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The Courts

Common Pleas

New Cases

Richard and Nancy Douglass, East Palestine, vs. Brent Rhodes, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Latta Road, East Palestine.

Leah Geiselman, Alliance, and William Geiselman, Minerva, dissolution sought.

Robert B. Schwenk Jr., East Palestine, vs. Kaitlynn A. McCloskey, Bedford, divorce sought.

Docket Entries

Midland Credit Management Inc. vs. David L. Copestick, East Liverpool, defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $17,088 plus interest.

Wells Fargo Bank vs. Diana M. King, et al., property on East Seventh Street, Salem, sold to Ruby Land LLC for $45,581 plus interest.

Marriage Licenses

Eric Scott Carney, 36, Salem, pipe inspector, and Stephani Ann Mingus, 32, Salem, unemployed.

Ronald P. Sluss Jr., 41, East Liverpool, unemployed, and Jessica Renee Carroll, 36, East Liverpool, custodian.

Kent Leroy Liebendorfer, 65, East Palestine, engineer, and Teresa Louise Laret, 62, East Palestine, RN.

Dewey William Bunnell V, 30, Wellsville, unemployed, and Cheyane E. Anderson, 27, Wellsville, customer service representative.

Vincent N. Deblasis, 33, Wellsville, electronics technician, and Lindsey N. Householder, 33, Wellsville, administrative assistant.

William L. Jackson Jr., 39, Salem, restaurant manager, and Stephanie Christine Cyphert, 41, Salem, LPN.

Corey Michael Ramsey, 36, Beloit, Fed Ex, and Deanna Rae Orlando, 39, Beloit, registered nurse.

Kameron William Heath, 26, Beloit, quality control for label manufacturing, and Cheyenne Rain Miller, 25, Beloit, intervention specialist teacher.

Nickolas Carl Blackburn, 23, Salem, cook, and Taylor Anne Jessop, 22, Columbiana, cook.

Gage Christopher Dewitt, 22, Salem, sales associate, and Josie Jane Andrews, 23, Salem, laboratory technician.

Matthew Adam Dotson, 42, Salem, manager, and Cassandra Lynn Wukotich, 31, Salem, teacher.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Patrick Stephen Trimble, 50, Youngstown, was served a secret indictment charging him with nonsupport of dependents, fifth-degree felony. Between April 1, 2014, and March 6, 2020, Trimble is accused of failing to provide adequate support for at least 26 weeks for a child born in 2004. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in March of 2020.

Court News

LISBON — Kelly J. Hooper, 45, Moore Street, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to a possession of cocaine charge, a fifth-degree felony, and was placed on community control for two years. The charge was for less than five grams of cocaine, Hooper had in her possession on Feb. 8, 2020.

Municipal Court

LISBON — In County Municipal Court, a July 19 preliminary hearing was set for Cassidy Marie Francis, 22, Warren, charged with felonious assault, failure to comply, resisting arrest, driving under suspension, reckless operation, failure to control, traffic control devices and two counts of drug paraphernalia. On Friday, Francis reportedly refused to stop when told she was under arrest, fled to her vehicle, backed up an alley in East Palestine nearly striking Sgt. Brian Moore, pulling forward nearly striking Detective Dan Haueter and after fleeing at a high rate of speed eventually crashed her vehicle on North Market Street. Inside the vehicle, police reportedly found nearly 2,222 grams of packaged THC, a digital scale with white powder residue, a crack cocaine pipe thrown from the vehicle and another crack cocaine pipe inside Francis’ purse.

A July 19 pretrial was set for LC Deshawn Harvey, 48, Warren, charged with drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a crack pipe that was thrown out of the passenger window in the vehicle he was riding in, which Francis was reportedly driving on Friday.

Da-Shawn Lamont Hayden, 45, Youngstown, was bound over on charges of possession of criminal tools and two counts of promoting prostitution – supervising or managing prostitution, as well as misdemeanor charges of possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a crack pipe and syringes along with suspected methamphetamines. On July 3, Hayden allegedly arranged with an undercover officer from the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force for sexual activities with a woman, Mary Hayden, in exchange for $500, whom he reportedly took to a designated meeting location. According to court documents, Hayden has a criminal history of statutory sexual seduction from Nevada, domestic violence, robbery and theft offenses, and reportedly has been known to compel Mary Hayden to perform sex for hire by being violent towards her at times.

James R. Lamp, 46, Foundry Hill Road, Summitville, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of having weapons while under a disability and drug paraphernalia, for allegedly having a loaded weapon, a 9-millimeter handgun, along with possible drugs, baggies containing a white crystal substance, both in his possession in Lisbon on June 1.

A July 19 preliminary hearing was set for Ashley B. Russell, 32, West Wilson Street, Salem, charged with breaking and entering and endangering children for allegedly entering a fenced area, then going into a wooden structure building, then exiting through a side door at a vacant building on state Route 14 in New Waterford on Saturday, while her 14-year-old daughter was with her, and two other children waited for her inside her vehicle parked down the street.

Gary Mills, 51, Youngstown, was fined $1,150, credited with 18 days in jail, sentenced to an additional 42 days in jail for two counts of possessing criminal tools, driving under suspension, engaging in prostitution and soliciting. In April, Mills allegedly attempted to hire a new regular prostitute in East Palestine, offering $50 for a “quick visit” as he looked for a new regular when he said his escort had moved out of state. Then on June 25, Mills again attempted to hire an undercover officer from the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force for sexual activity, this time offering methamphetamines in exchange for sex.

A Sept. 21 pretrial was set for Carly Mae Williams, 24, Rose Drive, Lisbon, cited with OVI first offense and failure to control.

A Sept. 27 pretrial was set for David L. Gillespie, 38, Wayne Bridge Road, Lisbon, cited with OVI first offense, left of center and taillight violation.

Robert J. Mohr Jr., 30, North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, was fined $1,025, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-days counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense and marked lanes.

A July 22 pretrial was set for Diana L. Andre, 41, West Wilson Street, Salem, charged with criminal trespassing after she was allegedly found sleeping on the back patio of an Elberon Avenue, Salem, home on Sunday.

Constance Eilene Adams, 31, Youngstown, was credited with 12 days served, sentenced to an additional eight days in jail and fined $500, for carrying a concealed weapon, driving under suspension and drug paraphernalia for a crack pipe and a fixed blade knife in the vehicle she was driving.

Corey N. McQueen, 28, Youngstown, was fined $100 and credited with 24 days in jail for assault for assaulting Gavin Linden while both were inmates at the county jail on June 18.

A July 19 pretrial was set for Hortencia Nava, 43, Lorain, charged with obstructing justice and resisting arrest for allegedly refusing to provide a Highway Patrol trooper her name after she was offered a ride on Friday when she was reportedly found with a disabled vehicle on state Route 11 and smelled of possible alcohol.

Jessica A. Buschagen, 33, Warren, was fined $150 and required 40 hours community service for drug paraphernalia for a crack pipe found in her bag during a traffic stop on April 23.

Rusty Ray Altman, 48, Cream Ridge Road, Lisbon, was fined $250 and credited with three days in jail for drug paraphernalia for two syringes found in his possession on July 3.

Joseph Robert Gross, 50, Shady Lane, Salem, was fined $150 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

A Sept. 16 pretrial was set for Jeremy Louis Keffer, 32, Youngstown, cited with driving under suspension, left of center and distracted driving.

Robert McLaughlin, 60, West Lincoln Way, Lisbon, was fined $50, credited with 18 days served in jail and required 10 hours community service for disorderly conduct amended from domestic violence for threatening to harm or kill Samantha Savin and raising a fist toward her on April 27.

David Andrew Miller, 40, Westville Lake Road, Beloit, was fined $150 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

David Gromley, 38, Railroad Street, Kensington, was fined $50 for health code violation for failing to comply with a board order to connect to a sanitary sewer system in July 2020.

A driving under suspension citation was dismissed against James Dotson, 44, West Wilson Street, Salem.

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