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County treasurer, Lisbon, vs. Mary E. McKinnon, Oak Street, East Liverpool, et al.; foreclosure sought for delinquent taxes for property on Oak Street.

County treasurer, Lisbon, vs. Keonna Washington, Norton Street, East Liverpool, et al.; foreclosure sought for delinquent taxes for property on Norton Street.

County treasurer, Lisbon, vs. Anthony Constantino, West Pershing, Salem, et al.; foreclosure sought for delinquent taxes for property on West Pershing.

County treasurer, Lisbon, vs. Doris Roberts, Pennsylvania Avenue Extension, East Liverpool, et al.; foreclosure sought for delinquent taxes for property on Pennsylvania Avenue Extension.

County treasurer, Lisbon, vs. Anna B. Moats, Staunton, Va.; foreclosure sought for delinquent taxes for property on Commerce Street, Wellsville.

Court News

LISBON — In Columbiana County Common Pleas Court, Jakob D. Bell, 31, Hanoverton, was sentenced to 10 months in prison for receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony, possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, possession of drugs and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

The charges were from two separate indictments and he received credit for 14 days served in one case and 17 days credit for the other. Bell possessed and/or used methamphetamine and buprenorphine on Nov. 1, 2020, and possessed a stolen handgun, cocaine and drug paraphernalia on May 5, 2021.

Steven Colian, 42, Prospect Street Extension, Salem, was ordered to serve up to six months at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center in Wintersville as part of his community control after he was found in violation of the terms due to addiction issues and and it was continued. Colian had been placed on community control after his conviction for domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, for attempting to physically harm a woman in 2021. The charge had been a felony due to a previous domestic violence conviction from 2020.

William Faulkner, 34, Gromley Road, Salem, was found in violation of his community control for charges of aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated possession of heroin and possession of fentanyl related compound, all fifth-degree felonies from two separate cases. His community control was continued, but he was ordered to serve up to six months at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center in Wintersville. The charges stemmed from possessing methamphetamine on Aug. 6, 2019 and possessing heroin and fentanyl related compound on June 29, 2019.

Ashley V. Russell, 33, West Wilson Street, Salem, was placed on probation for three years for breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony, and sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 178 days suspended and credit for two days served for endangering children, a first-degree misdemeanor. The charges stemmed from Russell creating a risk to a boy and a girl in her care while breaking into a structure on July 10, 2021.

Nicholas S. Faulk, 32, Aten Avenue, Wellsville, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and was ordered to complete an intervention plan for 18 months after being found in possession of crack cocaine on June 24, 2017.

Kaleb D. Brown, 21, Columbia Street, Leetonia, violated the terms of his community control on March 16, had his probation dishonorably terminated and was sentenced to 45 days in the county jail. His original charges were two counts of burglary, a third-degree felony, and receiving stolen property, a first-degree misdemeanor, for incidents on July 22, 2019.

Matthew E. Withers, 33, Leetonia, violated the terms of his community control on March 10 and was sentenced to 338 days in the county jail, with credit given for 218 days served, leaving 60 days to still serve. His original charges were three counts of identity fraud, a fifth-degree felony, telecommunications fraud, a fifth-degree felony, misuse of credit cards, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, which occurred between Aug. 1, 2018 and Jan. 18, 2019.

Sentencing was set Sept. 8 for Todd Hawthorne, 40, Garner Avenue, East Liverpool, who pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs from two separate indictments for possessing methamphetamine on Sept. 9, 2020 and possessing oxycodone on Dec. 10, 2020.

Municipal

LISBON — In Columbiana County Municipal Court, a preliminary hearing was set July 14 for Richard Robinson Jr., 48, Rootstown, charged with domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony related to an incident July 3 while he was driving with his wife and two children on U.S. Route 30.

Bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety and Robinson remained jailed and was ordered to have no contact with his wife, Trisha, and the two children.

He also pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of endangering children and OVI related to the same incident, with sentencing on those charges also set for July 14.

In an affidavit, a trooper with the Lisbon post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the defendant was driving while impaired with his wife and their two children in the vehicle when the two adults got into an argument on the highway in Madison Township and he choked and hit the victim. She exited the vehicle for her safety with the children and he left the scene.

Robinson was stopped on state Route 45 and arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence, while the victim was taken to the patrol post and had visible scratches and bruising on her face where she claimed he hit her. He had been previously convicted of domestic violence on Feb. 13, 2007 in Toledo Municipal Court.

A preliminary/pretrial hearing was set July 14 for Grant Goodballet, 23, Bank Street, East Liverpool, charged with felonious assault and criminal damaging for allegedly striking a woman on top of the head with a baseball bat after an argument on July 2 on East Sixth Street in Salem and also damaging a vehicle belonging to Austin Smith with the bat. Bond was set at $20,000 cash or surety and he was ordered to have no contact with the victims.

A preliminary/pretrial hearing was set July 14 for Joseph Gear, 47, state Route 164, Leetonia, charged with a fifth-degree felony of improper handling firearms in a motor vehicle, OVI first offense, OVI breath and failure to control related to a traffic crash on state Route 154, Elkrun Township, on July 3 when he was found impaired and had a loaded gun in the vehicle. The 9 mm handgun was found under the center console armrest, loaded with a round in the chamber. He had a conceal carry permit.

Charles Harrison, 25, Boardman Street, New Waterford, was fined $1,125 and sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended and credited for three days for attending a driving intervention program for OVI and driving under suspension, with his license suspended for one year. He was ordered to perform 50 hours community service.

A pretrial was set Sept. 6 for Scott Cameron, 52, Hillcrest Road, Wellsville, charged with OVI and failure to control.

David Gromley, 39, state Route 644, Kensington, was fined $150 for prohibitions against violations of Columbiana County General Health District orders related to a sewage nuisance from 2021.

A pretrial was set Aug. 4 for Samuel Wenger, 39, Darlington, Pa., charged with speeding.

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