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Mar 8, 2022
COLUMBIANA COUNTY COMMON PLEAS
New Cases
County Treasurer vs. Robert and Diana Nizer, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on St. George Street, East Liverpool.
County Treasurer vs. Edward J. Stefane Jr., et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on South Street, Salem.
MidFirst Bank vs. Janelle M. Agee, also known as Jenelle M. Oliver, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Lisbon Road, Leetonia.
Lois C. Ruberto, Pittsfield, Mass., vs. Georgeanna Vaughn, also known as Georgeanna Bailey, et al., quiet of title sought for property on Buckeye Road, Lisbon, plus excess of $25,000 in damages.
Acuity, a Mutual Insurance Co., et al., vs. Steel Valley Contractors, Youngstown, damages sought for alleged $476,123 in damages caused during the demolition of property at 229 Webber Way, East Liverpool, on Aug. 20, 2021, to the adjacent property owned by co-plaintiff Hissom Roofing and Construction.
JP Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp. vs. Justin and Sarah Coie, foreclosure sought for property on Timber Run Street, New Waterford.
Don Dragish Jr., Canfield, and Tasha Dragish, Boardman, dissolution sought.
Docket Entries
County Treasurer vs. Alicia M. Brown, et al., foreclosure on hold pending successful completion of the payment plan.
Marriage Licenses
Vincent A. Komara, 29, Salem, detailer, and Erin Elizabeth Helmick, 20, Salem, licensed practical nurse.
Kristy L. Roach, 34, East Liverpool, direct care staff, and Sondra Joy Wells, 50, Washingtonville, direct care staff.
Devan Shawn Zellers, 24, Lisbon, mechanical engineer, and Sara Dawn Cole, 23, Lisbon, electrical engineer.
Edward Alan Huffman, 60, East Palestine, foreman, and Renee Lynn Bradley, 53, Salem, patient care tech.
Troy Lee Ayers II, 49, Salem, paramedic, and Elita One, 48, Salem, EMT/firefighter.
Gary Thomas Martin, 42, East Rochester, wireman, and Michelle Brandt Jackson, 33, East Rochester, accountant.
Jeffrey Walter Callahan, 57, Salem, truck driver, and Julie D. Singleton, 57, Salem, customer service.
Matthew Alan Shatzeer, 49, Salem, police officer, and Jennifer Adeline Wallace, 23, Salem, ER secretary.
COLUMBIANA COUNTY GRAND JURY
LISBON — Johnathan A. Post, 34, Taylor Road, Negley, was served a secret indictment charging him with possession of a fentanyl-related compound, a fifth-degree felony; improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony; and having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony. Post allegedly had drugs and a loaded firearm accessible in a vehicle on April 22, 2021, when he has a prior arson conviction in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court, which stops him from owning or possessing a firearm. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in February.
COLUMBIANA COUNTY COURT NEWS
LISBON — Benjamin J. Loveridge, 51, West Middlesex, Pa., pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to attempted compelling prostitution, a fourth-degree felony and lesser included offense to the original compelling prostitution charge, and attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony. Sentencing is set for June 3 when Loveridge faces up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine. On Aug. 6, Loveridge tried to set up a sexual meeting with someone he believed to be a mother and her 15-year-old daughter in exchange for money, but was actually and agent with the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force. He additionally was charged with soliciting and possessing criminal tools.
Jeffrey A. Falk, 46, Alice Street, East Palestine, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control and was sentenced to 270 days in the county jail with credit for 146 already served, for the prior possession of cocaine charge. On Oct. 1, 2016, Falk had a small jar of cocaine in his vehicle during a traffic stop.
COLUMBIANA COUNTY MUNICIPAL
LISBON — In county Municipal Court, William Tyrone Wade, 35, Youngstown, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of tampering with evidence, engaging in prostitution and possessing criminal tools for allegedly requesting sexual conduct with someone for $100, which turned out to be an agent from the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force, and then attempting to erase messages from his phone.
John C. Moffatt, 65, Ellwood City, Pa., was bound over to the grand jury on charges of compelling prostitution, two charges of engaging in prostitution and two charges of possessing criminal tools for allegedly offering $100 for 30 minutes of sex with a woman who turned out to be an agent with the MVHTTF in New Waterford on one day and offering $100 for sex with an adult and a 16-year-old on June 26 in East Palestine.
Larry D. Caliguire II, 56, East Michigan Avenue, Sebring, was sentenced to five days in jail, 18 days of electronically monitored house arrest, fined $1,249, had his license suspended for two years and required 40 hours community service for OVI second offense and a turn signal violation.
An April 26 pretrial was set for Randy Lee Harp, 49, Navarre, charged with engaging in prostitution and possessing criminal tools after he allegedly drove to Salem to meet a MVHTTF agent after soliciting sex for $60 on Friday.
David M. Mezerkor, 55, Orwell, was fined $750, required to attend a 12-hours course about sex for hire and ordered 20 hours community service for engaging in prostitution and possessing criminal tools. On Aug. 13, Merzerkor had solicited an agent with the MVHTTF by requesting a transexual adult man for sexual activities for $170.
Aaron M. Laney, 47, New Garden Avenue, Salem, was fined $700, required to attend a 12-hour course about sex for hire and ordered 20 hours community service for possession of drugs, criminal tools and disorderly conduct amended from engaging in prostitution. On Dec. 16, Laney responded to an ad, seeking sexual activity in exchange for $40 and had marijuana in his possession when he was met by members of the MVHTTF.
A May 9 pretrial was set for James Powell Woody, Saltville, Va., charged with engaging in prostitution, possessing criminal tools and open container for allegedly offering $100 in exchange for sex with a woman on Friday and requested she sell him methamphetamines, while offering that he had taken quadruple the amount of his Adderall.
A May 5 pretrial was set for Awaid Safdar, 24, Boardman, charged with possessing criminal tools, engaging in prostitution, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia for allegedly arranging for sexual conduct in exchange for money on Feb. 26.
Lori A. Wheeler, 51, Massillon, was fined $950, had her license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense and failure to control.
George A. Giffin, 54, Franklin Avenue, Salem, was sentenced to 10 days in jail, fined $500 and required 40 hours community service for menacing by stalking for sending a patrolman from the Salem police department multiple Facebook communications making potentially threatening statements, including links to stories about police officers being killed in the line of duty.
A menacing by stalking charge against Dustin E. Chapman, 39, Union Street, Columbiana, was dismissed. Chapman had been accused of spreading rumors about alleged sexual offenders in Columbiana last summer.
An April 25 pretrial was set for Allison Lauren Heverly, 21, South Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, cited with OVI first offense and left of center.
An April 25 pretrial was set for Madison M. Rogers, 26, East College Street, Alliance, cited with OVI first offense and left of center.
Brendan Burdette, 27, Hubbard, was fined $650 and required 20 hours community service for failure to stop following an accident and failure to control. A driving under OVI suspension was dismissed.
Emily N. Brotherton, 29, state Route 154, Lisbon, was fined $500 for driving under suspension and speeding.
Nathaniel L. Mango, 32, Whinnery Road, Salem, was fined $250, credited with 24 days served in jail, sentenced to an additional 66 days in jail for obstructing official business and violating his probation on prior cases. When discovered on Dec. 11, Mango hid in the bedroom of a home on Lisa Lane, Lisbon, which he did not have permission to be inside of while the resident was in jail.
Cletis Monroy, 38, East 10th Street, Salem, was fined $250 and required 50 hours community service for criminal damaging for kicking a door inside the Salem Laundry Room on Dec. 26.
A March 17 pretrial was set for Constance E. Adams, 31, Youngstown, cited with drug paraphernalia for alleged crack pipes and a digital scale in the vehicle Saturday.
A March 14 pretrial was set for Kevin S. Frazier, 40, Michigan Avenue, East Liverpool, cited with driving under suspension, unsafe vehicle, drug abuse instrument and drug paraphernalia. Frazier allegedly had hypodermic needles throughout the vehicle, a digital scale and a metal spoon with residue found with the assistance of a drug-detecting K-9 in Columbiana on Friday.
A March 14 pretrial was set for Sean Lamar Queener, 51, Youngstown, cited with driving under suspension, a head lights violation and drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a crack pipe on Saturday.
An April 21 pretrial was set for Johnathan Andrew Post Sr., 34, Taylor Road, Negley, cited with use of an unauthorized plate, driving under FRA suspension and loud exhaust.
Michael P. Souers Jr., 34, East Fourth Street, Salem, was credited with 17 days serviced, sentenced to an additional three days in jail and fined $150 for disorderly conduct yelling obscenities at people in the 300 block of North Lincoln Avenue in Salem on Feb. 18.
An April 12 pretrial was set for Beth A. Jarrett, 41, Short Avenue, Salem, charged with obstructing official business for allegedly telling police on April 17 that someone else was supposed to be watching her 9-year-old daughter when she was found unattended near the home and was found to being watched by a registered sex offender.
A May 5 pretrial was set for Scott A. Jackson, 39, Foulks Drive, East Liverpool, cited with possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.
Gregory Dea Cress, 61, Foundry Hill Road, Hanoverton, was fined $300 for driving under suspension, distracted driving and marked lanes.
A March 17 pretrial was set for Jeremy C. Hall, 35, Greenbower Street, Alliance, cited with driving under suspension, loud exhaust and drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a glass meth pipe on Friday.
Kelly M. Reed, 32, was fined $350 for driving under suspension and failure to display a valid sticker.
Darnell Edward Goodman Jr., 26, Monroeville Heights, Salineville, was fined $150 for no license and speeding.
A March 17 pretrial was set for Kayla R. Baker, 28, Taylor Road, Negley, cited with drug abuse instrument for allegedly having numerous needles and a burnt spoon in her bag on Saturday.
Joel L. Lodge, 31, state Route 9, Hanoverton, was fined $150 for driving under suspension.
Bernard A. Rittegar III, 41, Elkton-West Point Road, Lisbon, was fined $1,025, had his license suspended for a year, sentenced to six days in jail and required 20 hours community service for OVI first offense, failure to yield the right of way and open container.
A May 5 pretrial was set for Terry L. Sonntog, 46, Etruria Street, East Liverpool, cited with drug paraphernalia for allegedly having a digital scale, a metal spoon with residue and hypodermic needles in the vehicle on Friday.
Jessica S. Bailey, 43, New Philadelphia, was fined $150 for driving under suspension and speeding.
EAST LIVERPOOL MUNICIPAL
EAST LIVERPOOL — An April 28 pretrial was set for in East Liverpool Municipal Court John M. Swiger, 47, Oak Street, charged with domestic violence for allegedly pushing a 14-year-old stepson twice, slamming him to the ground and striking him in the face on Saturday.
Brodie A. Fickes, 58, West Sixth Street, was fined $505, sentenced to four days in jail and had his license suspended for a year for OVI first offense, squealing tires and disorderly conduct for refusing to go inside the house and trying to fight with people outside Berdines Bar in the roadway on Friday.
An April 21 pretrial was set for Jessica L. Hooper, 34, Sophia Avenue, charged with theft and drug abuse instruments for allegedly changing bar codes on items at the Calcutta Walmart to pay less for items totaling $149 and having a syringe in her pocket.
An April 21 pretrial was set for Michael E. Ross, Toronto, charged with theft for allegedly failing to pay for 26 items totaling $75 at Walmart on Feb. 27.
Corey E. Monteiro, 27, North Shadylane Drive, was fined $200 for two counts of driving under suspension.
An April 21 pretrial was set for Chad Beagle, Penn Avenue, cited with driving under OVI suspension and speeding.
Michael V. Chronister, 61, Armstrong Lane, was fined $30 for a seat belt violation.
Alesia V. Perry, 49, North Shadylane Drive, was found not guilty for fictitious plates.
The following failed to appear: Dylan C. Walsh, 20, Lacroft Avenue, no license and speeding; William C. Wright, 29, Illinois Avenue, speeding; Marques Kimmie, 26, Cleveland, possession of marijuana.
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