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LISBON — A charge of drug abuse against Cody R. Jackson, 19, Wood Alley, Washingtonville, will no longer be pursued by the prosecutor’s office following a motion filed last week in Common Pleas Court by Assistant County Prosecutor Ryan Weikart.


LISBON — In county Municipal Court, Jason B. Beckwith, 36, Center Street, Wellsville, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of assault, menacing, obstructing official business and resisting arrest. Beckwith is accused of spitting on a Wellsville patrolman John Shaughnessy during a traffic stop on Dec. 27 and threatening to fight with him when he sees him out of uniform.

Jessica L. Lasater, 33, Cunningham Road, Salem, pleaded no contest to fleeing and eluding police officers, obstructing official business, possession of drug abuse instruments, OVI first offense, failure to stop after an accident, driving under suspension, reckless operation, a turn signals violation, traffic control device violation, failure to yield from a private drive, reasonable control, left of center, a seat belt violation and two counts of speeding. A preliminary hearing was set for Jan. 7 for a felony tampering with evidence charge, as well as a sentencing hearing for the charges Lasater already pleaded no contest. On Thursday, Lasater fled from Leetonia police both in a vehicle and on foot. The third-degree felony tampering with evidence charge was for allegedly ingesting narcotics while in the back of the patrol vehicle.

A Jan. 11 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set for Cory Michael Shilling, 28, Navarre, charged with a felony receiving stolen property and misdemeanor charges of OVI refusal with prior within 20 years, OVI third offense, driving under OVI suspension, a seat belt violation and failure to control. He was allegedly caught on Saturday driving a vehicle taken from his grandmother, Peggy, without her permission after he had argued with her.

A March 1 pretrial was set for Raymond Lee DiCross, 44, Apple Street, Salem, cited with OVI third offense and failure to control.

Antonio D. Deleon, 27, Market Street, Columbiana, was fined $1,425, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 60 hours community service for OVI first offense, reasonable control, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct for screaming obscenities while intoxicated on Oct. 31.

Ashley Marie Hill, 25, West Wilson Street, Salem, was fined $950, 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, speeding and a child restraint violation.

A March 1 pretrial was set for Matthew Robert Zackasee, 28, Poland, cited with OVI first offense, possession of marijuana and marked lanes.

Allen S. Vancooney, 25, South Union, Salem, was credited with 13 days in jail, sentenced to an additional two days in jail and fined $150 for obstructing official business for giving a member of the Columbiana County Drug Task Force a false name twice and two false Social Security numbers when he had a warrant on Dec. 22.

A Jan. 11 pretrial was set for Nolan Bloor, Riverside Avenue, Wellsville, charged with domestic violence for allegedly assaulting his mother Constance Ferguson and stepfather John Tittle on Saturday.

Eileen Steed, 45, Valley Road, Salem, was fined $150, credited with a day in jail, required 40 hours community service and ordered to pay the Salem Walmart $300 in restitution for theft for stealing from the store while she was employed there over a period of time.

A March 2 pretrial was set for Lisa A. Eddy, 45, West Ohio Avenue, Sebring, charged with theft for allegedly shoplifting $61 in merchandise from Marc’s in Salem on Dec. 18.

Steven T. Lightner, 20, South Lincoln Avenue, Salem, was sentenced to three days in jail and fined $250 for theft. He was ordered to pay about $14 in restitution to the Circle K in Columbiana for the five tall cans of Twisted Tea alcoholic beverages he shoplifted by placing into his pants on Dec. 20.

Donald L. Johnson, 24, Dunn Road, East Liverpool, was fined $250 and required 40 hours community service for criminal mischief breaking the passenger side window of a 2005 Jeep owned by Skyla N. Bredeck, the mother of his children on July 7 in the parking lot of Extreme Trucking, Osbourne Road, Wellsville.

Mark R. Gaul, 40, Vine Avenue, Salem, was fined $250 for theft for scanning cheaper items in his cart multiple times at Walmart in Salem on Dec. 19, bringing his total to $34 instead of $77.

A Jan. 14 pretrial was set for Nathan J. Knight, 36, North Market Street, Lisbon, charged with obstructing official business and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia. Knight allegedly gave Perry Township police the name of Nathan Cayo and had a glass pipe with burnt residue on Dec. 22.

Todd O. Dean, 41, Aetna Street, Salem, was credited with three days served, sentenced to an additional 27 days in jail and fined $300 for possession of drug paraphernalia for a glass narcotics pipe in his bookbag on Friday and another one in his backpack on Dec. 3.

A March 4 pretrial was set for William David Reed, 39, East Third Street, Salem, cited with driving under FRA suspension and failure to display a valid sticker.

A March 2 pretrial was set for Steven P. McGrew, 35, Pine Lake Road, Beloit, cited with driving under a 12-point suspension.

A March 2 pretrial was set for Savanna L. McKee, 25, Pine Hollow Road, Lisbon, cited with illegal possession of drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a glass pipe for smoking crystal meth on Dec. 6.

Leanna M. Howell, 33, East Main Street, Salineville, was fined $150 for possession of marijuana.

A March 1 pretrial was set for Brittany Lyon, 30, East Grant Street, Alliance, charged with possession of marijuana, driving under suspension and left of center.

A Jan. 14 pretrial was set for Rusty Boyer, 20, Oak Street, East Liverpool, cited with driving under suspension, driving under FRA suspension and lighted lights required.

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EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, Carl D. Gooding, Harvey Avenue, was fined $250 for driving under suspension and off-road vehicle.

Eric L. Jordan, East Pidgeon Road, Salem, had his probation violation case continued for Thursday.

Amber N. Jones, 16 School Road, Wellsville, had pretrial set for Thursday on driving under 12-point suspension and loud exhaust charges.

Brandon A. Green, McCoy Avenue, was scheduled for Feb. 4 on a second pretrial on charges of driving under suspension and failure to yield when turning left.


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