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Taylor R. Yuhanick, Columbiana, vs. Scott J. Yuhanick, Columbiana, divorce sought.

Jennifer L. Klingaman, Lisbon, vs. Roy D. Klingaman, Canton, dissolution sought.

Melissa Kitts, Salem, and Gary L. Kitts II, Salem, dissolution sought.

Elizabeth Lunger, East Liverpool, vs. Vincent Giordano, Wellsville, excess of $25,000 sought for alleged injuries and damages from a traffic crash on Route 68 in Industry, Beaver County, Pa. on April 7, 2019.

Docket Entries

County Treasurer vs. Donald P. Bishop, et al., property on East North Avenue, East Palestine, sold to Gorby’s Holdings III, LLC, for $24,000.

Court News

LISBON — Keith N. Richards, 28, Andover, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to assault and obstructing official business. On April 2, 2020, Richards had been responsible for harming Columbiana police officers and interfering with their duties. Initially, he had been charged with two counts of assault, but pleaded guilty to only one of them involving patrolman Bryan Granchie. He faces up to 21 months in prison and a $5,750 fine. Sentencing is set for July 8.

Randy A. Savors Jr., 43, Elizabeth Street, East Liverpool, pleaded no contest to failure to verify his address and failure to provide notice of a change of address. Savors, who was previously convicted of both rape in 1997 and failure to notify sheriff of his change of address, was sentenced now to serve three years in prison for his latest violations from March 11, 2020.

Marilyn Gay Winters, 60, Riffle Road, Rogers, pleaded guilty to illegal use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits or WIC program benefits and requested immediate sentencing. Winters was placed on four-years community control and ordered to pay $11,528 at a rate of $200 in restitution for the benefits money stolen between Sept. 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2019.

Jay T. Troyer, 27, McCracken Road, Salem, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of cocaine for drugs he had on May 28, 2019 and Oct. 30, 2018. He was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction and placed on a three-year treatment plan.

Tani H. Lily, 48, Seigler Road, Salineville, stipulated to violating community control from a prior possession of cocaine charge. His community control was dishonorably terminated and he was sentenced to serve 180 days in the county jail with credit for 120 days already served. Lily was allowed to self-report to the jail April 6.


LISBON – In county Municipal Court, Benjamin R. Phillips Jr., 46, East Perry Street, Salem, waived his rights to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the grand jury on a fourth-degree felony domestic violence charge. Phillips is accused of kicking Kasandra Seddon in the chin and then punching her in the eye on March 21, when he reportedly has been previously charged with domestic violence.

A May 17 pretrial was set for Aaron W. Mitchell, 27, Woodland Avenue, Salem, cited with OVI second offense.

An April 29 pretrial was set for Samuel J. Miller, 48, state Route 558, New Waterford, cited with OVI second offense, OVI refusal with prior within 20 years and speeding.

A May 27 pretrial was set for Jerry K. Frischkorn, 64, Cemetery Hill, Salineville, cited with OVI, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and left of center.

Chase David Ackerman, 21, Countryside Drive, Salem, was fined $925, had his license suspended for a year and required to attend a three-day intervention program for failure to control and physical control amended from OVI first offense.

Jonathan B. Ash, 43, Spring Valley Road, Salineville, was fined $500, had his license suspended for 180 days and ordered 20 hours community service for physical control.

A May 4 pretrial was set for Antonio D. Deleon, 27, Market Street, Columbiana, charged with domestic violence for allegedly choking his wife, Heather Deleon, and pinning her arm during an argument on March 19.

An April 5 pretrial was set for Jeffrey D. Davis, 45, Columbiana-Waterford Road, Columbiana, charged with domestic violence for allegedly grabbing Chelsea Davis and holding her down on the couch on March 19.

A May 20 pretrial was set for Courtney N. Todd, 30, Granite Avenue, Salem, charged with theft and criminal trespassing for allegedly failing to scan merchandise and leaving the Salem Walmart without paying for $121 on March 15, as well as returning to the store at all after previously being told not to return after shoplifting.

A May 6 pretrial was set for Ryann M. Rouse, 20, East Friend Street, Columbiana, charged with theft for allegedly failing to scan 11 items totaling $86 at the self-checkout at the Salem Walmart on March 14.

Suzanne E. Whited, 28, South Broadway, Salem, was fined $150 for disorderly conduct for using profane language and screaming at her boyfriend in an attempt to provoke him and refusing to stay out of the room when police were there to speak with them both on April 19, 2012.

Amber Jackson, 32, Youngstown, was fined $280 for failure to reinstate a license and loud exhaust.

Jason D. Mullins, 36, North Union Avenue, Salem, was fined $200 and required 10 hours community service for disorderly conduct and sound amplifying devices for loud music requiring police to return twice on Feb. 7.

A May 13 pretrial was set for Tobias M. Menough, 43, Lisbon-Canfield Road, Salem, cited with possession of drug abuse instruments for allegedly having a syringe in his pocket on Monday.

Brandon Hasley, 28, Youngstown, was fined $100, credited with a day in jail and required 20 hours community service for illegal possession of drug paraphernalia for digital scale with residue in the center console of a vehicle on Feb. 25.

Mary Schott, 51, Carnegie, Pa., was fined $125 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

ELO Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, William A. Bailey, Toronto, had a passing bad check charge dismissed.

Timothy S. Hannan Jr., Irondale, was fined $1,225 and given 20 community service sanction hours and 30-day suspended jail term for no operator’s license, possession of marijuana and fictitious plates.

Mark R. Smith II, Irish Ridge Road, was fined $25 for lighted lights required.

David S. Van Horn, Morris Road, Lisbon, is set May 4 for a pretrial on a domestic violence charge.

Angela C. Adkins, Ohio Avenue, was set April 5 on a charge of failure to file city income tax.

Timothy F. McLaughlin, Cleveland Heights, was set April 8 for a pretrial on charges of furnishing flash information, violating a protection order and drug paraphernalia.

Jeffery J. Wilson, Ninth Avenue, was set April 8 on charges of loud exhaust, speeding, driving under suspension, marked lanes’ violation, drug paraphernalia (two counts) and possession of marijuana.

Christina A. Reed, St. Clair Avenue, is set May 13 for a pretrial on a disorderly conduct charge.

Sydney K. Dawson, Ruby Drive, is set April 13 for a pretrial on leaving the scene and failure to control charges.


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