Common Pleas

New Cases

County Treasurer vs. unknown heirs of Maxine A. Boron, foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Woodland Avenue, Salem.

County Treasurer vs. the Newbold Group, Inc., et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on East Fifth Street, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Jeffrey Lee Hardgrove, Salem, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Winona Road, Salem.

Docket Entries

John James Monroe, Salem, vs. Kimberly Ann Monroe, Salem, divorce granted.

Donald R. Cramer Jr., East Liverpool, vs. Josselyn B.N. Cramer, East Liverpool, divorce granted.

Robert Bebout, Lisbon, vs. Jacqueline Bebout, Barrigaga, Guam, divorce granted.

Nicole M. Michael, Salineville, and Sean P. Michael, Salineville, dissolution granted.

Fifth Third Bank, National Association vs. PLC Properties LLC, et al., property withdrawn from sheriff’s sale.

Midland Credit Management Inc. vs. Susana Kandray, defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $18,374 plus costs.

Huntington National Bank vs. Clyde E. Brooks, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Westfield Road, East Liverpool.

Salem Community Hospital vs. Francisco Martin-Jose, Salem, defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $39,756 plus interest.

County Treasurer vs. Herman B. Dailey, et al., property forfeited to the state of Ohio, case dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. Jackson Rocco Ventry, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on East Eighth Street, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. the unknown heirs of Olive J. Cranston, deceased, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on West Ninth Street, East Liverpool.

Marriage Licenses

Jamie A. Snay, 47, Hanoverton, unemployed, and Krystal L. Finley, 35, Hanoverton, retail manager.

Dominic Anthony Muscari, 24, East Liverpool, plant manager, and Alexis Brooke Cain, 21, Lisbon, cosmetologist.

Court News

LISBON – In Common Pleas Court, Johnathan C. McCoy, 22, Case Road, Beloit, stipulated to violating the terms of community control, which was dishonorably terminated. McCoy had been on community control for 2017 charges of improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property and two counts of possession of drugs.

Yvonna M. Parsons, 37, Academy Street, Salineville, stipulated to violating the terms of her treatment plan and was placed on community control for three counts of possession of drugs from 2018.


LISBON — A Jan. 18 preliminary hearing was set in county Municipal Court for Erica P. Skica, 31, Youngstown, charged with forgery and two counts of theft, and for Anthony David Dobozy, 35, Leake Street, East Palestine, charged with two counts of complicity to theft. Dobozy and Skica allegedly took checks from Paul Hartman, an elderly person, and forged 30 of them totaling $4,646 and depositing them into an account. Three additional checks belonging to Hartman reportedly were found in their possession already filled out but not deposited, as well as a checkbook from another of Hartman’s bank accounts.

A Jan. 18 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set for Jeremy D. McMahan, 43, Youngstown, charged with compelling prostitution, a third-degree felony, and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony, as well as two misdemeanor counts of drug paraphernalia for allegedly having glass meth pipes and a digital scale on Jan. 6. McMahon allegedly used a phone to arrange to have sex with a 16-year-old girl for $30 and methamphetamines on Jan. 6 before traveling to a meeting location on Jan. 7. McMahon further reportedly had more than five grams of methamphetamines with him at the meeting.

Michael P. Gandy Jr., 28, Rochester, Pa., was bound over to the grand jury on charges of intimidation, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, disorderly conduct and making false alarms. Some of the charges were for allegedly threatening officers on Dec. 30 when they responded to the Salem Regional Medical Center where he was reportedly being loud and disorderly. The other was for allegedly pulling the fire alarm at the county jail on Dec. 31.

Henry J. Mills, 52, Grant Street, Salem, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of tampering with evidence for allegedly dropping a glass pipe on the ground and stepping on it while he was being checked for weapons. An April 11 pretrial was set for Mills for citations of drug paraphernalia, marked lanes, excessive muffler noise.

Daniel Andrew Winkle, 65, Youngstown, was fined $850 and required 40 hours community service for engaging in prostitution and criminal tools. On Nov. 3, Winkle used a phone to set up sexual conduct with a prostitute for $80 and drove to Salem where he was met by undercover agents from the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force.

A March 14 pretrial was set for Robert T. McDowall, 65, Youngstown, charged with engaging in prostitution and possession of criminal tools for allegedly arranging to meet a prostitute for sex in exchange for $50 on Dec. 29 and meeting officers on Jan. 5 when he went to the arranged meeting location in East Palestine.

Clifford Patrick Ross, 47, Youngstown, was fined $1,005, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 20 hours community service for OVI first offense, marked lanes and a seat belt violation.

A Feb. 14 pretrial was set for Danny Jay Shultz, 24, state Route 164, Lisbon, charged with OVI first offense, driving under suspension and a taillights violation.

Tony Tharpe, 63, Front Royal, Va., was fined $350, had his license suspended for 90 days and required 20 hours community service for unsafe vehicle and reckless operation amended from OVI first offense.

A Feb. 24 pretrial was set for Josiah Goins, 21, Canton, charged with passing bad checks for allegedly writing a check for $883 to Kufleitner Chrysler Jeep Dodge on July 30, 2020, which was returned for insufficient funds.

A March 14 pretrial was set for Michael S. Mustake, 45, Oak Street, Hanoverton, charged with two counts of domestic violence for allegedly making several threats to remove her and her 12-year-old son from the house on Tomahawk Drive, Negley, on Friday, while causing damage to property.

David G. Muntean, 40, Raley Road, New Waterford, was fined $250, required 20 hours community service and credited with 92 days in jail for violating a temporary protection order for going to the house of Barbara Muntean, screaming and banging on the door when she had a protection order.

A Feb. 8 pretrial was set for Tricia A. Watson, 38, last known address Jones Drive, Salem, charged with aggravated menacing for allegedly threatening to kill Sarah Jackson on Aug. 31.

A March 3 pretrial was set for Justin Moon, 27, Warren, cited with driving under suspension, permitting drug abuse, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and open container.

A Feb. 14 pretrial was set for Kelly M. Reed, 32, Sunset Drive, Wellsville, cited with falsification, driving under FRA suspension and failure to display a valid sticker. Reed allegedly identified herself as Michelle and gave a false Social Security number during a traffic stop by police on Sunday.

Ryann Rouse, 31 East Friend Street, Columbiana, was fined $150 for disorderly conduct amended form theft for failing to scan $86 in merchandise at the Salem Walmart on March 14.

Sarah A. Wutrick, 35, U.S. Route 30, East Rochester, was fined $100 for theft and ordered to pay $2.67 in restitution to Smith Oil in Lisbon for shoplifting a can of Reds Wicked Apple Ale by placing it into her purse on Aug. 12.

Kenneth J. Kernsten Jr., 30, Canfield, was fined $125 of ran equipment violation amended from speeding.

Cierra Lynn Walters, 21, state Route 344, Leetonia, was fined $100 for a stop sign violation. A citation for driving with a probationary license without a parent was dismissed.

EL Municipal

EAST LIVERPOOL – In East Liverpool Municipal Court, a hearing for a motion to dismiss was continued against Aaron S. Stevens, 37, Fairmont Street, who is facing citations of exterior protection, open areas and two counts of infestation and screening. The alleged violations are for a property at 736 Sophia Street, where the was reportedly a cockroach infestation that rendered to house uninhabitable on July 21 and a failure to maintain the paved areas around the house or properly screen the windows. The motion to dismiss was continued until Jan. 31 due to the unavailability of a witness.

A Jan. 18 pretrial was set for Corey L. Baux, 22, Carmel Achor Road, Rogers, cited with OVI first offense and marked lanes.

A Feb. 17 pretrial was set for Kelsey M. Jarvis, 29, Winston Drive, charged with theft for allegedly failing to scan 20 items at the self-checkout totaling $212 at Walmart on Dec. 29.

A Feb. 17 pretrial was set for Andre L. Owens Jr., 23, St. Clair Avenue, cited with driving under suspension, speeding and drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a vape pen with a THC oil cartridge and a digital scale with white powder residue on Jan. 4.

Ruth Ann Vantilburg, 67, Boyce Street, was fined $250 with $200 suspended and required 20 hours community service for illegal distribution of cigarettes for Marlboro Red cigarettes sold to a 19-year-old at A1 Beverage on Dec. 27 where Vantilburg was working as a clerk.

A Jan. 13 second pretrial was set for Ryan A. McCauley, 41, Lincoln Avenue, Wellsville, charged with obstructing official business after police and Walmart loss prevention allegedly saw a man shoplifting on Nov. 1, who then ran off through the parking lot, ditched the camo coat he was wearing into a silver vehicle and headed for the woods. The stolen items were found in the vehicle, which is owned by McCauley, who reportedly told police he knows nothing about this or why someone do this. McCauley was fined $100 for an unrelated driving under suspension citation.

Matthew Goatley, 31, Clark Avenue, Wellsville, was fined $100 for no license and speeding.

A Jan. 25 trial to the court was set for Eric D. Jones, 48, Youngstown, cited with driving under suspension and speeding.

A March 4 pretrial was set for Carlee R. Lukacena, 23, Warren, cited with driving under suspension.

A Feb. 15 pretrial was set for Sydney P. Huffnagle II, 28, state Route 154, Lisbon, cited with driving under suspension.

Kelly A. Lowe, 45, Ohio Avenue, was fined $30 for fictitious plate and expired license.

Jay Hackathorn, 50, Independence Square, Wellsville, was fined $30 for speeding.

The following failed to appear: Dustin C. Hambleton, 37, Y and O Road, Wellsville, cited with improper display; Joshua S. Gallimore, 33, East Liverpool Road, Lisbon, no license; Melissa S. Beaver, 42, Smithfield Street, East Liverpool, failure to yield; and Melissa R. Davis, 29, Jennings Avenue, driving on the sidewalk, expired license and expired plates.


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