Common Pleas

New Cases

Altercare of Alliance Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, Inc., vs. Ben A. Walter, executor of the estate of Robert Byron Walter, et al., $35,654 plus interest sought for alleged breach of contract.

Farmers National Bank vs. William J. Williams, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Madison Drive, East Liverpool.

Mary and Jeffrey Kreider, East Liverpool, vs. Deborah McKinnon, East Liverpool, et al., excess of $25,000 and medical payment compensation sought for alleged injuries from a traffic crash on St. Clair Avenue on March 13, 2019.

Kevin Smith, Hammondsville, vs. Robin Smith, Irondale, divorce sought.

Amanda Lynn Davis, East Liverpool, vs. Logan Nathanial Davis, Salem, divorce sought.

Docket Entries

Dustin Beadnell, Salineville, vs. Whitni Beadnell, Carrollton, divorce granted.

Heidi J. Pecorelli, Wellsville, and Gary P. Pecorelli, East Liverpool, dissolution granted.

Michael A. Nicosia, Boardman, and Melissa L. Nicosia, Boardman, dissolution granted.

Farmers National Bank of Emlenton vs. Allen Dale Potts II, defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $11,468 plus costs and interest on count one and $1,672 plus costs and interest on count two.

M.E.S.O. Inc. vs. Thor Manufacturing, LLC, previous judgment canceled, case reactivated.

Court News

LISBON — In Common Pleas Court, Lee T. Knight, 25, West State Street, Salem, pleaded guilty to burglary, a second-degree felony. He faces up to eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine. The charge was for breaking into the home of Kathy Laughlin and Michael Beverly on state Route 164, Lisbon, on Aug. 27, 2018. Sentencing is set for March 26.


LISBON — In county Municipal Court, Jonathan P. Cunning, 29, Somer Street, Leetonia, was bound over to the grand jury on an abduction charge for allegedly holding a 29-year-old woman in his home for three days against her will in December. She reported he had abused her if she attempted to escape, refused to feed her and threatened both she and her small child if the woman did not provide him with sexual favors. His bond is $150,000 cash or surety. Cunning was fined $180 for unrelated charges of driving under suspension, failure to control and a seat belt violation.

Homer C. Carnes Jr., 41, state route 154, Lisbon, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the grand jury on charges of fleeing and eluding a police officer, a third-degree felony, and obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony. On Dec. 6, Carnes allegedly was in the driver’s seat of a blue Jeep in the driveway, when deputies attempted to serve a warrant on him at the home. When he was told to exit the vehicle, he allegedly put the vehicle into reverse, accelerated backwards and took off on state Route 154 nearly striking an eastbound vehicle near the driveway and another vehicle on Middle Beaver Road before he reportedly stopped on Lusk Lock Road and fled on foot.

Chloe Lee Sorgman, 20, Black Road, Lisbon, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony; marked lanes, OVI second offense and driving under FRA suspension. She waived her right to a preliminary hearing. Sorgman fled a traffic stop on state Route 154 in Elkrun Township on Nov. 28, driving at speeds over 90 mph for about 11 miles before the highway patrol ended the pursuit. Additionally, a Feb. 2 probation violation hearing was set for prior convictions of OVI first offense and speeding. She was assigned to appear in drug court on Feb. 2 on charges of complicity to commit theft, theft, obstructing official business and contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a child for allegedly attempting to steal a bicycle off the porch of Jessica Arnold on Wood Street in East Palestine and then running from police on Aug. 26, as well as providing a lookout for a child, her cousin, to steal change out of an unlocked vehicle.

A Feb. 18 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set for Matthew Robert Waldron, 22, state Route 45, Lisbon, charged with a fourth-degree felony improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle and cited with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, speeding and a seat belt violation. Waldron allegedly had a 9-millimeter Beretta handgun, loaded with 15 rounds, in the center console during a traffic stop by the highway patrol on Wednesday.

A March 18 pretrial was set for Joseph J. Childs, 45, Davenport, Iowa, cited with OVI first offense, prohibited U-turn and failure to display a valid sticker.

Charles R. Macmillan, 46, Conkle Road, Salem, was fined $625, credited with three days for a driver’s intervention course, had his license suspended for a year and required 30 hours community service for speeding and physical control amended from OVI first offense.

A Jan. 28 pretrial was set for Graig A. Bartlett II, 33, Purinton Avenue, East Liverpool, charged with domestic violence for allegedly causing harm to Amber M. Moody on Wednesday.

Derek R. Westover, 34, Fairmont Road, Elkton, was credited with 13 days served, sentenced to an additional 17 days in jail and fined $200 for failure to comply for fleeing from the Sunoco gas station parking lot at the intersection of state Routes 7 and 14, driving recklessly into oncoming traffic on Jan. 31, 2020.

A March 9 pretrial was set for Stacey A. Shaw, 47, Goshen Road, Salem, charged with theft for allegedly scanning the cheaper items in the cart in place of the more expensive items with the help of her daughter at Walmart in Salem on Sunday. The alleged stolen items totaled $217.

Michael C. Corbin, 63, East Seventh Street, Salem, was fined $250, credited with two days served in jail and required 20 hours community service for disorderly conduct amended from theft for failing to scan $189 in merchandise at the Salem Walmart on Oct. 25.

A March 9 pretrial was set for Bobbi Jo Ann Wilson, 21, South Meadowbrook Circle, East Liverpool, cited with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and failure to control. Wilson allegedly asked to borrow her father’s car, a 2001 Buick LaSabre, on Jan. 8 and was told to bring it back that night, but still had not returned it as of Jan. 13. The failure to control citation was for an accident on Oct. 5.

A March 4 pretrial was set for Joshua D. Vishak, 46, Y-Camp Road, Lisbon, cited with obstructing official business for reportedly running back into the home and holding the door shut when deputies went to a home on East Liverpool Road, Lisbon, with a warrant for him on Jan. 14.

Shane M. Bagley, 42, Buckeye Avenue, Salem, was fined $150 for disorderly conduct for refusing to go into the ambulance and causing a disturbance, yelling he was going to get blown up and police were going to kill him, before fighting with police on July 22. A resisting arrest citation was dismissed.

Jessica Lynn Price, Austintown, was credited with two days in jail, sentenced to an additional 13 days in jail, fined $300 and required 40 hours community service for theft and misuse of credit cards. On March 18, Price stole a wallet off the ground in Dollar General in Lisbon and used the credit card inside to make two purchases.

Two counts of building maintenance violations against Vogue Properties Inc. were dismissed by agreement. The allegedly violations had involved property at 121 North Market Street in Lisbon.

A March 16 pretrial was set for Susan Jenkins, 38, Wilbert Avenue, East Liverpool, cited with driving under suspension and traffic control devices.

Jonathon R. Gandee, 26, Cobblestone Avenue, Alliance, was fined $150 for speeding.

Blake A. Marcum, 18, Austintown, was fined $150 for speeding.

Ronny Black, 62, Williams Place, Alliance, was fined $100 for driving under suspension.

Nicholas Allen Winegord-Crosby, 21, Neeld Road, East Palestine, was fined $100 for speeding.

Franklin L. Dennison, 42, South Mahoning Avenue, Alliance, was fined $55 for speeding.

John R. Baublitz, 40, Fairfield Avenue, Columbiana, was fined $50 for driving under suspension.

James L. Norton, 51, West Union, W.Va., was fined $50 for driving under suspension.

ELO Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, Nicholas J. Ohanlon, Crestview Drive, was fined $1,350 and given 120 days jail for driving under a 12-point suspension (two counts), resisting arrest (three counts) and a probation violation.

Bobbie JoAnn Wilson, Sixth Avenue, was fined $350 and given 60 days in jail (40 imposed) for theft.

Zachery K. Humphreys, Adams Road, Rogers, was fined $150 and given 40 days in jail for possession of drug abuse instruments.

Robert L. Butcher, Y&O Road, Wellsville, had his 20-day suspended jail sentence imposed for a probation violation.

Whitney Osborn, of Newell, W.Va., was fined $350 and given a 60-day suspended jail sentence for petty theft.

Tamika M. Thornton, Smithfield Street, was fined $250 and given 50 hours community service and a 180-day suspended jail sentence for endangering children.

Barry J. Keyes, Riverview Street, was fined $350 and given 30 hours community service and a 30-day suspended jail sentence for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Preston L. English, of Industry, Pa., was sentenced to 10 days in jail for a probation violation.

Aaron N. Francis, Lisbon Street, was set for trial Feb. 11 on a menacing charge.

Jerry M. Mellott, East Eighth Street, was set for trial March 18 on an assault charge.

Matthew J. Rothschuh, of Garrettsville, was set Jan. 28 for a status hearing and Feb. 3 for a trial on domestic violence and obstructing official business charges.

David J. Jackson, Jackson Street, was set Jan. 28 for a status hearing and Feb. 3 for a jury trial on an assault charge.

Marcus J. Beebout, Moore Street, had his probable cause hearing for probation violation continued to Jan. 21.

A pretrial was set March 11 for Philip K. Funk, of Akron, on driving under suspension, lanes of travel and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

Melissa M. Blake, Quay Road, ,Negley, was set Feb. 25 for a status hearing and March 3 on a jury trial on a criminal trespass charge.

Willie L. Curry, of Youngstown, was set for a disposition hearing Feb. 11 on theft and criminal damaging charges.


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