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The Courts

Common Pleas

New Cases

Matthew S. Howard, East Liverpool, et al., vs. Alma J. Davidson, Hookstown, Pa., excess of $25,000 sought for alleged injuries and damages from a traffic crash on state Route 170, St. Clair Township, on Nov. 1, 2018.

Kathryn A. Proctor, Alliance, vs. Shyvaughn N.M. Proctor, North Canton, divorce sought.

Docket Entries

U.S. Bank Trust National Association vs. Jacqueline Dalrymple, et al., earlier order canceled, claims dismissed.

First Bank of Ohio vs. Neal Carnes, et al., defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $9,380 plus interest.

Salem Community Hospital vs. Nickolas J. Thompson, Salem, defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $23,476 plus interest.

County Treasurer vs. Dacar Chemical Products Co. Inc., payment plan successfully completed, case dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. Eric R. Lowther, et al., payment plan successfully completed, case dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. Margaret Grace Wilkinson, now known as Garmon, et al., payment plan successfully completed, case dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. Frank A. Delligatti, et al., delinquent taxes paid, both cases dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. East Palestine China Decorating, LLC, et al., case reinstated to the active docket, property to be sold.

County Treasurer vs. Joseph Robert Dickey, et al., delinquent taxes paid, case dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. the unknown heirs, next of kin of Jana Bragg, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Lisbon Street, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Helen Christen, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Railroad Street, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Mill Creek Enterprises, Inc., et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Shady Lane, Salem.

Marriage License

Robert M. Booth, 47, Salem, truck driver, and Rachel Ann Macry, 36, Salem, homemaker.

Austin Lee Wolford, 25, Salem, warehouse associate at Shearer’s, and Miranda Grace Smith, 23, Salem, operations department at Key Bank.

Clifton L. Boehm, 82, Wellsville, retired, and Ruth E. Horner, 73, Wellsville, housewife.

Hunter Blayne Ferry, 19, Salem, mechanic, and Ashley Lynn Smith, 26, Salem, receptionist.

Eric Nathan Woodard, 41, Salem, plant manager, and Amber Louise Fuson, 41, Salem, cosmetologist.

Kalijha Wayne Talbott, 29, Salineville, foreman, and Emily Ann Clow, 27, Salineville, dental assistant.

Joseph Anthony Ross, 29, Wellsville, auto glass tech, and Megan L. Mayfield, 27, East Liverpool, registered nurse.

Greg C. Frampton, 63, East Liverpool, labor, and Tonya Sue Reed, 52, East Liverpool, administration coordinator.

Shane E. Gillespie Sr., 44, Leetonia, butcher, and Kristie M. Covert, 41, Columbiana, sales associate.

Owen Michael Grafton, 21, East Liverpool, labor, and Montana Kristina Craig, 20, Wellsville, claims specialist.

Samuel Christopher Evans, 25, New Waterford, shipper, and Audrey Marie Rutledge, 23, New Waterford, sales associate.

Dustin Eugene Wayne Mitchell, 21, Lisbon, Liberty Tire recycling, and Alyssa Lynn Woods, 20, Lisbon, babysitter.

Andrew Joseph Kidd, 29, East Liverpool, power plant operator, and Anna Renea Hoobler, 29, East Liverpool, cosmetologist.

John Samuel Faloba, 27, Lisbon, landscaper, and Breanna Marie Dean, 26, Salem, graphic design.

Anthony John Zucco, 26, Salem, production supervisor, and Paula Ortiz Alvarez, 19, Salem, production.

Eric P. Krannich, 32, Salem, sales, and Tori Michelle Timmann, 25, Salem, dance instructor.

Justin J. Miller, 35, Lisbon, registered nurse, and Stacey L. Bishop, 32, Lisbon, ward clerk.

Court News

LISBON — Todd A. Hawthorne, 38, Garner Avenue, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty in two cases in Common Pleas Court. In one case he pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence, endangering children and possession of cocaine. Those charges came after he was found driving recklessly on state Route 7 with a child in the front seat and a glass pipe with white residue on June 21, 2019. He faces up to four and a half years in prison, a $16,000 fine and a five-year license suspension. Sentencing is set for Jan. 7.

Hawthorne also pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, two counts of aggravated possession of drugs and tampering with evidence. He faces up to six years and a $17,500 fine for those charges, which were for possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence and two counts of aggravated possession of drugs for having cocaine, methamphetamine, oxycodone and a glass pipe he tried to conceal on May 1, 2019. Sentencing for both cases is set for Jan. 7.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Raymond B. Edgell, 45, Old Lincoln Highway, East Liverpool, was served a secret indictment charging him with theft and telecommunications fraud. The indictment, which was issued in March 2014, accuses Edgell of a scheme to take unemployment benefits from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.

James E. Brown, 61, East Clark Street, East Palestine, was served a secret indictment charging him importuning, a third-degree felony; disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a fourth-degree felony; and a misdemeanor count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. Brown allegedly attempted to solicit sex from someone he believed to be less than 13-years-old by sending sexually explicit materials to a law enforcement officer posing as a 12-year-old between April 10 and April 11, 2019. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in September.

Matthew P. Soldo, 40, South Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, was served a secret indictment charging him with aggravated possession of drugs, possession of a fentanyl-related compound, possession of drug abuse instruments and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia. On May 16, Soldo allegedly had methamphetamine, a fentanyl-related compound, a syringe and drug paraphernalia.

Neil P. Barber, 44, South Lincoln Avenue, Salem, was served a secret indictment charging him with aggravated possession of drugs for allegedly having methamphetamines on June 3.

Matthew R. Young, 24, Lisbon Street, East Liverpool, was served a secret indictment charging him with trafficking in cocaine, a first-degree felony; aggravated trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony; aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony; possession of cocaine, a first-degree felony; two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, both fifth-degree felonies; and a misdemeanor possession of drugs. The charges include specifications for money forfeiture for $1,245 Young allegedly had derived from drug-related offenses. On March 13, he allegedly had larger amounts of cocaine and methamphetamines for sale, as well as hydrocodone, amphetamines and buprenorphine in his possession.

James Lee Cook, 32, Indiana Avenue, Chester, W.Va., was served a secret indictment from March 2019, charging him with possession of cocaine, which Cook allegedly had on Sept. 28, 2018. The charge is a fifth-degree felony.

Douglas G. Pridemore, 51, Lincoln Avenue, East Liverpool, was served a secret indictment charging him with possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony; and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. On Sept. 27, 2018, Pridemore allegedly had a baggie of cocaine he was attempting to conceal from investigators. The indictment was served by the grand jury in April of 2019.

Municipal

LISBON — Nicole Michelle Hilton, 50, East Lincoln Way, Lisbon, was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of assault on a police officer for allegedly kicking Lt. Shar Daub in the back of the head multiple times while the Lisbon officer was trying to get Hilton into an ambulance.

An Oct. 13 preliminary hearing was set for David L. Coulter, 39, Broadway, Wellsville, charged with failure to register for allegedly getting out of Lake Erie Correction on May 4, 2019 and failing to register by May 7, 2019. Coulter was required to do so following his 2001 conviction for gross sexual imposition.

A Nov. 23 pretrial was set for Francis J. Lewis, 39, Independence Square, Wellsville, cited with driving under FRA suspension and use of an unauthorized plate. Lewis was bound over to the grand jury for a theft charge for allegedly being a passenger in a vehicle stolen from Brian Mills, when it was left on North Walnut Street, East Palestine, on Sept. 17.

An Oct. 15 pretrial was set for Richard R. Vecchio, 58, Girard, charged with menacing and disorderly conduct for allegedly frightened people at Circle K in Lisbon due to his level of intoxication on Sunday and threatened to assault police by slapping him in the face.

A Nov. 23 pretrial was set for Brady Paul Leyman, 20, McCracken Road, Salem, cited with OVI first offense and left of center.

An Oct. 13 pretrial was set for Wesley D. Clark, 30, last known address Benton Road, Salem, charged with domestic violence for allegedly punching Marie Whitman in the face and pushing her to the ground on Sunday.

A Dec. 1 pretrial was set for Zachary W. Wright, 31, North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, charged with failure to control and leaving the scene of an accident.

An Oct. 13 pretrial was set for Jamie L. Allen, 28, Rose Drive, Lisbon, cited with possession of drug paraphernalia and three counts of possessing drug abuse instruments.

A Nov. 10 pretrial was set for Phillip R. Cline, 47, West Wilson Street, Salem, charged with theft for allegedly failing to scan $193 in merchandise at Walmart on Friday.

Steven Russell Boso, 29, Stookesberry Road, Lisbon, was fined $330 for driving under FRA suspension, speeding and a seat belt violation.

Justin A. Davis, 33, Irondale, was fined $250, credited with a day in jail and sentenced to an additional four days in jail for theft for taking three cartons of cigarettes valued at $191 and running out of the BFS Foods, Marathon Gas Station, in Wellsville on Sept. 13. A restitution hearing was set for Nov. 12.

A Nov. 17 pretrial was set for Andrew S. Bolyard, 31, Beaver-Springfield Road, New Springfield, cited with disorderly conduct for allegedly calling 911 multiple times to erroneously report numerous wanted people were at the home where his wife was staying while intoxication.

Kyle James Jennings, 24, Cave Canyon Highway, Leetonia, was fined $200 for driving under suspension and speeding.

Nicholas Hays, 18, Maple Street, Rogers, was fined $175 for no license and failure to yield.

Daren V. Holshu, 23, East Third, Salem, was fined $150 for driving under suspension.

A Nov. 16 pretrial was set for Robert W. Metzgar, 55, state Route 45, Salem, cited with driving under FRA suspension.

A Dec. 3 pretrial was set for Cajuan J. Turner, 27, Riley Avenue, East Liverpool, cited with driving under suspension.

Juan Jose Shearer, 26, Columbus, Ga., was fined $150 for speeding.

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