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The Courts

Common Pleas

Docket Entries

Bayview Loan Servicing LLC vs. Helen E. Nelson, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on East Lincoln Avenue, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Edith Miller, payment plan and penalties paid, case dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. Jack Robinson, et al., case reinstated, property to be sold.

County Treasurer vs. William B. Bowersock, et al., case reinstated, property to be sold.

County Treasurer vs. Erika L. Staley, case reinstated, property to be sold.

County Treasurer vs. Sean P. Ryan, et al., payment plan and penalties paid, case dismissed.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Courtney Orr, 30, East Washington Street, Lisbon, was served a secret indictment charging her with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly having methamphetamines on Oct. 6. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in April.

Court News

LISBON — Jonathan P. Cunning, 29, Alderlick Road, Wellsville, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to possession of heroin and three counts of aggravated possession of drugs. On Oct. 24, 2019, Cunnning had methamphetamines, heroin, acetyl fentanyl and fentanyl. Sentencing is set for July 23. He faces up to four years in prison, a five-year license suspension and a $10,000 fine.

Brandon Huff, 26, Campbell Road, Hanoverton, pleaded guilty to assault, harassment with a bodily substance and disrupting public service and was sentenced to a year in prison consecutive to time he is already serving from another case. On Dec. 25, Huff had damaged the fire system at the county jail, interfering with the ability of the fire department and other emergency services to respond and protect others from harm. Then on Jan. 3, Huff bit another inmate, Zachary Martin and spit on him, while they were both in the jail. Additional charges of three counts of criminal damaging were dismissed.

Darren S. Morrison, 40, Richmond, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated possession of drugs and was placed on a three-year intervention treatment program. Morrison had both oxycodone and hydrocodone on Jan. 5, 2019.

Gary E. Blare, 39, 12th Street, Wellsville, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control and was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail. He will then remain on the community control he has been on for aggravated possession of drugs for oxycodone.

Municipal

LISBON — An April 29 preliminary hearing was set in county Municipal Court for Steven W. Watters II, 43, Elk Avenue, Lisbon, charged with receiving stolen property for allegedly driving a vehicle with a stolen license plate on Aug. 8.

A June 15 pretrial was set for Keith O. Savage, 34, North Jefferson Street, Lisbon, charged with OVI second offense, no temporary permit and left of center.

Trey Shields, 21, Lincoln Street, East Liverpool, was fined $1,175, had his license suspended for 180 days, credited with a day in jail, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense, failure to stop after an accident, failure to control and possession of marijuana.

Roger J. Fitzsimmons, 49, Edgewood Drive, Salem, was fined $925, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense and a traffic control device violation.

Trey Shields, 21, Lincoln Street, East Liverpool, was fined $1,175, had his license suspended for 180 days, credited with a day in jail, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense, failure to stop after an accident, failure to control and possession of marijuana.

Roger J. Fitzsimmons, 49, Edgewood Drive, Salem, was fined $925, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense and a traffic control device violation.

A June 7 pretrial was set for Fredrick E. Lash Jr., 27, Canton, cited with OVI first offense and driving under FRA suspension.

David C. Cole, 36, East Eighth Street, East Liverpool, was credited with four days served, sentenced to an additional 26 days in jail and fined $500 for possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia for having several metal saucers with residue, a plastic container with residue and several syringes with multiple tie-offs on Dec. 11.

An April 29 pretrial was set for Jacob P. Cutchall, 36, U.S. Route 62, Damascus, charged with violating a temporary protection order after he allegedly went to the home of his wife, MaryRuth Cutchall, knocked on the door and when he was turned away, climbed through an upstairs window before coming downstairs to see his wife and children.

An April 29 pretrial was set for Christopher J. Lungsford II, 26, Massillon, charged with assault for allegedly punching his Lyft driver, Ishmael O. Asamoah, in the head in New Garden while he was on his way to East Liverpool for an appointment.

Travis L. Miller, 23, Hammondsville, was fined $500, credited with nine days in jail and required 50 hours community service for carrying a concealed weapon after he was found armed with a handgun in his front pocket while intoxicated at BK Beverage on Jan. 12.

Brandon S. Gust, 32, Prospect Street, Salem, was credited with seven days in jail, sentenced to an additional three days in jail, fined $250 and required 40 hours community service for obstructing official business and disorderly conduct for attempting to get into a Prospect Street, Salem, home while intoxicated on April 15 and walking away from police when he was ordered to stop.

Logan J. Stancato, 23, Boxwood Drive, Beloit, was fined $350 and credited with a day in jail for driving under suspension.

A May 3 pretrial was set for Matthew C. Ward, 32, Michigan Avenue, East Liverpool, charged with criminal mischief for allegedly sticking a toothbrush into the sprinkler head in his cell while an inmate at the county jail, which caused the sprinkler to break and activate costing $262 in damages.

A May 17 pretrial was set for Danny J. Shultz, 24, Cliff Drive, Salem, charged with theft and obstructing official business for allegedly refusing to come out of the house when ordered by Salem police on Tuesday and hiding in a crawl space. The theft charge is for allegedly failing to scan $137 in merchandise at the self-checkout at Walmart in Salem.

Tyler James McCaslin, 33, West Perry Street, Salem, was fined $150 for driving under suspension. A June 14 pretrial was set for additional citations of a taillights violation, speeding and failure to transfer the registration of a vehicle.

Bryan Martin, 34, North Market Street, East Palestine, was fined $300 for driving under suspension and speeding.

Jeffery Alan Puskaric, 53, Bell Road, Lisbon, was fined $200 for driving under suspension and speeding.

A June 7 pretrial was set for Daniel E. Earich, 40, Fifth Avenue, East Liverpool, charged with failure to stop after an accident, failure to control and a seat belt violation.

Jeremy Thomas Crihfield, 34, Continental Drive, Salem, was fined $200 for driving under suspension.

Caroline E. Biser, 24, Ridge Street, Leetonia, was fined $150 for theft for failing to scan $210 in merchandise at the Salem Walmart on April 3.

Thomas R. Hughes II, state Route 154, Negley, was fined $250, credited with 10 days in jail and required 40 hours community service for obstructing official business for fleeing on foot from a vehicle he had been riding in after the vehicle was stopped on Sept. 11, 2019.

James D. Courtwright, 47, state Route 154, Rogers, was fined $200 for distracted driving and an equipment violation amended from speeding.

James T. Crihfield, 34, Continental Drive, Salem, was fined $100 for open container.

ELO Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, James E. Neville III, Hollywood Avenue, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of burglary, a second-degree felony, criminal damaging, obstructing official business (two counts) and criminal damaging.

Robert R. Plunkett, Garner Avenue, was fined $350 and given a 60-day suspended jail sentence and 40 hours of community service for theft.

Shayla N. Curenton-Ellis, Midland, Pa., was fined $100 for no license.

Sonia L. Reed (aka Conrad), Cornell Street, was fined $100 for disorderly conduct reduced from menacing charge.

Teresa M. Brewer, Spring Street, Salineville, was fined $350 and given a 60-day suspended jail sentence and 40 community service hours for theft.

Todd O. Dean, Aetna Street, Salem, was fined $25 on a stop sign violation.

Mattthew C. Ward, Michigan Avenue, was fined $500 and given 60 days in jail (15 imposed) for aggravated menacing and domestic violence.

Delbert R. Hall, Lincoln Avenue, was fined $250 and given 30 days in jail (two imposed) and 40 community service hours for disorderly conduct.

Alayna N. Risbeck, Harvey Avenue, was fined $200 for no license. .

Diana J. Myers, McKinnon Avenue, was fined $500 for failure to file city income tax, $450 suspended if she pays all money owed and satisfies the terms of her probation.

Shannon L. Cunning, Lincoln Avenue, was fined $900 for driving under suspension (two counts), stop sign violation and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deserae M. Callahan, Thompson Avenue, had a pretrial continued June 17 on a theft charge.

Brandy L. Reynolds, Michigan Avenue, was set June 10 for a status hearing and June 17 for a trial on criminal damaging, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

David J. Sisco Jr., Pancake-Clarkson Road, Rogers, has a status hearing June 17 on leaving the scene, no operator’s license and failure to control charges.

Tracy N. Norris, Steubenville, was set June 10 for a pretrial on a theft charge.

Alexander J. Burcham, Cannons Mill Road, had his pretrial continued to May 27 on an abusing harmful intoxicants charge.

William J. Weyand, Laura Avenue, was set June 10 for a status hearing on a charge of no operator’s license.

Bristan Z. Lavant, First Avenue, has his probable cause hearing continued until April 29.

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