In the courts:


EAST LIVERPOOL – In East Liverpool Municipal Court, Jason R. Moore, 45, Annesley Road, was fined $1,025, sentenced to five days in jail and 30 days of house arrest with work release, ordered 60 hours community service and had his license suspended for two years for OVI second offense and marked lanes.

Joseph Jackson IV, 24, Campbell, was fined $150 and sentenced to five days in jail for obstructing official business and drug paraphernalia.

A June 20 pretrial was set for Wilbert E. Faulk Sr., 63, homeless, cited with criminal trespassing.

A June 2 pretrial was set for Bettina M. Williams, 42, Commerce Street, Wellsville, charged with petty theft.

A July 21 pretrial was set for Cynthia M. Kinest, 65, Staunton Avenue, charged with petty theft.

A July 21 pretrial was set for Bridget F. McMahon, 49, Clark Avenue, Wellsville, charged with petty theft.

Christopher M. Tustin, 44, Chester, W.Va., was fined $400 and required 20 hours community service for drug paraphernalia, no license and failure to control.

Kerry L. Appel, 50, Fife Coal Road, Wellsville, was fined $50 for illegal distribution of cigarettes.

Lindsay K. Buzzard, 34, Fisher Avenue, was fined $170 for driving under suspension and failure to display a valid sticker.

A June 30 pretrial was set for Kathryn A. Bailey, 59, West Fourth Street, East Liverpool, charged with criminal trespassing.

A June 28 pretrial was set for Paul S. Joy Jr., 33, Trentvale Street, charged with domestic violence.

A July 14 pretrial was set for Lonny C. Adkins, 50, McDonald Street, East Liverpool, cited with driving under FRA suspension.

Lucas L. McEldowney, 31, Penn Avenue, was fined $130 for no license and failure to signal.

Kiarra McConnell, 22, Lisbon Street, was fined $20 for failure to yield.

James G. Spencer, 53, Sherwood Avenue, was found not guilty of a driving under FRA suspension citation.

The following failed to appear: RI shun J. Jones, 18, Youngstown, on citations for no license and a stop sign violation; Kaitlyn N. Lucas, Newell, W.Va., speeding; William J. Reed, 21, Newbury, speeding; Christine Rendessy, 50, Irondale, petty theft; Wayne Lemasters, 50, King, N.C., failure to obey a traffic signal; William H. Miller, 29, Gulfport, Miss., speeding; and Rome K. Edgar, 28, Steubenville, distracted driving and lane violations.


Ryan M. Thompson, 39, last known address state Route 154, Lisbon, was fined $200 and credited with seven days in jail for drug paraphernalia and criminal trespass for allegedly returning to an East Third Street property on Jan. 20 after he was told not to return there on Dec. 20.

Deborah F. Dixon, 34, Farrell, Pa., was fined $50 for driving under suspension.

Ashley L. Wellman, 38, state Route 344, Leetonia, was fined $150 for possession of marijuana.

Stephen M. Lyons, 29, New Middletown, was fined $150 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

John Williams II, 21, South Arch Avenue, Alliance, was fined $140 for driving under suspension and failure to yield in an intersection.

Robert D. Richards, Cleveland, was fined $150 for possession of marijuana.

A June 16 pretrial was set for Larry L. Warner Sr., North Madison Avenue, Salem, cited with driving under OVI suspension.


New Cases

Tara A. Hulick, New Brighton, Pa., vs. Robert J. Daugherty, Salem, child support sought.

Sara Lewchenko, East Palestine, vs. Krista Lewchenko, Chesapeak, Va., divorce sought.

Farmers National Bank of Canfield vs. Lance Pitts, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Lake Knoll Road, Lisbon.

Docket Entries

Carrington Mortgage Services LLC vs. Justin Davis, et al., property on state Route 45, Leetonia, sold to the plaintiff for $67,160.

MidFirst Bank vs. Anita Dines, et al., prior order of foreclosure canceled, case dismissed.


LISBON — Scott J. Francis, 47, state Route 154, Elkton, was served a secret indictment charging it with aggravated trafficking in drugs, a second-degree felony, and aggravated possession of drugs, also a second-degree felony, along with a forfeiture specification. On Aug. 10, 2021, Francis allegedly had at least five times the bulk amount of methamphetamines but less than 50 times the bulk amount, along with $1,505. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in May.


LISBON – George Criswell, 38, West Fourth Street, East Liverpool, was sentenced to between three years and four and a half years for two counts of felonious assault, each a second-degree felony. Criswell had harmed or attempted to harm Clyde Hunt and James Doychak with a 9-millimeter semi-automatic pistol while intoxicated on April 22, 2021. First Criswell had fired the gun in the direction of Doychak , shooting toward Jackson Street in East Liverpool. Then he reported pointed the gun at Hunt and told him to keep his mouth shut.

Patrick Henry Adams, 52, Harvey Avenue, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to compelling prostitution, a third-degree felony, and obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony. Adams had attempted to hire a law enforcement officer he believed was a child to participate in sexual activity. Additionally, he attempted to hamper Detective Dan Haueter’s ability to take him into custody. Adams faces up to four years in prison and $12,500 in fines. Sentencing was set for Aug. 17.

Brian Dwayne Powell, 50, Stagecoach Road, East Liverpool, was placed on three years community control with up to six months at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center in Wintersville for domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony. Powell had harmed Lena Berdine on June 12, 2021.

Cody A. McClain, 28, Carrollton, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control from a domestic violence conviction. His community control was dishonorably terminated and he was sentenced to serve a year in the county jail with credit for 166 days already served, leaving him with 199 days remaining. McClain had been charged with domestic violence after screaming at Melody Reynolds, choking her, hitting her in the face, and hitting her with his knee in the back and ribs several times on June 20, 2018. McClain additionally threatened her with a pair of scissors and told her he would murder her and bury her in the pits.

William F. Watson Jr., 46, South Street, Alliance, pleaded guilty domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, and a misdemeanor endangering children charge for harming Sarah Lynn Birch, while risking the health of a 10-month-old child on May 22, 2021. Watson was placed on community control for four years. A second domestic violence charge was dismissed.


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