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John C. Anderson, Lisbon, vs. Ashley Anderson, Salem, divorce sought.

Johnna K. Parke, Salem, vs. Jeffrey A. Parke, Port Orange, Fla., divorce sought.


LISBON — In county Municipal Court, an Aug. 30 preliminary hearing was set for Brock Menough, 35, East Sixth Street, Salem, charged with escape for allegedly pushing past a corrections officer at the county jail on Saturday, exiting through two doors leading from the booking area into the sally port, where the two doors already were secure and he was caught.

An Oct. 19 pretrial was set for Jay Troyer, 28, McCracken Road, Salem, charged with OVI second offense and marked lanes.

An Oct. 14 pretrial was set for Timothy Tomor, 45, Highland Avenue, Salem, charged with OVI first offense, driving under suspension and left of center.

Robert W. Miller, 63, Mick Road, 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 OVI first offense and left of center.

An Aug. 30 pretrial was set for Cassandra M. Salokangas, 31, West Seventh Street, Salem, charged with domestic violence for allegedly putting a family or household member into Salem Regional Medical Center due to injuries on Monday.

Marcus G. Marshall, 19, Canton, was fined $300, had his license suspended for 180 days, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 10 hours community service for loud exhaust and reckless operation amended from OVI first offense.

Benjamin J. Dicola, 44, New Castle, Pa., was fined $500 and ordered 20 hours community service for two counts of disorderly conduct amended from soliciting and possession of criminal tools. He was further ordered to maintain his employment at the Hopewell School District. Dicola had been charged on May 19 after allegedly using a phone to set up a meeting with an officer posing as a female escort, agreeing to pay that person $70 per hour for sexual activity.

Trent A. Marcum, 25, North Madison Avenue, Salem, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined $500 for two counts of theft for scanning merchandise at Walmart on both Sunday and Monday and then leaving the store with $783 in merchandise and $284 in merchandise in his carts without rendering payment.

Jeffrey J. Braund, 30, Youngstown, was fined $250, had his license suspended for 180 days and required 30 hours community service for possession of drug abuse instruments for a syringe in the vehicle during a traffic stop in Columbiana on May 29.

William J. McFarland, 30, Spruce Street, Columbiana, was sentenced to five days in jail and fined $250 for possession of drug paraphernalia for a black digital scale with residue in his pocket during a traffic stop when McFarland was a rear seat passenger in Columbiana on Sunday.

Keith N. Richards, 29, Andover, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined $250 for telecommunications harassment for leaving messages for Shirley Brown between April 30 and May 21.

Alexander T. Pecor, 21, Signal Road, Columbiana, was fined $150, required 40 hours community service and ordered to pay $128 in restitution to DP Fuels for theft shortages in the register drawer at the store on May 10, 11 and 12.

An Oct. 21 pretrial was set for Adam A. Maloney, 27, Youngstown, cited with driving under suspension, child restraint violation and possession of marijuana.

A Sept. 2 pretrial was set for Bradley A. Eltringham, 35, Hartville, charged with criminal trespass for allegedly removing a screen and entering the bathroom of the home of Karissa Cloud, Leslie Road, Lisbon on Tuesday.

Scott W. Knight, 23, West Salem Street, Columbiana, was fined $300 and credited with a day in jail for two counts of disorderly conduct for causing a disturbance by loudly yelling and swearing outside at the Manor Apartments on April 24 and similar actions on April 4.

An Oct. 14 pretrial was set for David J. Triplett, 29, Youngstown, cited with driving under suspension and speeding.

Nicole L. Haynes, 32, South Lincoln Avenue, Salem, was fined $100 for marijuana paraphernalia.

Christopher M. Fadden, 35, Katy, Texas, was fined $150 for loitering amended from public intoxication.

Brent Matthew Ellis, 37, Red Tail Drive, Leetonia, was fined $150 for speeding.

Jesse R. Pizzedaz, 30, Julie Street, Alliance, was fined $150 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

Ryan D. Holenchick, 22, Depot Road, Lisbon, was fined $125 for no motorcycle endorsement and temporary permit violation.

Court News

In Common Pleas Court, Jeffrey E. Darin, 35, Youngstown, was sentenced to two years in prison for four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs and one count each of trafficking in cocaine and trafficking in heroin. On Oct. 20, 2017, Darin was involved in the sale of both fentanyl and carfentanil. He was also involved in the sale of fentanyl on Oct. 23, 2017, as well as cocaine, methamphetamines and heroin on Nov. 11, 2017. Additional charges of two counts of trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin and aggravated trafficking in drugs were dismissed. Darin was ordered to forfeit $626 in drug-related proceeds in his possession on Nov. 11.

Jeremy W. Jones, 31, Peace Valley Road, Rogers, stipulated to violating the terms of his intervention treatment plan, which now has been dishonorably terminated. Jones, who previously entered a guilty plea to possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, is now sentenced to community control until May 29, 2023. Jones had cocaine on March 20, 2019.

Austin Nevill, 23, Beaver, Pa., pleaded guilty to OVI and falsification, both misdemeanor charges. He faces up to 180 days in prison on each count, fines of up to $2,075 and a one- to three-year license suspension. Sentencing is set for Oct. 20, when the prosecutor’s office has agreed to ask of the dismissal of charges of obstructing official business and two counts improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle. The charges stem from Nevill’s actions on Nov. 3, 2020.

Stacy R. Richardson, 42, state Route 164, Leetonia, stipulated to violating the terms of her intervention treatment plan she was placed on after pleading guilty to permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony. The intervention plan was dishonorably terminated and she was placed on community control until Aug. 20, 2023. Richardson had been involved in a drug trafficking ring where she reportedly allowed her property to be used for drug sales between Aug. 30, 2018, and Sept. 20, 2018, in a case involving 14 defendants.

Joseph R. Bradford, 43, state Route 517, Columbiana, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control. He had previously been convicted of two counts non-support of dependents. His community control has been extended until Sept. 17, 2022.

Dustin Whaley, 26, West Chestnut Street, Lisbon, pleaded guilty to improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon and using weapons while intoxicated. Whaley was eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction and was placed on a three-year intervention treatment plan. Whaley had a loaded gun inside his pants in his vehicle while intoxicated on Nov. 19, 2020, and reached for the concealed firearm while exiting the vehicle on Lisbon.

Tobias M. Menough, 43, Egypt Road, Salem, was placed on three years community control for aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. Menough had amphetamines on Jan. 14, 2018.

Lawrence K. McBride, 50, New Garden Avenue, Salem, stipulated to violating the terms of his intervention treatment plan, which was dishonorably terminated. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail to be served concurrently with time he is serving in a federal case. McBride had been on intervention for charges of possession of cocaine and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia for a crack pipe and cocaine in his possession on Feb. 2, 2020.

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EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, Jeremy L. Reese, of Homestead Drive, was sentenced to $250 plus costs, 30 days in jail (two imposed) and 20 community service hours on an assault charge.

Roger D. Ingram Sr., of Anderson Avenue in Wellsville, was set Oct. 5 for a motion hearing for a carrying concealed weapon charge and probation violation.

Brittany Jackson, of Valley Avenue, was set Oct. 5 for a theft status hearing.

Patrick R. Kenney, of Millrock Road in Rogers, was set Oct. 5 for a motion hearing on OVI and unsafe vehicle charges.

John H. Payne, of Old Lincoln Highway, was set Oct. 5 for a status hearing and October 20 for a jury trial on an open dumping charge.

Ashley N. Willson, of Green Lane, was set Oct. 5 for a status hearing and Oct. 20 for a jury trial on a complicity charge.

Gage A. Gough, of Green Lane, was set Oct. 5 for a status hearing and Oct. 20 for a jury trial on a complicity charge.

Jeremiah Johnston, of Avondale Street, was set Sept. 9 for a probable cause on a probation hearing.

Melissa S. Miles, of Johnson Road in Lisbon, was set Oct. 21 for a pretrial on a theft charge.


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