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Jamie L. Severs, Leetonia, and Richard B. Severs, Negley, dissolution sought.

Docket Entries

U.S. Bank vs. Shawn Sanders, et al., previous sheriff’s sale results canceled.

Wilmington Savings Fund Society vs. Wayne R. Tate, et al., case on hold.

Cavalier Growth and Income Fund vs. Thomas Welsh, defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $4,327 plus interest.

Village of Salineville vs. Kevin Deems, defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $4,384 plus interest.

USA acting through the Rural Housing Service USDA vs. Kyle D. Wilkinson, et al., sale ordered for property on North Elm Street, Columbiana.

County Treasurer vs. Jason Junior Webb, et al., payment plan entered, case on hold.

County Treasurer vs. Howard W. Bott, et al., property in East Liverpool forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Elizabeth A. Darby, et al., property in Salem forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Robert Michael Dyer, et al., property in East Liverpool forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Douglas A. Williams, et al., property in East Liverpool forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Kathryn L. Brown, et al., property in East Liverpool forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Joseph E. Pastore, et al., property in Salineville forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. George A. Kidd, et al., property in East Liverpool forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Mary J. Reed, et al., property in East Liverpool forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Thomas Cooper, et al., property in East Palestine forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Prosperity Investments Fund, property in East Palestine forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Jeannette Bell, et al., property in East Liverpool forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. the unknown heirs of Lonnie E. Ezell, et al., property in Salem, forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Reed H. Avery, et al., property in East Liverpool forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Douglas B. Rodgers, et al., property in Salem forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. William J. McFarland Jr, et al., property in Salem forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. the unknown heirs of Emilia O. Sanders, et al., property in Salem forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Jack L. Madden, et al., property in East Liverpool forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Mark Hart, et al., property in East Liverpool forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Feldman Coal Co., property in Middleton Township forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Anna M. Earich, et al., property in Salineville forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Earl A. Schory II, previous sheriff’s sale canceled, deposit of $13,211 to be returned.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Mark Devinney, 50, Akron, was served a secret indictment charging him with possession of drugs with a forfeiture specification for allegedly having heroin and $1,480 on Dec. 4, 2015. The indictment was issued by a grand jury in February 2016.

William D. Cunning, 43, Spruce Street, Columbiana, was served a secret indictment charging him with possession of drugs and two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. On both Aug. 7 and May 14, Cunning allegedly had methamphetamines. Additionally, on May 14, he allegedly had buprenorphine. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in February.

Court News

LISBON — Mervin Jones Jr., 54, Roses Run Road, Salineville, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to robbery, a third-degree felony. Sentencing is set for June 14, when he faces a possible maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $10,000 fine. On May 17, 2019, Jones while committing a theft attempted to harm or harmed Stephanie M. Ross.

Charges of possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia against Jeffrey Bricker, 62, Cross Street, Columbiana, will no longer be pursued after Bricker’s death.

Jessica M. Rudish, 30, U.S. Route 30, Minerva, stipulated to probable cause she violated her community control, which has been now terminated. She was on community control for a prior conviction for illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs and possession of drugs for having chemicals and supplies for the manufacture of methamphetamines at a home where she was living on state Route 154, Lisbon, on Aug. 6, 2015.

Amber G. Jones, 42, Boardman Street, New Waterford, stipulated to probable cause she violated her community control, which was now dishonorably terminated. She had been on community control after she was convicted of possession of dangerous drugs and four counts of possession of drugs. On Dec. 27, 2014, Jones had been in possession of heroin, lorazepam and cocaine and then she had heroin and tramadol on Jan. 7, 2015.

Chad L. Gower, 50, East Sixth Street, Salem, stipulated to probable cause he violated his community control he was on for convictions of theft and falsification and his community control was continued. For six months in 2017, Gower had been stealing unemployment benefits.

Nicole R. Thompson, 44, Sherman Street, Lisbon, stipulated to probable cause she violated her intervention in lieu of conviction treatment plan for an aggravated possession of drugs conviction for having amphetamine on Dec. 12, 2017. The intervention plan was continued.

Melanie D. Paulin, 43, Richmond, stipulated to violating the terms of her community control and her community control was dishonorably terminated. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for nine of them already served for the five charges for which she was previously convicted — two counts of endangering children and three counts of possession of drugs. On March 16, 2016, Paulin had heroin, cocaine and fentanyl in the presence of two children one 4 years old and the other an infant.

Robert H. Spaulding III, 30, Georgetown Road, Salem, stipulated to violating his community control, which was then dishonorably terminated and he was sentenced to six months in prison with credit for 61 days already served. Spaulding had been on community control for an aggravated assault charge for kicking, punching and pistol whipping Gregory Gardner on Aug. 24, 2018.

Dontez L. Elam, 32, Cleveland, pleaded guilty to improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. He requested immediate sentencing and was sentenced to six months in prison with credit for 126 days already served. The nine-millimeter hollow point semi-automatic pistol will be forfeited and destroyed. Elam had the gun in his vehicle during a traffic stop in St. Clair Township when he has been previously convicted of trafficking in drugs and felonious assault.

Darrin C. Saunders, also known as Derrin Saunders, 67, Canton, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and requested immediate sentencing. Saunders was placed on two years community control. On Nov. 25, 2019, Saunders had methamphetamines.

Municipal

LISBON — A March 8 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set in county Municipal Court for Christopher R. Steele, 34, Grove Alley, East Liverpool, charged with a felony domestic violence for allegedly assaulting Emily Lawson on Feb. 27 by kicking in her door, putting her in a choke hold, dragging her back a hallway and punching her numerous times in the back of the head. Additionally, he is charged with criminal damaging for allegedly slashing a tire on Lawson’s 2005 Dodge van and breaking the door jam.

Daniel L. Iden, 34, Quaker Church Road, East Rochester, was fined $1,125, credited with three days served in jail, required to attend a three-day driver intervention program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense and carrying a concealed weapon for a Glock 17, nine-millimeter handgun, which Iden was carrying loaded while intoxicated on Feb. 19. The gun was ordered destroyed by the Highway Patrol.

Vicky J. Grindle, 48, Woodsdale Road, Hanoverton, was fined $875, had her license suspended for a year, credited with three days served for attending a three-day intervention program, sentenced to an additional three days in jail and required 40 hours community service for OVI first offense.

An April 12 pretrial was set for Randy P. Witherow, 53, Hanover Road, Salineville, cited with driving under OVI suspension.

Ryan William Ross, 23, Walnut Street, Washingtonville, was fined $350 for driving under suspension.

Matthew W. Juillerat, 30, Youngstown, was fined $500, credited with a day in jail, sentenced to an additional four days in jail and required 40 hours community service for two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia — one for a digital scale with white powder residue and a glass pipe on Sept. 25 and the other for a crack pipe and small straws with white residue on Sept. 27.

An April 15 pretrial was set for Michael R. Craig, 41, North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, cited with possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia. On Monday, Craig allegedly had a hypodermic needle and a glass bottle containing a piece of cotton soaked in a brown residue all in a green drawstring bag found during a traffic stop assisted by K-9 Argo and his handler Salem patrolman Steve LaRosa.

An April 6 pretrial was set for Michael Collins III, 25, Youngstown, cited with drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a digital scale with residue on Feb. 18.

Tyler R. McCullough, 23, Lowellville, was fined $250 for driving under suspension.

Jacob Greathouse, 23, East Clark Street, East Palestine, was fined $200 for possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.

Dakota A. Herron, 19, Woodsdale Road, Salem, was fined $300 for no motorcycle endorsement, temporary helmet violation and temporary permit violation.

William H. Reph, 19, Canfield, was fined $200 for no motorcycle endorsement and temporary permit violation.

Wellsville

WELLSVILLE — In Wellsville Magistrate Court, Gary Stock, Clark Avenue, fined $900 on charges of suspended operator’s license and possession of drug abuse instruments.

Caleb Kountz, Eighth Street, was fined $100 for failure to report an accident.

Alyssa Evans, Bradshaw Avenue, East Liverpool, fined $70 on speeding and seat belt violations.

Dorothy Shepherd, Broadway, East Liverpool, has another court date set for March 25 for her 409 Main St. nuisance property case.

ELO Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, Charles L. Tudor, Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road, was fined $500 and given 200 days in jail (60 imposed) on charges of a probation violation, unlawful restraint and domestic violence.

Robert L. Wright, Riverview Street, was fined $100 for failure to stop for a school bus.

Ashley M. Butler, St. Clair Avenue, ws fined $100 for passing a school bus with flashing lights.

Brandon S. Myers, Third Street in Wellsville, is scheduled for a pretrial March 22 on a city income tax charge. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail for violating his probation for a drug paraphernalia charge.

Aaron Stevens, Fairmont Street, is set for trial April 5 on charges of maximum weed height (two counts), housing code violation and rental property license in regards to properties in the 900 block of Denver Street, 300 block of Grant Street and 300 block of East Eighth Street.

A motion hearing has been set April 13 for Anthony D. Winkle, Hookstown, Pa., on OVI charges.

Jeremy Ghrist, Glasgow Road, Lisbon, is set for a second pretrial April 6 on a violation of a protection order charge.

A revocation hearing is set March 15 for Patty Reed, Torrence Drive, Wellsville.

Jonathan R. Easterday, Ravine Street, is set for a preliminary hearing Thursday on a felony domestic violence charge.

Anthony L. Ray, Bank Street, is set April 6 for a status hearing on a driving under suspension charge.

A motion hearing has been set April 14 for Camaren R. Harden, Youngstown, on a marijuana possession charge.

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