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New Cases

County Treasurer vs. Christopher and Amanda M. McHenry, foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on St. George Street, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Timothy W. Spears, foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for properties on West Ninth Street and Burford Street, East Liverpool.

Docket Entries

Vicki C. Rockhold, Colorado Springs, Colo., vs. Kenneth Rockhold, Lisbon, divorce granted.

Barbara A. Vickroy, Salem, vs. Jeffrey D. Vickroy, Salineville, divorce granted.

Chad Tatgenhorst, East Liverpool, and Rachele Tatgenhorst, East Liverpool, dissolution granted.

Court News

LISBON — Patrick S. Cassidy, 58, Hubbard, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to attempted compelling prostitution, a fourth-degree felony, and attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony. Sentencing is set for Aug. 26, when he faces up to three years in prison and $20,000 in fines. Cassidy had attempted to arrange a meeting with an undercover agent posing as a child between Aug. 2 and Aug. 3.

Timothy J. Johnson, 41, Roller Coaster Road, Lisbon, was sentenced to a year in prison for charges of having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony; carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony; obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony; and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia, criminal damaging and resisting arrest. Those charges were for having a handgun on May 16, 2020, with the ammunition available, damaging a sheriff’s 2014 Chevy Impala, and refusing to allow himself to be arrested when he had a syringe and other drug paraphernalia. He also pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, each a third-degree felony, for having methamphetamines on two different days in February 2020 and was sentenced to a year in prison concurrent with the other time he is serving. In a third case, Johnson pleaded guilty to using weapons while intoxicated and two counts of carrying a concealed weapon, for two handguns in his possession while he was intoxicated on June 28, 2019. Again, he was sentenced to a year in prison, concurrent with the time he is serving in the other two cases. Finally, Johnson was placed on four years community control for receiving stolen property and vandalism, for causing harm to property belonging to Al Hissom Roofing and Construction on Nov. 9 with a backhoe belonging to the company.

Aaron C. Walter, 28, Alliance, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control, which has now been dishonorably terminated. He was ordered to serve 120 in jail with credit for 18 days served for domestic violence, for harming Brittany Lynn Kirk on May 12, 2020.

Regis R. Allgood, 31, Newell, W.Va., stipulated to violating the terms of his community control, which has now been dishonorably terminated. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail for domestic violence for harming Destenie Ann Hartley on July 25, 2020.

Municipal

LISBON — In county Municipal Court, Raymond Sphaler, 43, New Castle, Pa., was bound over to the grand jury on charges of compelling prostitution and possessing criminal tools. Sphaler had offered an undercover agent with the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force $180 for sex with a 16-year-old foster child on April 10.

Jonathan J. Oglesby, 40, last known address Ambrose Street, East Liverpool, signed a waiver of extradition so he can be returned to North Carolina where he reportedly has a felony level probation violation.

Francisco Martin Jose, 35, East Fourth Street, Salem, was fined $1,000, had his license suspended for a year, credited with 10 days in jail for OVI first offense and obstructing official business for refusing to give his name to officers on May 6. An expired license citation was dismissed.

Steven W. Pavuk, 50, Poland, was fined $1,350, had his license suspended for a year, credited with three days in jail, sentenced to an additional three days in jail and required 20 hours community service for OVI first offense, driving under suspension and a turn signal violation.

A May 26 pretrial was set for John Phillip Powell, 31, Price Street, East Liverpool, charged with OVI second offense, no license, failure to control, driving under suspension and endangering children for allegedly having two daughters, ages 5 and 6, in the vehicle with him when he allegedly crashed while intoxicated on Aug. 14, 2021. Powell was fined $180 for no license and failure to control for a separate citation from December.

Matthew S. Lewis, 38, state Route 14, Columbiana, was fined $750 and required 20 hours community service for engaging in prostitution and possession of criminal tools for offering an undercover agent with the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force either $80 for half an hour or $140 for a full hour for sexual acts on April 24.

Dawn Baker-Heffner, 49, West Point Road, Lisbon, was fined $875, had her license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense.

A July 28 pretrial was set for Ivan Thomas Rosado, 35, Campbell, charged with engaging in prostitution and possessing criminal tools for allegedly offering $140 in exchange for sexual activities to an agent with the MVHTTF in East Palestine on April 24.

Andrew D. Steves, 39, Plymouth Place, Salem, was fined $500 for two counts of disorderly conduct amended from criminal mischief and menacing. On Nov. 26, Steves threatened to assault Mason Dunham, while repeatedly punching the door of the apartment where he was.

Oneil Dean, 44, Youngstown, was fined $300 for driving under suspension and a brake light violation.

Russell Howard McHenry, 55, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, was fined $200 for driving under suspension.

A July 5 pretrial was set for Melissa Anne Stauffer, 36, New Brighton, Pa., cited with driving under suspension.

Tyler James Werntz, 31, Toronto, was fined $200 for driving under suspension.

A June 21 pretrial was set for Fidel R. Syrianoudis, 28, Canfield, cited with driving under FRA suspension.

Steven E. Boggs, 27, Austintown, was fined $150 for driving under suspension.

Lucas Bradley Woodward, 40, North Street, Lisbon, was fined $150 for speeding.

La Ron Duane Jones, 43, Streetsboro, was fined $150 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

Monica Monique Wilds, 33, Youngstown, was fined $280 for driving under suspension and marked lanes.

Alecia M. Ohanlon, 35, Dunn Road, East Liverpool, was fined $200 for driving under suspension.

Johnathan William Staples, 27, Youngstown, was fined $75 for an equipment violation amended from a stop sign violation.

Candace A. Norris, 28, Water Street, Salineville, was fined $50 for temporary instruction permit required.

A drug paraphernalia citation against Jordan D. Daigle, 28, Mills River, N.C., was dismissed.

EL Municipal

EAST LIVERPOOL — A May 19 preliminary hearing was set in East Liverpool Municipal Court for Michael Greathouse, 39, Valley Avenue, East Liverpool, charged with escape.

A June 21 pretrial was set for Robbie D. Hunt, 59, state Route 45, Lisbon, charged with public indecency exposure of private parts.

Mikko C. Tiu, 32, Youngstown, was fined $185 for fictitious plates and a stop sign violation.

Robert L. Butcher, 33, McKinnon Avenue, was fined $180 for failure to reinstate a license and failure to display a valid sticker.

A July 7 pretrial was set for Rudy S. Lang, 25, Depot Road, Lisbon, cited with falsification, obstructing official business, no license, distracted driving and failure to report an accident.

A July 7 pretrial was set for Ashley M. McDole, 34, Bank Street, charged with passing bad checks and petty theft.

Dorothy R. Hawkins, 26, Erie Street, was fined $100 for illegal plates.

The following failed to appear: Scott A. Cooper II, 38, Seventh Avenue, cited with no license and a turn signal violation, and Adam W. Bailey Jr., 30, Front Street, Leetonia, speeding.

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