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Lisa Bliss, Lisbon, vs. John Edward Tkach, New Middletown, et al., excess of $25,000 sought for alleged injuries after defendant allegedly struck and ran over the plaintiff with a 2020 Dodge Ram pickup as she dismounted a motorcycle on Spillway Road, Lisbon on July 19, 2020.

St. Polly’s Transportation Inc., Salem, et al., vs. Michael Martin Distributing Inc, Brookfield, excess of $25,000 sought for alleged breach of contract.

John K. Olenik, Minerva, vs. Heather J. Olenik, Minerva, divorce sought.

Stacey Dawn Patrick, Wellsville, vs. James Glen Patrick, Wellsville, divorce sought.

Docket Entries

Richard C. McCullough, Lisbon, vs. Becky McCullough, Leetonia, dissolution granted.

Michael J. Marston, Leetonia, vs. Lori A. Marston, Lisbon, dissolution granted.

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust vs. Kayla S. Hill, defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $8,775 with interest.

Court News

LISBON — Mark A. Jones, 48, Erie Street, East Liverpool, stipulated in Common Pleas Court violating the terms of his community control for a possession of drugs conviction. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for 22 already served and his community control was dishonorably terminated.

Penny J. Brown, 53, Amsterdam, stipulated to violating the terms of her community control for an illegal processing of drug documents charge. Admitting to Judge Scott Washam she needed help for addiction problems, Brown was sentenced to a six-month program at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center and taken into custody to stay at the county jail until a bed is available at the EOCC.


LISBON — Brandon M. Huff, 26, Campbell Road, Hanoverton, the man charged with three felony counts of vandalism for water damage at the county jail and sheriff’s office, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Judge Katelyn Dickey in County Municipal Court on Thursday afternoon. Huff, who remains incarcerated at the county jail, appeared by video and was bound over to the Common Pleas Court grand jury. On Dec. 25, Huff is accused of damaging a sprinkler system spray head in his jail cell, which caused damage to the conceal carry weapons room, the IT room, two detectives’ rooms and several pods and an office at the jail.

Charged with damages caused after allegedly setting a fire at the Days Inn Hotel in Lisbon, Justin Lee Randolph, 27, Desellem Road, Lisbon, appeared out of custody with his defense attorney Edward Hartwig on Tuesday. Randolph waived his right to a preliminary hearing and Dickey bound him over to the grand jury. Randolph is charged with vandalism, a fourth-degree felony.

Paul Jeffrey Kern, 41, Wood Street, East Palestine, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony. Kern is accused of allowing Crystal Hoskinson to hid from authorities at his home on Dec. 23 when she had a warrant for and allowing her to sell morphine pills while she was there.

Jessica L. Lasater, 33, Cunningham Road, Salem, was bound over to the grand jury on a tampering with evidence charge for allegedly ingesting suspected narcotics to hide them while she was in the back of a Leetonia police cruiser on Dec. 31 after she was involved in a police pursuit. She was fined $1,650, credited with eight days in jail and sentenced to 172 additional days in jail for fleeing and eluding, obstructing official business, possession of drug abuse instruments, OVI first offense, failure to stop following an accident, driving under suspension, a seat belt violation, reckless operation, a turn signal violation, traffic control devices violation, failure to yield from a driveway, reasonable control, left of center and two counts of speeding.

A March 2 pretrial was set for both Cassandra R. Manley, 32, Independence Square, Wellsville, and Christopher L. Joy, 35, Danbury Avenue, Wellsville, each charged with obstructing official business for allegedly preventing Wellsville police to arrest Codey Mobley, who had several warrants on Dec. 13.

Taylor N. Thrasher, 22, Wilbert Avenue, East Liverpool, was fined $350, credited with a day in jail, sentenced to an additional 29 days in jail and required 50 hours community service for assault for holding Kelsee Chafins to the ground and assaulting her on July 12.

A Jan. 21 pretrial was set for Joel L. Lodge, state Route 9, Hanoverton, cited with driving under suspension.

Katelind E. Moore, 23, Desellem Road, Lisbon, was fined $400 for driving under suspension and a stop sign violation.

Connie R. Dattillio, 55, Y and O Road, Wellsville, was fined $300 and credited with six days served in jail for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct for shutting a door in a deputy’s face, refusing to open the door, continually screaming and pulling away when she was informed she was under arrest on Dec. 25.

Siobahn M. Goodwin, 41, North Street, Salineville, was fined $150, credited with a day in jail, sentenced to an additional two days in jail and required 40 hours community service for disorderly conduct while intoxicated after becoming belligerent and aggressive with a Salineville police officer when a homeowner asked to have her removed from their property on Nov. 11.

A Jan. 14 pretrial was set for Angela M. Weaver, 32, Sprucevale Road, East Liverpool, charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly knocking on random doors on Tuesday while appearing to be under the influence of narcotics.

Shawn P. Duffy, 30, Summit, was fined $150 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

ELO Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, James E. Neville III, Hollywood Avenue, was fined $975 on three counts of assault and single counts of open container, driving under suspension and physical control as well as given a 60-day jail sentence.

Jamie A. Severs, Taylor Road, Negley, was fined $459 and given 75 days in jail imposed for a probation violation.

Amber N. Jones, Sixteen School Road, Wellsville, was fined $150, and given 30 days in jail (27 suspended) and 30 hours of sanctioned community service on charges of driving under suspension and defective exhaust.

Alexander J. Burcham, Cannons Mill Road, was fined $150 and given 30 days in jail (all days suspended) on a criminal trespass charge.

Mason A. Taylor, Oakmont Avenue, was fined $350 and given 76 days in jail on an assault charge.

Amber M. Torres, Milbourne Avenue, was fined $200 and given 60 days suspended jail sentence on U-turn and drug abuse instruments’ charges.

Marayha K. Richards, Steubenville, was fined $250 and given 90 days suspended jail sentence on a theft charge as well as 30 hours of mandatory community service.

Eric L. Jordan, East Pidgeon Road, Salem, is set for a bond revocation hearing Jan. 14.

Aaron N. Francis, Lisbon Street, is set for a status hearing Jan. 21 on a menacing charge.

A probable cause hearing has been set March 1 for Tyler J. Croxall, Ninth Avenue, on OVI and failure to control charges.

David I. Jackson, Jackson Street, was set Jan. 21 for a status hearing on an assault charge.


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