Police and Court Reports

HIGHWAY PATROL

— Jason M. Martini, 39, Pearl Street, Leetonia, was westbound on state Route 344 in Salem Township at 1:10 p.m. Saturday and a kayak fell off the roof and struck Michelle R. Baughman, 47, Neeld Road, East Palestine, who was eastbound. Martini was cited for securing loads. — William Barry ...

FIRE CALLS

West Point —Firefighters were called to a home on state Route 518 at 9 p.m. Saturday to help a woman who was stuck in her recliner because the power went out.

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — In Columbiana County Municipal Court, Izaac Devon-Joseph Chalmers, 19, Carole Drive, Salem, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of failure to comply with the orders of a police officer and receiving stolen property. Chalmers allegedly failed to stop for troopers, driving a ...

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — Police responded to the 1000 block of Newgarden Avenue at 11:05 a.m. Sunday for a report of dogs in a vehicle. It was determined two people knew the owner and would inform them to come and care for the dogs. — Police responded to the 300 block of East Eighth Street at 12:36 ...

EL fire death ruled accidental

Staff Reports EAST LIVERPOOL — The March 26 death of a 28-year-old Lisbon Street man in a fire at his home has been ruled accidental by the county coroner’s office. Kevin Riggle perished from asphyxiation as the result of smoke inhalation, according to Chief Forensic Investigator Brandi ...

EL man gets intervention on drug trafficking, possession charges

LISBON — In Columbiana County Common Pleas Court William Adams, 28, Yeager Road, East Liverpool, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction. He pleaded guilty to aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in cocaine and five counts of aggravated possession of drugs. The ...

POLICE REPORTS

PERRY TWP. — At 12:57 a.m. Monday, police spoke with a complainant in the 1400 block of Garfield Avenue in reference to a theft of a firearm that occurred a few days before. The incident is under investigation. — Police responded to Idaho Avenue at 8:47 p.m. Sunday for a report of a ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— Dennis Belich, Foundry Hill Road, Franklin Township, reported at 12:16 a.m. Sunday, $60 and three keys were stolen from his home. — Lonnie Sadler, no address listed, reported at 5:32 p.m. Sunday people were trespassing on his mother-in-law’s property on state Route 558, Salem ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases James E. McKahan, East Liverpool, vs. Cheryl McKahan, Salem, divorce sought. Rachael A. Todd, Salem, vs. Tyler Hoaglin, Salem, annulment sought. Tabitha Lively, Lisbon, vs. Ryan Lively, Salineville, divorce sought. Docket Entries Kerri White, Salem, vs. Matthew White, ...

More Big Oak defendants appear in common pleas

LISBON — Six more defendants from the Operation Big Oak indictment had hearings in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court this week. Mitchell O. Lacey, 46, Bethesda Road, Hanoverton, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and six counts of aggravated possession of drugs. Lacey requested ...

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — Eric David Collins, 22, 193 W. Fourth St., Salem, was charged with disorderly conduct, obstruction and resisting arrest after an officer responded to the area at 12:33 a.m. Saturday in reference to a man walking in the roadway yelling and talking to himself. The officer found ...

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — Officers responded to a domestic dispute in the 600 block of East Sixth Street at 9:31 a.m. Friday and found it to be verbal only. — Brittany A. Shultz, 28, Cliff Drive, Salem, was cited for failure to yield following a two-vehicle crash at East Pershing Street and Woodland ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— A deputy attempted to serve a civil paper through the county common pleas court to George House Jr. at a home on Ridgeview Drive in Hanover Township at 1:02 p.m. Saturday. Once the deputy arrived a narcotics investigation took place upon the odor of raw marijuana coming from home. One ...

St. Clair Twp. OVI checkpoint nets three

Staff Reports LISBON — An OVI checkpoint held in Columbiana County on Friday resulted in one OVI arrest and possession of drugs charge and two traffic citations. The checkpoint was held Friday on state Route 170 in St. Clair Township and of the 315 vehicles that passed through, three were ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — A Wellsville woman was charged in Columbiana County Municipal Court with trying to smuggle drugs into the county jail while her boyfriend was an inmate. Wendi R. Hunley, 42, of Oak Drive, was charged in court with one count of smuggling contraband into the jail, and a pretrial ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases Kent State University Office of Collections v. Heather L. Beech of Salem; collection sought of $3,522 debt. Kent State University Office of Collections v. Michael T. Joy of Salem; collection sought of $4,233 debt. Midland Funding v. Anthony Raines of East Liverpool; collection ...

EL man sentenced to jail for probation violation

LISBON — This week in Columbiana Count Common Pleas Court, Zachary A. Petty, 20, Ravine Street, East Liverpool, was sentenced to 20 days in the county jail for violating his probation. Petty was sentenced to four years’ probation in August 2017 after pleading guilty to breaking into the ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

—The deputy responded to 34537 U.S. Route 30, Hanover Township, at 7 p.m. Sunday for a medical emergency and remained until an ambulance arrived. — A caller reported people were riding ATVs on Thomas Road in Center Township at 8:43 p.m. Sunday. A deputy checked the area but did not come ...

PROPERTY TRANSFERS

Butler Township Trina Hively to Tom and Charity Moran, home on Buck Road; $85,000. Tiffany Yost to Corey Bamdrowski, home on Ridge Road; $105,000. Center Township Rebecca and Paul Peppel to Kyle Peppel, home and 11.8 acres on Churchill Road; $250,000. Columbiana Richard Ramirez to ...

POLICE REPORTS

LISBON — Police were called to a Sherman Street residence at 3:52 p.m. Thursday after an elderly man fell off the couch and was laying on the living room floor. The man said he was fine and just needed help getting up, but an ambulance crew was summoned to check him. —Jeri Stanley, ...