Columbiana County Common Pleas

LISBON — Richard M.J. Tittle, 29, Harvey Avenue, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to two counts of illegal conveyance of a drug of abuse onto the grounds of a detention facility, each a third-degree felony, and to two counts of possession of drugs, fifth-degree felonies. On Jan. 9, 2018, Tittle had packages of cocaine and fentanyl in his shorts when he was being booked into the county jail. He faces up to eight years in prison, a five-year license suspension and $25,000 in fines. Sentencing is set for Feb. 27.

Jeffrey S. Sloan, 51, North Middle Street, Columbiana, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs for cocaine on Feb. 12, 2019. He faces up to a year in prison, a five-year license suspension and a $2,500 fine. Sentencing is set for March 26.

Thomas J. Macolino, 31, McCracken Road, Salem, stipulated to violating the terms of his intervention treatment plan he had been placed on for three counts of possession of drugs — LSD, methamphetamine and tetrahydrocannabinol. The treatment plan was dishonorably terminated and he remains on community control with the same terms except a requirement he complete the Teen Challenge program.

David W. Phillis, 62, Industry, Pa., was placed on community control for three years for improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. On April 6, 2018, Phillis had a loaded Sig Sauer semi-automatic pistol in the center console of his motor vehicle. Phillis had resigned from the Findlay Police Department, which he claimed he had retired from and claimed he was now a constable in Pennsylvania. Troopers were unable to verify he was a current state constable either.

New Cases

Rebecca Buckel, East Liverpool, vs. the City Hospital Association, East Liverpool, excess of $25,000 sought for alleged damages and reinstatement sought of lab clerk position following alleged disability discrimination, whistleblower violations and wrongful termination.

Emclaire Financial Group of Emlenton vs. Eric and Kasie Glendenning, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Saint Clair Avenue, East Liverpool.

U.S. Bank National Association vs. Brian Harrington, et al.., foreclosure sought for property on Carroll Road, East Liverpool.

Docket Entries

Sarah N. Shearer, East Rochester, vs. Andrew W. Shearer, Pasadena, Calif., divorce granted.

Harley-Davidson Credit Corp. vs. Linda J. Haustman, et al., previous judgment canceled, case dismissed.

Carla Irving vs. Opportunity Homes Inc., et al., case dismissed.

PNC Bank vs. the Unknown Heirs of George Henry Finley, et al., property withdrawn from sheriff’s sale.

PHH Mortgage Corp. vs. Shirley J. Huddlestun, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Gladys Avenue, East Liverpool.

Marriage Licenses

Elizabeth S. McCleese, 34, Salem, quality inspector, and Brittaney N. Watkins, 30, Salem, quality lab technician.


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