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The Courts

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New Cases

County Treasurer vs. Jason Adkins, foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Thompson Avenue, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Carol S. Minto, East Liverpool, foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on West Fourth Street, East Liverpool.

Susan Bowersock Fiore, Salem, vs. Donald C. Fiore, Conneaut, divorce sought.

Docket Entries

Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, vs. James D. Boucher, et al., property on Strader Road, East Liverpool, sold to the plaintiff for $209,036.

Teresa Dawes, Salem, vs. Christopher Dawes, Youngstown, divorce granted.

Aubrey E. Soker, East Palestine, vs. Zachary J. Soker, Girard, divorce granted.

County Treasurer vs. Eric S. Dixon, et al., delinquent taxes and penalties paid, case dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. Gene R. Karcher, et al., delinquent taxes and penalties paid, case dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. James F. Marshall, et al., delinquent taxes and penalties paid, case dismissed.

Grand Jury

LISBON – James Choate, 29, Salem-Alliance Road, Salem, was served a secret indictment charging him with possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, for drugs allegedly in his possession on Feb. 28.

Amanda B. Hines, 34, Grant Street, Salem, was served a secret indictment charging her with aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony, for allegedly having methamphetamines on Jan. 5.

William D. Marshall IV, 39, Georgetown Road, Salem, was served a secret indictment charging him with three counts of aggravated possession of drugs, two of the charges third-degree felonies and the other a fifth-degree felony. Marshall allegedly had methamphe-tamines both on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27, as well as methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) on Jan. 27.

All three indictments were issued by the grand jury in September.

Court News

LISBON — In Common Pleas Court, Kyla M. Copestick, 31, Lisbon Street, Wellsville, pleaded guilty to grand theft and forgery, both fourth-degree felony charges. She was placed on five years community control and ordered to pay $63,045 in payments of no less than $400 per month to Legendary Coffee LLC. Copestick forged checks to herself from the account of Tim Horton’s between April 11, 2019 and Sept. 24, 2020.

Municipal

LISBON — An Oct. 14 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set in county Municipal Court for James Jones, 41, Youngstown, charged with felony intimidation and assault charges and cited with OVI second offense, OVI refusal with prior within 20 years, driving under suspension, reasonable control, resisting arrest and obstructing official business. During his arrest on Monday following a crash, Jones allegedly kicked a Columbiana officer in the knee, then on the way to the jail threatened to put a hit on officers and have them murdered.

Steven T. Lightner, 21, South Lincoln Avenue, Salem, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, theft and obstructing official business for allegedly taking Teneishia Coleman’s vehicle without her permission and then when police found him, he fled on foot on Aug. 25.

Jason E. Dotson, 44, East Lincoln Way, Lisbon, was bound over to the grand jury on charged of domestic violence and theft for allegedly punching Jennifer allison while she was driving down Jackson Street and using her vehicle without permission. A pretrial was also set for Dec. 7 on a substandard premises charge in Salem for alleged violations that include weeds/grass and junk vehicles in his yard on West Wilson Street.

Scott Allen Johnson, 35, Cable Road, Weirton, was bound over to the grand jury on a felony charge of improper handling of fire arms in a motor vehicle and a Dec. 13 pretrial set for misdemeanors OVI first offense, no driver’s license, speeding and no seatbelt for allegedly have a pistol and ammunition in his glove box during a traffic stop Aug. 17 in Madison Township.

Jason W. Bridge, 22, Beacon Light Road, Lisbon, was bound over to the grand jury on a fourth-degree felony charge of OVI fourth offense and misdemeanors OVI refusal with prior within 20 years, driving under supension and hit skip/leaving scene for allegedly continuing down the roadway and into a ditch following a traffic crash on Speidel Road Sept. 30.

An Oct. 14 preliminary hearing was set for Robert A. Deiss, 68, Bessemer, Pa., charged with compelling prostitution, attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and possessing criminal tools for allegedly arranging sexual conduct with someone he believed to be a 15-year-old in exchange for money and beer on Tuesday.

An Oct. 14 preliminary hearing was set for Bryon G. McCrory, 49, Youngstown, charged with compelling prostitution, attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and possessing criminal tools for allegedly arranging sexual conduct with someone he believed to be a 15-year-old in exchange for money on Wednesday.

An Oct. 18 pretrial was set for Dustin S. Andric, 38, Foundry Hill Road, Hanoverton, charged with domestic violence for allegedly shooting an arrow at and physically assaulting his live-in girlfriend.

Thomas Lockhart, 51, Cream Ridge Road, Lisbon, was fined $1,330, had his license suspended for two years, sentenced to 80 days in jail and required 40 hours community service for OVI third offense

Ernest L. Wengerd, 32, Depot Road, Lisbon, was fined $1,125, had his license suspended for two years, sentenced to 10 days in jail and required 40 hours community service for OVI second offense, driving under suspension and left of center.

Christopher A. Kleinhaus, 35, West Pershing Street, Salem, was fined $400, sentenced to 60 days in jail (credited for 19) and ordered to complete 50 hours of community service on a charge of domestic violence for allegedly physically assaulting his live-in girlfriend who was pregnant at the time on Aug. 29 at their home.

An Oct. 18 sentencing hearing was set for Jonathon L. Lagone, 19, Glasgow Road, Salineville, charged with domestic violence for allegedly striking his girlfriend, Elizabeth Looper, on Wednesday.

Charles Callahan, 64, Girard, was fined $425 for driving under suspension and failure to control.

Ganna L. McNutt, 50, Canton, was fined $350 for driving under suspension.

Dakota G. Baker, 26, state Route 154, Lisbon, was credited with 13 days in jail, sentenced to an additional 13 days in jail and fined $400 for driving under suspension and resisting arrest for pulling away from deputies and refusing to cooperate while being placed into the police cruiser.

A domestic violence charge against Michael D. Merriman, 37, First Street, Wellsville, was dismissed. Merriman was charged for alleged injuries to Skylla McLaughlin.

An Oct. 18 disposition hearing was set for Thomas E. Holman, 40, Hammond School Road, Wellsville, charged with disorderly conduct for shutting a door of his bedroom on deputies on Tuesday.

Brian K. Gerren, 58, East Main Street, Salineville, was fined $130 for speeding and a seat belt violation.

Christopher Austin Alexander Asher, 24, Market Street, Salineville, was fined $250 for driving under suspension.

Stephanie Lynn Cooper, 37, Goshen Road, Salem, was fined $150 for an equipment violation amending from speeding.

Michael James Siedentopf, 57, East Taggart Street, East Palestine, was fined $150 for no driver’s license amended from driving under suspension.

EL Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, a revocation hearing was set for Katelina Moore, of Desellem Road in Lisbon, for Dec. 2.

Amber N. Jones, of Sixteen School Road in Wellsville was sentenced to 20 days in jail on a probation violation.

Phillip M. Roberts, of Dresden Avenue, was sentenced to $325 plus costs, 60 community service hours and 30 days in jail for theft and drug paraphernalia.

Steven E. Cunningham, of Cadmus Street, was sentenced to $250 plus costs, 15 days in jail (suspended) and 40 community service hours on a driving under a FRA suspension charge.

Christopher J. Pierce, of Annesley Road, was set Nov. 18 for a probation violation hearing.

Wendy Lynn Ludington, of Riverview Street, was set Nov. 18 for a revocation hearing.

Ronald E. Boyer, of Valley Avenue, was set Dec. 2 for a status hearing on no operator’s license and fictitious plates charges.

Cena M. Mason, of Ninth Avenue, was sentenced to 30 days in jail on a probation violation.

John H. Payne, of Old Lincoln Highway, was sentenced to $250 plus costs, a 10-day suspended jail sentence and 40 community service hours on a charge of open dumping.

Aaron N. Francis, of Lisbon Street, was continued to Thursday for a probation violation charge.

Alexis N. Harrison, of Wilbert Avenue, was sentenced to $50 plus costs and 120 days in jail on a probation violation.

Alonna J.E. Adkins, of McDonald Street, was sentenced to $225 plus costs, 20 community service hours and 60 days (five imposed) on charges of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia.

Jessica K. Bourne, of Haywood Street, was set for a revocation hearing Thursday.

Todd R. Birch, of Saint John Street, was continued to Dec. 2 for a motion hearing on OVI and driving under suspension charges.

Kayla D. Ketchum, of state Route 170 was set Oct. 14 for a pretrial on a domestic violence charge.

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