The Courts

Common Pleas

Docket Entries

First National Bank of Omaha vs. Michael D. Ewing, defendant filed bankruptcy, garnishment released.

Huntington National Bank vs. Andrew E. Martin, et al., foreclosure sale canceled.

Dale Scott vs. Steven A. Scott, defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $16,410, which includes eight months rent, repairs and attorney fees, plus interest.

Barbara L. Bostwick, Salem, and Charles L. Bostwick, Salem, dissolution granted.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Logan S. Daugherty, 25, Butcher Road, Leetonia, was served a secret indictment for a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. Daugherty allegedly had methamphetamines on Sept. 9. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in April.

Court News

LISBON — Robert Kastanek,36, North Madison Avenue, Salem, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to a fifth-degree felony vandalism, a lesser-included offense to the fourth-degree felony vandalism charge he was originally facing. The charge was for damage to multi-directional surveillance cameras at the county jail on March 9. Sentencing is set for June 18, when he faces up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine.

Nicole M. Hilton, 51, East Lincoln Way, Lisbon, was found to be suffering from severe mental illness at the time of her alleged actions, causing harm to Lt. Shar Daub of Lisbon police, which led to her being charged with assault, a fourth-degree felony. The matter is set for a further hearing on May 17 to determine if hospitalization is appropriate.

A charge was dismissed against Ryan W. Virden, 32, formerly of Wooddale Drive, Lisbon, who had been facing a having weapons while under disability charge. Virden was shot and killed in Homeworth on March 29, with Gary Joiner charged with the murder.

David M. Scyoc II, 22, West Wilson Street, Salem, pleaded guilty to improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a lesser-included offense. He requested immediate sentencing and was sentenced to a day in jail, which he was credited with already serving. Scyoc had a firearm accessible in a vehicle on Nov. 13.


LISBON — In county Municipal Court, Nicholas A. Martin, 30, state Route 46, New Waterford, was fined $1,675, credited with a day in jail, sentenced to an additional 99 days in jail, had his license suspended for three years and required 40 hours community service for assault, companion animals prohibition, OVI third offense and driving under suspension.

On Nov. 15, Martin, upset over his belief that his roommate, Tom Fitzgerald, had taken things from the apartment in New Waterford, assaulted Fitzgerald, dragged him down the steps and then with another man reportedly kicked and punched him while he was on the ground. Additionally, when his dog was barking during the assault, Martin reportedly punched his dog three times in the body to calm it down. The driving offenses were from Oct. 10.


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