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Benjamin Kuhlen, Lisbon, vs. Zarbana Aluminum Ext. LLC, et al., appeal sought of workers’ compensation claim.

Susan Davis, Columbiana, et al., vs. Nicholas Evans, McDonald, excess of $25,000 sought for alleged injuries and damages from a traffic crash on state Route 7 in Fairfield Township on April 30, 2019.

Eric L. Randolph, Salem, and Michele L. Randolph, Salem, dissolution sought.

Alexandra N. Butler, Minerva, vs. Raymie Lee Butler, Waynesburg, divorce sought.

Matthew Hopfenziz, Columbiana, and Danyelle McMaster, Columbiana, dissolution sought.

Docket Entries

Zachariah Paxson, Ravenna, and Taylor Paxson, Hanoverton, dissolution granted.

Trent W. Woolmaker, East Liverpool, vs. Beth A. Woolmaker, Salem, divorce granted.

Deborah L. Butts, East Liverpool, vs. Kenneth C. Butts, Wellsville, divorce granted.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Thomas Price, 51, Lisa Lane, Lisbon, was served a secret indictment, charged with failure to provide notice of change of address, a second-degree felony, and falsification, a misdemeanor. The charges involve alleged false information given to deputies on Jan. 21 and a failure to provide his rightful address on Feb. 25, which he is required to do after reportedly required to do after a 2006 attempted rape conviction. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in April.

Court News

LISBON — In Common Pleas Court, defense attorney Colleen Hall-Dailey, who is representing Robert Kastanek, 36, North Madison Avenue, Salem, has filed an appeal of a decision by Common Pleas Court Judge Megan Bickerton not to allow additional fees in order to have an expert witness testify at his upcoming trial. Bickerton had previously granted motions for two other expert fees totaling $8,325, but Kastanek’s attorney had been requesting an additional $11,980 for the expert to appear at the trial, which had been scheduled for May 4. Kastanek is charged with aggravated arson, a second-degree felony, for allegedly setting fire on or near the bed in the master bedroom of the home he shared with his girlfriend at the time, Heidi Hostetter, on Nov. 25, 2018. The appeal will be sent to the Seventh District Court of Appeals.

Jonathan J.H. Crow, 24, Youngstown, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control and it was dishonorably terminated. Crow had been on community control after pleading guilty to two counts of complicity to trafficking in drugs for assisting in the sale of marijuana to confidential informants during the summer of 2015.

Gage A. Davis, 25, Chesterville, stipulated to violating the terms of his intervention treatment plan and it was dishonorably terminated. Davis had been on an intervention plan after pleading guilty to possession of drugs for having 1.67 grams of cocaine July 3, 2017.

Taylor A. Madison, 28, Stow, stipulated to violating the terms of community control she had been placed on following a possession of cocaine conviction for having the drugs on Aug. 31, 2018. The community control was continued.


LISBON — In county Municipal Court, Kelly Jo Koons, 42, Homestead Avenue, Alliance, Koons was bound over to the grand jury on a receiving stolen property charge for allegedly driving a stolen 2008 Dodge Ram pickup on March 27. A July 6 pretrial was set for Koons, also cited with a seat belt violation, marked lanes, distracted driving and a taillights violation.

Joseph McCallister, 40, Stewart Road, Salem, was fined $550, sentenced to 10 days in jail, required 40 hours community service for wrongful entrustment and two counts of endangering children for allowing one 12-year-old girl to drive his vehicle with another 12-year-old girl riding as a passenger. Another endangering children citation was dismissed.

A June 8 pretrial was set for Jack W. Meier Jr., 29, Waynewood Drive, New Waterford, charged with OVI second offense, OVI refusal with prior within 20 years, driving under suspension and a headlights violation.

Nicholas D. Billiris, 19, Campbell, was fined $975, had his license suspended for 180 days, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for marked lanes and physical control amended from OVI first offense.

Katherine S. Tsilimos, 37, Micanopy, Fla., was fined $925, had her license suspended for a year, ordered to attend a three-day counseling program and required 30 hours community service for OVI first offense and marked lanes.

Dylan L. Vance, 43, Carrollton, was fined $925, had his license suspended for two years, sentenced to 10 days in jail and required 40 hours community service for OVI first offense and speeding. A marijuana possession citation was dismissed.

Cory Jay Blankenship, 34, Globe Street, East Liverpool, was fined $975, 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 failure to control.

A May 11 pretrial was set for Corey Michael Evans, 19, state Route 154, Negley, cited with use of an unauthorized plate, operating a vehicle without a valid license, speeding, a seat belt violation and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle for allegedly taking a white 2015 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle onto state Route 517, overturning it and ejecting the passenger before going off the right side of the road on April 8. Evans reportedly did not have permission to use the motorcycle, which he crashed. The other citations were for allegedly driving violations on Dec. 15.

Michael S. Smith, 39, McCrackin Road, Salem, was fined $500, credited with 24 days served in jail, required to serve an additional day in jail, required 40 hours community service for domestic violence and resisting arrest. On April 9, Smith had threatened to beat his girlfriend to death and to burn down the house while he was holding a butane torch. He also made attempts to stop deputies from taking him into custody.

Steven P. McGrew, 35, Pine Lake Road, Beloit, was fined $250, credited with a day in jail and required 40 hours community service for driving under suspension.

Michael B. Delp, 44, East Eighth Street, Salem, was fined $300 for two counts of driving under suspension.

Ashley R. Carlariello, 28, Youngstown, was fined $300, credited with a day in jail, sentenced to an additional two days in jail, required 40 hours community service and ordered to pay $170 in restitution to Sarah Himes for theft and misuse of a credit card for making fraudulent charges to Himes’ Kohl’s credit card.

Braeden William Winter, 24, West Third Street, Salem, was fined $400 for speeding.

A failure to control citation against Robert M. Greenisen, 55, King Road, Salem, was dismissed.

Michael Shane Thompson, 30, South Arch Avenue, Alliance, was fined $210 for no license, a seat belt violation and traffic control device violation.

A domestic violence charge against Cody J. Davis, 21, Monroe Avenue, Salem, was dismissed due to the victim, who is a child and the mother of Davis’ child, being uncooperative in the prosecution. The alleged incident resulted in her going to the Salem Regional Medical Center for injuries on Dec. 10.

Michael A. Gillingham, 44, Enon Valley, Pa., was fined $100 for drug paraphernalia. A marijuana paraphernalia charge was dismissed.

Timothy James Piero, 51, Bear Hollow Road, Lisbon, was fined $150 for an equipment violation amended

ELO Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, Brandon D. Savin, Valley Avenue, was fined $500 and given 180 days in jail (30 days imposed) for violating a protection order and domestic violence.

John Sullivan, Vine Street, was fined $225 and given 180 days in jail on charges of violating a protection order (two counts), hit-skip and failure to maintain an assured clear distance.

Brendon M. Carr, Commerce Street in Wellsville, was fined $575 and given 30 days in jail (three days imposed) for OVI, possession of marijuana and failure to control.

David T. Gamble, Dewey Avenue, was fined $350 and given 180 days in jail suspended and 40 community service hours for hit/skip.

Cierra J. Shultz, Springfield Road in Poland, was fined $100 for assured clear distance.

Tony L. Hilton, Blakely Street, was set May 6 on an endangering children charge.

Lonnie D. Cunningham, Lincoln Avenue, was set May 11 for a pretrial on charges of assault and theft.

Michael A. Stover, Thomas Road in Lisbon, is set for a motion hearing June 8 on charges of OVI and possession of marijuana.


WELLSVILLE — In Wellsville Magistrate Court, Magistrate Charley Kidder ordered that a $2,500 fine plus costs for a nuisance property charge is due by May 27 for Dorothy Shepherd, of Broadway Avenue in East Liverpool, on a 2019 case. Kidder had scheduled the review hearing, after repeated delays collecting a $2,500 fine ($1,000 if the work would have been done) due to assurances from the defendant that the work on 409 Main St. was forthcoming. Initial notification of the violations, which included the collapse of the first floor ceiling on the floor and a partial missing back outside wall on the second floor, came in October 2018.

Ronald Baker Jr., Wood Street, was fined $250 for drug abuse marijuana, open container and a turn signal violation.

Steven Smith, Moore Street, East Liverpool, was fined $100 for loud exhaust charge. A May 27 pretrial was set on reckless operation and obstructing charges.

Brittany Petty, Lisbon Street, East Liverpool, was fined $250 and given a 30-day suspended jail sentence for disorderly conduct reduced from assault.


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