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Grand Jury

LISBON — A Youngstown woman was served with a secret indictment issued by the Columbiana County grand jury.

Heather A. Young, 34, of Alliance, is charged with on one count of aggravated possession of meth. She was allegedly found in possession of meth on Dec. 23.

Court News

LISBON — A Salem man pleaded guilty as charged to domestic violence charges in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court.

Brandon A. Hoschar, 25, of West Perry Street, admitted to causing physical harm to Jamie L. Allen on July 9. The charge is a felony because Hoschar has two other prior domestic violence convictions.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 4.

Common Pleas

Docket Entries

Trudy M. Quarterman v. Walmart; lawsuit settled and dismissed.

Janet E. Fraley of Irondale and Donald F. Fraley of Wellsville; marriage dissolved.

County Treasurer v. Arnold E. Harless Jr., et al; delinquent property tax foreclosure ordered against property at 596 Sixth Ave., East Liverpool.

Ohio Department of Taxation v. Celeste Dunn; two cases combined into a single judgment in the amount of $1,425 awarded to the state.

Municipal

LISBON — An Oct. 15 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set in County Municipal Court for Kaleb J. Farnsworth, 26, 15th Street, Wellsville, charged with escape, assault of a peace officer, resisting arrest and falsification. After being found to have a warrant on Tuesday, Farnsworth allegedly rammed Deputy Willie Coleman with his body in an attempt to escape, causing Coleman to go down onto his knee and pull Farnsworth with him. Additionally, Farnsworth allegedly managed to get a rear passenger seat window down in the back of the cruiser, crawling out the window while in handcuffs, falling and then running west down state Route 39 in Washington Township, behind a house, through a field and was found hidden in a thin row of trees and bushes. Finally he reportedly provided them with a false name and date of birth.

Tom Leroy Goehring, 53, West Main Street, East Palestine, was credited with 20 days served under house arrest, sentenced to an additional 20 days in jail, fined $1,275, had his license suspended for two years and required 40 hours community service for OVI second offense, speeding, open container and left of center.

A Nov. 24 pretrial was set for Dwayne Lee Stokes, 58, state Route 644, Kensington, charged with OVI second offense and failure to control

A Dec. 10 pretrial was set for Michael W. Dailey, 36, North Lincoln Avenue, Salem, charged with OVI first offense, traffic control devices and left of center.

Mary Lou Groff, 54, East Euclid Avenue, Salem, was fined $1,075, had her license suspended for two years, credited with 36 days of electronically monitored house arrest, sentenced to 10 days in jail and required 40 hours community service for OVI refusal with prior within 20 years and slow speed.

Rachel Patricia Zuckett, 29, Cedar Avenue, Steubenville, was fined $1,050, had her license suspended for a year, required 40 hours community service and required to attend a three-day counseling program for OVI first offense, marked lanes and distracted driving.

A Dec. 3 pretrial was set for David Frederick Lachowski, 51, Warren, cited with OVI first offense and failure to control.

Pretrials were scheduled for four men allegedly involved in bar fight at the Tipsy Cow Tavern in Leetonia on Tuesday. A Nov. 3 pretrial was set for Dustin S. Andric, 37, St. Jacob Logtown Road, Lisbon, charged with theft and disorderly conduct for allegedly being involved in a fight at the Tipsy Cow on Tuesday and then having a Tipsy Cow sign stolen from the outside patio area of the bar inside the cab of his truck. A Nov. 12 pretrial was set for Sydney P. Huffnagle, 27, Salem-Grange Road, Salem, charged with assault and disorderly conduct for alleged involvement in the fight. A Nov. 24 pretrial was set for Richard A. Richards Jr., Sherman Street, Lisbon, charged with assault and disorderly conduct for allegedly being involved in the same fight. A Nov. 2 pretrial was set for Joseph E. Frantz III, 38, Washington Street, Lisbon, charged with assault and disorderly conduct.

An Oct. 19 pretrial was set for J.C. J. Marcum, 48, South Main Street, Columbiana, charged with two counts of violating a protection order for allegedly returning to the home of Heather Crawford on Oct. 3, when he had been ordered to stay away from her on Sept. 30, and for allegedly texting Dorothy Markland on Oct. 1, who was also listed as a protected person.

John F. Gilbert, 65, West State Street, Salem, was fined $200 for making false alarms for reporting his vehicle had been stolen from Lance Steffel’s home on May 8, then later remembering Steffel had picked him up and he did not drive there.

James E. Farkas, 42, West State Street, Salem, was fined $500, credited with 20 days served in jail and required 40 hours community service for aggravated menacing and assault. On Sept. 18, Farkas told Lisa R. Schaffhauser, he would kill her, then assaulted her by pushing her and grabbing her right arm.

Megan C. Ripley, 26, West Pershing Street, Salem, was fined $250, credited with five days in jail and required 40 hours community service for possession of drug abuse instruments for a syringe on June 1.

An Oct. 19 pretrial was set for Heather A. Young, 34, West Wayne Street, Alliance, cited with illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a methamphetamine pipe and other drug paraphernalia when she was taken into custody on a warrant on Dec. 23.

A Nov. 16 pretrial was set for Eileen Steed, 45, Valley Road, Salem, charged with theft for allegedly taking $300 in merchandise from the Salem Walmart, while employed there over a period of time.

A Nov. 24 pretrial was set for John Swagger Jr., 28, Boardman, cited with driving under suspension, open container and use of an unauthorized plate. Swagger was fined $250 for another driving under suspension charge.

Michael G. Kuhlen, 37, state Route 558, Leetonia, was credited with a day in jail and fined $200 for disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana. Kuhlen interrupted deputies multiple times as they were attempting to investigate a domestic dispute at the Breezeway Mobile Park.

An Oct. 13 pretrial was set for Tyler Allen Austin, 27, Monroe Street, Salem, cited with possession of marijuana, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, assured clear distance, distracted driving and six counts of driving under suspension.

Patricia J. Cassese, 65, Youngstown, was fined $150 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

Kavon Eric Jamaine Fields, 26, Youngstown, was fined $50 for speeding. A driving under suspension citation was dismissed due to an error by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Brian K. Gerren, 57, East Main Street, Salineville, was fined $80 for illegal plates and speeding.

Thomas C. May, 35, state Route 172, East Rochester, was fined $75 for use of an unauthorized plate.

A Nov. 3 pretrial was set for David R. Ash, 46, Irondale, cited with driving under suspension and marked lanes.

Todd M. Davis, 22, Morton Street, East Liverpool, was fined $50 for failure to yield at an intersection.

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