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The Courts

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New Cases

Katherine S. Flynn, Columbiana, and Seth W. Ogden, Columbiana, dissolution sought.

Brandon Planisky, Salem, and Allison Planisky, Salem, dissolution sought.

Docket Entries

Towd Point Mortgage Trust vs. David Vargo, et al., defendants filed bankruptcy, case on hold.

County Treasurer vs. Doug Morris, et al., the city of East Liverpool, the school district and the land bank notified of right to forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. the unknown heirs of S.J. Gipner, the city of East Liverpool, the school district and the land bank notified of right to forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Ivan P. Ward III, et al., the village of Wellsville, the school district and the land bank notified of right to forfeited property.

Court News

LISBON — Lindzay Jason Beaver, 40, Blakely Street, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree felony domestic violence charge, for beating his girlfriend, Randi Vaughn with his fists, a vacuum cleaner and a wine bottle on Jan. 10. He faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Nov. 15.

After Kevin E. Kirby, 46, North Market Street, Lisbon, pleaded guilty last week to murder and attempted murder in the death of Melinda Todd, the prosecutor’s office filed a motion this week to ask for the dismissal of a tampering with evidence charge, which was the fourth count of the indictment.

Grand Jury

LISBON – Matthew Patrick Soldo, 41, Grant Street, Salem, was served a secret indictment charging him with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. On Feb. 23, Soldo allegedly had methamphetamine. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in October.

EL Muni

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, Jack L. Cunningham, of Homestead Drive, was set for a pretrial Nov. 9 on a theft charge.

Keilia L. Sine, of McDonald Street, was set Nov. 2 for a pretrial on OVI and failure to control charges.

Cagney A. Springer, of Center Road, was set Dec. 9 for a pretrial on driving under FRA suspension and improper registration charges.

Irene L. Myers, of Lisbon Street, had her pretrial continued to Nov. 16 on a theft charge.

Dillon Allen, of Birch Road, was set for a status hearing Nov. 16 on a driving under suspension charge.

James D. Soliday, of Minerva, was set Dec. 2 for a pretrial on an obstructing official business charge.

Samantha J. Ward, of Palissey Street, was set Nov. 30 for a pretrial on a child endangering charge.

Rachel L. Jenkins, of Lighthouse Court, was set Nov. 2 for a disposition hearing on a theft charge.

Municipal

LISBON — In Columbiana County Municipal Court on Tuesday, Tyler Johnson, 27, Canton, received hefty fines and jail time for multiple traffic counts stemming from two separate traffic stops by the highway patrol, on April 18 on state Route 11 and on June 8 in Hanover Township.

Fines totaled $3,710 and jail time to be served altogether totaled 120 days, with Johnson ordered to self-report to the jail on Jan. 3. Charges included operating a vehicle under the influence third offense, operating a vehicle under the influence, marked lanes, two counts driving under suspension, two counts no seat belt, two counts distracted driving, speeding, open container for an open bottle of tequila and two counts possession of marijuana. His license was suspended for two years and he was ordered to complete 100 hours community service.

A pretrial was set Dec. 20 for Rodger Wilkoski, 54, Warren for failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, obstruction of official business and menacing after he allegedly threatened a Columbiana police officer who stopped him and ordered him not to drive a dump truck on West Salem Street, which was closed for construction on Monday. There were multiple signs marking the street as closed and when the officer signaled him to stop, he only stopped when the officer stood in front of the truck with a closed hand signaling to stop. He allegedly was irate and cussing loudly in front of an elementary school and said he would drive down the street despite the order. He also threatened to find someone to do physical harm to the officer. Bond was set at $7,500 cash or surety.

Daniel Athey, 35, Puritan Avenue, East Liverpool, was fined $650 and received suspended jail terms of 90 and 60 days and was ordered to complete 40 hours community service for possession of criminal tools, soliciting and possession of drugs. He was also ordered to not use or log onto solicitation websites. Athey answered an ad placed by an East Palestine police officer on a website used for prostitution, arranging to meet an alleged female escort at a location in East Palestine for sexual conduct for $70. He was arrested when he arrived at the site on May 19 and possessed marijuana.

Kortnee Brown, 29, Taggart Drive, Wellsville, was fined $250, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, with 27 suspended and credit for three days served, and ordered to complete 30 hours community service for disorderly conduct, amended from domestic violence. Brown hit her father in the face and closed the screen door on her mother’s ankle at the Taggart Drive home on June 29.

Thomas Holman, 41, County Home Road, Lisbon, was fined $150 and sentenced to 30 days in jail, with 17 days suspended and credit for 13 days served and ordered to complete 20 hours community service for disorderly conduct. The charge was for an incident Oct. 5 at Hammond School Road, Wellsville, when he was yelling and making threats and barricaded himself in a bedroom, opening the door and then shutting it on a deputy, damaging the door.

Tiffany Clarkson, 41, Fairfield Avenue, Columbiana, was fined $150, received a suspended 30-day jail term and was ordered to complete 20 hours community service for disorderly conduct, amended from domestic violence. She was also ordered to have no contact with the victim, David Clarkson, who she hit in the face and body when she came outside swinging during a domestic incident June 20 in Columbiana.

The domestic violence charge against David Clarkson III, 36, Fairfield Avenue, Columbiana, for the same incident was dismissed by the prosecution due to insufficient evidence. He had been accused of wrapping his arms around her neck and body and forcefully removing her from the driver side of a vehicle and dragging her across the yard.

Kira Jackson, 33, Washington Street, Lisbon, was fined $250, received a suspended 30-day jail term and was ordered to complete 20 hours community service for disorderly conduct, amended from domestic violence, for throwing a cold pot of coffee on Curtis Jackson, punching him in the face and allegedly brandishing a pistol she owns while making threats inside a West Point Road property on May 23. She was ordered to have no contact with Curtis Jackson.

Curtis Jackson, 62, West Point Road, Lisbon, was fined $250, received a suspended 30-day jail term and was ordered to complete 20 hours community service for disorderly conduct amended from domestic violence for punching Kira Jackson in the face, grabbing her by the left arm causing injury and kicking her in the stomach as witnessed by the children on May 23 at the West Point Road residence. He was ordered to have no contact with Kira Jackson.

Jack Meier Jr., 30, state Route 46, New Waterford, was fined $1,150, ordered to serve 20 days in jail, ordered to complete 40 hours community service and had his license suspended for two years for operating a vehicle under the influence, second offense, no headlights and driving under suspension.

Gregory Curtis, 23, Beechwood Road, Salem, was fined $300 for driving under suspension, two lights required and peeling tires. A charge of backup lights required was dismissed.

A pretrial was set Nov. 30 for William Joseph Martin, 49, Carrollton, charged with failure to stop after an accident, driving under suspension, failure to control and no seat belt. A charge of operating a vehicle under the influence was dismissed.

A pretrial was set Nov. 23 for Delvin Powell, 38, Cleveland, charged with failure to control.

Jason Scott Ryhal, 37, Jimtown Road, East Palestine, was fined $300 for driving under suspension and no headlights.

Richard Beadnell, 57, State Street, Salineville, was fined $250 for driving under suspension.

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