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Common Pleas

New Cases

Danny Knight, East Palestine, vs. the Lisbon Assembly of God, $17,896 plus interest for allegedly failure to pay for renovations to a parking lot from Oct. 9, 2018.

U.S. Bank vs. the unknown heirs of Lucille Palmer, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road, East Liverpool.

Michael J. Marston, Leetonia, and Lori A. Marston, Lisbon, dissolution sought.

County Treasurer vs. Richard B. Sims, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Lisbon Street, East Liverpool.

Docket Entries

JPMorgan Chase Bank vs. John R. Lisk Jr., et al., previous ordered canceled, case dismissed.

Huntington National Bank vs. Carolyn D. Truitt, also known as Carol D. Kuhns, et al., property on Taylor Avenue, New Waterford, sold to Fannie Mae, for $22,000.

Alissa Hysong, et al, vs. Nicholas A. Hayduk, et al., case settled and dismissed.

Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB vs. Scot D. Oliver, et al., case removed from the active docket.

Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. vs. Richard J. Sickelsmith, et al., case reactivated.

Marriage Licenses

Anthony David Kastor, 29, Homeworth, laborer, and Sarah J. Fountain, 27, Homeworth, registered veterinary technician.

Harry A. Baum IV, 33, East Liverpool, roofer, and Ashley Suzanne Orangers, 25, Wellsville, unemployed.

Justin Lee Stryffeler, 33, Homeworth, truck driver, and Cara E. Mattern, 31, Homeworth, medical assistant.

Levi A. Payne, 31, East Liverpool, law clerk, and Danelle Sara Sandoval, 37, Wellsville, office coordinator.

Mark H. Mercer, 54, Salem, cosmetologist, and Heather Kay Ferguson, 36, Salem, unemployed.

Paul Sidney Joy Jr., 31, Lisbon, millwright, and Adare Marie Chance, 27, North Canton, LPN.

Justin Lee Morris, 38, Lisbon, investigator/police officer, and Chelsi Rhea Mann, 30, Lisbon, warehouse manager.

Nathan Paul Brinkerhoff, 29, Lisbon, facility compliance administrator, and Chelsea Renee Charbonneau, 29, Lisbon, office assistant.

Michael J. Cervone Jr., 31, Salem, teacher, and Kassie M. Blazer, 31, Salem, teacher.

David W. Weaver, 19, Rogers, carpenter, and Elizabeth J. Byler, 22, Rogers, unemployed.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Sterling Antione Fant, also known as Slip, 34, Youngstown, was served a secret indictment charging him with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a fifth-degree felony. On June 1, 2019, Fant allegedly took a 2015 Kia Soul belonging to Patricia Edgell, an elderly woman, and not returning the vehicle for more than 48 hours. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in June.

Court News

LISBON — Brandon J. Nelder, 37, Shady Lane, Lisbon, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to aggravated vehicular assault, OVI and two counts of endangering children. On July 6, 2019, Nelder was intoxicated when he was driving with his two children, ages 5 and 3, in the backseat and when his brother attempted to stop him from driving by getting in front of the vehicle, he drove away. His brother, Walter Nelder, fell to the ground and then Nelder turned the vehicle around and struck his brother, causing him to go over top of the vehicle. Sentencing is set for Jan. 15.

Sara J. Eason, 27, Grant Street, Lisbon, pleaded guilty to assault, a misdemeanor lesser offense to the second-degree felony felonious assault, which she was initially charged. She faces up to a six-month prison term and a $1,000 fine. Eason harmed Darlene Cutchall, an 84-year-old woman on Feb. 2, when an argument led to Eason grabbing a glass object, possibly a candle and struck her in the head, causing her to seek medical attention at the Salem hospital.

Charles R. Wilke, 25, Reynolds Street, East Liverpool, was sentenced to a year in prison for trespassing in a habitation. Wilke had been inside the home of Maroda Dobritz, a neighbor, on Dec. 23, 2019 without permission.

Lindzay J. Beaver, 39, Blakely Street, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs for having methamphetamines on Aug. 30, 2019. Beaver is facing up to a year in prison, a five-year license suspension and a $2,500 fine. Sentencing is set for Jan. 15.


LISBON — A Nov. 17 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set in county Municipal Court for James A. Knezetic, 29, Aetna Street, Salem, charged with tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia for allegedly having marijuana paraphernalia and throwing a bag containing suspected methamphetamines out onto the ground during a traffic stop on West Woodland Avenue near South Main Street in Columbiana. K-9 Csuti had indicated there were narcotics in the vehicle.

A Nov. 16 preliminary hearing was set for Christopher J. Wallace, 35, Dunn Road, East Liverpool, charged with failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer. On Saturday Wallace allegedly fled from a Highway Patrol trooper at speeds greater than 80 mph on state Route 7 and 100 mph on state Route 154, running a stop sign at the intersection of state Route 154 and 170 and swerving around other vehicles into oncoming traffic before the chase was terminated about a half of a mile inside of Pennsylvania.

A Jan. 5 pretrial was set for Michael Guappone, 52, state Route 45, Lisbon, charged with OVI third offense, left of center and falsification for allegedly claiming his vehicle, which is in his mother’s name, was stolen from their garage on Saturday.

A Dec. 17 pretrial was set for Jason Martin Russell II, 20, Dyke Road, Rogers, cited with OVI first offense and driving under suspension.

A Nov. 23 pretrial was set for Samuel M. Barker IV, 32, Liberty, cited with OVI, speeding and failure to yield the right of way for public safety vehicles.

A Dec. 17 restitution hearing was set for Linda L. Krohn, 41, Taylor Avenue, New Waterford, who was fined $250 and required 40 hours community service for theft. Krohn had scanned a 50 cents tag for 14 items totaling $125 on Sept. 18.

A Jan. 7 pretrial was set for William J. Watkins, 52, North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, charged with theft for allegedly failing to scan $71 in merchandise at the Salem Walmart on Friday.

A Dec. 8 pretrial was set for Josiah P. Laughlin, state Route 7, Rogers, cited with possession of drug abuse instruments and carrying a concealed weapon for allegedly having both a syringe and a knife in his vehicle on Sunday at the Duke and Duchess in Columbiana, where K-9 Hunter checked the suspicious vehicle.

A Jan. 7 pretrial was set for Jeremy R. Bailes, 33, Pennsylvania Avenue, East Liverpool, cited with driving under FRA suspension and speeding.

A Dec. 10 pretrial was set for Ted J. Ingledue, 29, North Lincoln Avenue, Salem, cited with drug paraphernalia for allegedly having bags, digital scales and a pipe with residue found in his vehicle by K-9 Simon during a traffic stop on Saturday.

Justin Lee Blade Edge, 24, Gladys Avenue, East Liverpool, was fined $300 for wrongful entrustment and open container in a motor vehicle.

Seth Tyler Donaldson, 19, Washington Street, Lisbon, was fined $150 for disorderly conduct amened from possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Donald Paul Cochran, 54, Sprucevale Road, Rogers, was fined $150 for driving under suspension and left of center.

A Jan. 7 pretrial was set for Scott A. Dean, 37, Apple Street, Salem, cited with possession of drug paraphernalia after K-9 Simon allegedly indicated a narcotics odor leading to police reportedly finding a bag for the storage of dangerous drugs and a cap with drug residue in the vehicle on Friday.

Tracy L. Vangiesen, 53, Sherman Street, Lisbon, was fined $100 for failure to maintain her property and keep it free from litter and junk.

Teresa Etzler, 54, Poland, was fined $150 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

Daniel C. Reno, 41, Robin Avenue, Salem, was fined $75 for driving under FRA suspension.


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