The Courts

Common Pleas

New Cases

Ecotech, Quarryville, Pa., vs. Jason Trosky, doing business as Bore Right Construction, East Palestine, $33,645 plus interest sought for alleged breach of contract.

Oliphant Financial LLC vs. Randall Burbick, New Waterford, $2,491 plus interest sought.

County Treasurer vs. William and Jennifer Fulmer, foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on West Ninth Street, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Eric Lee Davis, foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Georgetown Road, Salem.

County Treasurer vs. David and Linda Huffman, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Maple Street, Kensington.

Docket Entries

Huntington National Bank vs. PLC Properties LLC, property on New Garden Avenue, Salem, sold to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. for $36,000.

County Treasurer vs. William C. McWilliams, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Coolidge Street, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. the unknown heirs of June M. Cowart, foreclosure ordered for property on Kent Street, East Liverpool.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Justin A. Davis, 33, Irondale, was served a secret indictment charging him with breaking and entering and theft, both fifth-degree felonies, along with a fourth-degree felony safecracking. On Sept. 28, Davis allegedly broke into King’s Carry Out LLC, tampering with a safe and stealing cash and cigarettes from the store. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in March.

Court News

LISBON — Josie M. McKinley, 28, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony, and a misdemeanor domestic violence. McKinley is facing up to 18 months in prison and a $6,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Aug. 6. She had harmed her then-boyfriend, Shawn Tremain, with a steak knife on July 3, leading to him being treated at the Salem Regional Medical Center for non-life-threatening stab wounds to his arms. The protection order between them remains in effect.


LISBON — Benjamin R. Phillips, the Salem area man charged after allegedly breaking into two homes and attempting to enter a school bus in Minerva on April 22 was bound over to the grand jury on Thursday.

Phillips, 46, Fourth Street, Salem, is charged with two fourth-degree felony burglary charges. Represented by defense attorney Stacey Alejars, Phillips decided to waive his right to a preliminary hearing before County Municipal Court Judge Timothy McNicol on Thursday.

He has remained in custody since the early morning hours of April 22, when he reportedly entered two homes in the area of Bayard Road and Watts Street near Minerva. Then when the homeowners made him leave, he is accused of going out into the street, where he stood to stop a school bus in the area picking up children. He then allegedly attempted to open the door of the bus and went around beating on the window before the driver got a chance to accelerate and drive away.

His bond was continued by McNicol.

ELO Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, Matthew R. Young, Thompson Avenue, was sentenced to 120 days in jail (imposed) on charges of theft, driving under suspension, drug abuse instrument, resisting arrest and a probation violation.

Randy W. Marshall, Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road, was sentenced to 30 days in jail (imposed) on a probation violation.

Andrea G. Banfield, Sprucevale Road, was sentenced to 23 days on a probation violation.

Ashley M. Vanderhoff, East Third Street, Salem, was fined $275 for driving under FTR suspension .

A pretrial was set June 17 for Tony L. Hilton, Blakely Street, on two endangering children charges.

Shanna D. Knoblock, Lisbon Street, had her probable cause hearing continued to July 1.

A review hearing was continued June 10 for Jerry Mellott, East Eighth Street.

A probable cause hearing was set June 10 for Lyndsey D. Meredith, Riverside Avenue, Wellsville.

A pretrial was set June 3 for Michael A. Hayes, Ogden Street, on charges of no operator’s license, loud exhaust and open container as well as a probation violation.

Shawn M. Cunningham, East Eighth Street, was set July 1 for a status hearing and July 8 for trial on charges of theft (two counts), no operator’s license and license plate light.

Tina M. George, Harvey Avenue, was set July 1 status hearing on a domestic violence charge.

Jeremiah Johnson, Avondale Street, was set July 8 for a probable cause hearing.

Brandon A. Green, Echo Dell Road, was set July 8 for a probable cause hearing.


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