Columbiana County Common Pleas

Melissa M. Mills, 35, Warren, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to burglary, a second-degree felony. A charge of theft of drugs will be dismissed at the time of sentencing. Mills allegedly went into the home of Melinda Merino, Grant Street, Salem, for the purpose of stealing drugs on Dec. 11, 2018. She is facing up to eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine at the time of sentencing, which is scheduled on Nov. 18.

Lisa V. Rowland, 36, New Cumberland, W.Va., stipulated to violating the terms of her community control from a tampering with evidence conviction. Rowland’s community control was dishonorably terminated and she was sentenced to 18 months in prison with jail credit of 251 days for time already served. The tampering with evidence charge had to do with a bag of cocaine and heroin she had in her possession when she was booked into the county jail in January 2016, which she reportedly removed from a body cavity where it was stored and swallowed it.

Stephanie N. Hudson, 27, Avondale Street, East Liverpool, was sentenced to four years community control including up to six months at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center in Lisbon for aggravated assault. On Jan. 1, 2018, Hudson became upset with Michael Beaver while making food and stabbed him in the chest with a knife.

Sherri L. Lanam, 31, Kent Street, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge and to aggravated assault, a lesser offense to the felonious assault she was initially charged. Lanam attempted to harm or harmed Virginia Nalley with a hammer and additionally tried to harm or harmed Angela Nalley both on July 7, 2018. She faces up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Nov. 14.

Jessica L. De La Cruz, 42, Akron, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs and possession of cocaine. Sentencing is set for Nov. 18, when she faces up to two years in prison, a five-year license suspension and a fine of $5,000. De La Cruz had both methamphetamine and cocaine on May 25.

James J. Lippiatt Jr., 30, last known address Washington Avenue, Salem, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs for having amphetamine on April 18, 2018. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 18 when he faces up to a year in prison, a five-year license suspension and a $2,500 fine.

Kimberly Irene Edie, 27, North Market Street, Lisbon, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony, for having methamphetamines on Aug. 23, 2018. She faces up to a year in prison, a $2,500 fine and a five-year license suspension at her sentencing hearing on Nov. 21.

Tia M. Landsberger, 57, Westville Lake Road, Beloit, was sentenced to 20 days in jail for theft and unauthorized use of property. She was also placed on a three-year term of community control. In October and November of 2017, Landsberger had money belonging to Helen Beverly, who was 74, at the time.

Angel M. Potts, 26, College Street, East Liverpool, was placed on four years community control, including up to six months at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center for possession of drugs. Potts had a burnt spoon with heroin residue in her bedroom on Wilbert Avenue, East Liverpool, on Nov. 12, 2017.

New Cases

Samantha and Brian Scott, East Palestine, vs. Kasey A. Goodchild, Salem, excess of $25,000 sought for alleged injuries and damages from a traffic crash on Aug. 1, 2018.

Daniel Gruszecki, Leetonia, vs. Donald Stowe, et al., dissolution sought for business partnership of Columbiana Grinding Services LLC.

Diana L. Burns, East Liverpool, vs. Charles A. Burns, Wellsville, divorce sought.

Docket Entries

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust vs. Catherine Lyons, also known as Catherine Copher, defendant ordered to pay $18,022 plus interest in $350 monthly payments beginning on Aug. 25.

USA acting through the Rural Housing Service USDA vs. Bonnie Wittenauer, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on North Market Street, East Palestine.

Southern Columbiana County Regional Chamber of Commerce — MEGA Fund of East Liverpool vs. Scholastic Endeavors LLC, et al., case settled and dismissed.

Kimberly K. Bowman, Newcomerstown, vs. John H. Bowman, East Liverpool, divorce granted.

County Treasurer vs. Earl T. Lamp, property in Wellsville forfeited to the state of Ohio, case dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. Tom Buckius, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on state Route 154, Rogers.


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