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Peggy S. Sheen, Canton, and James K. Sheen III, Alliance, dissolution sought.

Tracy A. Schultz, Lisbon, vs. Jody Landsberger, East Palestine, release sought of title of property.

Docket Entries

Salem Community Hospital vs. William S. McMillan, Wintersville, defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $24,358 plus interest.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Justin W. Stalnaker, 42, Ravenna, was served a secret indictment charging him with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. On Jan. 19, Stalnaker allegedly had methamphetamines. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in April.

Neil P. Barber, 45, Union Street, Columbiana, was also served an April secret indictment charging him with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly having methamphetamines Oct. 4.

Court News

LISBON – In Common Pleas Court, Undray E. Benefield, also known as Andre Benefield, 32, Canton, pleaded guilty to domestic violence, using weapons while intoxicated, having weapons while under disability, endangering children and three counts of aggravated menacing. He faces up to three years in prison and a $15,750 fine. Sentencing is set for July 1. On June 2, 2020, Benefield had threatened to harm Christina Garner, her family, and Jessica Miller, while he had been drinking and was carrying a firearm. He also had a 3-year-old child with him at the time.

Randy A. Martin, 34, Main Street, Wellsville, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for grand theft of a motor vehicle after taking a 1996 Toyota pickup belonging to Jared Clark on Oct. 9, 2019. He was credited with 126 days already served.

Eris S. McFarland, 42, state Route 7, Lisbon, pleaded guilty to possession of LSD, a fifth-degree felony, for drugs he had on Dec. 25, 2019. McFarland faces up to a year in prison, a $2,500 fine and a license suspension of up to five years. Sentencing is set for July 15.

Abraham J. Thomas, 40, Oberlin, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control for previous convictions of aggravated possession of drugs with a forfeiture specification. Thomas was sentenced to serve a 26-days jail sentence and continue on community control until Oct. 18, 2023. Thomas had thrown a bag containing at least 10 grams of heroin over a fence in Wellsville on Nov. 1, 2013. He had pleaded guilty to the charge until June 27, 2019.

Leana L. Rexroad, 35, stipulated to violating the terms of her community control from a prior possession of drugs conviction connected to having oxycodone on Aug. 31, 2017. Her intervention plan is dishonorably terminated and she was placed on community control until Feb. 28, 2022.

Geary O. Bable, 57, Pioneer Road, Negley, stipulated to violating the terms of his intervention plan. He was placed on community control until May 18, 20123. Bable had been on intervention after pleading guilty to permitting drug abuse, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin and possession of a fentanyl-related compound.

Deanna M. Lodge, 43, Vine Street, Salem, pleaded guilty to aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. She was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction and placed on a three-year treatment plan. Lodge had been offering to sell methamphetamines on Oct. 24, 2019.

Municipal

LISBON — A May 10 preliminary hearing was set in county Municipal Court for Cassidey A. Sandoe, 27, Walnut Street, Salem, charged with domestic violence for allegedly fighting with his half-brother Brady Barnhouse on Monday.

Brady A. Barnhouse, 21, Walnut Street, Salem, was sentenced to seven days in jail and fined $500 for domestic violence for fighting with his half-brother Cassidey A. Sandoe on Monday.

Stacey Saracco, 30, Crews Road, Wellsville, was credited with 30 days served in jail, sentenced to an additional 100 days in jail and fined $350 for driving under OVI suspension, a taillights violation and endangering children for driving while believed to be under the influence of a drug of abuse with two children ages 7 years and 15 months inside the vehicle on Aug. 11. Saracco was all over the roadway on state Route 11 in Fairfield Township and when she was stopped at the intersection with state Route 154, she reportedly had a powdery substance in her right nostril, which she admitted was Xanax and that she had swallowed another Xanax when she does not have a prescription.

A June 24 pretrial was set for Stacey L. Butcher, North Beaver Street, Lisbon, charged with OVI second offense and left of center.

Jared A. Robinson, 25, West Calla Road, Canfield, 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 marked lanes.

Braedyn Marich, 19, Massillon, was fined $985, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 30 hours community service for OVI first offense, speeding, a seat belt violation and a windshield violation.

A June 15 pretrial was set for Nikki D. Gibbs, 41, Victor Street, Salineville, cited with OVI first offense, driving under suspension, failure to control and a seat belt violation.

Mary Jo Taylor, 45, state Route 644, Kensington, was fined $1,125, had her 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 comply after she failed to stop when instructed by Patrolman Richard Burbick in the intersection of state Routes 14 and 46 on Nov. 20.

Nicole C. Haldiman, 47, Vine Street, Salem, was fined $875, had her license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense.

A June 24 pretrial was set for Eric Glenn Valles, 55, Sevierville, Tenn., cited with OVI first offense and speeding.

Joshua L. Wilson, 42, Bowman Street NE, Homeworth, 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 turn signal violation.

Marcisha L. Ortiz, 27, Toronto, was fined $350 for driving under suspension, distracted driving and failure to control.

Rodney Lee Bell, 54, High Street, Washingtonville, was fined $100 for driving under suspension.

A June 24 pretrial was set for Grant D. Adams, 20, South Lincoln Avenue, Salem, cited with physical control and underage consumption.

David M. Butcher, 48, West State Street, Salem, was fined $350 for use of an unauthorized plate and traffic control devices. A drug paraphernalia citation was dismissed.

Rebecca K. Stonestreet, 51, Shore Lane, Lisbon, was fined $150 for driving under suspension.

Jacob D. Bell Sr., 30, Campbell Road, Hanoverton, was fined $300 for driving under suspension.

ELO Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, Michael A. Hayes, of Akron, has been set Thursday for a pretrial hearing on charge of sexual imposition, no operator’s license and loud exhaust.

Brian Mercer, of New Cumberland, W.Va., was fined $350 and given 60 days in jail, three imposed, on two counts of theft.

Harley A. Gill, Sunset Drive, Wellsville, was fined $200 for driving under suspension.

A motion was denied for Patty L. Reed, who requested early release on her sentence for an OVI and left of center conviction. She alleged that “it was an undue hardship (on her) and her family that she remains incarcerated,” as she has employment waiting for her. In a handwritten letter dated April 11, Reed, of Torrence Drive, Wellsville, also cited grief over the loss of her son in 2017, her fire in September as well as almost losing her husband in November and her mother’s issues with dementia. “Pleas don’t make my family pay for my foolishness.”

Christopher Slasar, Sprucevale Road, was set June 24 for a pretrial on a no license charge.

Cheyenne L. Kunder, North Shady Lane, was set June 30 for a pretrial on a theft charge.

Linda L. Conrad, Rural Lane, was set July 1 for a pretrial on a theft charge.

Deena M. Crim, Girard, was set July 1 for a pretrial on OVI, traffic device and required lights.

David S. Van Horn, Morris Road, Lisbon, was set June 8 for a status hearing and June 16 for a jury trial on a domestic violence charge.

Nickolas R. Garcia, Alpha Street, was set June 30 for a status hearing and July 7 for a jury trial on a domestic violence charge.

Robert T. Thayer, state Route 267, was set June 8 for a motion hearing on a domestic violence charge.

Donald R. Cramer Jr., Azalea Avenue, was set June 8 for a motion hearing on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and illegal manufacture of marijuana.

Michael L. Brown, Putnam Street, was set June 8 for a motion hearing on OVI and marked lanes charges.

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