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Docket Entries

County Treasurer vs. De Anna M. Greier, et al., property on Whinnery Road, Hanoverton, sold to Flippin B Investments LLC for $5,001.22

County Treasurer vs. Michael L. Ashby Sr., et al., delinquent taxes and penalties paid, case on hold.

Carrington Mortgage Services LLC vs. Matthew E. Luketic, et al., property on state Route 164, Lisbon, sold to the plaintiff for $42,025.

John Ohler, et al., vs. Charles A. Fankhauser, et al., case settled and dismissed.

In Re: multiple motor vehicles owned by Nulfco, Inc., certificate of titles issued to Nulfco, Inc., East Taggart Street, East Palestine, with notation of lien of Farmers National Bank of Canfield.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Gregory L. Cartwright, 41, East Pidgeon Road, Salem, was served a secret indictment charging him with three counts of forgery, all fifth-degree felonies, and one misdemeanor charge of petty theft. Cartwright allegedly wrote checks on the account of the Columbiana Foundry, payable to himself, for $816 on Feb. 14, 2020; for $884 on Feb. 28, 2020; and for $872 on March 13, 2020. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in February.


LISBON — In county Municipal Court, Joshua D. Vishak, 46, Y Camp Road, Lisbon, was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of violating a protection order for allegedly going to the home where Sunny Wright was at, walking past her car and knocking on the door. He then reportedly began calling the home and asking to speak to her.

An April 15 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set for Antwn D. Barnes, 29, Bolivar Road, Wellsville, charged with having weapons while under a disability and obstructing official business. When the Columbiana County Drug Task Force went to his home on Monday, Barnes allegedly had a Glock 27 pistol and ammunition inside the bedroom, the same second floor room where he reportedly opened the window to try to flee from the home.

Bradley R. Weber, 37, Cleveland Street, Salem, was fined $450 and required 40 hours community service for three counts of disorderly conduct amended from endangering children. On April 17, Weber was claimed people were in his closet while hallucinating and acting erratic due to being under the influence of some sort of narcotic, while he was taking care of three children ages 10-years-old, 5-years-old and 11-days old.

An aggravated menacing charge was dismissed against Willard Burbick, 72, Beeson Mill Road, Leetonia, who had been accused of shooting a shotgun at a neighbor while he was out mowing his yard on May 23, 2020.

Sonya Lee Danks, 32, West Park Avenue, Columbiana, was fined $1,025, had her license suspended for a year, ordered to attend a three-day counseling program and required 20 hours community service for marked lanes and physical control amended from OVI first offense.

Richard Frank Hill, 72, Oak Street, Leetonia, was fined $1,125, had his license suspended for a year and required to attend a three-day counseling program for OVI first offense and failure to stop.

Jacob I. Long, 34, West Calla Road, Salem, was sentenced to three days in jail, fined $755, had his license suspended for a year and required 40 hours community service for OVI first offense, failure to control and a seat belt violation.

Ryan A. Davidson, North Main Street, Columbiana, was fined $150 for disorderly conduct amended from prohibitions concerning companion animals for leaving an animal out in 16-degree weather in February with its water frozen over.

Chad L. Bickel, 45, state Route 45, Lisbon, was fined $350 and sentenced to three days in jail for driving under FRA suspension.

Milton Marple IV, 22, U.S. Route 30, Lisbon, was fined $250 and required 40 hours community service for underage consumption for providing alcohol to an underaged person.

Spencer D. Hulett, 34, state Route 344, Salem, was fined $200, credited with a day in jail and required 20 hours community service for disorderly conduct amended from theft for failing to scan $166 in merchandise at the Salem Walmart on Sept. 22.

An April 15 pretrial was set for Sean McCarthy, Commerce Street, Wellsville, charged with theft and criminal mischief for allegedly going behind the corrections officer station at the jail on March 30, pulling on the doors of the locked cabinet and breaking it. The cabinet is valued at $465. He then was seen on video carrying a gallon jug of hand sanitizer he stole from the cabinet.

A May 20 pretrial was set for Austin Robert Lemasters, 23, Malone Road, Salineville, cited with driving under suspension.

A May 20 pretrial was set for Bryan Joel Vazquez Robles, 25, Boardman, cited with driving under a 12-point suspension.

Robert Shuler, 33, Youngstown, was fined $150 for driving under suspension.

An expired license citation against John McKarns, 50, state Route 518, Hanoverton, was dismissed.

A no license citation against Tiffany A. Potts, 33, East Pershing Street, Salem, was dismissed.

A disorderly conduct charge against Jonah Thomas, 20, Homeworth Road, Homeworth, was dismissed. Thomas had been accused of fighting on Feb. 5.


LISBON — A 14-year-old Perry Township boy was cited in county Juvenile Court for allegedly engaging in sexual misconduct with a girl under the age of 13 on July 19, 2019. The boy was 12 years old the time the alleged assault took place.

A 13-year-old Salem boy and 14-year-old Salem boy were cited for allegedly posting on Snapchat that they were going to “shoot up” Salem High School using an AR-15 gun on March 30.

A 15-year-old East Liverpool boy was cited for allegedly striking his father several times in the head on March 6.

A 15-year-old boy was cited for allegedly refusing to abide to household rules and leaving home without permission.

A 16-year-old Salem boy was cited for allegedly posting a picture on Facebook with two guns on the table and a person holding a package of trident gum with the caption, “Yo everyone come to school tomorrow, I got gum.” on March 25.

A 13-year-old East Palestine child was cited for allegedly threatening to damage property in the home and smashing a TV.

A 17-year-old East Liverpool boy was cited for allegedly posting online what appeared to be crystal meth and threatened to kill and eat people, and said that the crime scene would be so bad that police would have a hard time handling it.

A 14-year-old East Liverpool boy was cited for allegedly striking his mother on her arm and face on March 15.

A 17-year-old girl was cited for allegedly not subjecting herself to the reasonable control of her parents and left home on March 14 and failed to return home or advise her parents of her whereabouts.

A 14-year-old boy was cited for allegedly violating terms of his probation by refusing to attend school and throwing things, breaking a lamp and several kitchen dishes, when his mother attempted to wake him. He also admitted to missing 27 days of school so far this year.

ELO Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court before visiting judge John M. Solovan, Christina R. Pease, East Liverpool Road, was fined $975 and given 90 days in jail (87 suspended) for of OVI, hit-skip and divided highway. She will be given a $500 credit towards her fine for completion of the driver intervention program.

Mark A. Antonio, Cannon Mills Road, was fined $550 and given 40 community service hours and 30 days in jail (three imposed) for OVI, drug paraphernalia and tail light charges.

Samuel A. Spilios, Newell, W.Va., was fined $780 and given 30 days in jail (one imposed) for fictitious plates, no license (two counts) and no turn signal.

Ronald Melott, LaCroft Avenue, was fined $50 for no license,

Christopher J. Cianni, St. Clair Avenue, was set for a status hearing April 13 and a trial April 21 on charges of violating a protection order, domestic violence and prohibition concerning companion animals.

Dion D. McMillan, Palissy Street, is set April 26 for trial on charges of window plate, obstructed plate and possession of marijuana.

A pretrial was set May 4 for Donald R. Cramer Jr., Azalea Avenue, for drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and illegal manufacturing of marijuana.

Jeremy L. Ghrist, Glasgow Road, Lisbon, was set for a July 13 status hearing and trial on a violating a protection order charge.


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