Columbiana County Common Pleas

Courtney R. Wilms, state Route 7, New Waterford, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to three counts of theft and one count of medicaid eligibility fraud.

Wilms failed to report an employed household member, Michael Neese Jr., resulting in the over-payments of various assistance programs. Beginning on Feb. 12, 2015 and continuing through Feb. 28, 2018 she fraudulently collected food assistance benefits totaling $22,642. Additionally, beginning Feb. 1, 2015 and continuing through March 31, 2015, Wilms similarly received an overpayment of Ohio Works First benefits totaling $1,164. Then from March 1, 2015 to Feb. 28, 2018, she fraudulently received $21,639 in medical assistance benefits. Finally, from October 2014 to Feb. 28, 2018, her failure to report Neese led to overpayment of $21,639 through Medicaid.

Wilms faces up to five and half years in prison and a $17,500 fine. Sentencing is set for May 20.

Clint A. Myers, 35, South Union Avenue, Salem, pleaded guilty to improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. On Oct. 28, 2017, Myers had a loaded nine-millimeter Ruger semi-automatic pistol in a tote bag within arm’s reach in his vehicle. He is facing up to 18 months in prison and a fine of $5,000. Sentencing is set for May 17.

Zachary S. Daniels, 26, East State Street, Salem, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs and placed on a three year treatment plan. Daniels had methamphetamines in a plastic bag in his wallet on Feb. 4, 2018 in Salem.

Jansen C. Paumier, 24, Youngstown, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction and pleaded guilty to two counts trafficking in drugs. Paumier was placed on a four-year intervention treatment plan. On Aug. 4 and Aug. 14, 2015, Paumier had sold LSD doses to confidential informants within 1,000 feet of the Riley Elementary School.

New Cases

Jaguar Holdings LLC, doing business as Eagle Rental Purchase, vs. Dereck Brooks, Lisbon, $2,364 sought for wrongful retention of an Ashley living room, Ashley tables and HP All-in One desktop computer.

Lakeview Loan Servicing LLC vs. Kimberly J. Drzal, et al., foreclosure sought for property on West Fifth Street, Salem.

Dennis and Erin R. Bailey, Chester, W.Va., vs. Michael J. Poynter, East Liverpool, excess of $25,000 sought for alleged injuries and damages from a traffic crash on April 3, 2017, on state Route 39, East Liverpool.

Huntington National Bank vs. Bernard Randolph, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Dresden Avenue, East Liverpool.

Docket Entries

Energy Wise Home Improvements Inc. vs. Wayne Brock, et al., mutual dismissal granted.

Lynda Elam vs. Mary E. Clark, et al., case settled and dismissed.

Wilmington Savings Fund Society vs. Michael L. Moore Jr., et al., previous order canceled and case dismissed.

Charles S. Clark, et al., vs. Savannah R. Wilk, et al., case settled and dismissed.

Sonnenberg Mutual Insurance Co. vs. Amy L. Phillips, defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $39,113 with interest.

AmeriFirst Financial Corp. s. Brian W. McCaslin, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Woodland Avenue, Salem.

Wells Fargo Bank vs. Lee A. Courtney, et al., case dismissed.

Village of Salineville vs. Drexall N. Hawken, case settled and dismissed.

City of East Palestine vs. Jack Barnhouse, case settled and dismissed.

Huntington National Bank vs. Kenneth E. Maylone, et al., case dismissed.

In Re: Village of Wellsville, transfer of $140,751 approved from the capital improvement fund to the general fund.

County Treasurer vs. Ruth I. Bergert, et al., the village of Salineville, the Southern Local schools and the Land Reutilization Corp. notified of their rights to forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. the unknown heirs of Vanessa J. Parker, et al., the village of Lisbon, the Lisbon schools and the Land Reutilization Corp. notified of their rights to forfeited property.

County Treasurer vs. Casey Christofaris, et al., previous order canceled.

County Treasurer vs. the unknown heirs of Karen S. Todd, et al., property on Minerva Street, East Liverpool, forfeited to Tax Ease Ohio, LLC.