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New Cases

Michael R. Merino, Salem, vs. Ronald Lee Lodge, Salem, compensatory damages sought following an traffic accident on Oct. 19, 2018.

Gary L. Guido, Lisbon, vs. Betty J. McKinney, New Springfield, excess of $25,000 sought for alleged damages and injuries from a traffic crash at the intersection of South Lincoln Avenue and Aetna Street in Salem on Oct. 16, 2018.

Docket Entries

County Treasurer vs. unknown heirs of Donna J. Chisler, et al., foreclosure ordered for properties on Fairview, White Oak Alley and West Eighth Street, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Mark L. Brewer, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Ohio Avenue, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Cynthia L. Moore, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Orchard Grove, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. the unknown heirs of Mary M. Combs, payment plan entered, foreclosure on hold.

U.S. Bank vs. Brian Harrington, property on Carroll Road, East Liverpool, sold to plaintiff for $30,000.

Court News

LISBON — Michael A. Hamilton, 31, East Fourth Street, Salem, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to two counts of harassment with a bodily substance. He faces up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Dec. 21. Hamilton had been charged after expelling a substance onto two corrections officers, Jacob McIntosh and Nicholas Nelson on March 14.

Richard D. Simons, 20, East Street, East Palestine, pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor and was sentenced to a year in prison, consecutive to time he is serving in two other cases. Simons had been charged for having sexual contact with a 14-year-old and a 13-year-old, both in the second half of 2018. He will be required to register as a Tier II sexual offender. He is currently serving a three-year sentence for two other cases for convictions of attempted burglary, two counts of burglary and two counts of theft.

Anthony L. Brown Jr., 35, Mansfield, entered a stipulated guilty plea to breaking and entering, safecracking and possession of criminal tools. Brown requested immediate sentencing and was sentenced to a year in prison. Brown had broke into Volino’s Car Wash on Oct. 23, 2019 and tampered with the safe or strongbox. He used a screwdriver in the commission of his offenses.


LISBON — An Oct. 22 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set for James A. Hiles, 29, Cleveland, charged with a felony receiving stolen property charge after he allegedly was found in a vehicle reported stolen from Canton and cited with falsification, possession of drug abuse instruments, obstructing official business and possession of drug paraphernalia. He allegedly gave police a false name, refused to follow police commands and was found to have a syringe and a plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamines.

Kaleb J. Farnsworth, 26, 15th Street, Wellsville, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of escape, assault of a peace officer, resisting arrest and falsification. After being found to have a warrant on Oct. 6, 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.

Malik R. Pullie, 23, Commerce Street, Wellsville was sentenced to 60 days in jail, fined $650, resisting arrest, domestic violence and criminal damaging on Jan. 31, Pullie was involved in a domestic incident with Tiffany Sattler, who said he hit her, broke her TV and her Amazon Firestick. Sattler further said he threatened to get his handgun, come back and shoot her in the face. He pulled up in a green Mustang while police were there, continue to drive and tried to resist being apprehended.

An Oct. 29 pretrial was set for Hunter Lane Corbett, 52, Urichsville, cited with OVI second offense, OVI refusal with prior within 20 years and failure to control.

Randall P. Hamrick Jr., 31, Dyke Road, Rogers, was fined $1,075, had his license suspended for two years, sentenced to 20 days in jail and required 40 hours community service for OVI second offense, failure to control and possession of marijuana.

Evan Patrick McMullen, 50, U.S. Route 30, Minerva, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, fined $1,000, had his license suspended for two years, required 40 hours community service and a 2008 Buick was forfeited.

A Nov. 30 pretrial was set for Nicholas A. Martin, 30, state Route 46, New Waterford, charged with OVI third offense and driving under suspension.

A Nov. 24 pretrial was set for Cody Campbell, 26, Votaw Drive, Lisbon, cited with OVI first offense and parking on a highway.

Jakeem Q. McLaughlin, 21, Pittsburgh, Pa., was fined $500 for driving under suspension and speeding.

Sonya Shasteen, 44, Green Lane, East Liverpool, was credited with two days served, sentenced to three additional days in jail, fined $250 and required 40 hours community service for possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia.

Alyssa Wolfe, 27, Ambrose Avenue, East Liverpool, was fined $350 and required 40 hours community service for assault for slapping Erica Holshue in the face during a custody dispute.

Austin R. Young, 25, Sprucevale Road, Rogers, was credited with a day served in jail, sentenced to an additional 19 days in jail and fined $150 for assault for punching Scott Knight in the face on Jan. 28.

Cody A. Lawson, 24, Berlin Center, was fined $250 for driving under suspension, a stop sign violation and a turn signal violation. He was also ordered to serve 30 days of previously suspended jail time on charges of driving under OVI suspension, failure to display a valid sticker and criminal trespassing.

Richard R. Vecchio, 58, Girard, was credited with 12 days served in jail, sentenced to an additional 20 days in jail, fined $200 for disorderly conduct and menacing. On Oct. 4, Vecchio was intoxicated at Circle K in Lisbon, frightening other customers and then threatened to assault the police officer, Fred Carlisle, who came to arrest him.

Alyssa L. Woods, now know as Alyssa Mitchell, 20, Conneaut, was fined $250, credited with a day in jail, sentenced to an additional 14 days in jail and required 40 hours community service for theft for taking $40 out of Yvonne Mitchell’s wallet when she was working for her as a nanny on Dec. 30, 2019.

A Nov. 23 pretrial was set for Kylie L. White, 27, North Shadylane Drive, East Liverpool, charged with theft for allegedly failing to scan $123 in merchandise from Walmart on Wednesday.

A Dec. 3 pretrial was set for Christopher M. Barnes, 32, Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool, charged with driving under suspension and illegal plates.

Anthony M. Gregory, 33, Plymouth Place, Salem, was fined $350 and sentenced to three days in the jail for driving under a 12-point suspension.

Victor Nardilli, 64, Monaca, Pa., was fined $150 for speeding.

ELO Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, 20 days in jail was imposed after a probation violation hearing for Levi A. Shields, Midland.

Taylor A. Madison, Summit Street, Salineville, was fined $300 for possession of drug paraphernalia and improper display of plates.

Angela M. Weaver, Sprucevale Road, was fined $150 and given a 45-day imposed jail sentence for possession of drug abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia, marijuana and failure to signal.

A probation hearing is set March 4 for Debra A. Reynolds, College Street.

Jeffrey D. Meredith, Smithfield Drive, waived a preliminary hearing on charges of aggravated burglary and domestic violence.

Kevin M. Hupp, Idaho Avenue, is set for pretrial Nov. 10 on OVI and failure to control charges.

Thomas E. Powell, Allison Street, is set pretrial Oct. 27 on driving under suspension and no turn signal charges.


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