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Police & Courts

POLICE LOG:

Columbiana County Sheriff — A suspicious vehicle was reported at 4:22 p.m. Friday in the 50000 block of state Route 14. — Deputies were dispatched at 1:24 a.m. Saturday in the 8000 block of County Home Road for an erratic inmate. — A complainant reported at 4:38 a.m. Saturday that ...

In the courts:

COLUMBIANA COUNTY COMMON PLEAS New Cases Matthew J. Doerschuk, Lisbon, vs. The GEO Group Inc., Boca Raton, Fla., et al., appeal sought of workers’ compensation claim. Docket Entries Clerac, LLC, vs. Wesley S. Bancroft, defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $30,861 plus carrying ...

POLICE LOG:

County Sheriff — A Rochester Road, East Rochester, man reported people he did not know were prowling on his property at 2:04 a.m. Friday. Deputies checked the area but did not find anyone. — A man threatening to harm himself was reported on state Route 45 in Salem Township at 10:08 a.m. ...

PROPERTY TRANSFERS:

Center Township Jessica and Ron E. Coleman Jr. to Benjamin and Cyna Smith, home on state Route 517; $147,000 Charles and Kathryn Hatch to Ronald and Jessica Coleman, home and five acres on Miller Road; $253,500 Columbiana Edwin and Judith Wilms to Benjamin E. Cross, home on East Woodland ...

Grand jury issues 44 indictments

LISBON — The Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Grand Jury issued 44 indictments this week including one superseding indictment and 18 open indictments listed here. The remaining 25 secret indictments will be released as they are served to the defendants. Christopher A. Shiflett, 32, ...

POLICE LOG:

Wellsville — A hit-skip was reported at 8:39 p.m. May 3 in the 500 block of Broadway Street, where an orange car with a loud muffler struck a parked car. — Malik Pullie was arrested at 10:41 p.m. April 29 in the area of Pep’s Mini-Mart on a charge of driving under suspension, after a ...

In the courts:

COLUMBIANA COUNTY COMMON PLEAS New Cases County Treasurer vs. Ponnie Sue and Joseph Kemp, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Orange Street, Beloit. County Treasurer vs. George A. Rowley, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for ...

EP man in county municipal court on felony drug charge

LISBON — An East Palestine man, whose house was declared a nuisance and boarded up by East Palestine police this week, also made an appearance on a felony drug charge in County Municipal Court on Thursday. A May 20 preliminary hearing was set there for Paul Jeffrey Kern, 41, Wood Street, ...

ODOT projects set

Ohio Department of Transportation construction projects include the following: State Route 7 resurfacing project: Project includes the resurfacing of SR 7 from Stratton to Wellsville. During this work, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction with a 15-foot width restriction. ...

Middlefield man nabbed for soliciting prostitution

By DEANNE JOHNSON Staff Writer LISBON — For the second time in a week, a man from outside the area is facing felony charges for attempting to solicit prostitution in the East Palestine area. David M. Lechene, 60, Middlefield, is charged with compelling prostitution, a third-degree ...