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COLUMBIANA COUNTY COMMON PLEAS

New Cases

In Re: 1971 Triumph T120R Bonneville, title sought by Richard Urmson.

Heather M. Courtney, Minerva, vs. Michael R. Mizenko, East Palestine, divorce sought.

County Treasurer vs. David and Richard Firestone, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Kelly Park Road, Leetonia.

County Treasurer vs. Martin and Melinda Schneider, foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Ephriam Street, East Liverpool.

Docket Entries

Community Loan Servicing LLC vs. Trisha Gephart, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Montgomery Street, East Liverpool.

County Treasurer vs. Sherman G. Billingsley, et al., delinquent taxes paid, case dismissed.

Lakeview Loan Servicing LLC vs. Christopher W. McGath, et al., property withdrawn from sheriff’s sale.

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Jillian L. Parker, property withdrawn from sheriff’s sale.

Charolette Campbell, Salineville, vs. David Campbell, Lake Butler, Fla., divorce granted.

County Treasurer vs. Patty McCutchoen, et al. properties in Liverpool Township forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Al Sanford, et al., properties in St. Clair Township forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Patricia Ann Cutright, et al., properties in Liverpool Township forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. William C. McWilliams, et al., properties in St. Clair Township forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. the Trustees of the Second Baptist Church of East Liverpool, properties in East Liverpool forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Barbara Hull, et al., property in East Liverpool forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Heidi J. Smith, now known as Russell, et al., property in Wellsville forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Miriam Britter, et al., property in East Liverpool forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasure vs. Samuel M. Hayes, et al., property in Wellsville forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Joseph Dantona, et al., property in East Liverpool forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Lillian Jones, now known as Johnson, et al., property in Center Township forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. David Morris, et al., property in East Liverpool forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Donald E. Brown III, et al., property in East Liverpool forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Frank C. Pucci, et al., property in Wellsville forfeited to the state of Ohio.

County Treasurer vs. Mark J. Powers, et al., delinquent taxes and penalties paid, case dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. Sean Browne, et al., defendant entered payment plan, foreclosure on hold.

County Treasurer vs. Bethel Tabernacle Inc., et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Trinity Church Road, Lisbon.

COLUMBIANA COUNTY GRAND JURY

LISBON — Jack Rowland Veon II, 43, Teegarden Road, Salem, was served a secret indictment charging him with two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, both a fifth-degree felony. On Feb. 11, Veon allegedly had both methamphetamines and psilocyn. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in October.

COLUMBIANA COUNTY COURT NEWS

LISBON — In Common Pleas Court Krissy L. Billiter, 28, Fairway Road, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to aggravated trafficking in drugs and aggravated possession of drugs, each a third-degree felony and lesser offense to the two second-degree felonies she had been facing. Billiter is scheduled for sentencing on April 1 when she faces up to six years in prison, a $20,000 fine and a five-year license suspension. On June 14, Billiter had methamphetamines for sale.

Jerrid Kotsch, 35, Elkton Road, Lisbon, was sentenced to a year in prison for tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. Knowing an investigation was underway, Kotsch attempted to hide a syringe and a paper fold used for transporting drugs on Feb. 13. Additional charges of obstructing official business and possessing drug abuse instruments will be dismissed.

Andrew H. Hunley, 45, Youngstown, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and attempted illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility, a fourth-degree felony. He asked for immediate sentencing and was sentenced to six months in prison with credit for 120 days already served. On June 22, 2020, Hunley had methamphetamines that he tried to bring onto the grounds of a detention facility.

Heather M. Reed, 37, Market Street, East Liverpool, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for misuse of credit cards and receiving stolen property, both fifth-degree felonies. Between Sept. 21 and Sept. 24, 2018, Reed had credit and debit cards belonging to Tammy J. Ballerstein, which she was using to make purchases. Reed was ordered to pay $6,107 in restitution and credited with 102 days already served toward her sentence.

Michael A. Beaver, 33, Avondale Street, East Liverpool, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for domestic violence, a third-degree felony, for harming Stephanie Hudson on Jan. 29, 2021, when he has prior convictions for domestic violence.

David W. Christian II, 51, Lisbon Street, East Liverpool, was placed on three years community control after pleading guilty to non-support of dependents, a fifth-degree felony. Christian failed to provide adequate support for two children between Feb. 1, 2014, and Jan. 4, 2020.

Diego B. Gonzalez, 33, Youngstown, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony, for having a stolen 2020 Ford Fusion on Feb. 9, 2021. He was placed on a year of community control, which will include credit for 64 days served in the county jail.

Irena Sprankle, 24, Boardman, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction. Sprankle pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, for methamphetamines she had on Dec. 24, 2020. She was placed on a three-year intervention treatment plan.

COLUMBIANA COUNTY MUNICIPAL

LISBON — A Dec. 13 preliminary hearing was set in county Municipal Court for Gregory Steven Cordy, 53, Hubbard, charged with promoting prostitution – transport across state lines for sex for hire, a fourth-degree felony. Cordy allegedly agreed to drive a woman identified as Angel Savage to East Palestine where she reportedly arranged to sexual conduct in exchange for $300 with an undercover police officer on Monday. Savage reportedly was paying him $100 for the ride.

Angel Savage, 30, Youngstown, was fined $150 and credited with a day in jail for drug paraphernalia for a crack pipe found in her possession.

A Feb. 1 pretrial was set for Christopher Joseph West, 28, Vine Street, Salem, cited with OVI first offense and speeding.

Peyton Adams, 27, Hawkins Lane, Columbiana, was fined $1,625, had her license suspended for three years and sentenced to 30 days in jail for OVI third offense, driving under suspension, left of center and improper registration.

Diana M. Carnes, 43, Southeast Boulevard, Salem, was fined $975, had her license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 20 hours community service for OVI first offense and distracted driving. A speeding citation was dismissed.

A Dec. 20 pretrial was set for Donald J. Cornwell, 21, Youngstown, charged with aggravated trespassing and two counts of assault for allegedly going into the Grant Street, Lisbon home of Zackary Petty and Alli Hull on Oct. 16 and assaulting them.

Heath Lane Harmon, 25, Adams Road, Lisbon, was fined $925, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 20 hours community service for OVI first offense and left of center.

A Feb. 14 pretrial was set for Body Hunter Kiko, 19, U.S. Route 30, Kensington, cited with OVI first offense and failure to control.

John Robert Wolfe Jr., 39, state Route 172, East Rochester, was sentenced to six days in jail, fined $1,300 and had his license suspended for a year for OVI first offense, driving under suspension and marked lanes.

A Feb. 7 pretrial was set for Dale C. Felger Jr., 40, Taylor Road, Rogers, cited with driving under suspension.

Deanna D. Moschella, 42, East Third Street, Salem, pleaded no contest to assault and a sentencing hearing was set for Dec. 16. On June 16, 2021, Moschella punched Kacandra Seddon.

Kristopher B. Smith, 31, West Wilson Street, Salem, was fined $350, credited with a day in jail and required 40 hours community service for theft for shoplifting $119 in merchandise at the Salem Walmart while paying for $51 in other merchandise on Sept. 13.

A Sept. 7 pretrial was set for Michael A. Stover, 21, Thomas Road, Lisbon, cited with driving under a 12-point suspension and failure to display a valid sticker.

Jessica M. Jewell, 38, state Route 558, Leetonia, was fined $350 for driving under suspension, use of an unauthorized plate and improper registration.

Deidre J. Mitchell, 50, West Middletown Road, Salem, was fined $250 for obstructing official business for and required 20 hours community service for driving to the police station intoxicated when ordered to wait and failing to identify herself on Sept. 1.

A Feb. 17 pretrial was set for Cody A. Staufeneger, 29, North 12th Street, Beloit, cited with driving under suspension and possession of marijuana.

An obstructing official business charge against Donald R. Smith, 62, Speidel Road, Lisbon, was dismissed. Smith had been accused of refusing to cooperate with the questions of members of the county drug task force after they reportedly found him among the tombstones engaged in sexual activities with a woman in the Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery on state Route 172 on Aug. 5.

Jessica M. Collins, 20, Clinton, Pa., was fined $150 for speeding.

Jennifer L. Fogarty, 51, Weirton, W.Va., was fined $150 for speeding.

Jason Dotson, 44, West Wilson Street, was fined $50 for substandard premises for housing violations at his address.

EAST LIVERPOOL MUNICIPAL

EAST LIVERPOOL — In East Liverpool Municipal Court, Samantha M. Souders, of Elkton Road in Lisbon, was sentenced to $250 plus costs, a 60-day suspended jail sentence plus 10 community service hours on a theft charge.

A pretrial is set Jan. 12 for Jarrit D. Manley, of Salem Alliance Road in Salem, on a violating a protection order charge.

Marissa A. Brown, of Skyline Drive in Wellsville, was sentenced to $150 plus costs on an amended charge on equipment violation from an original charge of speeding.

A pretrial is set Jan. 11 for Austin D. Smith, of Industry, Pa., on charges of OVI, drug paraphernalia and failure to control.

Christopher A. Chamberlain, of Bell School Road, was sentenced to $100 plus costs, a 30-day suspended jail sentence and 10 community service hours on a theft charge.

Dillon K. Allen, of Birch Road, was sentenced to $150 plus costs on a charge of lighted lights required reduced from driving under suspension.

Matthew S. Masters, of Price Street, was sentenced to $75 plus costs on a charge of marijuana possession.

Norman D. Sleper, of Ravine Street, was sentenced to $150 plus costs, 30 days in jail (three imposed) and 20 community service hours on charges of no operator’s license and drug paraphernalia.

Edward B. Bailey, of Allison Street, was sentenced to 45 days in jail plus costs on a probation violation.

John P. Powell Jr., of Florence Street, has been set for a pretrial Tuesday on charges of falsification, no license and marked lanes.

Virgil W. Boggess, of East Fourth Street, was set for a pretrial Monday on a failure to control charge.

Jason L. Conkle, of Hollywood Avenue, has a pretrial set Jan. 10 for a charge of illegal plates.

Edward C. Rogan, of Dutchtown Road in Rogers, was sentenced to $45 plus costs on a charge of lighted lights required.

Brittney N. Vincent, of Grimms Bridge Road, was sentenced to $25 plus costs on a charge of expired license.

Perry E. Wells, of Lorain, was sentenced to $200 plus costs on a charge of lighted lights required, amended from no operator’s license, and improper registration.

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