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The Courts

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EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court,

Lonnie D. Cunningham, of Lincoln Avenue, was sentenced to $400 plus costs, 360 days in jail (30 days imposed) and 60 community service sanction hours on theft and assault charges. He is set Aug. 27 for review.

Michael A. Howard, of Canton, was sentenced to $300 plus costs and 90 days in jail (30 days imposed) on charges of drug paraphernalia (two counts) and obstructing official business. He is set for a Aug. 27 review hearing.

James A. Fone Jr., of state Route 154 in Negley, was sentenced to $100 plus costs on a charge of fishing without a license. His review is set Aug. 27.

Michael A. Russell, of Riverside Avenue in Wellsville, is set for a pretrial at noon June 24 on charges of violating a protection order and criminal trespass.

The case against Denzel A. Crowell, of Cleveland, is set for a bond forfeiture hearing June 30, after allegedly not appearing for court proceedings on tampering with evidence, fleeing, obstructing official business, stemming from a March 16, 2020, traffic stop in St. Clair Township.

The case against Jarvaris J. Frazier, of Steubenville is set June 30 for a bond forfeiture hearing, after failing to appear for a 2020 domestic violence charge.

A pretrial is set June 24 for Edward Torres, of Green Lane, on a criminal trespass charge.

Crystal J. Schmidbauer, of River Road, is set June 24 for a pretrial on a possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

Common Pleas

New Cases

County Treasurer vs. John and Kathleen Siedentopf, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on East Taggart Street, East Palestine.

County Treasurer vs. Paul and Jennifer Mauch, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Maple Grove Lane, New Waterford.

County Treasurer vs. Donald C. Krebs, foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Liberty Street, Salem.

County Treasurer vs. TBR Investments LLC, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Old Fredericktown Road, East Liverpool.

John and Erin Bellanca, Lisbon, vs. John P. Chestnut, doing business as John Chestnut and Sons Construction, Hanoverton, excess $25,000 sought plus $6,844 for alleged breach of contract for a construction project.

Carisa L. Smith, Salem, vs. Edward Harry Sprouse, Lisbon, annulment sought.

Docket Entries

Bank of America vs. Christopher W. McCartney, judgement fully paid.

Stacey L. Clevenger, Alliance, and Charles R. Clevenger, Alliance, dissolution granted.

County Treasurer vs. John Douglas Morris, et al., property on College Street, East Liverpool, sold to Joshua RF Conrad for $1,070.

County Treasurer vs. Sharon R. Lockney, et al., property on Arch Street, Salem, sold to Garrett Case for $39,000.

County Treasurer vs. James G. Schafer, et al., delinquent taxes and penalties paid, case dismissed.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Francis J. Lewis, 40, Main Street, Wellsville, was served a secret indictment charging him with possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly having buprenorphine on Aug. 23. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in March.

Andrew H. Hunley, 45, Youngstown, was served a secret indictment charging him with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility, a third-degree felony. Hunley allegedly had methamphetamines on June 22. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in February.

Dennis S. Fender, 31, Coshocton, was served a secret indictment charging him with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly having methamphetamines in his possession on June 8, 2019. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in August.

Court News

LISBON — Brandon J. Zepernick, 28, Youngstown, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, for having methamphetamines on Aug. 2, 2019. Sentencing is set for Sept. 27. He faces up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine.

Johnathon Raymond Easterday, 31, Wilbert Avenue, East Liverpool, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control from a domestic violence conviction. He has now been sentenced to a year in prison. The charge was from harming Blakely Cooper by choking her and punching her in the face on March 17, 2020.

Regis Rendell Allgood, 30, Monroe Avenue, East Liverpool, was sentenced to six days in jail for domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor. The charge was for harming Destenie Ann Hartley by choking her and slapping her on the face on July 25.

Municipal

LISBON — In county Municipal Court Gerald Robert Gray, 31, South 13th Street, Sebring, was fined $1,625, sentenced to 20 days in jail, had his license suspended for two years and required 40 hours community service for OVI second offense, driving under OVI suspension, speeding and three counts of driving under suspension.

Drew Sweeney, 27, West Main Street, New Waterford, 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 failure to control and physical control amended from OVI first offense.

A July 1 pretrial was set for Jesse Lee Vingle, 42, Aetna Street, Salem, cited with OVI first offense and speeding.

James A. Stanley, 37, Windsor Drive, Alliance, was fined $900, sentenced to 10 days in jail and required 40 hours community service for prohibited turn, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident and a failure to control amended from reckless operation.

A July 8 pretrial was set for Tracey L. Hughes, 50, West Railroad Street, Columbiana, cited with OVI refusal with prior within 20 years, speeding, drug abuse and marijuana paraphernalia.

Antonio D. Deleon, 27, Market Street, Columbiana, was fined $350, credited with nine days in jail and required 20 hours community service for domestic violence for choking his wife, Heather Deleon and pinning her arm during an argument on March 19.

Isaiah Von Rastetter, 26, Cross Street, Columbiana, was fined $300, credited with a day in jail and required 20 hours community service for two counts of disorderly conduct, one which was amended from a resisting arrest charge. On Feb. 21, was highly intoxicated and arguing with police on the front porch, refusing to calm down and began threatening officers.

Nicole Yvonne McKenzie, 49, Seville Lane, East Liverpool, was fined $150 for an equipment violation amended from marked lanes. A distracted driving citation was dismissed.

A May 20 pretrial was set for Sean McCarthy, 25, Commerce Street, Wellsville, charged with assault for allegedly striking another inmate at the jail, Ronald Harper, in the face on Saturday.

A May 20 pretrial was set for Johnathan Easterday, Ravine Street, East Liverpool, charged with assault for allegedly striking Harper in the face multiple times on Saturday.

A July 12 pretrial was set for Jordan L. Smeltzer, 34, Depot Road, Lisbon, charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct for allegedly being intoxicated, causing a disturbance at the house, yelling, screaming and repeatedly falling to the ground when deputies attempted to take him into custody on Tuesday.

Kaleb A. Tallent, 25, Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, was fined $150 for speeding.

Jared Seth Whalen, 27, Enon Valley, Pa., was fined $100 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

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