The Courts

Common Pleas

Docket Entries

Lillian Armeni-Woods vs. Robert Hutton Enterprises Inc., doing business as The Courtyard at Lexington East, case settled and dismissed.

Bank of New York Mellon vs. Gregory A. Bentley, et al., case dismissed.

Lakeview Loan Servicing LLC vs. Luis M. Santiago Nazario, et al., property on West Fifth Street, Salem, sold to the plaintiff for $32,000.

Sheryl Maxfield, Director, Ohio Department of Commerce, et al., vs. HSH Drywall and Painting, LLC, case settled and dismissed.

Diana L. Burns vs. Charles A. Burns, et al., divorce granted.

Abigail Rupert, New Waterford, vs. Dwayne Rupert, New Waterford, dissolution granted.

County Treasurer vs. Denise V. Dixon, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Riffle Road, Rogers.

County Treasurer vs. John Rickman, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Georgetown Road, Salem.

County Treasurer vs. David L. Callahan, et al., property on Guy Road, Lisbon, sold to Mary E. Chuey for $3,414.

Marriage Licenses

Richard Paul Smith, 33, New Waterford, lawn maintenance, and Jamie Lynn Anderson, 36, New Waterford, self employed.

Andrew Joseph Miller, 28, Richmond, Ky., assistant manager, and Jacob Andrew Claxton, 25, Richmond, Ky., unemployed.

Dominic Anthony Garuccio, 23, Columbiana, operations manager, and Taylor Shere’e Oliver, 22, New Waterford, patient care assistant.

Marvin E. Miller, 22, Spartinsburg, Pa., construction, and Rachel E. Miller, 18, Spartinsburg, Pa., unemployed.

Benjamin Keefer Larson, 43, Hanoverton, self-employed, and Emily Jeanne Cope, 38, Hanoverton, license massage therapist.

Joey Alan Spahr Jr., 25, Lisbon, mill worker, and Taylor Rae Robison, 25, New Cumberland, W.Va., front desk.

Johnathan Carl Kline, 23, East Palestine, forklift operator, and Erin Lynn Schaeffer, 24, Leetonia, server/cook.

Joseph Ralph Burke Jr., 49, East Liverpool, safety service technician, and Julie Ann Sattler, 55, East Liverpool, nurse practitioner.

Robert Dale Rast, 75, Salem, retired, and Victoria I. Martig, 68, Salem, retired.

Scott R. Miller, 63, Hanoverton, retired, and Amanda R. Shockling, 31, Hanoverton, point of sales.

Antonio Paul Francesco Papale, 35, Salem, press operator, and Rebecca Nadine Roth, 30, Salem, unemployed.

Edward Harry Sprouse II, 33, Lisbon, assembler, and Carisa Lynn Smith, 31, Salem, hairstylist.

Court News

LISBON — Cody A. Barham, 27, Rose Avenue, Salem, pleaded guilty to burglary, vandalism, attempted assault, possession of drugs, two counts of harassment with a bodily substance and five counts of aggravated possession of drugs last week in Common Pleas Court. He was sentenced to 34 months in prison, while was credited with 172 days already served. Charges of criminal trespassing and drug paraphernalia were dismissed. The burglary charge was for trespassing into a building belonging to Pramita Systems, LLC, Vine Avenue, Salem, on May 4. Other charges pertained to expelling a bodily substance onto correction officers Lorenalynn Delp and Nathan Brinkerhoff, attempting to assault another corrections officer Shawn Freeman and breaking three windows and a phone at the county jail. The majority of his drug-related charges were for having methamphetamines 2019, while one was for buprenorphine.

Gabe Rocchio, 39, New Cumberland, W.Va., one of the Operation Big Oak defendants, stipulated to violating his community control. He was ordered to continue on community control, which is now to include an indefinite term at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center. Rocchio had initially pleaded guilty to 20 drug-related charges all for possession of fentanyl and cocaine in March and April of 2017, part of his involvement in the drug enterprise with about 100 defendants that investigators called Operation Big Oak.

Dylan M. Kuzemchak, 21, Boston Street, Washingtonville, pleaded guilty to grand theft, a fourth-degree felony. He faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine. Sentencing is set on Feb. 19 and a safecracking charge will be dismissed at that time. Kuzemchak stole at least $7,500 belonging to Terry Roudebush on Dec. 15, 2019.

Deryl A. Greathouse II pleaded guilty to possession of fentanyl-related compound for having the substance on May 4, 2019. Sentencing is set on Jan. 29, when he faces up to a year in prison, a five-year license suspension and a $2,500 fine.

Jolynn N. Varrati, 40, Market Street, East Liverpool, stipulated to violating her intervention in lieu of conviction plan and was placed on community control until May 19, 2023 for aggravated possession of drugs. Varrati had fentanyl on Aug. 2, 2018.


LISBON — Joshua E. Killing, 24, Salem-Unity Road, Salem, was bound over in county Municipal Court to the grand jury on a charge of having weapons while under a disability. Killing allegedly had a .22-caliber rifle and several bullets for that gun and other caliber weapons in the vehicle on Oct. 27 when he is a convicted felon.

Jack H. Shaffer III, 35, Greentown, was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon for allegedly having a loaded firearm tucked between his driver’s seat and the center console on July 18 during a traffic stop in Salem.

Nicholas Allen Martin, 30, state Route 46, New Waterford, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of felonious assault and prohibitions concerning companion animals. Martin is accused of assaulting Tom Fitzgerald on Nov. 15, dragging him down the stairs and along with co-defendant Charles Louk, punching and kicking Fitzgerald in the head, face, back and rib area. During the altercation, Martin also allegedly punched a barking dog at least three times to get it to calm down.

A Nov. 30 preliminary hearing was set for Sonya Shasteen, 44, Cadmus Street, East Liverpool, charged with trafficking in drugs for allegedly having five packages of methamphetamines, which totaled 908 grams which is more than 100 times the bulk amount, while in a vehicle with co-defendant Brian Cramer in East Palestine on Oct. 1, 2019.

Joseph S. Clark, Verna, Pa., was fined $1,325, credited with two days in jail, sentenced to an additional two days in jail, required to attend a three-day counseling program, ordered 40 hours community service and had his license suspended for a year for OVI first offense, marked lanes, failure to control and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Carmenlita Jewel Malave, 21, Cleveland, was fined $1,055, had her license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense, failure to move left for a public safety vehicle, possession of marijuana and a seat belt violation.

Brady Paul Leyman, 20, McCracken Road, Columbiana, was fined $925, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for left of center and physical control amended from OVI first offense.

A Jan. 28 pretrial was set for Pamela Felger, 59, West Martin Street, East Palestine, cited with OVI first offense and failure to control.

Rachel L. Collins, 25, Lisbon Road, Salem, was fined $800, had her license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for hit skip and assured clear distance for striking the back of a 2004 Ford Ranger driven by Dennis Pintrup Jr in Washingtonville and then fleeing the scene on Aug. 21.

Anthony W. Borntreger, 27, East Washington Street, Lisbon, pleaded no contest to domestic violence for striking Tommy Hancock when he threw a video game controller during a dispute on Sunday. Sentencing is set for Dec. 10.

Kylie L. White, 27, North Shadylane Drive, East Liverpool, was credited with a day served in jail, sentenced to an additional four days in jail, fined $350 and required 40 hours community service for theft for shoplifting $123 in merchandise from the Salem Walmart on Oct. 14.

A Jan. 4 pretrial was set for Antonio D. Deleon, 27, Market Street, Columbiana, cited with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct for allegedly screaming obscenities while intoxicated in the middle of Market Street in Columbiana on Oct. 31.

Mary E. Kiehl, 36, state Route 558, Leetonia, was fined $450, credited with two days in jail, sentenced to an additional 43 days and required 40 hours community service for driving under suspension, a stop sign violation and theft for scanning only a fourth of the items she had placed into her cart, failing to pay for $345 in merchandise at the Salem Walmart on Dec. 23, 2019. Kiehl was ordered to pay restitution.

A Jan. 25 pretrial was set for Zachary A. Hubbs, 30, East Seventh Street, Salem, cited with illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a meth pipe with residue in his pants pocket on Oct. 22.

Randy P. Witherow, 53, South Hanover Road, Salineville, was fined $250 for driving under suspension.

Krystal A. Senior, 37, Cleveland Street, Salem, was fined $150 for driving under suspension.

Zachary Hunter Sansone, 24, Toronto, was fined $150 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

An illegal plates citation against Jeanna M. Murray, 39, Dyke Road, Rogers, was dismissed.


WELLSVILLE — In Wellsville Magistrate’s Court, David Scott, Garfield Street, East Liverpool, was fined $250 for physical control and driving under a suspended license.

Desiree Shriver, Eighth Avenue, East Liverpool, was fined $150 for a turn signal charge.

Christy Dawson, Y&O Road, was fined $75 for expired plates.

April Tanner, Locust Hill Road, Chester, was fined $250 for drug paraphernalia.

Robert Miller, Pioneer Street, Irondale, was fined $100 for failure to control.

Bobbi Jo Wilson, South Meadowbrook Circle, East Liverpool, failed to appear for her hearing on a drug abuse instruments’ charge.


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