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The Courts

Common Pleas

New Cases

County Treasurer vs. Eric and Tracie Dixon, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on East Lincoln Way, Lisbon.

County Treasurer vs. Sheryl L. Monigold, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on West Main Street, Salineville.

County Treasurer vs. Robert and Barbara Luketic, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Sprucevale Road, East Liverpool.

Matthew F. Wald, Fertile, Minn., vs. Annarose D. Holmes, Salem, child support sought.

Christy K. Kreider, Weirton, W.Va., vs. Holly M. Hall, Salineville, child support sought.

Deutsche Bank National Trust vs. Mildred and Willie Roger Wine, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Signal Road, Columbiana.

Credit Acceptance Corp. vs. Jeffrey Willson, East Liverpool, $18,575 plus interest sought.

Docket Entries

County Treasurer vs. Ted A. Taus, et al., delinquent taxes and penalties paid, case dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. Frank C. Pucci, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Chester Avenue, Wellsville.

County Treasurer vs. Donald C. Krebs, payment plan entered, foreclosure on hold.

County Treasurer vs. William E. House, et al., payment plan entered, foreclosure on hold.

Court News

LISBON – Todd O. Dean, 41, Aetna Street, Salem, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and prosecutor’s information for a possession of drugs charge, also a fifth-degree felony. Dean was sentenced to three years community control, including up to six months at the Eastern Ohio Corrections Center in Wintersville. A .380 Sig Sauer pistol found in Dean’s backpack was ordered destroyed. One of the charges was for having methamphetamine on June 13, 2020, while the other was for having methamphetamines on Aug. 26, 2020.

Municipal

LISBON — A July 29 preliminary hearing was set in county Municipal Court for Paula M. Yarbour, 38, Poland, charged with fifth-degree felony charges of theft and breaking and entering. Yarbour allegedly entered a detached garage of her ex-boyfriend, Carl Zents, on June 6, putting several items into her vehicle.

David M. Lechene, 60, Middlefield, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of compelling prostitution, a third-degree felony, and possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. On May 12, Lechene allegedly attempted to solicit sex with two girls he believed to be 16-year-old foster home runaways, then traveling to East Palestine to meet them. Court documents indicate Lechene may have a criminal history including theft, procuring prostitution and public indecency.

Tara Jovan Clemons, 45, Youngstown, was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of promoting prostitution – transporting across state lines for sex for hire, a fourth-degree felony. On July 7, Clemens allegedly brought Tiffany Bolen to East Palestine in exchange for $100 for his time and gas so she could reportedly follow through with an arrangement for sexual activity in exchange for $500.

Kyle E. Melott, 26, state Route 162, Leetonia, was sentenced to 180 days in jail, had his license suspended for 180 days and fined $2,025 for OVI third offense, driving under suspension, failure to control, two counts of possession of drug abuse instruments, obstructing official business, failure to comply, endangering children and receiving stolen property for taking Monica Melott’s home stereo system to Cashland on Feb. 17, 2020. The endangering children charge was for crashing his vehicle while under the influence on Dec. 23 with two children ages 11 and 7 riding inside it. On May 29, Melott allegedly fled on foot from troopers, running behind the Rogers Post Office, over state Route 154 and down to the feed mill before he was caught. The drugs abuse instruments charges are for five orange and white needles in his possession on Nov. 23.

Brandon M. Byers, 28, 18th Street, Wellsville, was fined $150, credited with 54 days in jail and sentenced to an additional 126 days in jail for arson. Byers was also ordered to register on the arson offense registry. On May 19, Byers set the back porch on fire at his home at 216 18th Street, Wellsville, with his mother and brother in the house. He was sentenced after he was determined to be competent following an evaluation.

A July 19 pretrial was set for Scott A. Dean, 37, Apple Street, Salem, charged with two counts of violating a protection order for allegedly sending electronic messages to Ashley Van Russell on May 27 and going to her home on May 24.

A July 19 pretrial was set for Krista Arlein Young, 25, Warren, charged with possession of drug abuse instruments for allegedly having a syringe in her wallet, two syringes in her purse and a clear plastic baggie containing a white substance believed to be fentanyl, on Thursday.

Joseph Frantz, 39, West Washington Street, Lisbon, was fined $150 and required 10 hours community service for disorderly conduct amended from menacing for threatening to harm Lisbon patrolman Will Grodhaus on Aug. 6, 2020.

A Sept. 20 pretrial was set for Brandon Gauge Rawson, 20, Wood Street, Wellsville, charged with domestic violence for allegedly threatening Brianna Bendler on Tuesday.

A Sept. 2 pretrial was set for Joshua Clifford Board, 31, Grant Street, Lisbon, cited with driving under court ordered suspension and three counts of no seat belt.

Chad J. Slagle, 48, Maple Street, Salem, was fined $150 for possession of marijuana. Charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing official business were dismissed. Slagle had been accused of being intoxicated causing him to crash his bike and refusing to give police his name on March 18.

EL Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, Susanna Weyand, of Dewey Avenue, was set Sept. 2 for a status hearing for complicity.

Holly M. Weyand, of Dewey Avenue, was set Sept. 2 for a status hearing for criminal trespass, contributing to the unruliness of a minor and complicity.

Willie L. Curry, of Smithfield Street, was fined $50 plus costs and a 90-day jail sentence (10 imposed) on a theft charge.

Joseph A. Kelly, of Williams Avenue, was set Sept. 9 for a status hearing on a domestic violence charge.

Christopher A.M. Thompson, of Pancake Clarkson Road in Rogers, was sentenced to $250 plus costs and a 30-day suspended jail sentence on a no operator’s license charge. He also must complete 20 hours of community service.

Alexis N. Harrison, of 15th Street in Wellsville, was set Sept. 9 for a status hearing on charges of theft, criminal damaging and criminal trespass

Thomas M. Lynch, of Alpha Street, was set July 19 for a second pretrial on storage of tires, abandoned refrigerator, littering and storage of junk charges.

Caitlyn N. Sfofen, of Wilbert Avenue, was set Sept. 9 for a revocation hearing.

Anthony M. Travers, of Commerce Street in Wellsville, was set July 28 for a status hearing and Sept. 2 for a trial on a domestic violence charge.

Cagney A. Springer, of Pennsylvania Avenue, was sentenced to $250 plus costs and a 30-day suspended jail sentence for driving under FRA suspension.

Richard P. Smith, of Avondale Street, was bound over to the Columbiana County grand jury, after a preliminary hearing on weapons under disability, obstructing official business and drug paraphernalia charges.

Bobby J. Westberry, of Diamond, was sentenced to $250 plus costs and 30 days in jail on a receiving stolen property charge.

Casey R. Carter, of 10th Street in Wellsville, was sentenced to $150 plus costs and 90 days in jail (20 imposed) on a theft charge.

James Doychak, of West Fourth Street, was sentenced to $250 plus costs and 30 days in jail (nine imposed) on a charge of disorderly conduct reduced from assault.

Zachery K. Humphreys, of Sunnyside Avenue, was sentenced to $250 plus costs and 90 days in jail (40 imposed) on a domestic violence charge.

Richard L. Allison, of Walnut Street, was sentenced to $350 plus costs and a 90-day suspended jail sentence on a domestic violence charge. He also is order edto complete 40 community service hours.

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