Common Pleas Reports for 5-18

Todd Kirtley, 31, Alice Street, East Palestine, was placed on three years probation for theft after he apologized to those in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court on Thursday and to the owner of the business from which he stole.

His defense attorney, Ross Smith, noted Kirtley had been forthright about what he did from the start and Smith said he does not believe Kirtley is a criminal. Kirtley took two laser transits valued at $3,935 from a construction trailer on Peace Valley Road on May 28, 2013.

Stefan L. White, 20, Echo Dell Road, Rogers, pleaded guilty to a possession of drugs charge with a forfeiture specification for cocaine and $2,509 in his possession on Sept. 11, 2013. Sentencing was set for July 3. He faces up to 12 months in prison, a five-year license suspension and a $2,500 fine.

New Cases

James W. Horn, Lisbon, vs. Erica A. Horn, Leetonia, divorce sought.

Lorna Faber, Salem, vs. John C. Taylor, Columbiana, et al., excess of $50,000 sought for alleged injuries from a traffic crash on State Street in Salem on May 16, 2012.

Patrick Harbison, Austintown, vs. Harbison Drywall Services, Inc., et al., appeal sought of denied workers’ compensation claim.

John H. Martin Jr., doing business as East Palestine Car Wash, et al., vs. Frank D. Papania Jr., New Waterford, and Hodge Construction LLC, et al., $74,565 plus interest sought for alleged damages in a car wash bay on East Taggart Street after a construction vehicle became stuck inside and then the driver made attempts to leave.

Huntington National Bank vs. Richelle Hall, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Center Street, Wellsville.

Docket Entries

Jeffrey Lee Jacobsen, et al., vs. The estate of Darrel Nightingale, by and through Daniel P. Taylor, case settled and dismissed.

JPMorgan Case Bank vs. Elizabeth Fromm, et al., previous judgment canceled and case dismissed.

Ed Leonard vs. James O. Moats, et al., case settled and dismissed.

Thomas J. Mechling, et al., vs. Cherie A. Jenkins-Barcey, et al., $85,000 in damages awarded to plaintiff to be paid by defendant.

Gerald J. Serafy, et al., vs. Robert G. Leatherberry, et al., quieting of title granted in favor of plaintiffs.

Palmer McGuire Jr., et al. vs. Charles Damron Jr., defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $9,335 for unpaid lease payments and the value of missing parts from a semi tractor purchased.

Christopher M. Calhoun, East Palestine, and Jennifer M. Calhoun, East Palestine, dissolution granted.

Nathan Wilson vs. Beck Energy Corp., et al., previously issued judgment canceled.

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust vs. Stephanie Peterson, defendant filed bankruptcy, case on hold.

Santander Bank vs. Brian L. Colian, et al., foreclosure ordered for properties on Beechwood Road, Jennings Avenue and Goshen Road, Salem.

Curtis E. McCowin, East Palestine, and Staci Lynn McCowin, East Palestine, dissolution granted.

William C. Swearingen, Wellsville, vs. Linda K. Swearingen, Wellsville, divorce dismissed due to reconciliation.

BAC Home Loan Servicing vs. Arthur L. McFarland, et al., property withdrawn from sheriff’s sale.

Salem Community Hospital vs. Royella Gregory, Columbiana, defendant ordered to pay $6,844 plus interest.

Household Realty Corp vs. Matthew Ludwig, et al., foreclosure canceled and case dismissed.

Kelly Matern vs. Salem Women’s Care Inc., et al., case settled.

Carolyn Maria Kennedy, Crossville, Tenn., vs. Kirk Douglas Kennedy, Salem, case dismissed.

Jeffrey Mitchell, Salem, and Carrie Mitchell, Beloit, dissolution granted.