Columbiana County Common Pleas

A Youngstown man pleaded guilty this week in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to possessing weapons despite prior felony convictions.

Demetrius A. Lockett, 31, is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 16 after pleading guilty to one count of possessing weapons despite being prohibited from doing so because of prior felony convictions.

The charges stem from a October 2015 raid on a house trailer on Dutchtown School Road in Elkrun Township by the county Drug Task Force, which had obtained a search warrant after obtaining evidence that heroin was likely being stolen from the residence. Lockett was found on the property, along with three handguns, suspected drugs and money.

In other court action, Donna Jarvis, 24, Maple Hill Road, Salineville, pleaded guilty as charged to smuggling drugs into the county jail on March 17. A corrections officer found that Jarvis had inserted a strip of the drug suboxone into her anal cavity. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 30.

New Cases

Portfolio Recovery Association v. Bruce Jackson of Lisbon; collection sought of $15,039 alleged debt.

Alexander Canja of Youngstown v. MAC Trailer Manufacturing of Alliance and Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation; appeal of claim denial.

Kelly M. Lee of East Liverpool v. Ralph K. Lee, care of the state prison in Lebanon; divorce sought.

Michele R. Tomlin of Salem v. John T. Tomlin of Salem; divorce sought.

Citimortgage v. Jon and Suzanne Vollmar of Salem; foreclosure sought against property on East Eighth Street, Salem.

Docket Entries

Daniel Salata v. R & L Carriers Shared Services, et al; parties failed to file agreed upon dismissal notice, so judge dismissed the case, although it can be reinstated by the parties.

Branch Banking & Trust Co. v. Diane L. Rupert, et al; foreclosure sale canceled by the bank.

Lakeview Loan Servicing v. Keith A. Gauding, et al; lawsuit reinstated to active status.

St. Clair Township v. Bruce Easterday, et al; court issues permanent injunction against Easterday to prevent him from continuing to maintain his property in a dilapidated condition; Easterday further ordered to clean up property within 30 days.

Dennis L. Hildebrand v. Heather S. Hildebrand; scheduled for trial Feb. 28.

Richard L. Snedeker Jr. of Matthews, N.C., v. Lisa A. Snedeker of East Palestine; marriage dissolved.

County Treasurer v. William C. Phenecie, et al; delinquent property tax foreclosure ordered against property at 1908 Clark Ave., Wellsville.