In the courts:
COLUMBIANA COUNTY COMMON PLEAS
Keesha Bailey, Salineville, vs. Richard Bailey, Salineville, et al., divorce sought.
Diane Bingham, New Waterford, vs. John Bingham, Follansbee, W.Va. divorce sought.
Huntington National Bank vs. the unknown heirs of Lonnie L. Whittington, foreclosure sought for property on Anderson Boulevard, East Liverpool.
County Treasurer vs. the trustees of Chain School Road Church of Christ, property on Chain School Road, East Palestine, sold to Harold R. Feezle for $9,502.
County Treasurer vs. Barbara L. Davis, et al., foreclosure ordered for delinquent taxes for property on Chester Street, East Liverpool.
County Treasurer vs. the unknown heirs of Joseph M. Winters, et al., foreclosure ordered for delinquent taxes for property on Bank Street, East Liverpool.
Quicken Loans Inc. vs. Stacie L. Cope, et al., previous order canceled, case dismissed.
Dollar Bank FSB vs. Lindsey R. Rohrman, case dismissed.
Cynthia Adams vs. John Logue, administrator, et al., case settled and dismissed.
State of Ohio vs. Kendall Lamont Smith Jr., forfeiture ordered of $1,401 in drug-related funds.
COLUMBIANA COUNTY COURT NEWS
LISBON — In Common Pleas Court, Harper J. Farish, 32, Steubenville Pike, Salineville, was found guilty by a jury of two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them, as well as both driving under suspension and failure to reinstate a license. The jury determined Farish had three or more prior convictions of OVI. Farish was sentenced to 20 months in prison, fined $1,350 and had his license suspended for 15 years.
Steven W. Waters II, 43, Elk Avenue, Lisbon, pleaded guilty to theft, aggravated possession of drugs and possession of heroin, each a fifth-degree felony. Sentencing is set for Jan. 21, when he faces up to three years in prison, a $7,500 fine and a five-year license suspension. Waters had heroin and meth amphetamines on Aug. 8, when he also stole a license plate owned by Robert Kurilko.
Tyler A. Austin, 38, Monroe Avenue, Salem, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control after failing to successfully complete a program at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center from prior charges of three counts of aggravated possession of drugs for oxycodone, methamphetamine and amphetamines; as well as one count each of possession of cocaine, possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia. Austin has now been sentenced to 90 days in jail.
George A. Giffin, 54, Franklin Avenue, Salem, pleaded guilty to permitting drug abuse, a misdemeanor charge and lesser offense of the fifth-degree felony possession of cocaine charge he had been facing for having the drug on March 1, 2019. Giffin was sentenced to 180 days of suspended jail time and placed on two years of community control.
Trent A. Marcum, 25, North Madison Avenue, Salem, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony and sentenced to six months in prison with credit for 91 days already served. Marcum had methamphetamine on Aug. 23, 2020.
COLUMBIANA COUNTY GRAND JURY
LISBON — Preston A. Yates, 33, Uhrichsville, was served a secret indictment charging him with burglary, a third-degree felony and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. On July 23, Yates allegedly used a crowbar to break into a structure to commit a theft.
Several drug-related secret indictments were served on Tuesday after being issued by the grand jury last week.
Dustin M. Dorff, 31, East Lake Road, Lisbon, is charged with aggravated trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony, for methamphetamines exceeding the bulk amount he allegedly had for sale on Jan. 29. In a separate indictment, Dorff is charged aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, as well as a forfeiture specification, for allegedly having methamphetamines and $20 believed to be from drug-related proceeds on Jan. 6.
Ted J. Ingledue, 31, North Lincoln Avenue, Salem, is charged with a third-degree felony aggravated trafficking in drugs for allegedly having more than the bulk amount of methamphetamine offered for sale on Jan. 29.
Jesub Carter, 32, Riley Avenue, East Liverpool, is charged with trafficking in marijuana and possession of marijuana, both a third-degree felony, for allegedly having at least 1,000 grams of marijuana, but less than 5,000, prepared for sale on May 25, 2020.
Alyssa K. Coleman, 21, Campground Road, Wellsville, was served a secret indictment charging her with possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, for drugs allegedly in her possession on Dec. 10, 2020.
Norman I. Shields, 51, Lincoln Street, East Liverpool, was served a secret indictment charging him with possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly having burprenorphine on Dec. 10, 2020.
Christina L. Coil, 43, West Main Street, Salineville, is charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly having methamphetamines on June 4, 2020.
COLUMBIANA COUNTY MUNICIPAL
LISBON — In county Municipal Court, Deryl A. Greathouse, 42, East Turig Street, East Liverpool, was bound over to the grand jury on a third-degree felony charge of tampering with evidence and a misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments charge after waiving his rights to a preliminary hearing. On Nov. 6, Greathouse allegedly had a syringe inside his pants, which he took out and placed in front of the body scanner at the county jail when he was booked in.
Petra L. Montgomery, 24, North Sumner Street, East Palestine, was fined $1,250, credited with 31 days served in jail with 69 additional days to serve and required 60 hours community service for theft, possession of drug abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia and two counts of endangering children. An animal cruelty charge for a cat with no food or water set out was dismissed. On Oct. 27, East Palestine police found multiple hypodermic syringes in the basement along with cut straws for ingesting drugs. Additionally, police found two children, both under the age of 5, naked, drinking from bottles with crusted milk-like substance inside the nipples and contained in a gated off room with feces on the floor, a pungent urine odor and abnormally abundant flies. The theft charge was for a solar lamp taken from a front porch of an East Rebecca Street home on Aug. 20. A Dec. 6 restitution hearing was set.
Brandon L. Jones, 20, Fourth Avenue, East Liverpool, was fined $150, credited with eight days in jail and required 20 hours community service for assault for harming Jose Matias at a state Route 45, Lisbon, home on Nov. 15.