The Courts

Common Pleas

New Cases

William and Christina Henceroth, Salem, vs. Shawn and Kathy Timmons, Salem, et al., excess of $25,000 sought in expenses, lost wages and emotional damages for alleged defamation, civil trespass and civil assault reflecting ongoing alleged incidents between neighbors beginning in November 2016.

Docket Entries

County Treasurer vs. Kristine K. Egli, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on West Fourth Street, Salem.

Trudy Hall vs. Rocky A. Kugel, defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $25,378 in damages.

Discover Bank vs. Linda J. Haught, case settled and dismissed.

Teresa Felgar, et al., vs. Ruan Transportation, case settled and dismissed.

Ashley N. Rudloff, Salem, vs. Michael N. Rudloff, Boardman, dissolution dismissed.

Jolie R. Anderson, Wellsville, vs. Dale W. Anderson, Irondale, divorce granted.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Garett R. Anderson, 26, Austintown, was served a secret indictment charging him with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony; and sexual imposition, a third-degree misdemeanor. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in May. On Dec. 25, 2018, Anderson allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with someone, who was 15 years old at the time.


LISBON — A June 3 preliminary hearing was set in county Municipal Court for Paul Joseph Schrag, 32, Monaca, Pa., charged with attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, possessing criminal tools, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and importuning. On Monday, Schrag allegedly initiated a conversation with an undercover agent of the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force, who was portraying himself to be a 15-year-old girl on a messaging application where adults are known to attempt to solicit sex from children. Schrag allegedly sent an obscene photo of himself and on Tuesday requested two types of sexual acts from the girl by text, before using his iPhone to direct himself to a designated meeting location in East Palestine with condoms.

Irina Marie Sprankle, 23, Boardman, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments and two counts of drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a glass meth pipe in an upstairs bedroom of the Wood Street, East Palestine, home where she was staying on Dec. 24, as well as a small amount of meth in her purse.

Shane J. Linden, 42, Crestview Road, Leetonia, was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of receiving stolen property after he reportedly was found asleep inside a stolen 2003 Chevrolet Silverado parked on Morris Road, Lisbon.

A July 12 pretrial was set for Johnathan A. Post, 33, Taylor Road, Negley, charged with OVI third offense, driving under FRA suspension, a stop sign violation, a seat belt violation and driving under OVI suspension.

Bernard Lee Clutter Jr., 33, Dodge Street, East Liverpool, was fined $925, 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 and speeding.

A June 28 pretrial was set for Nathaniel Lee Mango, 31, Whinnery Road, Salem, charged with OVI first offense and failure to have a functioning brake light. Mango was fined $150 for speeding.

A June 3 pretrial was set for Sara J. Hoon, 43, state Route 14, East Palestine, charged with OVI refusal with prior within 20 years.

Jonathan A. Burkholder, 38, Pershing Street, Salem, was credited with a day in jail, sentenced to an additional six days in jail, fined $500 and required 40 hours community service for domestic violence for dragging his girlfriend’s son over a banister, causing him to strike his face, and then punching him in the hip, stomach and face on April 7.

A June 3 pretrial was set for Justin A. Batman-Smitha, 23, West State Street, Salem, charged with domestic violence for allegedly pushing his girlfriend and causing her to fall and hit her head after she told him to leave because he was intoxicated.

A June 7 pretrial was set for Tony J. Wilson, 35, Youngstown, charged with domestic violence for allegedly breaking a glass vase containing coins, knocking a clock to the floor, grabbing Shannon Blissenbach, throwing her to the couch and taking her phone and car keys to keep her from leaving. Finally, a neighbor reportedly saw Wilson chasing Blissenbach through the woods with his vehicle.

A June 7 pretrial was set for Gary A. Ramsey, 47, Shady Lane, Lisbon, charged with domestic violence and resisting arrest. First Ramsey allegedly assaulted Robyn Parrish, holding her hostage, choking and beating her all day at the home on Tuesday, then on Wednesday he allegedly pulled away and went back into the home when deputies were arresting him, which forced the deputies to taser him.

Brady A. Barnhouse, 21, Youngstown, was fined $280 for driving under suspension and one way traffic.

A June 3 pretrial was set for George C. Brandon, 54, Akron, charged with assault for allegedly shoving James Taus to the ground and repeatedly hitting his head off the pavement on Tuesday.

Daniel A. Dochterman, 54, West Lincoln Way, Lisbon, was fined $250, credited with two days in jail and require 40 hours community service for assault for punching Dave Gasior while intoxicated on April 13.

A July 13 pretrial was set for Jeffrey Alan Falk, 46, Alice Street, East Palestine, charged with two counts of drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a plastic bag containing a white powdery substance and a glass pipe with burnt marijuana residue during a traffic stop on Jan. 29.

Joshua S. Messenger, 29, Cunningham Road, Salem, was fined $150 for failure to reinstate a license.

Christopher M. Barnes, 33, Calcutta Smithferry Road, East Liverpool, was fined $150 for a headlight violation. A driving under suspension citation was dismissed.

Kristopher Ashton Monigold, 19, state Route 164, Lisbon, was fined $200 for speeding and temporary permit required.

Austin M. Maxon, 24, Toronto, was fined $250 for refuse disposal prohibited after he left a glass bottle on the bank of the Ohio River on May 14.

Ethan Jarrard, 24, Monroeville Heights, Salineville, was fined $250 for refuse disposal prohibited for a metal food can left on the bank of the Ohio River on May 14.

Kyle W. Hunt, 24, Southeast Boulevard, Salem, was fined $250 for discarding litter for leaving a beer can on the property of the Norfolk Southern Railroad.

Ebonie N. Annorh, 29, Chicago, Ill., was fined $250 for possession of marijuana and speeding.

Michael Collins III, 25, Youngstown, was fined $150 for disorderly conduct amended from drug paraphernalia.

Charles Lee Grantz Sr., 30, Warren, was fined $150 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

Matthew A. Spencer, 24, state Route 517, Lisbon, was fined $25 for driving under suspension.

EL Municipal

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, Seth R. Steele, of St. Clair Avenue, was set Sept. 2 for a pretrial on OVI, marked lanes and prohibited turns.

Cqualin L. Devall Hawkins-Heards, of Canton, was set March 25 for a pretrial on aggravated menacing.

Jessica E. Moore, of 815 Ashbaugh Lane, was sentenced to $250 plus costs, a 60-day suspended jail term and 40 community service hours on a theft charge.

Gloria B. Sosack, of Riverview Street, is set July 1 for a status hearing on a receiving stolen property charge.

Courtney Jones, of Shadylane Drive, was sentenced to $325 plus costs, a 90-day suspended jail sentence and 40 community service hours on theft and expired tags’ charges.

David M. Kane, of West Ninth Street, was sentenced to $1,000 plus costs on charges of falsification, resisting arrest, obstructing official business (two counts), driving under suspension and probation violation (two counts) and 380 days in jail (130 days imposed).

Alexander J. Burcham, of Cannons Mill Road, was ordered to be extradited to Pennsylvania and sentenced to 100 days in jail (none suspended) on two charges of abusing harmful intoxicants and a probation violation.


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