The Courts

Common Pleas

New Cases

Robert and Lisa Rockwell, Homeworth, vs. Koran Restoration LLC, et al., excess of $25,000 sought for alleged breach of contract and deceptive practices in a roof installation project.

U.S. Bank Trust National Association vs. Richard L. Wentz, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Henderson Avenue, Columbiana.

Robert Fryfogle, Beloit, vs. Taylor Nicole Burson, Sebring, excess of $25,000 in damages sought for alleged injuries from a traffic crash on state Route 14 in Salem on May 31, 2019.

Docket Entries

Huntington National Bank vs. Andrew E. Martin, et al, case dismissed.

Wade B. Loy III, Lisbon, and Sandra J. Loy, Akron, dissolution granted.

State of Ohio vs. Cassandra J. Badini, forfeiture ordered of $1,236 in drug-related proceeds.

Court News

LISBON — Jessica L. Lasater, 33, Cunningham Road, Salem, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony; obstructing justice, a fifth-degree felony; and attempted theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. Sentencing is set for Aug. 19 when she faces up to two and a half years in prison and a $5,000 fine. On April 29, 2020, Lasater warned Christopher Shiflett that the Columbiana County Drug Task Force were on the way to the house on Cunningham Road, Salem, after she received a phone call from another woman driving away from the house. Lasater also told authorities she had dropped Shiflett off at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown, giving him more time to flee. Then on May 10, 2020, she attempted to take a log splitter from Theodore Cassinger Jr., the same person she stole a 1995 Honda EX four-wheeler on March 27, 2020.

Lasater has a plea hearing on June 14 in three other cases, in which she is charged with two counts of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, failure to stop after an accident, counterfeiting, OVI, driving under suspension, aggravated vehicular assault and tampering with evidence.


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