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County Treasurer vs. Rosalia E. Billingsley, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Oakland Avenue, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Sherman G. Billingsley, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Holliday Street, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. the unknown heir of Donald R. Mohr, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on 12th Street, Beloit.

Salem Community Hospital vs. William D. Reed, Salem, $19,324 plus interest sought.

Galaxy International Purchasing LLC vs. Lana Ferguson, East Liverpool, $15,981 plus interest sought.

Douglas Davidson Trucking LLC, Salem, vs. Cox Pilot Car Service LLS, Alliance, et al., $99,645 plus costs sought for alleged breach of contract and negligence after an oversized load struck an electric line in Alliance allegedly causing the amount sought in damages.

American Advisors Group vs. Charles Standley, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Pennsylvania Avenue, East Liverpool.

Leonard McAfee, Sebring, et al., vs. Shannon Flauto, Salem, excess of $25,000 sought for alleged injuries and damages from a traffic crash on Dec. 10, 2019, on state Route 14 in Salem.

Mariner Finance LLC vs. Sohnja R. Ambrocio, Columbiana, $2,987 plus interest sought.

Lazy B. Trailer Sales, Inc. vs. Melinda Westbrook, Beloit, return of a 2015 Chevy Silverado or in excess of $25,000 sought.

U.S. Bank Trust National Association vs. Paul W. Mozzochi, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Mountz Road, Minerva.

Ashley L. Altomare, Leetonia, vs. Ryan Theodore, East Palestine, divorce sought.

Jacqueline L. Horvath, Lisbon, vs. Louis R. Horvath, Lisbon, divorce sought.

Ellen S. Clark-McCoy, East Liverpool, vs. Ronald L. McCoy, East Liverpool, legal separation sought.

Docket Entries

Heather Plumley, East Liverpool, vs. Daniel Plumley Jr., East Liverpool, divorce granted.

Court News

LISBON — Austin Powell, 30, East Liverpool Road, East Liverpool, offered an Alford plea to lesser charges of two counts endangering children, each a third-degree felony in Common Pleas Court. He agreed to go to immediate sentencing and was placed on four years community control, which includes having no contact with the victims of the case.

Powell had initially been charged with two counts of gross sexual imposition, each a third-degree felony, and a rape charge, a first-degree felony. The charges were for alleged sexual contact with two children less than 13 years old, one between Jan. 1, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2010, and the other beginning on Jan. 1, 2011, and continuing until Dec. 31, 2013. Powell had taken the charges to trial in January, which ended in a mistrial after the jury could not reach a verdict.

Cortni D. Rankin, 30, Cricket Lane, Columbiana, was sentenced to eight months in prison for possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and falsification, a misdemeanor charge. On March 9, 2020, she had buprenorphine and attempted to mislead Sgt. Adam Shonk of the Ohio State Highway Patrol during his investigation. She was credited with 24 days already served.

A charge of illegal use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits of WIC program benefits against Amy Sue Sandoe, 41, Nashport, was dismissed on a motion of the prosecutor, Special Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Joseph R. Macejko. Through an agreement between the prosecutor and her attorney, Lawrence Stacey II, Sandoe will pay court costs and $6,840 in restitution to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.


LISBON — A Dec. 6 preliminary hearing was set in county Municipal Court for Linda R. Stuller, 32, West State Street, Salem, charged with improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle for allegedly discharging a loaded pistol outside the window of a parked SUV on Nov. 26.

A Feb. 7 pretrial was set for Guy J. Dastolfo, 61, Youngstown, cited with OVI second offense and marked lanes.

Spencer Joseph Renner, 55, New Castle, Pa., was fined $500 and required 40 hours community service for possession of criminal tools and disorderly conduct amended from engaging in prostitution for using his phone to set up a sexual encounter for money on Aug. 6.

A Feb. 7 pretrial was set for Qamirr L. Woodley, 28, Inez Avenue, East Liverpool, charged with menacing and disorderly conduct for entering DAW Middle School in Wellsville and demanding to see the principal, teacher and school resource officer in the office. Woodley then reportedly yelled at everyone during the meeting and threatened to go upstairs to find the teachers and students he felt responsible for bullying his girlfriend’s niece and deal with them himself. Finally, he allegedly refused to calm down and started yelling inches from the school resource officer’s face as he was standing in Woodley’s way of leaving the office.

A Jan. 6 pretrial was set for Rammel Stanley Perry-Tisdale, 27, Market Street, East Liverpool, cited with OVI first offense and a stop sign violation.

Kayla R. Baker, 28, Brookfield Avenue, Lisbon, was sentenced to 14 days in jail and fined $250 for obstructing official business. Baker obstructed authorities looking for Jonathan Andrew Post by shutting and locking the door.

A Dec. 9 pretrial was set for Romen K Bashline, 31, Richardson Avenue, Negley, charged with criminal trespassing for going to a Fairway Road address on Nov. 22 to retrieve a bike, refusing to leave to property when asked to do so by the people living there, then eventually going into the home as well as taking his dirt bike.

A Dec. 16 pretrial was set for Sean C. Watkins, 45, Woodlawn, East Liverpool, charged with marking false alarms for allegedly pulling the fire alarm at the county jail on Monday while he was an inmate.

Jason P. Goldsby, 33, Buzzard Road, Wellsville, was fined $250, credited with one day in jail and required 30 hours community service for domestic violence for attacking and throwing around his wife, Sarah Goldsby on Sept. 25.

Erich W. Mericle, 37, Allen Avenue, Columbiana, was fined $250, credited with three days in jail and sentenced to an additional two days for theft after he did not scan a $20 clown costume and a $29 Halloween yard decoration at the Salem Walmart on Sept. 18.

A Dec. 9 pretrial was set for Robert L.J. Zuch, 34, state Route 170, Negley, charged with criminal mischief for allegedly destroyed the intercom system located on the wall of his jail cell on Nov. 24.

Cristie M. Yoder, 36, Middlefield, was fined $250 for driving under suspension and speeding.

Shawn B. Boyer, 48, Midland, Pa., signed a waiver of extradition so he can be returned to Pennsylvania where he faces a probation violation.

Allen W. Murphy, 28, Beaver Falls, Pa., was credited with a day in jail, fined $150 and required 20 hours community service for criminal trespassing for entering a shed and passing out at a Creek Road, New Waterford, address on Sept. 19.

A Jan. 27 pretrial was set for Larry White, 65, East Fifth Street, Salem, cited with open container.

A Jan. 11 pretrial was set for Dallas Navarro, 22, West Park Avenue, Columbiana, cited with possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia.

A Feb. 7 pretrial was set for Kevin A. Gibbs, 24, Youngstown, cited with driving under suspension.

Luis Raciel Valdes-Serrano, 48, Tampa, Fla., was fined $100 for speeding. A driving under suspension citation was dismissed due to an issue with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Florida.

A citation of use of an unauthorized plate against Quinton T. Ayers, 23, Main Street, Leetonia, was dismissed.


WELLSVILLE — In Wellsville Magistrate Court, Christine Knight, of Hammond Park Drive, was sentenced to $50 plus costs on an improper turn violation.

Nicholas Cataldo, of Riverside Avenue, was sentenced to $300 plus costs on a physical control charge.

Steven Wright, no address listed, was granted a continuance until 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16 for an assault charge.

EL Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, Brittany Jackson, of Valley Avenue, was set for a disposition hearing Jan. 4 on a theft charge.

Samantha Ward, of Palissey Street, was set Dec. 28 for a status hearing on a child endangering charge.

Timothy M. Halfhill, of Rankin Street, was sentenced to $300 plus costs, 40 community service hours and 30 days in jail (three imposed) on charges of reckless operation (reduced from OVI) and failure to control.

Ashley S. Orangers, of St. George Street, is set Jan. 11 for a revocation hearing.

Christopher D. Price, of Purinton Avenue, is set Thursday for a pretrial on possession of drug abuse instruments and no operator’s license.

Norman D. Slepen, of Ravine Street, is set Thursday on a charge of no operator’s license.

Clarence L. Blake, of Cleveland, is set Thursday on charges of no operator’s license, menacing by stalking and criminal trespass.

Christopher W. Merriman, of Hillcrest Road in Wellsville, was sentenced to $25 plus costs on a charge of lighted lights and failure to transfer registration.

Miles L. Reynolds, of Bank Street, was set Dec. 29 for a status hearing on a no operator’s license charge.

Brandon S. Myers, of Third Street in Wellsville, was set Jan. 27 for a pretrial on a driving under suspension charge.

Indya C. Spann, of Commerce Street in Wellsville, was set Jan. 13 on a drug paraphernalia charge.

Shane M. Kantis, of Carbon Hill Road in East Palestine, was set Jan. 13 for a pretrial on no operator’s license, improper registration, carrying a concealed weapon and improper handling of a firearm.


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