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County Treasurer, Lisbon, vs. Jeannette Cooper, now known as Spencer, Dresden Avenue, East Liverpool, et al.; delinquent tax foreclosure sought for Dresden Avenue, East Liverpool property.

County Treasurer, Lisbon, vs. Richard Clark, West Seventh Street, East Liverpool; delinquent tax foreclosure sought for West Seventh Street, East Liverpool property.

County Treasurer, Lisbon, vs. David Haught, Florence Street, East Liverpool, et al.; delinquent tax foreclosure sought for Florence Street, East Liverpool property.

Lori Ann Osretkar, Aliquippa, Pa., and Frank Osretkar, Maple Heights; dissolution sought.

Daniel Galeoti, Dan Smith Road, Wellsville, and Stefanie Galeoti, Western Reserve Road, Youngstown; dissolution sought.

Seven Seventeen Credit Union Inc., Warren, vs. Loren Hood, state Route 164, Lisbon, et al.; foreclosure sought for state Route 164, Lisbon property.

Kristen Davis and Stanley Davis, both East Liverpool, vs. Nichole Rohrer, Salineville; property damage claim over 2020 traffic accident.

U.S. Bank Trust National Association vs. Anthony Ross, Folkston, Ga., et al.; mortgage foreclosure sought.

Court News

LISBON — An East Liverpool man originally charged with domestic violence was ordered to serve 31 days in jail after pleading guilty to a lesser charge of assault and criminal damaging or endangering, both misdemeanors.

Jeffrey Nally, 31, Carter Street, entered the plea in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court, receiving consecutive terms of 180 days for the assault and 30 days for the criminal damaging. He received credit for 179 days already served in jail.

Nally attempted to cause physical harm to a woman on Feb. 2, 2022 in Columbiana County and damaged miscellaneous household items, including a clock and trinkets.

Also in Common Pleas Court, George Smith, 49, North Union Avenue, Salem, was placed on community control for 12 months and received credit for two days served in jail after pleading guilty to improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, a fifth-degree felony, and an amended charge of operating in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property, a minor misdemeanor. The charges stem from an incident in Columbiana County on Aug. 14, 2021.

Grand Jury

LISBON — A Salem man accused of possessing and attempting to sell methamphetamine was served with secret indictments for two felony counts, along with a forfeiture specification related to money in a drug case.

Rusty Boyer, 22, West Pershing Street, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs and aggravated trafficking in drugs, both second-degree felonies, by the Columbiana County Grand Jury in July.

Boyer was accused of possessing and trying to sell methamphetamine on Dec. 24, 2021 in an amount equal to or exceeding five times the bulk amount but less than 50 times the bulk amount. At the time, he was caught with $355 which is the subject of the forfeiture specification.

Joshua Rudder, 31, Birch Road, East Liverpool, was served with a secret indictment issued in July for third-degree felony charges of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and having weapons while under disability and a fourth-degree felony charge of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. The charge stemmed from Rudder fleeing from police and having a load firearm in the vehicle during a traffic stop in Columbiana County on April 28 this year.

Corey Haueter, 35, Georgetown Road, Salem, was served with three separate indictments for aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly possessing methamphetamine on Jan. 26, 2021, July 8, 2021 and Nov. 19, 2020. The grand jury issued the indictments in September 2021, November 2021 and February 2022.

Municipal

LISBON — In Columbiana County Municipal Court, a preliminary hearing was set Aug. 11 for Malcolm Gilford, 36, Cleveland, charged with a fourth-degree felony count of receiving stolen property for allegedly being inside a possible stolen truck with the keys and his belongings in the 1300 block of West State Street in Salem on Aug. 4.

A status hearing was also set Aug. 11 for Gilford for charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs first offense, operating without a valid license, speeding and no seat belt. A court trial is set Aug. 18. The traffic charges stem from a 2021 traffic stop.

A pretrial was set Sept. 13 for Cory Vernon, 43, Youngstown, charged with engaging in prostitution, possessing criminal tools and possession of drugs for allegedly responding to an ad posted by an undercover Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force agent on a known escort website an arranging for sexual activity in exchange for $80. He showed up in East Palestine on July 13 for the meeting with the money and his cell phone used to make the arrangements.

A pretrial was set Sept. 13 for Joseph Perkins, 21, Morris Road, Lisbon, charged with theft for allegedly stealing a cell phone, identification card and cash app card on July 18, Lisbon, and using the cash app card to withdraw $145 at the Lisbon BP.

A pretrial was set Oct. 18 for Julie Underwood, 45, St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, charged with possession of drug abuse instruments, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic control devices for allegedly possessing a hypodermic needle with a small amount of brown substance inside and a methamphetamine smoking pipe during a traffic stop Aug. 4 in Columbiana.

Ray Collins, 48, South Lincoln Avenue, Salem, waived extradition as a fugitive from justice from Arizona for a third-degree felony charge of theft of transportation control. Collins was taken into custody in Salem on Aug. 3.

A pretrial was set Nov. 17 for Joshua McIntyre, 43, East Canton, charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs first offense, driving under suspension, improper backing and no seat belt.

A pretrial was set Aug. 11 for Cory Haueter, 35, Franklin Avenue, Salem, charged with illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia for allegedly possessing a digital scale with residue during a traffic stop when he was a passenger on Aug. 4 in Salem

Darcey Hilton, 36, Weaver Road, East Rochester, was fined $60 for renewal of license and a headlights violation.

Jaymee Lynn Metzger, 19, Alliance, was fined $150 for driving under suspension.

EL Municipal

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, a pretrial was set Aug. 23 for Chachi Peddicord, 36, Florence Street, charged with violating a protection order for allegedly being at a protected woman’s place of employment on July 15 in violation of the protection order she had against him. He was allegedly seen walking past her multiple times on camera footage.

A pretrial was set Aug. 11 for Corey Cantwell, 23, Creek Road, New Waterford, charged with criminal trespass for allegedly sitting at the gazebo playing with his phone at Fawcett Apartments on Moore Street on July 23 after being trespassed from the property.

A pretrial was set Aug. 11 for Brandon Fike, 29, West Ninth Street, charged with criminal trespass for allegedly refusing to leave East Liverpool City Hospital after being discharged and told to leave multiple times on July 28.

A pretrial was set Aug. 11 for Raymond Crow Jr., 29, Moore Street, charged with assault for allegedly hitting a woman in the face and choking her on July 25 at Moore Street apartments.

A pretrial was set Aug. 18 for Crystal Keys, 41, Bloomfield Avenue, charged with theft for allegedly failing to scan and pay for several items in June at Walmart totaling $43. St. Clair Township police were called to Walmart on Dresden Avenue on July 28 for a female employee shoplifter and alleged she failed to scan items several times during her employment.

A review hearing was set Sept. 12 for probation revocation for John Brandle, 59, Fisher Avenue, charged in 2021 with failure to file city income tax return and failure to pay city income tax for 2016, 2017 and 2020.

Harvey Perry, 62, West Fourth Street, was fined $1,000, with $950 of the fine suspended, for two counts of failure to file city income tax returns for 2015 and 2020.

An evidentiary hearing was set Sept. 12 for Ashley Walton, McKinnon Avenue, for probation revocation on a charge of failure to file city income tax return for 2015.

Cases transferred to Columbiana County Municipal Court with hearings to be scheduled this fall included: Josiah Swayngin, 39, Chester, W.Va., who pleaded not guilty to drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a burnt glass crack pipe in his shoe during a traffic stop July 28 in St. Clair Township; and Samantha Adams, 38, Hammondsville, charged with theft for allegedly taking a tire from Three Brothers Auto on July 30.

Bench warrants were issued for two defendants who failed to appear in court: Brandon Green, 29, Echo Dell Road, charged with driving under suspension and failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer; and Samantha Bottegal, 35, Steubenville, charged with possessing drug instruments and drug paraphernalia offenses for allegedly possessing syringes, drug paraphernalia and suspected heroin during a recent traffic stop.

Other defendants who failed to appear for hearings were: Shelby Ross, 25, Duncan Avenue, improper registration; Nicole Haynes, 33, South Lincoln Avenue, Salem, loud exhaust; Brandon Call, 20, Pittsburgh, Pa., no seat belt; Mary Judy, 52, Blakely Street, driving under suspension and improper registration; and Michael Bruce, 26, Glenn Street, OVI first offense, driving under suspension and open container.

Jonathan Spencer, 36, Youngstown, was fined $150 for driving under suspension.

A pretrial was set Sept. 8 for Ryan Pritt, 40, Lisbon Street, charged with no license and fictitious plates.

Scott Gaskill, 54, Lisbon Street, was found not guilty of driving under suspension, with probable cause, and costs taxed to the defendant.

Patrick Kelley, 43, Lincoln Street, was fined $100 for improper registration.

Zak Birkhimer, 21, Etruria Street, was fined $100 for fictitious plates.

Jessica Bourne, 42, Sprucevale Road, admitted to a probation violation on multiple cases for theft, domestic violence and criminal damaging and was ordered to report to probation on Aug. 8.

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