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The Courts

Common Pleas

New Cases

Connie L. Smith, East Liverpool, vs. Gavin and Jason Walker, et al., excess of $25,000 sought for alleged injuries from a traffic crash on May 27, 2019 at the intersection of Irish Ridge Road and Franklin Street in East Liverpool.

Amee Glasser, Minerva, vs. David Eick, Canton, partition of a Circle Drive, Minerva, property sought.

Diana L. Blystone, East Liverpool, vs. Jason D. Blystone, East Liverpool, divorce sought.

Brie Richards, East Liverpool, vs. Randall Richards, East Liverpool, divorce sought.

Marci D. Royer, Lisbon, and Alex A. Royer, Sewickley, Pa., divorce sought.

Docket Entries

Connie Low vs. the Columbiana County EDU Service Center et al., case settled and dismissed.

Midland Credit Management Inc. vs. Leslie Brittain, defendant ordered to pay the plaintiff $25,143.

Adam Hayes vs. Group Management Services Inc., et al., case settled and dismissed.

Taylor R. Yuhanick, Columbiana, vs. Scott J. Yuhanick, Columbiana, divorce dismissed.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Rhoda Monigold, 59, Haiti Road, Salineville, was served a secret indictment charging her with receiving stolen property and forgery, both fifth-degree felonies, as well as misdemeanor charges of passing bad checks and petty theft. On Dec. 6, 2019, Monigold allegedly wrote a check belonging to Carol Bickel payable to herself for $106. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in May.

Court News

LISBON — In Common Pleas Court, Shari Evans, 45, Harvey Avenue, East Liverpool, an Operation Big Oak defendant, stipulated to violating the terms of her community control. She was sentenced to nine months in prison for each count of she had previously pleaded guilty to – 37 counts of aggravated possession of drugs for fentanyl she was caught with in March, April and May of 2017. The prison sentences will run concurrent with each other.

James A. Hiles, 29, Cleveland, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property, falsification, obstructing official business, possessing drug abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia and aggravated possession of drugs. He was immediately sentenced to a year in prison concurrent with a prison sentence in Carroll County. On Oct. 12, Hiles had a 2005 Kia Sportage belonging to Cassandra Massey and impeded the investigation of authorities.

Jesse S. McVey, 20, Center Avenue, Lisbon, pleaded guilty to domestic violence for harming Angel Jean Anna Myers on Dec. 14. He requested immediate sentencing and was sentenced to a year in prison concurrent with time he is serving in another case from 2019.

Benjamin J. Kuhns, 24, Louisville, was placed on four years community control for failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer. During his hearing, his defense attorney James Wise said Kuhns has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression, but now has medication and works two jobs. Wise said his mother says this is the best her son has been in a long time. When he addressed Judge Washam, who questioned Kuhns about what is different now then before, Kuhns admitted he was stubborn before and did not admit he needed help. Now he has committed to his treatment and has been “buckling down” to deal with his problems. The charge was for fleeing from police on Aug. 29.

Michael Mick, 43, North Walnut Street, East Palestine, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control for a complicity in the commission of an offense conviction. His community control was dishonorably terminated and he was sentenced to 120 days in jail with credit for 56 of those days already served. Mick had assisted Randy Martin and Nikki Koffel in taking a 1996 Toyota pickup belonging to Jared Clark on Oct. 9, 2019.

Cortni D. Rankin, 30, Cricket Lane, Columbiana, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs and falsification. Sentencing is set for Aug. 26. Rankin faces up to 18 months incarceration, $3,500 in fines and five-year license suspension. On March 9, 2020, Rankin had buprenorphine, when she has a previously possession of drugs conviction, and made a statement to mislead a trooper with the highway patrol.

Cameron J. Trunick, 22, East Martin Street, East Palestine, stipulated to violating to terms of his intervention plan from previous charges of trafficking in drugs and trafficking in marijuana, both fifth-degree felonies. The plan is terminated.

Anthony D. Parada, 26, Steubenville, pleaded guilty to trafficking in marijuana, a fourth-degree felony; and possession of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony; along with a forfeiture specification. He faces up to $7,500 in fines, a two and a half-year prison sentenced and a five-year license suspension. Sentencing is set for Sept. 27. On Dec. 17, Parada had marijuana prepared for distribution as well as, $4,000 in drug-related proceeds.

Shane M. Bagley, 42, Buckeye Avenue, Salem, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control he had been placed on for two counts of possession of drugs for having cocaine and heroin in July of 2015. His community control was now dishonorably terminated and he was sentenced to 100 days in jail with credit for 69 days already served.

Jason B. Beckwith, 37, Center Street, Wellsville, pleaded guilty to attempted harassment with a bodily substance, menacing, obstruction official business and resisting arrest, all misdemeanor counts, for his actions toward John Shaughnessy, a patrolman with the Wellsville police department on Dec. 27. He was sentenced to 390 days in jail, but all of the jail time was suspended. Beckwith was placed on three years community control.

Crystal R. Hoskinson, 29, North Lundy Avenue, Salem, pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and having weapons while under a disability, both a third-degree felony. She requested immediate sentencing and was sentenced to nine months in prison. The charges were for concealing a smoking device and six baggies of suspected controlled substances on Aug. 12, when she also had a loaded .40-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun.

Melonie S. Frabotta, 58, Butler, Pa., was found eligible for intervention in lieu of convictions, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, for crack cocaine she had on Nov. 22, 2029. Frabotta was placed on an 18-month intervention treatment plan.

Municipal

LISBON –In county Municipal Court Samuel A. Spilios, 38, Newell, W.Va., was fined $1,400, had his license suspended for two years, credited with 25 days in jail and sentenced to an additional five days in jail for OVI refusal with prior within 20 years, failure to control and driving under suspension.

Michael W. Dailey, 36, North Lincoln Avenue, Salem, was fined $1,025, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for left of center, traffic control device violation and physical control amended from OVI first offense.

Kevin D. Schaefer, 45, Georgetown-Damascus Road, Beloit, was fined $965, 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, loud exhaust, a turn signal violation and a seat belt violation.

A July 13 pretrial was set for McKenna M. Boals, 25, McGavern Road, Salineville, charged with OVI first offense and failure to control.

Pamela Felger, 59, West Martin Street, East Palestine, was fined $925, had her 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.

Jaren Snyder, 19, Goshen Road, Salem, was fined $550 and required 20 hours community service for speed and physical control amended from OVI first offense.

David Michael Liptay, 20, state Route 14, Columbiana, was fined $800, credited with two days served in jail, sentenced to an additional eight days in jail and required 40 hours community service for failure to control, falsification and three counts of driving under suspension. Liptay had reported a vehicle stolen on March 19 and denied driving it himself multiple times until he finally admitted he was the driver.

J.C. Marcum, 49, South Main Street, Columbiana, was fined $500, required 10 hours community service and credited with 48 days served in jail for violating a protection order and assault amended from domestic violence for shoving Heather Crawford, his ex-wife, with a door on Sept. 25. Additionally, he texted Dorothy Markland, listed on the protection order on Oct. 1. A second violation of a protection order charge against Marcum was dismissed. Marcum had been accused of entering a home on South Main Street in Columbiana on Oct. 3 and multiple other times through the week.

Jonathan J. Abbott, 33, Rose Drive, Lisbon, was sentenced to three days in jail, fined $500 and required 20 hours community service for theft for taking vodka from Smith Oil and placing the bottle into his pants on Thursday.

Ronnie E. Colvin Jr., 41, Columbia Street, Salem, was fined $300, sentenced to three days in jail and required 40 hours community service for receiving stolen property for using Jason Coblentz’s credit card to purchase lottery tickets at the Marc’s in Salem on Oct. 22.

A June 17 pretrial was set for John K. Olenik, state Route 172, Minerva, charged with domestic violence for allegedly wrestling Heather Olenik pinning her down, pulling her hair and punching her twice in the head with his fist before pointing a black handgun at her head later on Oct. 1.

Seth R. Coonce, 19, Stratton Road, Salem, was fined $250 and required 20 hours community service for underage consumption.

Nicholas W. Knight, 19, New Brighton, Pa., was fined $250 and required 20 hours community service for possession of marijuana.

Kathryn S. Burr, 56, Church Street, New Waterford, was fined $175 for disorderly conduct amended from assault for spraying Teresa Peddicord three times with mace on July 15.

Thomas C. Summers, 42, Haiti Road, Salineville, was fined $150 for criminal trespass for entering a property on Oct. 4, clearly marked with “No Trespassing” signs at the entrance.

A July 12 pretrial was set for James L. Bricker, 35, Bryan, Texas, cited with driving under suspension.

An Aug. 19 pretrial was set for Marcia Hutton, 45, John Street, Salineville, cited with dogs running at large after her dog reportedly attacked a neighbor’s dog on May 18.

Jonathan A. Burkholder, 38, Bayard Road, Homeworth, was fined $55 for driving under suspension and improper backing.

EL Municipal

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, a pretrial was set June 23 for Brandon D. Savin of Riley Avenue on a no operator’s license charge.

Alexander J. Burcham, of Cannons Mill Road is set Thursday for an extradition hearing and pretrial on charges of being a fugitive from justice and abusing harmful intoxicants.

Seth R. Steele, of St. Clair Avenue, was set Thursday for a pretrial on charges of OVI, market lanes and prohibited turns.

Whitney N. Shroades, of Chester, W.Va., was set July 8 for a pretrial on charges of obstructing official business, driving under suspension and license plate light.

Robert L. Byrd, of Harker Avenue, was set at July 20 for a pretrial on no operator’s license and fictitious plates’ charges.

Trey D. Shields, of Lincoln Street was set June 1 for a pretrial on driving under suspension and fictitious plates’ charges.

Zena Shreve, of Gardendale Street was set June 7 for a renting out a property without a license.

Brittany Jackson, of Valley Avenue, was set June 23 on a pretrial for a theft charge.

Kira E. Dunn, of Bell School Road, was sentenced to $25 plus costs and 179 days in jail (time served) on a probation violation charge.

David L. Hibbs, of Reynolds Street, was set June 9 for a status hearing and June 16 for a jury trial on a domestic violence charge.

Susanna Weyand, of Dewey Avenue, was set July 15 for a pretrial on a complicity to commit theft charge.

Holly Weyand, of Dewey Avenue, was set July 15 for a pretrial on contributing to the delinquency of a minor and theft charges.

Sydney K. Dawson, of Ruby Drive, was sentenced to $300 plus costs on charges of lighted lights required, reduced from leaving the scene, and failure to control.

Meredith M. Adams, of Newell, WVa., was sentenced to $250 plus costs and a 30-day suspended jail sentence on a disorderly conduct charge, reduced from theft.

Qhmaria N. Monteiro, of Kent, was set June 21 for a pretrial on failure to control.

Jason M. Ours, of Bluff Street, was sentenced to $40 plus costs on a speed charge.

John E. Bowles, of Echo Dell Road, was sentenced to $150 plus costs on charges of marijuana possession and lighted lights.

Joshua Watthews, of Sunnyside Street, was sentenced to $600 plus costs and 90 days in jail (one imposed) on charges of no operator’s license, criminal damaging, criminal trespass, obstructing official business and three counts of disorderly conduct.

Jarrett W. Shields, of Alliance, was sentenced to $250 plus costs, 40 community service hours and 120 days (11 days credited) on an assault charge, reduced from domestic violence.

Jason L. Conkle, of Beacon Way, was sentenced to $200 plus costs, 30 days suspended jail sentence and 40 community service hours on a drug paraphernalia charge.

Meika N. Dalrymple, of Broadway Avenue in Wellsville, was sentenced to $250 plus costs and a 30-day suspended jail sentence on a theft charge.

Jody D. Green, of Bloomfield Road, was sentenced to $100 plus costs on a passing a school bus charge.

Robert Butcher, of McKinnon Avenue, was set June 7 on charges of zoning certificate (two counts); sell, repair and wash vehicle (two counts); storage of tires (two counts) and storage of junk vehicle.

James E. Hanlon, of Ohio Avenue, was set July 8 for a pretrial on littering (two) and a storage of junk charges.

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