The Courts

Common Pleas

New Cases

American Express National Bank vs. Taylor Mays, East Liverpool, $12,011 plus interest sought.

Salem Community Hospital vs. Donald J. Barone, Salem, $16,463 plus interest sought.

Kim Blair-Campbell, New Waterford, vs. Stephanie B. McCloud, administrator Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, et al., appeal sought of workers’ compensation claim filed against the Lisbon Exempted Village School District.

Alyssa Reckner, East Liverpool, vs. Robert Reckner, Lisbon, divorce sought.

Kaylee Williams, New Waterford, vs. William Williams, Tiffin, divorce sought.

Donna M. Conkle, Lisbon, and Cecil L. Conkle, Lisbon, divorce sought.

Docket Entries

Ohio Edison Co. vs. Better Management Corp., et al., defendants ordered to pay plaintiff $35,266 plus interest.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Wade Hilderbrand, 32, Spillway Road, Lisbon, was served a secret indictment charging him with theft, grand theft and misuse of credit cards. Between Feb. 28 through June 18, Hilderbrand allegedly used a stolen Huntington credit card belonging to Rance Industries without their permission, leading to the loss of more than $7,500. The charges are fourth- and fifth-degree felonies. The secret indictment was issued by the grand jury in September.

Grand Jury

LISBON — The Common Pleas Court Grand Jury met for two days this week, issuing 16 secret indictments and 13 open indictments. The following is a list of the open indictments.

Jessica Lynn Lasater, 33, Cunningham Road, Salem, is indicted charging her with obstructing justice, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly providing false information to a detective, Steve Walker of the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office, who was investigating a crime allegedly committed by Christopher Shiflett.

Kristopher Michael Norton, 44, Canal Street, East Rochester, is charged with domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, and a misdemeanor charge of aggravated trespassing for allegedly harming Leslie Nicole Norton on Aug. 9, when he has a previous conviction for domestic violence in Carroll County. He then allegedly entered the property on Michael Lawson without permission.

Michael J. Schneider, 24, Youngstown, is indicted charging him with trespass in a habitation, a fourth-degree felony, for allegedly going into the Continental Drive, Salem, apartment of Devin Cuthbertson on Aug. 25.

Josie M. McKinley, 27, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, is charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. On July 3, McKinley allegedly harmed Shawn D. Tremain, including stabbing him with a steak knife.

Richard E. Chludzinski, 26, state Route 154, Negley, is charged with failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer. On Aug. 22, Chludzinski allegedly fled in a vehicle from police giving him a signal to stop.

Timothy A. Patrick, 36, Township Line Road, Wellsville, is charged with failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony; felonious assault, a first-degree felony; and driving under suspension, a misdemeanour. On Aug. 27, Patrick allegedly harmed or tried to harm Patrolman Joshua Jackson of St. Clair Township police with vehicle, while fleeing from police.

Ross A. Chaplow, 38, West Park Avenue, Columbiana, is charged with vandalism, public indecency and two counts of assault. On Sept. 6, Chaplow allegedly harmed or tried to harm Andy Entriken and Deputy Sheriff Caleb Wycoff, caused damage to a structure or contents and exposed himself when in the vicinity of those not members of his household.

Brent T. Durk, 26, Aetna Street, Salem, is indicted charging him with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; and misdemeanor charges of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under FRA suspension. On Aug. 8, Durk allegedly concealed or destroyed a glass pipe to keep it from being discovered by law enforcement.

Kara Lynn Grate, 31, Mattix Road, Lisbon, is charged with domestic violence and two counts of endangering children, all fourth-degree felonies. On Sept. 10, Grate allegedly harmed a 7-year-old child and put that child and another 7-year-old child in her care at risk, when Grate has a prior conviction in Barberton Municipal Court for both domestic violence and child endangering in 2015.

Christopher A. Parker, also known as Chris, 56, North Pearl Street, Columbiana, is charged with aggravated menacing, a misdemeanor, for allegedly causing David J. Bandy to believe he would seriously harm him on July 28.

Dorian Thomas Lowery, 45, also known as Dorian Lowrey, 45, Enon Valley, Pa., is charged with violating a protection order for allegedly going to a home in Unity Township on Sept. 15.

Cody A. Lawson, 24, Berlin Center, is charged with trespassing in a habitation, a fourth-degree felony, misdemeanor charges of obstructing official business, failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest. On Sept. 17, lawson allegedly went into the Sixth Street, Salem, home of Taira Scullion, and used a 2012 KIA Soul without the consent of the owner Jo Marie Broffman.

Brad A. Symanski, 42, Youngstown, is charged with a fifth-degree felony, breaking and entering, for allegedly trespassing into Tropical Nails, Dresden Avenue, East Liverpool, on Sept. 18.

Court News

LISBON — In Common Pleas Court, a Lisbon-area man received a prison sentence for soliciting sex from a a 12-year-old girl.

Jamie Diem, 20, of state Route 154, was sentenced by Judge Megan Bickerton to 24 months in a state prison after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual importuning involving. He reportedly asked a girl on Facebook if she would engage in sex with him for $100.

Diem received mandatory credit for 470 days spent in the county jail awaiting disposition of the charges.

In other court action, Michael A. Hamilton, 31, East Fourth Street, Salem, pleaded guilty to aggravated drug possession charges involving meth, with the crime occurring last December. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 21.

Benjamin M. Hall, 30, Cleveland Street, Salem, pleaded guilty to possession of a fentanyl-related compound, two counts of possession of a controlled substance analog, aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drug abuse instruments. He was eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction and placed on a three-year treatment plan. The charges were for fentanyl-related compound and paraphernalia items he had in his possession on June 23, 2019 and June 28, 2018.

Leana L. Rexroad, 35, Dresden Avenue, East Liverpool, was found to have violated her treatment plan/probation on drug possession charges. She was sentenced to 20 days in the county jail, with the terms of her treatment/probation continued.

Gregory Davis, 52, of Ravenna, was sentenced to four years’ treatment/probation after pleading guilty to one count of aggravated possession of drugs (meth), a felony, and two misdemeanor counts of drug possession (tramadol and alprazolam). The crimes occurred in 2018.

Kenneth G. Kleinknecht, 47, Lisbon Road, Leetonia, was sentenced to six months in prison after found to have violated his probation following his conviction on two counts of failure to pay child support for two children. He received mandatory credit for 35 days spent in jail.


LISBON — In county Municipal Court, John K. Olenik, 53, state Route 172, Minerva, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of domestic violence and two counts of felonious assault after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Olenik was involved in an argument with Heather Olenik, which led to him allegedly wrestling with her, pinning her down and pulling her hair before striking her twice on the head on Oct. 1. Then Olenik allegedly pointed a black handgun at her, when she had kicked open the bedroom door to return to retrieve her keys. He reportedly then put the gun away, picked up a fixed blade knife and threatened to stab her if she came near him.

A Nov. 24 pretrial was set for Shawn R. Haines, 32, Benton Road, Salem, charged with assault and disorderly conduct. Haines allegedly was involved in a fight with several other patrons of the Tipsy Cow in Leetonia on Oct. 6, accused of punching both Martha Flory and Gregory Nati in the face.

Shane Douglas Andrews, 29, West Main, Alliance, was given three days in jail, fined $700, had his license suspended for a year and required 40 hours community service for material on the roadway, failure to control and failure to stop after an accident.

Ryan Mathew Hoschar, 23, Boston Street, Washingtonville, was sentenced to an additional 41 days in jail while credited with four days already served in jail and fined $300 for possession of drug abuse instrument, drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct for crawling through an open window of the home of Carley Williams on Aug. 26. The drug-related charges are for allegedly having a syringe in his pocket, a black box of suspected heroin and a cut green straw on Aug. 14.

A Nov. 5 pretrial was set for Michael J. Mick, 43, North Walnut, East Palestine, cited with discarding litter for allegedly depositing two trash bags full of household trash into the recycling bins on Walnut Street on Sept. 16.

Joseph A. Long, 43, East Third Street, Salem, was fined $75 for disorderly conduct for being involved in a fight in Salem on Sept. 2.


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