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Docket Entries

Jeffrey Gilger, et al., vs. Negley Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc., et al., claims dismissed.

Sandra J. Miller, Salem, vs. Paul S. Miller, Blasdell, N.Y., divorce granted.

Grand Jury

LISBON — A Salem man accused of breaking into a Vine Avenue home to commit a burglary crime while the woman was at home is among 42 indictments issued by the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Grand Jury this week. The grand jury heard 45 cases, issuing 32 secret indictments, while they determined not to indict in three cases presented.

The following 15 indictments are open indictments:

Austin A. Angeli, 33, Jefferson Avenue, Salem, is charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, as well as misdemeanor charges of assault, aggravated menacing and unlawful restraint. On Sept. 28, Angeli allegedly restrained and caused physical harm to Candy Armstrong, while trespassing in a building where she was at in order to commit theft crimes.

Austin Nevill, 22, Beaver, Pa., is charged with two counts of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, both a fifth-degree felony; two misdemeanor counts of OVI, as well as one count each of falsification and obstruction of official business. On Nov. 3, Nevill allegedly had a loaded handgun in his vehicle, while he was driving under the influence of alcohol or a drug of abuse and then reportedly provided a false statement to authorities delaying their ability to complete their job.

Dustin Whaley, 25, West Chestnut Street, Lisbon, is charged with improperly handing firearms in and motor vehicle and carrying a concealed weapon, both fourth-degree felonies, as well as a misdemeanor charge of using weapons while intoxicated. Whaley allegedly had a loaded firearm concealed on him, while he was in a vehicle and under the influence of alcohol on Nov. 19.

David M. Scyoc II, 22, West Wilson Street, Salem, is charged with improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, for allegedly having a loaded firearm accessible in a vehicle he was driving or riding in on Nov. 13.

Jason B. Beckwith, 37, Center Street, Wellsville, is charged with harassment with a bodily substance, a fifth-degree felony, and misdemeanor charges of menacing, obstructing official business and resisting arrest. On Dec. 27, Beckwith allegedly caused physical harm to Patrolman John Shaughnessy, causing the law enforcement officer to come into contact with a bodily fluid and obstructed his ability to do his job while interfering with his own arrest.

Homer C. Carnes Jr., 41, state Route 154, Lisbon, is charged with failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony, and obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony. On Dec. 6, Carnes is accused of failing to stop a vehicle for police, eluding them and delaying their ability to do their job.

Cody A. Lawson, 24, Youngstown, is charged with both grand theft of a motor vehicle and petty theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. On Dec. 17, he allegedly took a 2002 Honda four-door and an iPhone 7, both belonging to Dylan Mayfield.

Jessica Lynn Lasater, 33, Cunningham Road, Salem, is charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, for allegedly attempting to conceal evidence from authorities on Dec. 31.

Jordan Thurmond, 29, Elmside Street, Alliance, is charged with illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility, a third-degree felony, and two counts of fifth-degree felony possession of drugs. On Oct. 15, Thurmond allegedly had both amphetamines and oxycodone, which were brought onto the grounds of a corrections facility while Thurmond worked at the facility.

Paul J. Kern Jr., 41, Wood Street, East Palestine, is charged with permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly allowing his property to be used for trafficking drugs on Dec. 24, 2020.

Lindzay J. Beaver, 39, Blakely Street, East Liverpool, is charged with domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, for allegedly harming Randi Leigh Vaughn on Jan. 10, when he has a prior conviction for domestic violence in October of 2019.

Jordan Michael Franklin, 25, Main Street, Wellsville, is charged with domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, for allegedly harming Heather Nichole Craft on Dec. 29, when he has a prior conviction for domestic violence in December of 2018.

Nicholas J. Conway, 40, New Middletown, is charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, for allegedly stealing a 2006 Chrysler belonging to Ronald P. Venezia on March 19.

Charles Louk, 46, Struthers, is charged with assault, a first-degree misdemeanor, for allegedly causing physical harm to Thomas Fitzgerald on Nov. 15.

Nicholas Martin, 30, state Route 46, New Waterford, is charged with assault and cruelty to companion animals, a first-degree misdemeanor. On Nov. 15, Martin allegedly assaulted Fitzgerald and needlessly beat or killed a companion animal.

Municipal

LISBON — In county Municipal Court, a Feb 18 preliminary hearing was set for Diego B. Gonzalez, 32, Youngstown, charged with receiving stolen property for allegedly driving a black Ford Fusion on Tuesday belonging to someone in Youngstown.

A Feb. 18 preliminary hearing was set for Justin B. Schroeder, 34, Zenith Court, East Liverpool, charged with breaking and entering for allegedly going into Wellsville High School on Oct. 15, removing a part of the computer in the kitchen and Monster Truck Tickets from the wall of the cafeteria.

Chastin Hobley, 27, Steubenville, was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle for having a handgun in the passenger glove compartment during a traffic stop on Dec. 21.

Stephen T. Westover, 30, Clarkson Road, Rogers, was credited with seven days served, sentenced to an additional three days in jail, fined $1,500, required 40 hours community service and had his license suspended for two years for OVI second offense, driving under suspension, a seat belt violation and failure to control.

Anthony James Vaughn, 22, state Route 164, Salineville, was fined $2,530, had his license suspended for two years, sentenced to 20 days in jail for OVI second offense, failure to control, driving under OVI suspension, OVI refusal with prior within 20 years, a seat belt violation, use of an unauthorized plate, hit skip, driving under suspension, left of center, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

A March 23 pretrial was set for Dylan Edward Falk, 24, Bye Road, East Palestine, cited with OVI first offense, reckless operation and failure to control.

A Feb. 18 pretrial was set for Danny J. Shultz, 23, Cliff Drive, Salem, cited with speeding and charged with domestic violence for allegedly tackling Keelie Wright to the ground, punching and kneeing her head, face and rib area on Wednesday.

A March 29 pretrial was set for Elijah Joseph Kaufman, 24, Adams Road, Rogers, cited with OVI first offense and one-way traffic.

Jocelynn Sears, 20, Barberton, was fined $700, credited with four days in jail and required 40 hours community service for aggravated menacing and telecommunication harassment. On Nov. 1, Sears had sent threatening messages and voice recordings toward Trinity Syversten using Facebook, threatening to kill and shoot her.

Steven M. Colian, 41, Prospect Street extension, Salem, was fined $500 and sentenced to 30 days in jail for possession of drug abuse instruments and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

A March 29 pretrial was set for Justin R. Crooms, Foundry Hill Road, Salineville, cited with driving under FRA suspension, furnishing false information and speeding.

Shantell M. Dawson, 26, Youngstown, was fined $150 for disorderly conduct amended from obstructing official business for stopping when police had stopped another vehicle for a drunk driving investigation and refusing to stay in her vehicle on Nov. 7.

A March 29 pretrial was set for Tyler C. Rupert, 18, Carter Road, Columbiana, charged with speeding and two counts of endangering children for allegedly driving at a high rate of speed with two 17-year-olds in the vehicle on Tuesday.

Gabrielle Kelly, 20, West Perry Street, Columbiana, was fined $500 for assured clear distance and distracted driving.

Marcus J. Jarvis, 26, Maple Hill Road, Salineville, was fined $310 for driving under suspension, a seat belt violation and failure to control.

A Feb. 18 pretrial was set for Ashley B. Croley, Youngstown, charged with driving under FRA suspension and theft for allegedly taking $123 in merchandise without scanning it at the Salem Walmart on Jan. 14, shoving an employee and fleeing to her vehicle in the parking lot.

Ashley D. House, Hilltop Drive, Lisbon, was fined $1,550 for driving under suspension, use of an unauthorized plate, four counts of illegal use of drug paraphernalia and one count of prohibitions regarding companion animals for leaving a black pit bull in poor condition in her home.

Kristen A. Schafer, Bates Road, Minerva, was fined $250 and required 40 hours community service for theft for failing to scan $49 in merchandise at the Salem Walmart on Jan. 25.

Michael A. Shaw, 28, East Fifth Street, Salem, was fined $220 for driving under suspension, speeding and a seat belt violation.

Terry E. Timmerman, 62, Liberty Street, Salem, was fined $150 for a turn signal violation. An OVI first offense citation was dismissed.

A Feb. 25 pretrial was set for Jason Dillon Mickley, 24, Canton, possession of marijuana and driving under a 12-point suspension.

Wiley Bates, 37, East Lincoln Way, Lisbon, was fined $100 for driving under suspension.

ELO Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, Alexis N. Harrison, of Wilbert Avenue, was fined $1,250 and given180 days in jail (20 imposed) and 40 community service hours on charges of theft, criminal tools, criminal trespass, criminal damaging, 90 days in jail (three imposed) and 20 community service hours on a theft charge.

Edward B. Bailey, of Allison Street, was sentenced to 30 days in jail (imposed) for a probation violation

James E. Hanlon, of Ohio Avenue, was fined $150 for no operator’s license.

Michael Labi Jr., of Ohio Avenue, was fined $450 and given 90 days in jail (15 imposed) and 40 community service hours for unauthorized use of motor vehicle. Another case of driving under suspension was continued until May 28 and a probation violation charge was dismissed.

Amber M. Torres, of Milbourne Avenue, was fined $250 for driving under suspension (failure to reinstate).

Blondenia E. Orr, of Chester, W.Va. was fined $750 and given a day in jail for a probation violation.

Aaron N. Francis, of Lisbon Street, was fined $250 and given 30 days in jail and 20 community service hours for menacing.

Robert A. Ford, of Harker Avenue, waived a preliminary hearing on a felony domestic violence charge.

Kenneth M. Ginsberg, of Midland, Pa., was set April 15 for a status hearing and April 21 on a theft charge.

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