The Courts

Common Pleas

New Cases

County Treasurer vs. Macel F. Cox, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Ruth Street, East Liverpool.

Kevin Coughen, Hammondsville, vs. Iliyah Barnes, East Liverpool, et al., excess of $25,000 sought for alleged injuries and damages from a traffic crash on state Route 45 at Cameron Road.

Penny Graft, Salem, and Timothy Graft, Salem, dissolution sought.

Michael Stratton, Salem, and Trixie Taucher, Ravenna, dissolution sought.

Docket Entries

Steven S. Walker vs. Kileina Walker, divorce granted.

Damon L. Custer, Leetonia, vs. Elizabeth K. Mills, Lisbon, annulment granted.

County Treasurer vs. Denise V. Dixon, et al., property on Riffle Road, Rogers, sold to Jake N. Wengerd for $5,830.

County Treasurer vs. Linda M. Howell, previous sale of property on Michigan Avenue, East Liverpool, voided after buyer refused to complete the sale and forfeited $823.

Marriage Licenses

Richard E. Isley Jr., 51, Salem, parts advisor, and Carina D. Santini, 51, Salem, estimator.

Jason A. Cunningham, 45, Youngstown, management corporation supervisor, and Kayla Marie Nielsen, 26, Leetonia, supervisor.

Andrew James Horst, 28, Salem, landscape maintenance, and Regina May VanPelt, 26, Columbiana, clerk.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Bryan Scott Feezle, 43, Walnut Street, Rogers, was served a secret indictment charging him with aggravated trafficking in drugs and aggravated possession of drugs, both a second-degree felony, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia along with specifications for forfeiture of money in a drug case. On Aug. 22, Feezle allegedly had more methamphetamine than five times the bulk amount, but less than 50 times the bulk amount prepared for resale, along with $944. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in January.

The grand jury chose not to indict Toni M. Pelamati when it met this month. Palamati, 52, Alliance, had been accused of criminal mischief and receiving stolen property.

Court News

LISBON — Noah T. Bainbridge, 22, Youngstown, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to three counts of receiving stolen property, all fifth-degree felonies. Bainbridge faces up to three years in prison and a $7,500 fine. Sentencing is set for May 10. On Feb. 14, 2020, Bainbridge had a two Mastercards and a bank card belonging to Hanna McMurray hidden inside his pants during a traffic stop of a vehicle he was riding in. The cards had been reported stolen from a vehicle in Austintown.

Lawrence K. McBride, 50, Newgarden Avenue, Salem, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction and pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine for drugs in his possession on Feb. 2, 2020. McBride was placed on a three-year intervention treatment plan. A second count of drug paraphernalia was dismissed.

Brandon J. Douglas, 39, Ohio Avenue, East Liverpool, was sentenced to a year in prison for possession of cocaine, trafficking in cocaine and aggravated possession of drugs. He was fined $5,000 and a forfeiture order is expected for the $291 in his possession.


LISBON — David J. Sisco, 54, Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool, was bound over in county Municipal Court to the grand jury on a charge of aggravated burglary for allegedly going into Rich Oil on March 11, 2020 wearing all black with white tennis shoes and carrying a knife, grabbing a handful of cash, about $210, from the drawer and then fighting with one of the clerks, Fredda Roberts. DNA results found on the mask and bandana, which fell off in the struggle, reportedly link the items to Sisco.

A Feb. 25 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set for Jerrid Kotsch, 35, Riffle Road, New Waterford, charged with tampering with evidence and cited with obstructing official business, possession of drug abuse instruments, failure to reinstate a license and expired registration. The charges alleged Kotsch continued slowly down the road about half a mile, refused to exit the vehicle when he was ordered multiple times to do so, threw an uncapped hypodermic needle out of the vehicle and placed a suspected dangerous drug in his mouth in an attempt to hide these items from Columbiana police during a traffic stop on Saturday.

Brandy Elizbeth Sanders, 24, East Main Street, Washingtonville, was sentenced to 10 days in jail, fined $1,650, had her license suspended for two years and required 40 hours community service for OVI second offense, failure to control, driving under suspension and a seat belt violation.

A Feb. 22 pretrial was set for Harley L. Pyles, 36, Beacon Light, Lisbon, charged with domestic violence for allegedly assaulting his live-in girlfriend Lauren Paterson, on Friday by pushing her to the ground and threatening to kill her.

An April 12 pretrial was set for David A. Breault, 28, Limaville, cited with OVI first offense, parking on a highway and speeding from alleged violations on Sunday.

David Fredrick Lachowski, 51, Warren, was fined $1,025, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI and failure to control.

An April 5 pretrial was set for Jeffrey Alan Falk, 45, Alice Street, East Palestine, cited with two counts of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop in East Palestine where a metal pipe with white powdery residue and a plastic baggie containing a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine were allegedly both found in the vehicle Jan. 29.

A Feb. 22 pretrial was set for Neil P. Barber, 45, Main Street, Leetonia, cited with drug paraphernalia for allegedly having two straws with white residue and a suspected methamphetamine pipe with residue on Oct. 4 in Salem.

Ashley S. Davis, 29, Shunk Avenue, Alliance, was fined $150 for driving under suspension.

Rockly Pharisien, 25, Miami, Fla., was fined $150 for an equipment violation amended from a traffic control device violation.

An April 8 pretrial was set for Virgil K. Garretson, 30, Desellem Road, Lisbon, cited with driving under suspension, open container in a vehicle and speeding.

An April 6 pretrial was set for Alex David Morgan Cook, Mullins Street, Salem, cited with driving under suspension.

A speeding citation against Melissa Ann Kraft, 47, Dorset, was dismissed.


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