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Common Pleas

New Cases

In Re: 1954 Jeep M70, title sought by Madison Township.

Randy Mihalek, Strongsville, vs. Cuyahoga Landmark, Inc., et al., appeal sought of workers’ compensation claim.

Midland Credit Management Inc. vs. Wesley Ward, East Palestine, $22,590 plus interest sought.

Michael Morse, East Palestine, and Melani Morse, New Castle, Pa., dissolution sought.

Docket Entries

Michelle M. Salus, Salineville, vs. Philip L. Salus, Youngstown, divorce granted.

Mark D. Nienow, Wellsville, vs. Tara L. Nienow, Tipton, Mich., divorce granted.

Annie Leigh Mick Cole, Wellsville, vs. Kevin Richard Cole, Westminster, Md., divorce granted.

Daniel J. Hull, East Liverpool, and Jessica D. Hull, East Liverpool, dissolution granted.

County Treasurer vs. Gary Allison, et al., foreclosure on hold due to bankruptcy filed.

County Treasurer vs. Lillian Jones, now known as Johnson, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Parkview Drive, Lisbon.

Marriage Licenses

Robert Lee Huffman Jr., 34, Lisbon, equipment operator/supervisor, and Brook Allison Faulk, 30, Lisbon, self-employed – marketing.

Caleb Alan Burke, 25, Salem, office manager, and Brittany Elaine Fish, 23, Salem, laborer.

Glenn Erle Linder, 53, Calcutta, transport specialist, and Cynthia Ruth Linder, 60, Lisbon, RN.

Jeremy Quinn Carter, 29, Wellsville, placer, and Krislyn Joanna Dalrymple, 30, Wellsville, nurse.

Brian D. Neff, 55, Hanoverton, field technician, and Sarah Lynn Wilson, 43, Hanoverton, paramedical examiner.

Austin J. Dunlap, 32, East Liverpool, buyer, and Holly Ann Palsgrove, 33, East Liverpool, LPN-Meds-IV.

Angel Manuel Fuentes Salgado, 32, East Liverpool, laborer, and Kathryn Ann Matheson, 26, East Liverpool, homemaker.

Court News

LISBON – In Common Pleas Court, James A. Knezetic, 29, Aetna Street, Salem, pleaded guilty to attempted tampering with evidence and aggravated possession of drugs and was placed on a two-year intervention in lieu of conviction program. He attempted to hide evidence from authorities on Nov. 7 when he had methamphetamines.

Patricia A. McEldowney, 40, Main Street, Wellsville, stipulated to violating the terms of her community from a theft conviction, a fourth-degree felony. Her community control was terminated. McEldowney had stolen $8,539 from the Department of Jobs and Family Services.

Thomas G. Clark, 43, West Point Road, Lisbon, stipulated to violating the terms of his intervention treatment plan he had been placed on for possession of cocaine for having the substance on Aug. 30, 2019. His intervention plan is terminated and he is now placed on community control.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Philip K. Funk, 39, Akron, was served a secret indictment from May charging him with aggravated trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs, both a second-degree felony. Funk allegedly had more than five times the bulk amount, but less than 50 times the bulk amount of methamphetamines on Sept. 25, 2020.

David M. Kane, 35, West Ninth Street, East Liverpool, was served a February secret indictment charging him with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly having methamphetamines on July 20, 2020.

Brenda Diamond, 55, Wayne Bridge Road, Lisbon, was served a secret indictment charging her with two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. Diamond allegedly had oxycodone and amphetamines on May 2, 2020. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in February.


LISBON — A Dover man accused of compelling prostitution waived his rights to a preliminary hearing before county Municipal Court Judge Timothy McNicol on Monday. Chad Robert Ryan, 44, Dover, after consulting with his defense attorney Joseph King, waived the preliminary hearing agreeing to be bound over to the grand jury on charges of possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony; compelling prostitution, a third-degree felony; and attempted illegal sexual conduct with a minor, a fifth-degree felony. A motion to have Ryan’s wallet and contents returned was determined to be moot after it was resolved between the attorneys. Ryan, who was out after posting bond, had his $10,000 cash or surety bond continued. Ryan is accused of traveling to East Palestine with $1,000 in cash to pay for sex with a 40-year-old mother and her 14-year-old daughter on May 4.

A May 27 preliminary hearing was set for Shane J. Linden, 42, Crestview Road, Leetonia, charged with receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony. On Saturday Linden was allegedly found sleeping inside a stolen black 2003 Chevrolet Silverado at a Morris Road address.

Jessi Nicole Airwyke, 27, Austintown, was fined $1,075, credited with two days in jail, sentenced to an additional 43 days in jail, required 40 hours community service and had her license suspended for five years for OVI third offense, a taillights violation and possession of drug abuse instruments for a syringe in the glovebox found with the assistance of Salem K-9 Simon. The OVI charge reportedly included having methamphetamines found in her system.

Francis J. Lewis, 40, Main Street, Wellsville, was fined $700, credited with 18 days in jail, sentenced to an additional 12 days in jail and required 40 hours community service for drug abuse instrument, driving under suspension, unauthorized plate and receiving stolen property for having a stolen 45-inch TV belonging to Julie Clark on July 4.

A June 22 restitution hearing was set for Ryan Pritt, North Shady Lane Drive, East Liverpool, who was fined $450, sentenced to three days in jail and required 40 hours community service for failure to stop after an accident, failure to control and no license following a crash in Yellow Creek Township on Feb. 14.

Michael Anton Howell, 43, Alden Extension, Alliance, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined $500 for use of an unauthorized plate, no helmet, no license and speeding.

Jilliane Marich, 24, Aliquippa, Pa., was sentenced to three days in jail, fined $250 and required 40 hours community service for assault for grabbing Katelyn Deems by the hair, dragging her across the floor and punching her in the head several times on Nov. 12.

Lori A. Barber, 55, South County Road, Washingtonville, was fined $250, credited with seven days in jail and required 30 hours community service for domestic violence for assaulting her boyfriend on May 10.

Derrick A. Bruce, 33, Grant Street, Salem, was fined $250 and credited with 17 days in jail for receiving stolen property for having a stolen 1981 Salem High School class ring engraved with Scott A. Thomas on the inside of the band when he was arrested by the East Palestine police department on Feb. 9, 2020.

A domestic violence charge was dismissed against Ronald L. Capalingo Jr., 52, U.S. Route 30, Minerva, who had been accused of threatening to harm a family member on Nov. 3.

Gary W. Thompson, 45, Youngstown, was fined $300 for driving under suspension and speeding.

Mitchell Allen Baker, 26, Wells Hollow Road, Wellsville, was fined $250 for driving under suspension, marked lanes and a distracted driving. A seat belt violation was dismissed.

Antonio Edward Betancourt, 18, Wintersville, was fined $250 for speeding.

Brenda Jean Perkins, 27, Morris Road, Lisbon, was fined $250 for driving under suspension.

Kerry A. Vance, 43, West 16th Street, Salem, was credited with 15 days in jail and fined $250 for illegal possession of drug paraphernalia for a bag of crystal-like substance sitting in the passenger side door of a vehicle she was riding in on March 25, 2019.

A July 8 pretrial was set for Braxton N. Feezle, 23, West Clark Street, East Palestine, charged with theft for allegedly scanning $74 in merchandise at the Salem Walmart on Sunday but attempting to leave the store without paying for $267 in merchandise in the cart.

A June 24 sentencing hearing was set for Barbara J. Beatty, 60, New Brighton, Pa., who pleaded guilty to hit skip/leave scene and reasonable control.

A June 24 pretrial was set for Donald J. Cornwell, 21, Youngstown, cited with a court ordered suspension.

Sonja Coe, 52, state Route 45, Lisbon, was fined $250 for license required after it was determined by the General Health District that The Cozy Meat Market on state Route 45, Lisbon, was operating without the proper license.

Eric Raymond Welden, 32, Malvern, was fined $200 for driving under suspension and speeding.

Shane Kantsis, 28, Carbon Hill Road, East Palestine, was fined $150 for no license and left of center.

Rose M. Ferlin, 37, Seymore, Tenn., was fined $150 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

Bethanie Ann Cavalier, 37, Tallmadge, was fined $150 for speeding.

Miguel Antonio Suarez Rodriguez, 31, Campbell, was fined $100 for temporary permit required.

A driving under suspension citation against Kimberly M. Jackson, 35, Darlington Road, Negley, was dismissed due to a BMV error.

ELO Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, a pretrial has been set Thursday for David M. Kane, of West Ninth Street, on obstructing official business charges and probation violation charges.

Justin D. Vallera, of Thompson Avenue, was sentenced to $40 plus costs on a speeding charge.

Curtis D. Holland, of Dewey Avenue, was sentenced to $100 plus costs on a possession of marijuana charge.


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