The Courts

Common Pleas

New Cases

County Treasurer vs. Shenandoah A. Moore, foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Y and O Road, East Liverpool.

Jason Ned Irwin, East Liverpool, and Rebecca Marie Irwin, East Liverpool, dissolution sought.

Robert B. Skinner, East Liverpool, vs. Brian K. Long, Minerva, et al., excess of $25,000 sought for alleged damages and injuries from a vehicle accident at the intersection of Beaver Street and West Lincoln Way.

Docket Entries

County Treasurer vs. Elizabeth A. Koster, et al., defendant entered payment plan, foreclosure on hold.

Bayview Loan Servicing LLC vs. Rachel D. Evans, et al., case returned to the active docket.

Kimberly A. Blair-Campbell vs. Stephanie B. McCloud, et al., case settled and dismissed.

Matthew S. Howard, et al., vs. Alma J. Davidson, case settled and dismissed.

Ashley Barnhart, Minerva, vs. Jacob Barnhart, Homeworth, divorce granted.

Michael A.J. Ross, Pittsburgh, Pa., vs. Stephanie M. Ross, East Liverpool, divorce granted.

Barbara Ann Van New Kirk, Columbiana, vs. Neal M. Van New Kirk, Twin Falls, Idaho, divorce granted.

Marriage Licenses

Andre Lawrence Wagler, 22, Cross Hill, S.C., farmer, and Victoria Leigh Miller, 21, Minerva, unemployed.

Travers L. Mohrbacher, 44, East Palestine, systems administrator, and Tangie Renee Harlan, 44, East Palestine, lead resolution manager.

Samuel David Koons, 51, Salem, self-employed, and Mary G. Hamilton, 31, Salem, homemaker.

Ralph James Moore III, 34, Darlington, Pa., director of operations, and Allison Rae Pagani, 31, East Palestine, unemployed.

Susan L. Deutschlander, 58, Salem, self-employed therapist, and Susan I. Brandt, 67, Salem, retired.

Colton James Hall, 29, Rogers, heavy equipment manager, and Alyssa Renee Glover, 30, Rogers, dental assistant.

Patrick Wayne Taylor, 24, Wellsville, laborer, and Whitney Michele Pelley, 24, Wellsville, unemployed.

Wesley W. Wellington, 50, East Liverpool, union labor, and Deanna Lynn Lyons, 44, East Liverpool, cashier.

Donald A. Board, 51, Wellsville, service and parts director, and Martha Jane Dray, 49, Wellsville, optician.

Donovan Andrew Howell, 33, Columbiana, corrections officer, and Rebecca Lynn Barker, 28, Columbiana, veterinary assistant.

Paul Eugene Johnston, 29, Wellsville, construction, and Lindsay Victoria Ketchum, 25, East Palestine, bartender.

Gregory Allen Spencer, 56, East Liverpool, truck driver, and Tiffini Lea Springer, 46, East Liverpool, homemaker.

Michael Randolph Boley, 39, Toronto, pipe fitter foreman, and Stephanie Nicole Debee, 33, East Liverpool, delivery driver.

James Eric Shenton, 42, Columbiana, director-risk, supervision and operation, and Amanda Dawn Tkacik, 34, Columbiana, self-employed.

Brandon Jonathan Hurst, 25, East Palestine, millwright, and Shelby Marie Lucas, 28, East Palestine, registered nurse.

Jonathan T. McDaniel, 34, East Liverpool, unemployed, and Kimberly Rae Colledge, 41, Columbiana, floral design.

Justin Ralph Walker, 39, East Liverpool, d-operator, and Kendra Anna Lane, 40, East Liverpool, dental assistant.

Todd P. Leslie, 37, Lisbon, farmer, and Tracey Lynn Hall, 31, Lisbon, self-employed.

Court News

LISBON – In Common Pleas Court, Martin L. Fletcher, 36, Erie Street, East Liverpool, one of the Operation Big Oak defendants pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs and was sentenced immediately, placed on three years community control. Both charges were for having fentanyl for sale in 2017, once on Aug. 8 and the other on April 13.

Richard P. Smith, 34, Annesley Road, East Liverpool, guilty to having weapons while under disability, obstructing official business and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Smith requested immediate sentencing and he was sentenced to a year in prison with credit for 81 days already served. On July 12, Smith had a firearm or weapon when he has a 2017 conviction of a burglary offense, impeded the work of law enforcement and had drug paraphernalia.

Derek R. Westover, 35, Fairmont Road, Elkton, was sentenced to a year in prison for tampering with evidence and possession of cocaine. One charge was for drugs in his possession on May 11, 2019, and the other was for attempting to conceal evidence from authorities on Sept. 10, 2019.

Ashley L. Reid, 36, Steubenville, stipulated to violating the terms of her community control from a case where she was convicted of two counts of possession of drugs, for heroin and cocaine in her possession on April 12, 2013. Her community control has been dishonorably terminated and she was credited with 148 days in jail with an additional seven days to serve.

Grand Jury

LISBON — David C. Wilson, 36, Beard Road, New Springfield, was served a secret indictment charging him aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, along with a specification for a forfeiture of money in a drug case. Wilson allegedly had methamphetamine on Feb. 7, 2021, along with $2,088 from drug-related crimes. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in September.


LISBON — An Oct. 14 preliminary hearing was set in county Municipal Court for Thomas Edward Oday, 52, Wexford, Pa., charged with compelling prostitution, possessing criminal tools and two counts of attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor for allegedly arranging to pay $200 for sex with a 15-year-old girl, a foster home run away, and her 16-year-old friend on Friday.

An Oct. 12 preliminary hearing was set for Scott A. Rudder, 57, East Third Street, Salem, charged with burglary for allegedly entering an enclosed porch of a Benton Road, Salem, home of 93-year-old Jon Oana on Sunday.

An Oct. 12 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set for Seth A. Martin, 26, Hammondsville Road, Wellsville, charged with burglary, a second-degree felony, and assault for allegedly kicking in the door of the home of his ex-girlfriend, Dakota Heaton, throwing her to the ground and injuring her shoulder on Sunday.

Jennifer R. Goldman, 37, Aliquippa, Pa., was bound over to the grand jury on charges of two counts of tampering with evidence, both third-degree felonies, and two counts of possession of drug abuse instruments for allegedly ingesting and spilling a controlled substance in the back of a patrol car during a Sept. 6 traffic stop.

Christina Reed, 38, St. Clairsville, was bound over to the grand jury for an escape charge for allegedly using a control panel to get from the jail booking area to the sally port, where she was unable to exit a locked door to the outside.

Brian J. Scott, 25, Hillsville, Pa., was bound over to the grand jury on attempted illegal sexual conduct with a minor, disseminating matter harmful to children, importuning, possessing criminal tools and driving under suspension. On Sept. 24, Scott allegedly arranged to meet someone he believed to be a 15-year-old girl for sex, after sending her an image of his private area using Facebook Messenger.

George C. Smith, 49, North Union Avenue, Salem, was bound over to the grand jury for improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, failure to comply, failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer and OVI first offense for allegedly having two loaded handguns within his reach on Aug. 14, when he was driving while intoxicated and failing to stop for police, maneuvering his way through intersections and around other stopped vehicles.

Robert James O’Malley, 23, Youngstown, was bound over to the grand jury for improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle for allegedly having a loaded firearm available when he was riding on a motorcycle in Columbiana Firestone Park on Aug. 31.

Amanda Nicole Kropf, 33, Puyallup, Wash., was fined $1,275, had her license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 20 hours community service for OVI first offense, child endangering, open container, child restraint and taillights violation.

A Dec. 6 pretrial was set for Robert Borg, 56, Jefferson Avenue, Salem, cited with OVI first offense, hit skip, reckless operation and left of center.

Eric W. Smith, 52, Spring Valley Road, Salineville, 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 speeding and physical control amended from OVI first offense.

Marina Lynn Samuels, 25, Youngstown, was fined $925, had her license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for speeding and physical control amended from OVI first offense.

A Dec. 7 pretrial was set for Noah J. Chase, 22, Pueblo Lane, Columbiana, cited with OVI first offense and driving under suspension.

A Nov. 29 pretrial was set for Robert G. Mick, 64, Frischkorn Drive, Wellsville, cited with OVI first offense and failure to control.

A Nov. 22 pretrial was set for Matthew Jordan, 36, East Fourth Street, East Liverpool, cited with OVI first offense and speeding.

Michael W. Saltsman, 59, Second Street, Hanoverton, was fined $650 and required 10 hours community service for possessing criminal tools, soliciting and drug abuse for marijuana. Saltsman offered an undercover agent $60 per hour in exchange for three hours of sex on April 18.

A Dec. 6 pretrial was set for Jonathan S. Doyle, 32, Hammond, Ind., cited with OVI second offense, OVI refusal with prior within 20 years, driving under OVI suspension and marked lanes.

A Nov. 18 pretrial was set for Austin S. Lowe, Apple Blossom Trail, Beloit, cited with telecommunications harassment for allegedly sent a Facebook message to Matthew Hahlen on June 23, threatening to kill him, as well as another threatening message on July 12.

An Oct. 14 pretrial was set for Ben D. Butler, 54, Carbon Hill Road, East Palestine, charged with resisting arrest, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct for allegedly staring at children running in the East Palestine City Park, raising his voice while cursing in the presence of children on Friday and physically fighting with police.

A Nov. 23 pretrial was set for Charity M. Todd, 21, Salem-Unity Road, Salem, charged with criminal damaging for allegedly breaking items in a Brookfield Avenue apartment and pouring bleach all over a bed, a dresser, the floor and several of a man’s personal items in the bedroom.

A Nov. 16 pretrial was set for Robert C. Cochran Jr., 32, North Jackson, cited with driving under suspension, speeding and receiving stolen property for allegedly pawning a Nintendo Switch video game stolen from Tonya Kilpatrick at Austintown Pawn in June.

An Oct. 14 pretrial was set for Jeremaine N. Lewis, 35, North Beaver Street, Lisbon, cited with criminal trespassing after allegedly going into the Sherman Street home of Witney Lewis, which is owned by Cora Lewis, without either of their permissions on Saturday.

A Dec. 7 pretrial was set for Kristopher B. Smith, 31, West Wilson Street, Salem, charged with theft for allegedly failing to pay for $119 in merchandise at the Salem Walmart on Sept. 13.

A Nov. 30 pretrial was set for Erich W. Mericle, 36, Allen Avenue, Columbiana, charged with theft for allegedly failing to scan a clown costume and a blow-up Halloween yard decoration totaling $49 at the Salem Walmart.

Todd Phillip Gang, 38, Canton, was fined $150 for a temporary permit violation.

A Nov. 30 pretrial was set for Joel O. Hernandez, 32, East Third Street, Salem, cited with obstructing official business for allegedly refusing to tell police who was driving a vehicle involved in a hit skip accident on Sunday.

A Nov. 29 pretrial was set for Terry A. Hughes II, 41, state Route 154, Negley, cited with driving under FRA suspension.

A Nov. 29 pretrial was set for Jimmie Jr Dubuse, 45, East Third Street, Salem, cited with use of an unauthorized plate.

Diana Lynn Howard, 59, Failer Street, East Palestine, was fined $150 for temporary instruction permit required.

Michael A. Stover, 21, Thomas Road, Lisbon, was fined $250 for driving under suspension.

Abbey Lynn Vanhorn, 22, New Garden Avenue, Salem, was fined $75 for a stop sign violation. A citation for driving with a temporary permit without an eligible driver was dismissed.

Ryleigh P. Harn, 20, Sprucevale Road, Rogers, was fined $100 for speeding.

EL Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, a pretrial was set Oct. 14 for Brendan D. Bugar, McCoy Avenue, on a domestic violence charge.

A pretrial was set Oct. 12 for Susan Shafer (aka Jenkins) on a passing bad checks’ charge.

An extradition hearing is set Thursday for Alonna J.E. Adkins, of McDonald St.

Lindsey J. Beebout, of Lincoln Avenue, was set Oct. 15 for a pretrial on a theft charge.

Dustin Brooks, of Vine Street, was set Dec. 2 for a pretrial on a domestic violence charge.


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