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The Courts

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New Cases

Community Loan Servicing LLC vs. Trisha Gephart, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Montgomery Street, East Liverpool.

Docket Entries

Kari Dannemiller vs. Ashley Veine, et al., case settled and dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. Pete Gardner, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Clover Street, Wellsville.

County Treasurer vs. Trustees of the Second Baptist Church of East Liverpool, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on State Street, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Miriam Britter, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Erie Street, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Barbara A. Lucas, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Al Sanford, foreclosure ordered for property on Irish Ridge Road, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Quynnis L. Branham, foreclosure ordered for property on Ninth Street, Wellsville.

County Treasurer vs. Barbara Hull, now known as Buckius, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Park Avenue, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Jay S. Fraser, et al, foreclosure ordered for property on Dale Street and Maple Alley, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Joseph Armstrong, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Stagecoach and Fisher Roads, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. the unknown heirs of Wendy Baker, now known as Zocolo, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Glenwood Avenue, East Palestine.

Marriage Licenses

Paul Alan Arthur, 43, Columbiana, Veteran’s outreach specialist, and Leanne M. Becay, 41, Columbiana, officer manager.

Jeremy Houston Weaver, 24, Columbiana, mechanic, and Pearl Christine Steiner, 21, Leetonia, Rhodes Farm Market.

Terrence J. Fink, 36, Salem, quality control, and Lacey Leona Thomas, 28, Salem, bartender.

Lee Tyrel Alexander Powell, 29, East Palestine, information technology, and Chelsee Marie Teleha, 28, East Palestine, unemployed.

Evan Lee Wymer, 29, Wellsville, cargo ramp agent, and Hailee Ray Sonntog, 20, Wellsville, cargo ramp agent.

Terry Alan Metzger, 49, Minerva, truck driver, and Jennifer Marie Murphy, 40, Minerva, medical assistant.

Cristhian Eduardo Paz Saavedra, 30, Bayonne, N.J., student, and Jacqueline M. Shell, 47, Leetonia, Covid nurse/crisis nurse.

John A. Babb, 50, Lisbon, edge operator, and Kaylie R. Morehart, 35, Lisbon, accounts receivable S/R.

Alec Haiden Courtney, 23, Salem, solar and wind turbine technician, and Taylor Faye Perkins, 22, Salem, unit manager for Subway.

Richard Lee Ketchum II, 28, Negley, pipefitter, and Rachael Jennifer Woods, 25, Youngstown, registered nurse.

Stephen J. Ogletree, 30, Salem, SSI, and Jessica Sue Cross, 35, Salem, unemployed.

Nicholas Scott Oliver, 31, Brownsville, Texas, weld inspector, and Lauren Elizabeth Duffy, 30, Columbiana, respiratory therapist.

Court News

LISBON — In Common Pleas Court, Tyler Austin, 28, Monroe Street, Salem, was placed on three years community control, including up to six months at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center for possession of cocaine, possession of drug abuse instruments, illegal possession of drug abuse paraphernalia and three counts of aggravated possession of drugs. The charges were for having oxycodone on Aug. 12, 2020, as well as amphetamine, methamphetamine, cocaine and drug-abuse items including a syringe on Nov. 19, 2019.

Candace Leigh Fraser, 32, West Wilson Street, Salem, was sentenced to 365 days in jail with credit for 325 days already served for violating her community control she had been placed on for a possession of drugs charge for having methamphetamines on March 30, 2018.

Jennifer M. McCarty, 38, Sherman Street, Lisbon, was found in violation of the terms of her community control from prior convictions of trafficking in a counterfeit controlled substance and possession of drugs for drugs in her possession in June of 2015. Due to repeated violations, including positive drug screens, McCarty was sentenced to 75 days in the county jail and her community control was dishonorably terminated.

James G. Spencer, 52, Sherwood Avenue, East Liverpool, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control on a charge for theft. Community control was unsuccessfully terminated. Spencer stolen money from Sheri Lowther between April 2005 and April 2006.

Marcus G. Chestnut, 30, state Route 517, Lisbon, stipulated to violating the terms of his intervention plan he had been placed on for a possession of drugs charge. The violations are primarily financial and his plan was successfully terminated.

Lamondre L. Duncan, 20, Warren, stipulated to violating the terms of his intervention plan he had been placed on for possession of a fentanyl-related compound and two counts of possession of cocaine. The intervention plan was continued under the same terms until Aug. 28, 2024 and Duncan was ordered to serve up to six months at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center in Wintersville.

Municipal

LISBON — A June 7 preliminary hearing was set in County Municipal Court for Brandon K. Sanor, 35, Malmsberry Road, Beloit, charged with receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony. On May 24, Sanor was reportedly driving a 2003 Chevrolet Impala reported stolen on May 22 by Sidney Vanscoy, when he went to the Yates Road, Salem Township, home of Shawna Blake. Court records also claim Sanor removed Blake from the house by force.

A June 7 preliminary hearing was set for Daniel Ray Mathes, 29, state Route 154, Rogers, charged with theft for allegedly taking David Witherow’s 2009 Kia Rondo from the parking lot of the East Palestine Moose Lodge without his permission on Friday.

A June 7 preliminary hearing was set for Kyle E. Melott, 26, state Route 164, Leetonia, charged with failure to comply and obstructing official business for allegedly running from deputies and troopers, first in a vehicle and then on foot through the Roger’s area on Saturday.

Isaac L. Lemasters Jr., 51, Salineville Road West, Salineville, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence for allegedly having a tear off baggie with white residue found at his feet on the floor of a patrol car in Wellsville.

Patrick Moore, 45, Corydon, Ind., was bound over to the grand jury on a tampering with evidence, resisting arrest and falsification charges for allegedly having a small, jewelry-type container in his front pocket and a blue piece of folded paper with suspected heroin down his pant leg, which was being removed when Moore reportedly took off running last week before being tackled by Sgt. Brandon Brown, sending both to the hospital. Additionally, Moore allegedly gave the name Gary Moore and other false information and attempted to destroy drug evidence.

Ajanel Sica Juventino, 40, Cleveland Street, Salem, was fined $3,000 and ordered to reimburse the department liquor control $1,004 for six counts of keep place where beer or intoxicating liquors are furnished. Six additional counts of activities prohibited without a permit were dismissed.

A July 13 pretrial was set for Travis Lee Miller, 23, Hammondsville, cited with OVI first offense, improper backing and no temporary permit.

A July 26 pretrial was set for Kirk A. Leek, 45, Newgarden Road, Salem, cited with OVI first offense and left of center.

Cruz Allen Murphy, 29, state Route 39, Wellsville, 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 failure to control and OVI first offense.

Marybeth K. Lewis, 55, Tomahawk Drive, Negley, was fined $925, had her license suspended for 180 days, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 20 hours community service for failure to control and physical control amended from OVI first offense.

A June 10 pretrial was set for Justin M. Givens, 26, U.S. Route 30, Kensington, charged with assault, criminal damaging and aggravated menacing for allegedly attacking Dominic Stacey with a two-by-four, throwing a rock at the vehicle of Brittany Trimble shattering the windshield and threatening to kill Trimble if the police were called on June 10, 2020.

A June 10 disposition hearing was set for William A. Curtis, 29, 14th Street, Wellsville, charged with marking false alarms, obstructing official business and two counts of resisting arrest for allegedly claiming Shane Carpenter drove past his house in a green truck and pointed a gun at him on Monday and that Carpenter had punched in the gut on a few days earlier, neither of which were determined to be true. Curtis further reportedly ran and hid in his home after learning he was going to be under arrest. Charges of escape and assault of a police officer were dismissed involving him allegedly running down the street in handcuffs after shoving a police officer.

A June 28 pretrial was set for Edward C. Rogan Jr., 36, Dutchtown School Road, Rogers, charged with domestic violence for allegedly hitting Kia Sierra Clemmer in the face multiple time s and pushing her to the floor on Saturday. A June 10 pretrial was set for Clemmer, 23, state Route 154, Negley, charged with domestic violence for allegedly hitting Rogan with a sippy cup in the face and hitting him nine times, knocking him into his 9-year-old daughter.

A June 14 pretrial was set for Benjamin M. Kuhlen, 24, East Lincoln Way, Lisbon, charged with resisting arrest and domestic violence for allegedly threatening to harm Gerlinde Bailey on Sunday and then pulling away from police attempting to arrest him in Center Township.

Richard A. Richards Jr., 45, was fined $300, credited with a day in jail and sentenced to an additional 29 days in jail for assault and disorderly conduct for his involvement in a fight at the Tipsy Cow in Leetonia in October.

An Aug. 19 pretrial was set for Trista L. Robertson, 21, Walnut Street, Salem, charged with theft for allegedly failing to scan more than $240 in merchandise at the Salem Walmart on Saturday.

Matthew S. Hardenbrook, 57, Columbia Street, Leetonia, was fined $500 and required 20 hours community service for driving under suspension and hit skip.

Ronald L. Handy III, 23, North Benton, was fined $250 for criminal damaging for ceiling tile and framework damaged at the Salem Regional Medical Center where Handy was transported for treatment by Sebring Police and attempted to escape on July 24.

A June 10 pretrial was set for Antonio D. Deleon, 37, Market Street, Columbiana, charged with domestic violence, resisting arrest and obstructing official business for allegedly screaming, chasing and causing a child to believe he was going to harm her, and then pulling away from police in Columbiana.

A July 19 pretrial was set for Samantha R. Fagan, 23, Fairview Park, cited with driving under suspension.

A July 20 pretrial was set for Rachel L. Jenkins, 37, Lighthouse Court, East Liverpool, cited with driving under suspension and speeding.

Willard R. Miller, 71, Woodworth Road, East Liverpool, was fined $150 for discarding litter on March 29 in East Palestine.

Treton G. Ball, 26, South Range Road, North Lima, was fined $150 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

Eugene J. Rogers Jr., 25, Center Street, East Liverpool, was fined $50 for refuse disposal prohibited for allegedly leaving a beer bottle on the bank at Highlandtown Lake on April 18.

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

Jonathan R. Cook, 34, South West Street, Columbiana, had a criminal mischief citation dismissed after he completed counseling, community service and made restitution.

EL Municipal

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, Steven E. Bosco of Youngstown was sentenced to $925 plus costs, 30 days in jail (three imposed) and 20 community service hours on physical control (reduced from OVI) and failure to control charges. He is set for a review hearing July 9.

Barbara A. Gorrell of Grimms Bridge Road must pay court costs associated with her conviction on violation of a rental permit regulation.

Eric Joplin, of Raleigh, W.Va., is set Thursday for a preliminary hearing on a weapons under disability charge.

Justin D. Johnson of Mapletree Street was set June 10 for a pretrial on drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia charges.

David J. Jackson of Jackson Street is set Thursday for a pretrial on an assault charge.

Kenneth S. Burcham of McDonald Street was sentenced to $150 plus costs on a lighted lights required charge, amended from no operator’s license. He is set Aug. 13 for review.

Suzanne M. Short of Pennsylvania Avenue was sentenced to $50 plus costs on a failure to file a city income tax charge.

Wellsville Magistrate

Dorothy Shepherd of Broadway Street in East Liverpool paid the initial payment in conjunction with her downtown Wellsville nuisance property Thursday. Court documents show that the case against Shepherd for 409 Main St. has been pending since August 2019. The remaining $2,000 plus costs remains due and no remediation has been completed thus far.

Joshua Rudder of Birch Road in East Liverpool was sentenced to $100 plus costs for a stop sign violation and fictitious plates.

Steven Smith of Moore Street in East Liverpool was sentenced to $300 plus costs on charges of reckless operation, loud exhaust and obstructing official business.

Malik Pullie of Commerce Street was set for pretrial June 10 on charges of suspended license and drug paraphernalia.

Skylar Barber of state Route 39 was sentenced to $500 plus costs on charges of obstructing official business and resisting arrest.

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