Columbiana County Municipal Court for 4-16

An East Palestine man convicted of OVI was fined $675 and sentenced to three days in jail during action in Columbiana County Municipal Court.

Joseph M. Morris, 41, of Lincoln Avenue, was found guilty of OVI, driving under suspension and failure to wear a seat belt. His jail sentence and $300 of his fine were suspended provided he attends drug intervention classes. He was also placed on probation for two years and his license suspended for six months.

Morris was cited following a traffic stop in East Palestine on Feb. 7.

In other court action, a preliminary hearing of April 21 was scheduled in the case of Joseph M. Smith, 28, West Ninth Street, Salem, who was charged with burglarizing the apartment of Derek Johnson, East Fifth Street, Salem, on Sunday. Smith reportedly broke into the apartment and knocked over a dresser and TV.