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COLUMBIANA COUNTY COMMON PLEAS

New Cases

Christopher M. Calhoun, Negley, vs. FCA US, LLC, Columbus, excess of $25,000 sought for damages for alleged unfair, deceptive and unconscionable business practices involved in the purchase of a 2020 Dodge Ram 1500.

Heather Plumley, East Liverpool, vs. Daniel Plumley Jr., East Liverpool, divorce sought.

Neil A. Figley, East Palestine, vs. Katerra I. Figley, East Palestine, dissolution sought.

Docket Entries

David Willis, et al., vs. Tara Adams, et al., judgment granted in favor of the defendants, plaintiffs ordered to pay costs.

Rachel Averill vs. Walmart, Inc., et al., case settled and dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. Shirl Jackson, et al., payment plan completed, case dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. Crist J. Yoder, et al., payment plan completed, case dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. Danielle Brutto, delinquent taxes and penalties paid, case dismissed.

Marriage Licenses

James J. Tanner, 41, East Liverpool, construction, and Kathy L. Buzzard, 51, East Liverpool, manager.

Cody Alan Joseph, 30, Columbiana, engineer, and Alexis Lu’An Jayne, 24, Columbiana, physician assistant.

Dustin David Martsolf, 24, East Liverpool, registered nurse, and Rachel Marie Smith, 23, East Liverpool, registered nurse.

Roman Mathew Sabella, 25, Pittsburgh, Pa., customer service representative, and Meredith Jane Dawson, 23, Pittsburgh, Pa., radiologic technologist.

COLUMBIANA COUNTY COURT NEWS

LISBON — In Common Pleas Court, Reagan Marie Duck, 24, Canton Street, East Liverpool, was sentenced to 60 days in jail, as well as an indefinite term at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center as part of her three years of community control for aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drugs for having methamphetamine and clonazepam on Dec. 5, 2018.

Kira E. Dunn, 35, Weber Lane, East Liverpool, stipulated to violating the terms of community control and her probation was dishonorably terminated. Dunn had been placed on community control after pleading guilty to two counts of interference of custody for taking a 6-week-old baby on Dec. 27, 2018.

Connie Strader, 46, McCracken Road, Salem, stipulated to violating the terms of her intervention treatment plan, but she will remain on the treatment plan under the same terms and conditions. Strader had been placed on community control for aggravated possession of drugs for hydrocodone she had on March 12, 2019.

Timothy N. Thompson, 33, Austintown, pleaded guilty theft and possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies. He faces up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Oct. 21. On June 27, 2020, Thompson had used two screwdrivers to remove and steal a license plate from a vehicle.

Douglas C. Toothman, 43, East Fourth Street, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to possession of a fentanyl-related compound, a fifth-degree felony, for drugs in his possession on Dec. 3, 2019. He faces up to a year in prison, a five-year license suspension and a $2,500 fine. Sentencing is set for Oct. 22.

Donovan T. Roessler, 29, South Main Street, Columbiana, pleaded guilty to attempted failure to provide notice of change of address, a fourth-degree felony; and attempted failure to verify address, a fourth-degree felony. Sentencing is set for Dec. 10, when he faces up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Roessler is required to register his address following a gross sexual imposition conviction in Mahoning County Juvenile Court on April 13, 2011, but failed follow his address requirements on March 13.

COLUMBIANA COUNTY GRAND JURY

LISBON — Shane LaFlame, 20, Granite Avenue, Salem, was served a secret indictment charging him with improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, fourth-degree felony; discharge of firearm on or near prohibited premises, a misdemeanor; and two counts of carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony. On Jan. 11, LaFlame allegedly discharged a gun while in a motor vehicle and on Jan. 12 he allegedly discharged a gun over a public road or highway. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in June.

EAST LIVERPOOL MUNICIPAL

EAST LIVERPOOL — Malinda Hall, of Henry Avenue, was sentenced to $500 plus costs on a charge of failure to file city income tax, $450 suspended on the condition of filing all returns, entering into a payment plan and maintaining it.

Tyler Culp, of Chester, W.Va., was sentenced to $1,000 plus costs on charges of failure to file and pay city income tax, $950 suspended on the condition of filing all returns, entering into a payment plan and maintaining it.

Christopher D. Fox, of Wedgewood Street, was sentenced to $500 plus costs on charges of failure to file and pay city income tax, $950 suspended on the condition of filing all returns, entering into a payment plan and maintaining it.

Cody Culp, of Lisbon Street, was sentenced to $500 plus costs on charges of failure to file and pay city income tax, $950 suspended on the condition of filing all returns, entering into a payment plan and maintaining it.

Justin R. Walker, of North Hollywood Drive, was set for pretrial Sept. 27 on a tax charge.

Ciara M. Cavallier, of Chester, W.Va. was set Nov. 4 for a pretrial on theft and criminal trespass charges.

Amy D. Bailey, of Mulberry Street, was sentenced to $500 plus costs on a charge of failure to file city income tax, $450 suspended on the condition of filing all returns, entering into a payment plan and maintaining it.

Jonathan D. Rockhold, of 7th Avenue in Wellsville, is set for pretrial Thursday on charges of drug abuse instruments (two counts) and drug paraphernalia.

David G. Warrick, of Echo Dell Road, was set Sept. 28 on improper registration and driving under suspension charges.

Christopher M. Tustin, of Chester, W.Va., was set Nov. 4 for a pretrial on a charge of theft.

Gloria D. Flaherty, of Birch Road, was set Tuesday for a pretrial for driving under suspension (failure to reinstate).

COLUMBIANA COUNTY MUNICIPAL

LISBON — Kenneth L. Eck, 65, Windsor, Va., was bound over to the grand jury on charges of compelling prostitution, attempted sexual conduct with a minor and possessing criminal tools. On Aug. 8, Eck allegedly arranged to have sex in exchange for $200 with a 37-year-old woman and her 15-year-old daughter. Additionally, he reportedly was at the Girard Truck Stop with his semi and obtained an UBER ride to transport him to a meeting location.

Jeremy R. Mahalek, 40, Georgetown, Pa., was bound over to the grand jury charged with burglary and criminal trespassing for allegedly entering an East Third Street, Salem, home and taking money and other items from inside a purse before fleeing on foot from the woman’s son on Sept. 3.

A Sept. 23 pretrial was set for Loren M. Larson, 43, North Vine Street, Columbiana, charged with criminal damaging, aggravated menacing, obstructing official business and resisting arrest for allegedly screaming at someone who had parked in front of his home on Saturday, breaking the windows out of the vehicle with a crowbar while the person drove away in fear, refusing to put his hands behind his back, fighting with Columbiana police before being tasered to be placed into custody.

A Sept. 23 pretrial was set for Nathaniel Lee Mango, 31, Whinnery Road, Salem, cited with OVI first offense, driving under FRA suspension and a turn signals violation.

Donald A. Locher, 51, South Union Avenue, Salem, was sentenced to 10 days in jail, fined $1,105, had his license suspended for a year and required 40 hours community service for OVI first offense and marked lanes.

A Nov. 2 pretrial was set for Tammye Tarrell Harris, 41, Campbell, cited with OVI first offense, driving under suspension, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a turn signals violation.

A Nov. 8 pretrial was set for Derrik A. Bruce, 34, Main Street, Leetonia, charged with receiving stolen property for allegedly having a Noco Boost Plus Ultrasafe Jump Starter valued at $125, which was believed stolen from the Tractor Supply store in Calcutta on May 6.

Taylor E. Holenchick, 24, Garfield Avenue, Salem, was fined $500, required 40 hours community service, credited with a day in jail and sentenced to an additional two days in jail for theft for taking $332 from the register at MARC’s grocery store in Salem on Aug. 6.

Johnathen C. McFall, 24, Woodland Avenue, Salem, was fined $300 and required 40 hours community service for assault for striking Brian O’Malley in the back of the head, causing him to fall, after O’Malley had kissed his now ex-girlfriend.

Michael T. Joy, 33, East Sixth Street, Salem, was sentenced to seven days in jail, fined $550 and required 40 hours community service for driving under suspension. An OVI first offense citation was dismissed at the request of the prosecutor’s office due to a lack of evidence.

A Sept. 23 pretrial was set for Michael D. Merriman, 36, First Street, Wellsville, charged with domestic violence for allegedly striking Skylla McLaughlin, the mother of his 2-year-old child, in the head and arms in front of McLaughlin’s 9-year-old daughter.

Christopher R. Steele, 35, Grove Alley, East Liverpool, was fined $350, credited with nine days served, sentenced to an additional 21 days in jail for violating a protection order for sending a letter to Emily Lawson while he was in jail on May 13.

Heather K. Yeager, 34, state Route 45, Lisbon, was fined $600, credited with seven days in jail and required 40 hours community service for three counts of obstructing official business. One count was for hiding in a house when police attempted to contact her about her daughter, who was at the Lisbon schools on Sept. 3. The other count was for telling police her vehicle was in an accident, when it was towed by another police agency due to her not having a valid license on Aug. 31, 2020. The third count was for providing police with someone else’s identity after two used syringes were found next to where she was sitting in a vehicle on Nov. 30, 2020. She was not fined for the possession of drug abuse instruments charge.

Michael S. Pappas, 53, West Middlesex, Pa., was fined $150 for possession of criminal tools. A solicitation charge for allegedly attempting to hiring someone for sexual activity in exchange for $100 was dismissed.

An Oct. 26 pretrial was set for Rebecca P. Young, 42, Hawley Avenue, Salem, charged with assault for allegedly striking a nurse, Holly A. Schroeder, in the back with a clipboard she had given her to sign herself out of the Salem Regional Medical Center.

Cassandra A. Graham, 46, Teegarden Road, Lisbon, was fined $150 for disorderly conduct amended from theft for shoplifting $110 items from the Salem Walmart on June 3 by failing to scan them.

Kaleb B. Messersmith, 21, Columbia Street, Leetonia, was fined $180 for ATV lights required and reckless operation.

Mary D. Fitch, 40, Grant Street, Salem, was fined $100 for disorderly conduct amened from domestic violence for scratching her live-in boyfriend Harold Bell on June 6.

An Oct. 28 pretrial was set for Andrew Bolyard, 32, North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, cited with driving under FRA suspension.

A Nov. 4 pretrial was set for Christopher Craft, 28, Mill Street, Rogers, cited with driving under suspension.

A Sept. 20 pretrial was set for Amanda L. Johnson, 31, state Route 45, Lisbon, cited with possession of a drug abuse instrument for allegedly having multiple syringes on July 20.

A Nov. 4 pretrial was set for Derek Johnson, 34, state Route 45, Lisbon, cited with drug paraphernalia for an alleged cotton ball with residue in a metal container and two counts of driving under FRA suspension.

A Nov. 1 pretrial was set for Juston E. Buskirk, 42, West Martin Street, East Palestine, cited with possession of drug abuse instruments, after he was allegedly found with marijuana and syringes for methamphetamines in the vehicle on June 22.

A Nov. 8 pretrial was set for Chad E. Comas, 33, Bridgeport, cited with possession of drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a paper fold with a powdered substance in it on Sunday.

Gabrielle Victoria Hall, 30, East Lincoln Way, Lisbon, was fined $300 for possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.

Amanda J. Speigle, 31, Union Avenue, Salem, was fined $250 for assault for striking Joseph Hill in the face while she was riding in his vehicle on Aug. 25.

Charlotte Eichler, 48, Beaver Falls, Pa., was fined $215 for no license and speeding.

Mildred M. Pittman, 58, Cedar Ridge Road, Salem, was fined $345 for speeding and two counts of driving under suspension and speeding.

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