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New Cases

Laura Marie McCoy, Tomahawk Drive, Negley, and Matthew McCoy, Tomahawk Drive, Negley; dissolution sought.

Anastasia Cain, Avondale Street, East Liverpool, vs. Dimon Cain, Avondale Street, East Liverpool; divorce sought.

Huntington National Bank, Columbus, vs. Stephen Kuboff III, state Route 164, Lisbon, et al.; foreclosure sought for state Route 164, Lisbon property.

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, West Palm Beach, Fla., vs. Tracy and Eric Peterson, state Route 14, Columbiana, et al.; foreclosure sought for state Route 14, Columbiana property.

Johnny Myers, West Third Street, Salem, vs. CMI Industry Americas Inc., West Wilson Street, Salem, and Administrator, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Columbus; appeal of claim denial.

Docket Entries

Nation’s Direct Mortgage LLC vs. William Coolston, et al; Russell T. Kiko Jr. dismissed as defendant.

Angela Cameron vs. Ernest Cameron III; divorce granted.

Joshua Ghrist and Lee Ann Ghrist; dissolution granted.

Robert Coulter and Michelle Coulter; dissolution granted.

Amy McCoy vs. Brian McCoy; divorce granted.

James Robb, et al. vs. Arthur Utsinger, et al.; case settled and dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. unknown heirs of Kevin Joiner, deceased, et al.; delinquent tax foreclosure ordered for Beacon Way, East Liverpool property.

County Treasurer vs. Paul Kern Jr., et al.; delinquent tax foreclosure ordered for Wood Street, East Palestine property.

County Treasurer vs. Samuel Entrikin, et al.; delinquent tax foreclosure ordered for Ohio Avenue, Salem property.

County Treasurer vs. Wilbur Cooper, et al.; delinquent tax foreclosure ordered fr Lisbon Street, Wellsville property.

County Treasurer vs. Thomas Woods, et al.; payment plan entered, foreclosure held in abeyance.

County Treasurer vs. Five Acres Gardens, et al.; payment plan entered, foreclosure held in abeyance.

Grand Jury

LISBON — A Salem man who allegedly fled from police and led them on a chase starting in Perry Township and ending in Salineville on July 1, 2021 was served with a secret indictment recently for multiple charges.

Brandon House, 27, Whinnery Road, was indicted earlier this year for a third-degree felony charge of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a fourth-degree felony charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle, and misdemeanors of resisting arrest and obstructing official business.

House was allegedly driving a stolen van and fled from Perry Township police at East Pidgeon and Depot roads, leading them on a chase which the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office picked up, finding the van wrecked and the driver and a passenger fleeing on foot. The passenger was caught, but House jumped over a guardrail and got away.

The grand theft charge stemmed from his theft of a Jeep Patriot belonging to Jennifer Madison of Salineville, also on July 1, 2021. He was eventually taken into custody in Warren after the vehicle was found there.

Municipal

LISBON — In Columbiana County Municipal Court, Dawnitta Wright, 33, Louis Avenue, East Liverpool opted out of a jury trial for a plea Wednesday to lesser charges.

Wright pleaded guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct, amended from charges of domestic violence and aggravated trespassing, and was fined $500 and given a 30-day jail sentence, with 29 days suspended and credit for one day served. She was also ordered to complete 30 hours community service and have no contact with Jarrit Manley.

Wright had been accused of coming into Manley’s residence on U.S. Route 62 in Butler Township on Nov. 17, 2021 and assaulting him by pushing him into a wall and television stand.

A pretrial was set Oct. 6 for David Kern, 51, Warren, charged with engaging in prostitution and possessing criminal tools for allegedly responding to an undercover ad placed by a Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force agent on a known escort website and arranging for sexual conduct with a woman in exchange for $120, arriving in East Palestine on July 13 for the meeting.

A pretrial was set Oct. 11 for Richard Allen Moore, 47, Bridgeport, charged with engaging in prostitution and possessing criminal tools for allegedly responding to an undercover ad placed by a Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force agent on a known escort website and arranging for sexual conduct with a woman in exchange for $140, arriving in East Palestine on July 24 for the meeting.

John Roger Datson, 36, state Route 7, Rogers, was fined $1,075 and sentenced to 90 days in jai, with 85 suspended, credit for two days served and another three days for attending a driver intervention program for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs first offense, improper/expired registration and no valid license. His license was suspended for one year and he was ordered to complete 40 hours community service. He was also fined $180 for charges of no license and no seat belt.

Lisa Richards, 37, Lisbon Street, East Liverpool, was fined $200 for possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia and driving off roadway for driving off the road in the Pioneer Village at Beaver Creek State Park in Middleton Township and almost colliding with the general store on June 17. She also possessed a glass multi-colored marijuana pipe.

A pretrial was set Sept. 26 for Gary Ramsey, 48, Shady Lane, Lisbon, charged with OVI, turn signal and no seat belt.

A court trial and motion hearing was set Aug. 25 for Wilbert Faulk Jr., 37, Church Street, Salineville, charged with permitting trash on premises.

A pretrial was set Nov. 24 for Patrick Linton, 37, Monaca, Pa., charged with driving under suspension and use of unauthorized plate.

Eric Potts, 47, South Main Street, Columbiana, was fined $185 for driving under suspension and speeding.

Nichelle Stevens, 24, East Fifth Street, Salem, was fined $250 for driving under suspension.

A pretrial was set Oct. 11 for Wilmarie Flores, 24, Youngstown, charged with fictitious registration and speeding.

A preliminary hearing was set Aug. 18 for Eric L. Taggart, 43, Silliman Street, New Waterford, charged with distributing matter harmful to a juvenile, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly requesting nude photos from a female juvenile family member, who sent the photos of herself, and asking if she would watch him perform a sex act using the photos. He allegedly had already conducted himself in the suggested manner via social media for the juvenile earlier this year.

A pretrial was set Nov. 17 for Jason Carter Nelson, 41, Akron, charged with engaging in prostitution, possession of criminal tools and drug paraphernalia after allegedly responding to East Palestine June 4 in reference to an ad posted on a known escort website by a Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force agent, requesting to perform a sex act on the woman at a cost of $20 and methamphetamine. He was found in possession of over 5 grams of methamphetamine in two separate packages along with four meth pipes.

A pretrial was set Oct. 11 for Michael P. Souers Jr., 35, East Fourth Street, Salem, charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly walking in and out of traffic and acting erratically in Salem Aug. 9 despite be warned previously for his actions.

A pretrial was set Nov. 10 for Theadoro Wences Helmick, 41, Youngstown, charged with OVI first offense, OVI breath .08 gram first offense and speed.

A pretrial was set Oct. 25 for Heather M. Mulidore, 44, Campbell, charged with driving under suspension and traffic control devices.

A pretrial was set Aug. 22 for Tristan M. Amelung, 25, Hilton Head Island, S.C., charged with OVI second offense, OVI refusal within 20 years and speed.

A pretrial was set Aug. 22 for Douglas R. Cianni, 57, Anderson Avenue, Wellsville, charged with aggravated menacing and criminal mischief for allegedly threatening to kill another man and spit on his truck in Wellsville Aug. 10.

A sentence hearing was set Aug. 18 for Julia M. Landon, 31, state route 9, Salem, who pled guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Kade T. Byland, 24, Franklin Avenue, Salem, was sentenced to three days in jail, fined $300, placed on two years probation and ordered to pay $634 restitution to the victim, complete 40 hours community service and attend anger management and substance abuse courses for assault.

Homer Harris Swanson IV, 25, state Route 30, Hanoverton, was fined $100 for driving under suspension.

Alan R. Summers, 55, West Egypt Road, Minerva, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (15 credited), fined $2,370 and had his license suspended 10 years for failure to comply, OVI third offense, following too closely and a seatbelt violation.

Travis S. Rhodes, 31, South Market Street, East Palestine, was sentenced to 40 days in jail (27 credited), fined $795 and had his license suspended one year for theft, OVI first offense, no driver’s license, loud exhaust and a seatbelt violation.

Justin Zimmerly, 35, East Garfield Road, New Middletown, was fined $200 for driving under suspension.

William L. Suber III, 23, Columbus, was sentenced to six days in jail, fined $925, had his license suspended one year and ordered to complete 20 hours community service and substance abuse classes for OVI first offense and failure to control.

Scott A. Bratt, 39, Sprucevale Road, Rogers, was fined $550 for driving under suspension and a protection order violation.

Christopher Kelly, 19, South Haines Avenue, Alliance, was fined $150 for driving under suspension.

Steven L. Lightner, 22, South Lincoln Avenue, Salem, was sentenced to one day in jail, fined $300, placed on one year probation and ordered to complete 20 hours of community service for obstructing justice and obstructing official business.

Malcolm L. Gilford, 36, Cleveland, was fined $1,380 had his license suspended one year and ordered to complete 20 hours of community service and substance abuse classes for unauthorized use, OVI, no driver’s license, speed and a seatbelt violation.

Joseph M. White, 46, Monaca, Pa., was fined $350, and ordered to complete 20 hours of community service and substance abuse classes for driving under suspension, two lights required and drug paraphernalia.

A charged of unsafe vehicle was dismissed for Ringo Frank Holden Grate, 22, old State Route 558, Leetonia.

Juvenile Court

A Salem teen is charged with causing a family member to believe that he would harm them after allegedly raising his fist to his mother, indicating he would cause her harm, on Aug. 3.

A 17-year-old Salem teen is charged with two counts of sexual contact with a minor under thirteen years of age, after allegedly sexually touching his younger sister and making her touch him from Oct. 1, 2020, and January 31, 2021. If committed by an adult, these would be third-degree felonies.

A Lisbon teen is charged with causing family members to believe that he would harm them and causing physical harm to property, after allegedly threatening to burn down his father and grandmother’s residence, indicating he would harm his father, and striking a door with a baseball bat on Aug. 1.

A Lisbon teen is charged with causing physical harm to property after allegedly striking a table with a baseball bat on July 28.

An East Palestine teen is charged with causing physical harm to a family member after allegedly striking her grandmother in an aggressive manner on July 29.

A Lisbon teen is charged with violating the terms of her probation after allegedly fleeing her home in the early morning hours and canceling her counseling appointment without notifying her grandmother on July 28.

A 14-year-old Salem teen is charged with damaging property after allegedly spray painting graffiti on the side of the Sparkle Market building on July 7.

Another 14-year-old Salem teen is charged with damaging property after allegedly spray painting graffiti on the side of the Sparkle Market building on July 7.

A 16-year-old Salem teen is charged with damaging property after allegedly spray painting multiple vehicles and buildings without the owners’ consent between July 15 to July 19.

Another 16-year-old Salem teen is charged with damaging property after allegedly spray painting multiple vehicles and buildings without the owners’ consent between July 15 and July 19.

A 17-year-old Lisbon teen is charged with violating the terms of his probation after allegedly failing to be of general good behavior and failing to refrain from drug use after allegedly testing positive for marijuana on June 24.

A 13-year-old Lisbon teen is charged with violating the terms of his probation after allegedly leaving home on July 10, failing to return home and failing to alert his guardian of his whereabouts.

A 13-year-old East Palestine teen is charged with breaking detention, possessing marijuana, and causing physical harm to a family member after allegedly running from police while handcuffed and placed in custody, possessing marijuana in a pill bottle, and striking his sister in the arm on July 19.

A Columbiana teen is charged with operating a motor vehicle in an effort to flee from a police officer, obstructing official business, causing physical harm to property in excess of $1,000, and knowingly making a false statement to a public official after allegedly failing to stop for lights and sirens displayed by law enforcement while driving erratically, engaging in a vehicle pursuit with law enforcement, driving through corn and soybean fields belonging to multiple farmers, and providing dishonest information regarding his involvement in the aforementioned violations. If committed by an adult, these charges would constitute two fifth-degree felonies and one third-degree felony.

EL Municipal

EAST LIVERPOOL — A case against an East Liverpool man accused of stealing a wheelchair from Goodwill and assaulting a St. Clair Township police officer during his arrest was bound over to the Columbiana County Grand Jury.

Michael Quinn, 46, Valley Avenue, appeared in East Liverpool Municipal Court Thursday for a preliminary hearing on a fourth-degree felony charge of assault on a police officer, along with misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and theft.

His bond was increased and reset from $100,000 to $125,000 cash or surety. He also was ordered to have no contact directly or indirectly with Patrolman Joshua Jackson, the arresting officer.

Police had been called to the Goodwill store on state Route 170 on Aug. 6 for the theft of a wheelchair and saw a male and female in a nearby bank parking lot with the wheelchair. An affidavit said Quinn allegedly became irate and kicked open the cruiser door and kicked the officer in the leg during his arrest. The officer attempted to restrain Quinn and was kicked several times and elbowed in the face and also suffered a cut to the left arm.

Shirley Newburn, 32, Center Road, was fined $300 and sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 80 days suspended and credit for six days, leaving 94 days to serve for failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a charge amended to a misdemeanor from a felony, and charges of reckless operation, speeding and open container. Newburn led Liverpool Township police on a high-speed chase Aug. 5 after she was spotted traveling 92 mph in a 55 mph zone on state Route 7. During the chase which started northbound on state Route 7, then southbound, then northbound on Shadyside, speeds exceeded 100 mph. At one point, her vehicle allegedly traveled left of center almost hitting a pickup, then turned onto Center Road and did not stop until pulling into the driveway. An open bottle of Black Velvet whiskey was in the middle console, but police did not believe she was too impaired to drive after a field sobriety test.

A status hearing was set Aug. 18, with a trial set Aug. 25, for Robert Buzzard, 49, Ohio Avenue, charged with domestic violence, with bond remaining at $10,000 cash or surety. Buzzard was accused of allegedly pinning Kristy Steed down on the bed during an argument in their Ohio Avenue, East Liverpool residence on May 6, poking her in the forehead and then striking her in the face.

Michael Earich Jr., 21, West Fourth Street, was fined $250 and sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 170 days suspended and credit for six days served, with four days in jail imposed for domestic violence for pushing Abbagaile Sergeuk down while she tried to keep him from taking her television and trying to strike her until another man stopped him on July 30 at the West Fourth Street residence where Sergeuk and Earich were co-habitating. He also threw items out of the apartment and broke them.

Amos Wallace Sr., 46, Youngstown, was fined $900 and sentenced to 30 days in jail, with 25 suspended and credit for five days served for no license, open container, operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, two counts of driving under suspension and a traffic control device violation, with all the charges from three separate cases. He was ordered to pay costs only on a speeding charge and a second OVI case related to breathalyzer results was dismissed. The most recent case, from March 2020, stemmed from a traffic stop at the Dunham plaza in Calcutta when he had an open bottle of Crown Royal Apple and also had a knife with built-in brass knuckles which was taken from the vehicle. The OVI, speeding and one driving under suspension charge were from 2013 and another driving under suspension charge and traffic control device were from 2011.

A bench warrant was issued for Marlon Hales, 44, Irondale, who failed to appear on charges of OVI first offense and crossing divided highway.

Todd Williams, 33, Cleveland, was fined $600 and ordered to serve 60 days in jail, with 58 suspended and credit for two days served for two counts of no license, and single counts of driving under suspension and obstructing official business. He was ordered to pay costs on charges of possession of marijuana and window tint. The obstruction charge stemmed from him providing a false name and date of birth during a traffic stop on April 26 in East Liverpool.

Jamie Senkbeil, 28, Sophia Street, East Liverpool, was fined $250 and received a suspended 60-day jail term for theft for failing to scan and pay for 54 items totaling $411 from Walmart on Dresden Avenue on June 3.

Christina Reed, 32, St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, was ordered to serve 75 days in jail, concurrent with a felony case, for violating her probation on a previous assault charge from 2021. Fines and costs will be sent for collection.

Corey Cantwell, 23, Creek Road, New Waterford, was fined $150 and sentenced to 30 days in jail, with 18 days suspended, credit for seven days served, leaving five days to serve, for criminal trespass. He was also ordered to complete 20 hours community service. Cantwell was sitting at the gazebo playing with his phone at Fawcett Apartments on Moore Street on July 23 after being trespassed from the property.

Brandon Fike, 29, West Ninth Street, was fined $150 and sentenced to 30 days in jail, with 29 days suspended and credit for one day served for criminal trespass for refusing to leave East Liverpool City Hospital after being discharged and told to leave multiple times on July 28. He was also ordered to complete 40 hours community service and to have no contact with the hospital except in the case of a medical emergency.

A status hearing was set Aug. 25, with a trial set Sept. 1 for Raymond Crow Jr., 30, Moore Street, charged with assault for allegedly hitting a woman in the face and choking her on July 25 at Moore Street apartments.

Alexis Linville, 20, Spring Grove Avenue, was fined $250 and ordered to complete 60 hours community service for theft for concealing 17 items totaling $296 in a tote and attempting to leave Walmart on Dresden Avenue without paying on July 15. She was ordered to stay out of Walmart.

Dawna Wright, 50, Spring Street, was fined $250, sentencing to 60 days in jail, with 55 days suspended, leaving five days to serve, and ordered to complete 20 hours community service for theft. Wright did not scan several items at the self checkout at Walmart on Dresden Avenue and placed unpaid items in her purse on July 21. She was ordered to stay out of Walmart.

Nichole Morrison, 46, Scio, was ordered to bring a copy of the transferred deed for her former property at East Third Street to the city law director after the court learned she had transferred the property that was the subject two housing related charges. A motion to impose $1,400 worth of suspended fines was overruled.

James Howell Jr., 57, Ohio Avenue, was fined $100 for no license and fictitious plates and was ordered to serve three days in jail for violating his probation on a previous theft charge from last year. The fines and costs from the theft case will be sent to collection.

Cases transferred to Columbiana County Municipal Court for hearings to be set in the fall include: Michael Swiger, 43, Weirton, W.Va., charged with OVI and a headlights violation; Christopher Penman, 32, Steubenville, charged with OVI and expired plates; Justin Zimmerly, 36, New Middletown, charged with no license and possession of marijuana; and Jeffrey Nally, 31, Center Street, charged with 10 counts of wildlife violations, four counts of hunting without a deer permit and one count of hunting without a license, all for hunting violations which allegedly occurred between Jan. 23 and Feb. 2 this year.

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