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New Cases

Nicole Fankhauser, Canton, vs. Animal Enterprise Worldwide LLC, et al., appeal sought for workers’ compensation claim.

Discover Bank vs. Marilyn Koopmans, East Palestine, $5,869 plus interest sought.

Frank D. Desellem, Salineville, vs. April L. Desellem, Salineville, divorce sought.

Docket Entries

County Treasurer vs. CAOH Ventures LLC, et al., the city of East Liverpool, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Charles R. Bibbee, et al., the city of East Liverpool, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Arnold E. Harless Jr., et al., the city of East Liverpool, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Tina Burkle Lozier, et al., the city of East Liverpool, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Axe Real Estate LLC, the city of East Liverpool, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. the unknown heirs of Timothy L. Boley, et al., the village of Wellsville, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Jeffrey Lamar Eaton, et al., the village of East Palestine, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Marc A. Moore, et al., St. Clair Township, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Erik Braslawsce, et al., the city of East Liverpool, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Helen Christen, et al., the city of East Liverpool, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Kenneth Show, et al., the city of East Liverpool, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Lori Corbisello, et al., the village of Salineville, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Charles G. McCulley Jr., the village of Salineville, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Joseph J. Chidester, et al., the village of Salineville, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. the unknown heirs of Donna J. Chisler, et al., the city of East Liverpool, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Jack L. Madden, et al., the city of East Liverpool, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Linda Kay Ketchum, et al., the village of Salineville, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Cynthia L. Moore, et al., the city of East Liverpool, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Mark L. Brewer, et al., the city of East Liverpool, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Terry D. Adkins, et al., the city of East Liverpool, the school district and the landbank notified of right to receive forfeited property.

Jody M. Rimby vs. Heritage Union Title Co. Ltd, case dismissed with defendant ordered to release escrowed funds to David J. Davanzo per agreement.

Mary A. Rice vs. Florence M. Stark, et al., case settled and dismissed.

Discover Bank vs. Donna J. Wassem, defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $19,447 plus costs and interest.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Hope L. Mogg, 43, Youngstown, was served a secret indictment charging her with possession of a fentanyl-related compound and possession of cocaine, for substances she allegedly had on Sept. 1. Both charges are fifth-degree felonies and were from an indictment issued by the grand jury in November.

Court News

LISBON — David W. Belt, 36, last known address Clark Street, Salineville, in Common Pleas Court stipulated to violating the terms of his community control, which was dishonorably terminated. He was sentenced to 11 months in prison with credit for 71 days already served. Belt had been on community control for an offense of failure to notify the sheriff of change of address for his actions on Aug. 7, 2018, when he had a prior conviction in Suwannee County, Fla., for lewd or lascivious battery on a child.

Griffin M. Wright, 23, McCormick Run Road, Wellsville, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction and pleaded guilty to a burglary charge, a fourth-degree felony. Wright was placed on an intervention treatment plan for three years. The charge, which came through prosecutor’s information, was for breaking into the home of Robert Brad Owens and Nicole Shreve, Chester Avenue, Wellsville, on Feb. 7.

Jacob A. Struble, 19, East Rebecca Street, East Palestine, was granted intervention in lieu of conviction, pleaded guilty to attempt to commit an offense, a fifth-degree felony, and was placed on a three-year intervention treatment plan. The charge was for attempting to steal a motor vehicle on March 13.

Municipal

LISBON — A Jan. 21 preliminary hearing was set in County Municipal Court for Alexzander Christopher Jones, 21, North Howard Avenue, Salem, charged with importuning and disseminating materials harmful to children. Jones is accused of soliciting sex from a 13-year-old child through Facebook Messenger on Dec. 7, when he attempted to portray himself as under the age of 18. Additionally, he is accused of sending a naked photo to a child under the age of 16 on Nov. 24.

A Jan. 21 preliminary hearing was set for Jonathan P. Cunning, 29, Somer Street, Leetonia, charged with abduction. He was ordered to have no contact with Virginia Davis and bond was set at $150,000.

A Jan. 21 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set for Homer C. Carnes Jr., 41, state Route 154, Lisbon, charged with fleeing and eluding a police officer, obstructing official business and assault. Carnes is accused of assaulting Jesus C. Davis on Aug. 18 and then later fleeing in a vehicle from deputies attempting to serve him with a warrant on Dec. 6.

Todd O. Dean, 41, Aetna Street, Salem, was fined $400, credited with nine days served, sentenced to 11 additional days in jail for drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as probation violations for previous cases involving carrying a concealed weapon and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Charles E. Melott, 45, Bacon Avenue, East Palestine, was fined $1,175, had his license suspended for five years, sentenced to 73 days in jail and required 40 hours community service for OVI second offense, driving under OVI suspension and marked lanes.

David Coulter, 39, Water Street, Salineville, was fined $100 for no license.

Dimitri S. Gregory, 26, Taylor Avenue, New Waterford, was fined $955, had his license suspended for a year and sentenced to three days in jail for OVI first offense, seat belt violation and failure to control

Diana L. Andre, 41, Elberon Avenue, Salem, was credited with 38 days served in jail, for resisting arrest and four counts of theft. She had a Genesis lithium-ion Impact Driver, a pair of DeWalt work gloves and a four-pack of Duracell optimum batteries totaling $64 and stolen from True Value in Salem on Dec. 7. She also has $61 in merchandise from Shoe Sensation in Salem, $144 worth of stolen merchandise from Walmart in Salem and $31 in merchandise from Rite Aid in Salem on the same day. The remainder of the 90-day jail sentence was suspended so Andre could be released to a rehabilitation facility.

A Jan. 19 jury trial was set for Nolan Bloor, 40, Riverside Avenue, Wellsville, charged with domestic violence for alleged harm to Constance Ferguson and John Tittle on Jan. 2.

A March 2 pretrial was set for Matthew W. Juillerat, 29, Youngstown, cited with two counts of drug paraphernalia.

Shane M. Meade, 41, Ridge Street, Leetonia, was credited with 57 days served for resisting arrest and criminal trespassing for going into an unoccupied upstairs apartment on Nov. 18 and refusing to cooperate with police officers placing him in the back of the police cruiser.

James R. Knepper, 55, Washington Street, Washingtonville, was fined $1,300, had his license suspended for two years, credited with a day in jail, sentenced to an additional nine days in jail and required 40 hours community service for OVI second offense, assured clear distance and left of center.

A criminal damaging charge was dismissed against Adam C. Strapazzon, 37, New Cumberland, W.Va. He had been accused of kicking in the door of a Rose Drive apartment in July.

James W. Tauchar, 70, South Bayshore Drive, Columbiana, was fined $925, had his license suspended for two years, sentenced to five days in jail and 20 days of house arrest and required 20 hours of community service for OVI second offense and left of center.

A March 2 pretrial was set for Leroy E. Stewart Jr., 47, New Philadelphia, charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle for allegedly taking a 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 belonging to Julie A. Ross, his live-in girlfriend in July.

A Jan. 21 preliminary hearing was set for Travis L. Miller, 23, Hammondsville, charged with carrying a concealed weapon for allegedly being armed with a handgun in his front pocket on Tuesday when he was intoxicated at BK Beverage in Salineville.

A March 1 pretrial was set for Benjamin Jon Paul Lauritzen, 22, Sebring, charged with possession of marijuana, OVI first offense, driving under suspension and speeding.

A March 18 pretrial was set for Jessica R. Tomlinson, 20, Boardman, cited with driving under suspension.

ELO Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, Jeffrey D. Knoblock, Taylor Road, Rogers, was fined $350 and given180 days in jail (three imposed) and 40 community service hours for domestic violence.

Ashley O’Rangers, St. George Street, had a jail sentence of seven days imposed for a probation violation.

Robert W. Arnold, Smithfield Street, was fined $180 for no license and failure to signal.

Roslyn M. Galloway, Newell, W.Va. was fined $750 and given 60 days jail (one imposed) and 50 hours community service for drug paraphernalia, drug abuse instruments and public intoxication.

Eric L. Jordan, East Pidgeon Street, Salem, had 30 days jail time imposed on a probation violation.

The felony domestic violence case against Lindsay J. Beaver, Blakely Street, was bound over to the county grand jury.

Christopher L. Call, Wyoming Avenue, was fined $375 for a probation violation.

Shayne B. Kosek, Pancake Clarkson Road, Rogers, was fined $75 and given 36 days in jail (suspended) for a probation violation.

Dalton S. Fitch, Riley Street, was fined $100 for failure to control.

Jordan M. Franklin, Main Street in Wellsville, was bound over to grand jury on a felony domestic violence charge.

Jade M. Hall, Chester, W.Va. was fined $250 for no license charge.

Ryan L. Pritt, Lisbon Street, was set Feb. 25 for a trial on a violating a protection order charge.

Rodney A. Grace Sr., Youngstown, was set Feb. 18 for a status hearing and March 4 for a trial on menacing and disorderly conduct charges.

Leroy V. Williams, Beaver Falls, Pa., was set for a status hearing Feb. 25 and a jury trial on March 3 on a domestic violence charge.

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