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Courts

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New Cases

Lisa Hawk, Salineville, vs. Nicholas Cechura, Salineville, divorce sought.

Kenneth Cecil Dickey Jr., East Liverpool, and Kristin Nicol Dickey, East Liverpool, dissolution sought.

Thomas E. Stewart, Salem, and Kate L. Stewart, Minerva, dissolution sought.

Brenda L. Porter, Alliance, vs. Michael S. Porter, Alliance, divorce sought.

Northwest Bank vs. Andrew N. Sigler, Salem, et al., $21,190 plus interest sought.

Docket Entries

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust vs. Carly L. Hughes, also known as Carley Lynn Flint, et al., defendant ordered to pay $20,588 plus interest.

County Treasurer vs. Debra L. Karcher, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Park Avenue, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Robert H. Clark III, et al., delinquent taxes and penalties paid, sheriff’s sale canceled, case dismissed.

Ellen E. Caruso, trustee of the Elizabeth G. Thatcher Trust vs. Elizabeth Bennett Terry, et al., property on Painter Road, Salem, to be sold.

Grand Jury

Secret Indictment

LISBON — Clinton W. Davis, 51, Michigan Avenue, East Liverpool, was served a secret indictment charging him with three counts of non-support of dependents, fifth-degree felonies. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in February of 2010. One was for not paying child support obligations for a child between Feb. 26, 2007 and March 2009. Another was for failing to pay support for a different child between Oct. 1, 2007 and Dec. 20, 2009. Finally, another count was for a third child between Dec. 1, 2005 and Dec. 27, 2009.

Open Indictments

LISBON — The Common Pleas Court grand jury issued 41 indictments while choosing not to indict on two cases. The following 19 open indictments are as follows with the remaining 22 secret indictments to be released as they are served.

Lucas J. Chadbourne, 41, Midland, Pa., is charged with possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony; possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, and a misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charge. Chadbourne allegedly had a text conversation using an iPhone 11 with an undercover officer to try to sell drugs or use them to pay for a prostitute and for having a rolled up dollar bill with white powder residue Aug. 17.

Deryl A. Greathouse, 42, First Avenue, East Liverpool, is charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, and a misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments charge. On Nov. 5, Greathouse had a syringe and attempted to conceal it by placing it in front of the body scanner at the county jail when he was booked in.

Mitzi S. Stoddard, 32, Lincoln Avenue, East Liverpool, is charged with illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto grounds of a specified governmental facility, a third-degree felony, after she was allegedly found with two buprenorphine pills and naloxone sublingual film at the county jail on Oct. 24.

Adam L. Lodge, 30, Rose Drive, Lisbon, was charged with burglary, a second degree felony, and criminal damaging or endangering, a misdemeanor charge. On Nov. 28, Lodge allegedly trespassed into the home of Dana Wilhelm and broke or damaged a glass bowl and a wall without her consent.

Nicole M. Trimble, 22, Bayard Road, Minerva, is charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; felonious assault, a second-degree felony; and two misdemeanor charges of criminal damaging. On Nov. 20, Trimble allegedly stabbed Autumn Gross after illegally entering the residence of Taylor Palmer, Bayard Road, Minerva; damaged Grubb’s 2005 Toyota by scratching a derogatory name into the paint and broke the door handle of Palmer’s door.

Jeffrey S. Jones, 61, West Fourth Street, Salem, is charged with two counts of felonious assault, both second-degree felonies, for allegedly harming Paige Wisbith by striking her in the head and Charles Wellman by striking him in the ribs, both with a baseball bat on Oct. 18.

Cody J.R. Davis, 22, Park Avenue, East Palestine, is charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and a misdemeanor charge of criminal damaging. On Oct. 13, Davis allegedly broke the lock of a Pinewood Drive, New Waterford, home to assault Cody Andrews with a baseball bat and bite him on Oct. 13.

Mark A. Morris, 47, state Route 39, Salineville, is charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony; improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony; and misdemeanor charges of endangering children and criminal damaging. On May 19, Morris allegedly used his vehicle to aggressively and intentionally ram another vehicle in the area around Southern Local Schools and Highlandtown, discharged a firearm during the road rage incident, creating a risk to the child in his vehicle and the 2005 Chevy Truck owned by the Jenny Echols.

James Merino, 64, Benton Road, Salem, is charged with having weapons while under a disability, a third-degree felony; tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; and obstructing official business, a misdemeanor charge. Merino allegedly attempting to hide a nine-millimeter handgun with a loaded magazine by placing it in a metal furnace in the basement when the Columbiana County Drug Task Force and Special Response Team came to the home with a search warrant on Aug. 12.

Robert C. Koch III, 38, Steubenville, is charged with a fourth-degree felony, trespassing in a habitation charge. On Aug. 29, Koch accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment through a bathroom window, after he had previously been told not to return to her Salem home.

Mark Fraser Jr., 48, Youngstown, is charged with assault, a fourth-degree felony, and misdemeanor charges of obstructing official business and resisting arrest. On Dec. 16, Fraser allegedly swung at a deputy’s head after yelling that he was not going back to prison during a traffic stop.

Brock R. Ward, 38, last known address West Eighth Street, Salem, is charged with a first-degree felony failure to provide notice of a change of address. On Oct. 7, Ward, who has a prior rape conviction from 2004, allegedly failed to notify deputies when he moved from his currently registered address.

Thomas Edward Oday, 52, Gibsonia, Pa., is charged with importuning, a fifth-degree felony; two charges of compelling prostitution, both third-degree felonies; attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony; and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. On Oct. 1, Oday is accused of arranging to pay $200 for sex with a 15-year-old foster home runaway and her 16-year-old friend, when he was actually speaking to law enforcement officers.

Timothy John Bruner, 54, Canfield, is charged with importuning, a fifth-degree felony; compelling prostitution, a third-degree felony; attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony; and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony allegedly responded to an ad placed by a Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force agent on a known prostitution website for a mother offering her 15-year-old daughter for sex in exchange for money. He requested sexual conduct with the teen in exchange for cash and said he was leaving work early at Akron Children’s Hospital, drove to a designated meeting place in East Palestine on Oct. 8 and was taken into custody.

Jasper L. Lisenbee II, 59, Virgina, Ill., is charged with compelling prostitution, a third-degree felony; engaging in prostitution, a misdemeanor charge; attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony; and possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. Lisenbee allegedly responded to an ad placed by a Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force agent on a known prostitution website for a mother offering her 15-year-old daughter for sex in exchange for money. He requested sex with the mother and daughter for $350, drove from East Liverpool to East Palestine to a designated meeting place on Oct. 8 and was taken into custody.

Gregory Steven Cordy, 53, Hubbard, is charged with promoting prostitution, a fourth-degree felony, for allegedly offering to facilitate sex for hire on Dec. 6, by agreeing to drive a woman identified as Angel Savage to East Palestine, where she reportedly arranged for sexual conduct in exchange for $300 with an undercover officer and when She reportedly agreed to pay Cordy $100 for the ride.

Brandon Eugene Hacker, 28, Cedar Ridge Road, Salem, is charged with a third-degree felony domestic violence and a misdemeanor assault for allegedly harming Anna Lauren Thomas, a family member both on June 1 and Dec. 8.

Carl Gill, 54, Walker, La., is charged with improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony; and misdemeanor charges of motor vehicle offense and failure to stop after an accident involving the property of others. On Nov. 17, Gill allegedly had a firearm inside the commercial vehicle he was reportedly driving while having a measurable or detectable amount of alcohol in his system and being involved in an accident before leaving the scene.

Shaun D. Fetters, 42, East Sparta, is charged with two counts of fourth-degree felony OVI for allegedly operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs on Oct. 20.

EL Municipal

EAST LIVERPOOL — A Feb. 8 pretrial was set in East Liverpool Municipal Court for Alex S. Fluharty, 31, Center Street, Leetonia, charged with falsification, failure to obey traffic control devices and possession of marijuana. Fluharty allegedly told St. Clair Township police responding to a traffic accident on Wednesday he was a federal officer with the CIA but had no documentation. Additionally police reportedly found several loaded firearms in the bed of his pickup, and a large amount of marijuana and mushrooms in the cab.

A Feb. 8 pretrial was set for Deonte R. Hatchett, 19, Cleveland, charged with drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a drug scale with white residue and a paper fold with suspected fentanyl inside when the Columbiana County Drug Task Force searched a home at 525 Wilbert Avenue on Wednesday.

Shane M. Kantis, 29, Carbon Hill Road, East Palestine, was fined $725, sentenced to three days in jail and required 20 hours community service for no license, driving under suspension, a tail lights violation, two counts of improper registration, carrying a concealed weapon and improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle for an unloaded firearm with ammunition next to it under the driver’s seat when he did not have a concealed carry permit on Nov. 25.

A March 10 status conference was set for Pedro L. Perez, 28, Ingleside, Texas, charged with engaging in prostitution and possession of criminal tools. On Oct. 10, Perez allegedly responded to an advertisement and arranged to meet someone he thought to be a prostitute in St. Clair Township, but was actually an agent with the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force.

Nikki J. Koffel, 32, West Fourth Street, was fined $250 and required 20 hours community service for drug paraphernalia for a glass burnt pipe, drug scale and several syringes among her belongings on Oct. 1.

A March 10 disposition hearing was set for Christian Plunkett, 27, East Martin Street, East Palestine, cited with driving under suspension, failure to file application and possession of marijuana.

Kathy A. Schuntz, 58, Lacroft Avenue, was fined $100 and credited with three days in jail for public intoxication.

A Feb. 24 disposition hearing set for Amber N. Jones, 41, East Truria Street, charged with theft for allegedly taking a scram cam bracelet and base belonging to the city on Oct. 7.

A Feb. 24 motion hearing was set for Margaret A. Boring, 58, Newell, W.Va., charged with theft for allegedly failing to scan 35 items totaling $103 at Walmart in Calcutta and leaving the store.

A Feb. 24 status conference was set for David G. Warrick, 61, Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool, charged with improper registration, driving under suspension and domestic violence for allegedly harming Florence Delbridge, his girlfriend, kicking the door open and hitting her in the face during a dispute on Dec. 17.

A Feb. 24 pretrial was set for Breanna N. Sheve, 24, Irish Ridge Road, East Liverpool, charged with theft and criminal tools for allegedly failing to scan 24 items totaling $392 by using a 98-cent tag to scan them instead on Nov. 1.

A March 10 status conference was set for Sabine M. Hardy, 19, Seventh Street, Wellsville, charged with theft and falsification for allegedly shoplifting at Walmart on Nov. 16 and telling police she was 17 years old.

Ryan A. McCauley, 41, Lincoln Avenue, Wellsville, was fined $250, credited with a day in jail, sentenced to an additional 27 days in jail and required 40 hours community service for obstructing official business for running from Walmart, ditching a camo jacket containing stolen items in his vehicle and lying to police.

Tina M. George, 53, Penny Avenue, was fined $250, sentenced to 75 days in jail with 22 suspended for a probation violation from two prior domestic violence offenses.

Shawn D. Tremain, 30, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, was sentenced to 20 days in jail for a probation violation for a prior charges of driving under suspension and drug paraphernalia.

A Jan. 20 pretrial was set for Travis L. Miller, 24, County Road 55, Hammondsville, cited with speeding, left of center, failure to control, reckless operation, possession of marijuana and improper registration.

Aaron Oakes, 40, Michigan Avenue, was fined $650 for litter/depositing garbage and storage of tires. The fine will be suspended provided Oakes maintains compliance with city regulations. The citations were issued due to the condition of his property on March 3.

A Feb. 24 status conference was set for Bruce A. Dawson, 34, Youngstown, cited with obstructing official business and a seat belt violation. Dawson allegedly ran on foot from police on Monday when he had been the passenger in a vehicle that was being impounded.

James L. Spurlock III, 25, North Front Street, Negley, was fined $250 and sentenced to 60 days in jail for possession of drug abuse instruments for a loaded syringe found by St. Clair Township police under the seat where he was a passenger in a vehicle on Nov. 17. The jail time will run concurrent with time he is serving in county municipal court.

Connie S. Pavlik, 54, East Ely Street, Alliance, was fined $250 and required 40 hours community service for theft for shoplifting at the Walmart on Nov. 9 by failing to scan 27 items totaling $267.

Joseph D. Mason, 37, Y and O Road, was sentenced to 15 days in jail previously suspended for a probation violation for a prior disorderly conduct conviction.

Indya C. Spann, 21, Commerce Street, Wellsville, was fined $250 and required 10 hours community service for drug paraphernalia for a burnt pipe on Nov. 25.

A bench warrant for failure to appear were issued for James W. Strait, 41, Lincoln Avenue, Salem, cited with driving under OVI suspension and traffic control device.

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