspension.

An Oct. 26 pretrial was set for Evan J. Zwick, 27, state Route 172, Minerva, cited with driving under suspension and insecure load.

An Oct. 27 pretrial was set for Tai K. Kotas, 39, Aetna Street, Salem, cited with illegal drug paraphernalia for allegedly having marijuana pipes, two meth pipes, baggies and other items in the home on Friday.

An Oct. 29 pretrial was set for Sara A. Myers, 27, U.S. Route 62, Salem, cited with illegal drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a drug pipe in the center console, which police found with the assistance of K-9 Simon in Salem on Aug. 15.

Earle Edwin Hall, 47, Avon Lake, was fined $100 for possession of marijuana.

A Nov. 2 pretrial was set for Candice L. Desanzo, 40, North Market Street, East Palestine, cited with driving under FRA suspension.

Robert J. Lutman, 44, Leetonia Road, Leetonia, was fined $150 for driving under suspension.

Joshua C. Dean, 39, East State Street, Salem, was fined $100 for open container.

An Oct. 15 pretrial was set for Angela L. Holona, 35, Akron, cited with fictitious plates and failure to display a valid sticker.

An Oct. 22 pretrial was set for Katelind E. Moore, 23, Desellem road, Lisbon, cited with driving under FRA suspension and a stop sign violation.

Christina L. Minger, 39, East Third Street, Salem, was fined $100 for disorderly conduct for being near the roadway screaming on Sept. 2.

An Oct. 27 pretrial was set for Christopher J. Dawes, 39, Aetna Street, Salem, cited with drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a meth pipe on Friday.

Jessica Arter, 33, Apples Way Drive, Leetonia, was fined $250 for driving under suspension.

An Oct. 26 pretrial was set for Shane W. Barnes Jr., 29, Youngstown, cited with driving under a 12-point suspension.

An Oct. 29 pretrial was set for Cherrelle M. Laury, 32, Canton, charged with two counts of theft for allegedly shoplifting hand sanitizer on May 3 and three packs of Hanes T-shirts on June 5 from Guilford area Family Dollar.

An Oct. 13 pretrial was set for Joseph A. Long, 43, East Third Street, Salem, cited with disorderly conduct for allegedly fighting on Sept. 2.

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