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The Courts

Common Pleas

New Cases

Vance M. Thomas, Wellsville, and Miranda J. Thomas, Wellsville, dissolution sought.

Gary D. Bonnell, East Liverpool, vs. Karyl Q. Bonnell, Westlake, divorce sought.

Alenna C. Rettig, Lisbon, and Ryan D. Rettig, Hanoverton, dissolution sought.

Docket Entries

Carrington Mortgage Services LLC vs. Justin Davis, et al., case reinstated to the active docket.

Kent State University vs. Kristin N. Kornack, previous order canceled, case dismissed.

Anthony W. Cross Jr., Salem, vs. Jessica C. Cross, Enon Valley, Pa., divorce granted.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Tanya S. Tasker-Rinehart, 51, Hartley Road, Alliance, was served a secret indictment charging her with theft, a fifth-degree felony. She allegedly stole $4,386 in unemployment compensation benefits from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services between March 24 and July 14, 2018. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in February of 2020.

Court News

LISBON — A possession of cocaine charge, a fifth-degree felony charge from the Operation Big Oak indictment against Christopher E. Coleman, 24, Cleveland, was recalled and dismissed.

Municipal

LISBON — In Columbiana County Municipal Court Thursday, Bryon G. McCrory, 49, Youngstown, was bound over to the grand jury on felony charges of compelling prostitution, attempting and possession of criminal tools. He is accused of going to East Palestine to have sex with a who he believed to be a 15-year-old runaway girl Oct. 6.

A pretrial was scheduled for Dec. 6 for James R. Knepper, 56, Washington Street, Washingtonville, charged with theft for allegedly taking $217.80 in food items from Salem Walmart Oct. 10.

A pretrial was scheduled for Dec. 16 for Adam N. Dennison, 42, Calla Road, Beloit, charged with obstructing official business for allegedly creating a disturbance at the ATT store in Salem and refusing to identify himself or leave the store Oct. 13.

A pretrial was scheduled for Oct. 21 for James V. Wiebe, 51, North Walnut Street, East Palestine, charged with assault and obstructing official business for allegedly assaulting a member of the household Oct. 12.

A pretrial was scheduled for Nov. 2 for David G. Scyoc, 66, Yates Road, Salem, charged by Leetonia police with domestic violence for allegedly assaulting his juvenile grandson Sept. 28.

Timothy Tomor, 45, Highland Avenue, Salem, was sentenced to 90 days in jail, fined $555 and had his license suspended for one year for OVI first offense, OVI breath .17+ first offense and driving under suspension.

Harold E. Beadnell, 53, North Fourth Street, Toronto, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $250 for making false claims in which he told Leetonia police Feb. 26 he had been thrown over a cliff. He was found at his home.

Samantha Marie Simpson, 21, Butcher Road, Leetonia, was fined $250 and ordered to complete 40 hours community service with no contact with the victim for disorderly conduct amended from domestic violence in which she assaulted Brandon Ware in Lisbon May 5.

Amy L. Desimore, 51, Alpha Street, East Liverpool, was fined $250 for driving under suspension.

David E. Gromley, 38, Railroad Street, Kensington, was fined $75 for no operator’s license.

Santiago J. Klippenstein, 44, Plum Coulee, Manitoba, was fined $150 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

Cameron W. Martin, 29, Eastview Drive, Salem, was sentenced to 30 days in jail (credited for one), fined $250 and ordered to complete 20 hours community service for disorderly conduct.

Nolan J. Hall, 19, Masury, Ohio, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $350 for possession of criminal tools, soliciting, possession of drugs and possession of marijuana.

Michael F. Henry, 45, Massillon, Ohio, was sentenced to three days in jail (credited for two) and fined $400 for driving under suspension, possession of marijuana and left of center.

Charles Vance Lang, 27, Lincoln Street, East Liverpool, was fined $150 for driving under suspension.

Jasmine D. Richardson, 32, Clark Avenue, Wellsville, was fined $150 for child endangerment.

Jorge Aragon, 31, Newington, Connecticut, was fined $150 for a lights violation amended from speeding.

Kenneth R. Combs Jr., 53, Continental Drive, Salem, was sentenced to 60 days in jail (credited for nine) and fined $200 for resisting arrest and obstructing official business.

Hannah Elizabeth Parker, 18, East Taggart Street, East Palestine, had a driving under suspension charged dismissed after it was amended from wrongful entrustment.

Grand Jury

LISBON — The Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury issued 38 indictments this week with 19 of them open indictments including:

Brock D. Menough, 35, East Sixth Street, Salem, is charged with felonious assault, a first-degree felony; failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony; receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony; escape, a third-degree felony; vandalism, a fourth-degree felony; as well as misdemeanor charges of driving under suspension and two counts of OVI. On Aug. 21, the escape charge was for allegedly attempting to push past law enforcement to get out of the booking area at the county jail. That allegedly happened after Menough was in a vehicle allegedly stolen from Jeremy Roosa, failed to stop when authorities asked him to and struck a Perry Township patrol car causing serious injuries to Patrolman John Smith.

Brandon K. Sanor, 35, West Maryland Avenue, Sebring, is charged with failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony; illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor charge; aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony; failure to stop after an accident and obstructing official business, both misdemeanor charges. On Aug. 22, Sanor allegedly fled from authorities in a motor vehicle and had drug paraphernalia. On Aug. 30, he is accused of breaking into a home of Shawna Blake, while she was at home and harming or threatening to harm her. Additionally, he is accused of fleeing from police on Aug. 31 and failing to stop following an accident.

Zackary Daniel Scott, 18, Tallmadge, is charged with two counts of rape, each a first-degree felony. He is accused of sexual conduct with someone who was 12 years old on Aug. 14.

Raymond D. Byler Jr., 41, Middlefield, is charged with two counts of compelling prostitution, each a third-degree felony; as well as a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony; and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. On July 12, Byler allegedly attempted to hire someone he believed to be a minor for sexual activity, utilizing his phone to make the arrangements.

Benjamin Jay Loveridge, 51, West Middlesex, Pa., is charged with compelling prostitution, a third-degree felony; attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony; possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony; and a misdemeanor charge of soliciting. Loveridge allegedly attempted to hire someone he believed to be a minor for sexual activity on Aug. 6, utilizing his phone to make the arrangements.

Joseph Thomas Whittingham, 55, North Lima, is charged with importuning, a fifth-degree felony; disseminating matter harmful to children, a misdemeanor; attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony; and possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. On July 25, Whittingham allegedly attempted to engage in sexual conduct with a person he believed to be between 13 and 16 years old, utilizing a phone to commit the alleged offense and sending that person obscene materials.

Luis R. Rodriguez Cortada, 45, Youngstown, is charged with having weapons while under a disability, a third-degree felony; improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony; and carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony. Cortada allegedly had a handgun accessible in the vehicle on Sept. 9, 2021, when he has a prior conviction for a possession of drugs charge in Cuyahoga County in 2002.

Travis L. McDevitt, 19, Troy, is charged with receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony; and obstructing official business, a misdemeanor. On Sept. 14, McDevitt allegedly had a 2007 Cadillac DTS owned by Thomas Woolley without his permission.

Christina A. Reed, 39, St. Clairsville, is charged with three counts of escape, two of them third-degree felonies and the other a fifth-degree felony. Reed allegedly attempted to escape confinement on Aug. 6; Aug. 23 and Sept. 25.

Sarah E. Drye, 34, Chestnut Street, Leetonia, is charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony for allegedly attempting to conceal evidence on April 3.

Isaac L. Lemasters Jr., 51, Salineville Road West, Salineville, is charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor charge for his alleged actions on May 22.

Andrew Owens Jr., 24, Oakdale Drive, Warren, is charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor charge for his alleged actions on March 11.

Chelsea M. Krol, 22, South Lincoln Avenue, Salem, is charged with improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, for an alleged loaded firearm accessible in the vehicle on Aug. 1.

Terry Miller, 41, North Lima, is charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, for allegedly taking a 2020 Toyota Camry belonging to Andrew Lysiak on Oct. 1, 2020.

Justin Lee Vasquez, 30, Allen Avenue, Columbiana, is charged with domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, for allegedly causing harm to Kaitlyn Bailey on Aug. 20.

Aaron Teis, 33, King Road, Salem, is charged with OVI, a fourth-degree felony; and two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them, each a fourth-degree felony; for his alleged actions behind the wheel on June 5.

Matthew K. Koziorynsky, 26, South Middle Street, Columbiana, is charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, and misdemeanor charges of driving under suspension and possession of drug abuse instruments. He allegedly attempted to hide evidence for authorities on Aug. 23.

EL Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, Desiree L. Pastore, of Teegarden Road in Lisbon, is set Nov. 9 for a probation revocation hearing.

Michael L. Hanlon, of Dakota Street, will have a status hearing Nov. 9 on charges of theft and expired plates.

Ryan L. Pritt, of Lisbon Street, is set Dec. 9 for a status hearing on an assault charge.

Jessica K. Bourne, of Haywood Street, is set at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 16 for a trial on charges of domestic violence (two counts), criminal damaging and a probation violation.

Lindsey J. Beebout, of Lincoln Avenue, is set Oct. 14 on a pretrial for a theft charge.

Scott D. Shreve, of Price Street, was sentenced to $150 plus costs, 90 days in jail (10 imposed) on possession of drug abuse instruments, driving under suspension and theft charges.

Shawn D. Mahon, of St. Clair Avenue, was sentenced to 90 days in jail for a probation violation.

Bristen Z. Lavant, of Wilbert Avenue, was sentenced to 120 days in jail for charges of probation violation and domestic violence.

Nathan E. Elkins, of St. Clair Avenue, was sentenced to $300 plus costs, 90 days in jail (five days imposed) and 40 community service hours on an obstructing official business charge.

Charles G. Yost, of New Cumberland, W.Va., was sentenced to 60 days in jail on a probation violation.

Joseph R. Canfield, of state Route 45 in Lisbon, was sentenced to $250 plus costs, 90 days in jail (all suspended) and 140 community service hours on a theft charge.

Aaron N. Francis, of Lisbon Street, is set Nov. 9 for a revocation hearing.

Amber Jones, of Etruria Street, is set Nov. 9 for a pretrial on a theft charge.

Edward M. Stasik, of Elm Street, is set Oct. 21 for a pretrial on a drug abuse instruments charge.

Robert W. Arnold, of Smithfield Street, was sentenced to $1,300 plus costs, 60 community service hours and180 days on an OVI charge.

Shawn M. Dapollonia, of Lincoln Avenue, was sentenced to $400 plus costs, 60 days in jail (six imposed) and 40 community service hours on charges of criminal damaging and drug paraphernalia.

David M. Adams, of Oak Street, was sentenced to $150 plus costs, 30 days in jail (three imposed) and 40 community service hours on drug paraphernalia charges. A drug abuse instruments charge was dismissed without prejudice. A pretrial was set Nov. 15 on four failure to file income tax returns charges.

Thomas W. Davis, of College Street, was sentenced to $250 plus costs, 60 days in jail (all suspended) and 60 community service hours on a theft by deception charge.

Jordan M. March, of Center Road, had his probable cause hearing continued to Oct. 21 for a probation violation charge.

Joseph L. Boyer, of Ogden Street, was sentenced to $10 plus costs and six imposed days in jail on a disorderly conduct charge reduced from domestic violence.

Michael Hayes, of Ogden Street, was sentenced to $325 plus costs on charges on open container, no operator’s license and a defective exhaust.

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