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New Cases

Sheila D. Owens, Negley, vs. Donald W. Owens, Shelby, N.C., divorce sought.

Docket Entries

USA acting through the Rural Housing Service USDA vs. Maureen O. Kane, et al., case returned to the active docket.

Citibank vs. James Borelli, et al., case returned to the active docket.

Oliphant Financial LLC vs. Randall Burbick, defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $2,491 plus interest.

International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Local Union No. 33 vs. Vortex Mechanical, LLC, arbitration award confirmed, defendant to pay plaintiff $56,611 plus attorney fees.

Stephanie Rhodes, Canfield, and Philip Rhodes, Salem, dissolution granted.

Court News

LISBON — In Common Pleas Court, Michael A. Hamilton, 32, East Fourth Street, Salem, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control and was sentenced to a year in prison with credit for 286 days already served for aggravated possession of drugs and two counts of harassment with bodily substance, all fifth-degree felonies. Hamilton’s charges stem from having methamphetamines on Dec. 8, 2019, and harassing corrections officers with bodily substances at the jail on March 14, 2020.

Jonathan P. Cunning, 30, Somer Street, Leetonia, pleaded guilty to abduction, a third-degree felony, and was immediately sentenced to a year in the county jail with credit for 243 days served and then placed on three years community control. On Dec. 23, Cunning restrained a woman from leaving a Columbia Street, Leetonia home for three days. That time is concurrent with nine months Cunning has sentenced to serve for possession of heroin and three counts of aggravated possession of drugs for having methamphetamines, heroin, acetyl fentanyl and fentanyl on Oct. 24, 2019.

Kerry Lynn Appel, 49, Fife Coal Road, Wellsville, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction. Appel pleaded guilty to OVI, aggravated possession of drugs and two counts of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. She was placed on a three-year intervention treatment plan, had her license suspended for a year, was fined $375 and given the choice of attending a three-day driver’s intervention program or serving three days in the county jail. On Jan. 16, Appel had a loaded handgun in the vehicle while she was under the influence of alcohol and had methamphetamines.

Thomas G. Reed Jr., 33, Ohio Avenue, East Liverpool, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control. He was sentenced to a year in prison with credit for 134 days already served for the two fifth-degree felony charges of misuse of credit card and receiving stolen property. Starting on Sept. 21, 2018, and continuing through Sept. 24, 2018, Reed had used a debit card and two credit cards belonging to Tammy Ballerstein in one or more transactions.


LISBON — In county Municipal Court, an Oct. 26 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set for Jordan R. Swain, 34, Mattix Road, Lisbon, charged with a felony charge of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle for allegedly having a loaded Ruger 9-millimeter under the driver’s seat on Friday, as well as misdemeanor charges of physical control, use of an unauthorized plate and open container.

Donald J. Williams, 57, Pritchard Avenue, Lisbon, was fined $1,900, had his license suspended for three years, credited with 12 days in jail and sentenced to an additional 78 days in jail for OVI second offense, failure to control, reckless operation, expired license, possession of marijuana and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle for taking a 2014 Dodge Journey without the permission of the owners, Amanda Wilson and Richard Todd, on June 25.

A Nov. 2 pretrial was set for Bristen Zachery Lavant, 26, Smithfield Street, East Liverpool, cited with OVI first offense, use of an unauthorized plate, driving under FRA suspension, speeding and a seat belt violation.

An Oct. 26 pretrial was set for Kevin Arrel Miller, 37, Rochester Road, Homeworth, charged with physical control.

An Oct. 25 pretrial was set for Antonio D. Deleon, 27, Market Street, Columbiana, cited with OVI first offense.

A Nov. 4 pretrial was set for Juan Ernesto Hernandez Box, 42, Dover, cited with OVI first offense and expired license.

Eric Glenn Valles, 55, Sevierville, Tenn., was fined $950, 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 Nov. 8 pretrial was set for Marcus Zane Reed, 19, Nittany Drive, Summitville, cited with OVI first offense, turn signals violation, possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.

An Oct. 19 pretrial was set for John Christopher Williams II, 20, Hawley Avenue, Salem, cited with OVI first offense, speeding and possession of marijuana.

A Sept. 20 pretrial was set for Daniel B. Reed, 34, Charlton Street, Lisbon, charged with domestic violence for allegedly grabbing Jennifer Reed by the arms and throwing her to the floor on Sunday.

Brandon R. Lindsay, 35, Brookdale Avenue, East Palestine, was fined $500, credited with a day in jail and required 50 hours community service for criminal damaging for damaging the wall and a light fixture at the New Waterford House Apartments where his ex-girlfriend lived on Nov. 29.

John N. Schiffauer, 64, Youngstown, was fined $492 for maximum axle overload.

Rachel L. Kidder, 44, North Street, Salineville, was fined $350 for possession of fireworks.

An Oct. 26 pretrial was set for Shyann A. Hall, 23, Duck Creek Road, Salem, cited with disorderly conduct while intoxicated after she reportedly was at a Carey Road address on Monday appearing to be under the influence of drugs and allegedly admitted to taking two Xanax earlier in the day.

Charnette J. Sellers, 51, Graham Street, Lisbon, was fined $200, credited with two days in jail and required 30 hours community service for obstructing official business for using her body to block deputies from entering the home to serve Jeffrey Vickroy with court documents.

Tammy L. Lunger, 63, and James A. Lunger, 69, Sprucevale Road, East Liverpool, was fined $250, credited with a day in jail and required 20 hours community service for falsification for lying regarding the whereabouts of a minor on April 12.

Sonnett M. Holenchick, 40, East Pershing Street, Salem, was fined $250 for use of an unauthorized plate.

Deborah J. Anderson, 67, state Route 164, Lisbon, was fined $200 and required 40 hours community service for theft for attempting to steal 11 items valued at $45 from the Salem Walmart on July 8.

Alexis Jade Palumbo, 21, Youngstown, was fined $200 for temporary permit required and failure to display a valid sticker.

An Oct. 28 pretrial was set for Jordan Edward Lipscomb, 24, East Taggart Street, East Palestine, cited with driving under suspension.

Angel G. Lopez, 49, Youngstown, was fined $245 for driving under suspension, failure to display a valid license and speeding.

Benjamin M. Kuhlen, 24, East Lincoln Way, Lisbon, was fined $185 for driving under suspension and speeding.

Dylan W. McDevitt, 27, Chain School Road, East Palestine, was fined $150 for driving under suspension.

Courtney L. Troyer, 29, Cleveland Street, Salem, was fined $150 for disorderly conduct amended from assault. A domestic violence charge was dismissed due to both alleged victims, Richard Faloba and Brandi Faloba being uncooperative.


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