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The Courts

Common Pleas

New Cases

County Treasurer vs. John R. Reed, et al., foreclosure sought for delinquent taxes for property on Sunset Drive, Wellsville.

Jeffrey H. Clark, Warren, vs. John J. Magmore Sr., New Waterford, et al., excess of $25,000 sought for alleged negligence and damages from a dog attack when plaintiff was delivering a package for Fed Ex at a Millrock Road property Dec. 26, 2020.

Docket Entries

Kathryn Proctor vs. Shyvaughn Proctor, bankruptcy filed, divorce on hold.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Liam L. McKay, 37, Avondale Street, East Liverpool, was served a secret indictment issued by a grand jury in February of 2018 charging him with possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. On May 27, 2016, McKay allegedly had a baggie of crack cocaine, which he tried to hide or destroy to keep authorities from finding it.

Court News

LISBON — In Common Pleas Court, Randy Fennell, 42, Vandergrift, Pa., pleaded guilty through prosecutor’s information to compelling prostitution, a third-degree felony. Fennell faces up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He also will be required to register as a tier II sex offender. Sentencing is set for Nov. 3. On July 21, Fennell solicited someone he believed to be a minor for sexual activity.

Chad E. Brewer, 39, East Lincoln Way, Lisbon, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, for having methamphetamines on July 30, 2020. He faces up to a year in prison, a $2,500 fine and a five-year license suspension. Sentencing is set for Oct. 22.

Chloe L. Sorgman, 20, Black Road, Lisbon, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, both fifth-degree felonies, for having tetrahydrocannabinol and amphetamines on Aug. 9, 2020. She was placed on a three-year intervention treatment plan. She also pleaded guilty to failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, OVI and driving under suspension, from a separate case. She was placed on three-years community control, fined $375, had her license suspended for a year. She also was credited with three days served in jail.

Pauline A. Asano-Travers, 53, Dorwood Drive, Alliance, stipulated to violating the terms of her intervention treatment plan from a prior aggravated possession of drugs conviction for methamphetamines on Aug. 4, 2019. Her intervention plan has been dishonorably terminated and she was placed on community control for two years.

Kara Lynn Grate, 32, Mattix Road, Lisbon, was placed on four years community control to include up to six months at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center for domestic violence and two counts of endangering children. During the sentencing hearing Judge Scott Washam pointed out the story juvenile court gave about what had happened to Grate’s child, including punching and choking him, was different than Grate’s version of a slap. He told her he wanted her to attend the EOCC to get her the tools to help her with her family, such as with anger management.

Municipal

LISBON — An Oct. 14 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set in county Municipal Court for Brookelyn A. Frantz, 25 Berry Road, N.E., Kensington, charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, as well as misdemeanor charges of possession of criminal tools, soliciting and cruelty to companion animals. Frantz allegedly agreed to have sex with an undercover officer for money, getting a ride from Michael Robb from the Travelers Inn in Lisbon to East Palestine on Aug. 14, where she was taken into custody while reportedly deleting text messages from her phone involving the prostitution arrangements. The cruelty to animals charge was for allegedly confining a Great Dane puppy in an extremely hot vehicle without food, water or fresh air, leaving it in a vehicle parked on Leake Street in East Palestine on July 18.

Keith O. Savage, 34, North Jefferson Street, Lisbon, was sentenced to 10 days in jail, fined $850, had his license suspended for two years and required 40 hours community service for OVI second offense and left of center.

Donald P. Cochran, 55, Elk Avenue, Lisbon, was fined $1,180, had his license suspended for 18 months, sentenced to 10 days in jail and required 40 hours community service for OVI first offense, a headlights violation and possession of marijuana.

John D. Kline, 63, Pearce Circle, Salem, was sentenced to 12 days in jail, fined $875, had his license suspended for two years and required 40 hours community service for OVI second offense.

A Dec. 7 pretrial was set for Bodey Hunter Kiko, 19, U.S. Route 30, Kensington, cited with OVI first offense and failure to control.

A Nov. 23 pretrial was set for Jason Hani Yacoub, 32, Youngstown, charged with engaging in prostitution and possession of criminal tools for allegedly using his phone and requesting a “quick visit” from someone he believed to be a prostitute in exchange for money on July 23. He was fined $150 for disorderly conduct amended from possession of marijuana. A marijuana paraphernalia citation was dismissed.

Zion Sophiah Figley, 18, Muscovy Drive, East Palestine, was fined $500, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI underage, failure to control, possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.

Dylan James Goodfellow, 20, Campbell Road, Hanoverton, was fined $450, had his license suspended for 180 days, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for underage OVI, loud exhaust, possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.

Kristopher M. Norton, 45, South Market Street, Minerva, was fined $250, credited with two days in jail and required 20 hours community service for violating a protection order for sending e-mails to Leslie Norton on Jan. 31. Second and third charges of violating a protection order were dismissed.

An Oct. 25 pretrial was set for Quint A. Witherow, 40, Steubenville Pike, Salineville, cited with driving under suspension.

An Oct. 18 disposition hearing was set for Jennifer L. Boyle, 27, West Ninth Street, East Liverpool, who pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana, no licenses, a seat belt violation and furnishing false info for allegedly insisting to the state trooper her name was Cassie Boyle.

An Oct. 14 pretrial was set for Kenneth R. Combs Jr., 53, Continental Drive, Salem, cited with resisting arrest and obstructing official business for allegedly standing in the middle of the intersection of West State Street and Sharp Avenue in Salem obstructing traffic on Monday and fighting with police attempting to take him into custody.

Kenneth Brian Oberholtzer, 39, North Middle Street, Columbiana, was fined $325 for failure to reinstate a license and assured clear distance.

Johnathan S. Russell, 37, state Route 45, Lisbon, was fined $300 for no license and improper passing. A failure to stop after an accident citation was dismissed.

Hunter Smith, 22, Salem-Alliance Road, Salem, was fined $250 for speeding.

William Blake Royal, 24, West Middletown Road, Salem, was fined $225 for speeding and no license amended from driving under suspension.

Eric Shawn Slagle, 29, Berry Road N.E., Kensington, was fined $200 for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia for a methamphetamines pipe.

Ayden Joseph Holdash, 18, Youngstown, was fined $200 for speeding and no license amended from driving under suspension.

Jessica Carol Ann Davis, 27, Endley Road, Lisbon, was fined $200 for no license and a taillights violation.

Raymond F. Wetzel, 62, Canton, was fined $100 for driving under suspension.

Alexander Pollak, 74, Y and O Road, Wellsville, was fined $100 for an equipment violation amended from failure to move left for a public safety vehicle.

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