Police and Court Reports

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — A June 28 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set in Columbiana County Municipal Court for Michael F. Lewis, 34, West Pershing Street, Salem, charged with robbery, theft and disorderly conduct. Lewis’ bond is set at $50,000 cash or surety. On Thursday, Lewis is accused of ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases Witmer’s Feed and Grain, Inc. vs. Alfred and Brenda Knotts, Berlin, Pa., $20,820 plus interest sought for alleged debt owed. Lisa Brumbaugh, New Springfield, vs. Ford Motor Co., excess of $25,000 sought for alleged lemon law violations on a 2016 Ford F-150. Jeri M. Close, ...

Salem water report released

SALEM — The Salem Utilities Department announced that a revised copy of the 2017 Annual Water Quality Report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), has been uploaded to the following link: http://www.cityofsalemohio.org/utilities/Salem-CCR-2017.pdf Customers may also pick up a ...

EL man charged with gross sexual imposition

LISBON — Jacob J. Henderson, 26, Sprucevale Road, East Liverpool, was served a secret indictment on a charge of gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony. Between Nov. 6 through Nov. 20, 2017, Henderson is accused of having sexual contact with a child who was just turning 3. The ...

Salem woman pleads guilty to child endangering

LISBON — Stephanie J. Hibbert, 31, East Third Street, Salem, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to endangering children, a third degree felony. She is facing up to a three year prison term and a $10,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Sept. 24. On May 24, 2017, Hibbert, the ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

— Lee N. Givens, 31, Park Drive, East Palestine, was eastbound on state Route 558 in Salem Township at 10:35 a.m. Thursday when he drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a bush and a rock. Givens was cited with reasonable control. — Dylan M. Feezle, 26, East North Avenue, East ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— A repossession company reported at 5:44 p.m. Thursday they were at a state Route 45 location attempting to take a vehicle and the owner was giving them a hard time. Deputies found the family sitting in the vehicle, preventing it from being taken. Deputies explained to the repossession ...

PROPERTY TRANSFERS

Center Township Robert Marshall to Joshua and Olha Kupka, 2.1 acres on state Route 172; $5,000. Mortgage Equity Conversion to Justin and Olga Hickman, home on Steubenville Pike; $42,000. Eleanor Salter and Charles Frazier to Bryant Nestor, home on state Route 45; $68,500. Sean and ...

EP school staff sued by parent

By DEANNE JOHNSON Staff Writer LISBON — Two East Palestine Middle School employees have been named in a lawsuit filed by the mother of an 11-year-old student in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. Linda Thomas, the mother of the boy, is claiming Patrick Dinapoli inflicted corporal ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — A June 28 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set in Columbiana County Municipal Court for Kevin S. Neely, 36, county jail, Lisbon, charged with burglary and obstructing justice. On Tuesday, Neely allegedly entered a Crawford Avenue, Wellsville home without permission at 3 a.m. and ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases Kent State University vs. Beth Anne Jarrett, Salem, $3,236 plus interest sought for alleged debt owed. MTGLQ Investors, LP vs. Linda and Richard Summers, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Scroggs Road, Lisbon. Lisa Shepherd, East Liverpool, vs. Sarah D. Morrison, ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— A possible overdose was reported on Fairfield School Road at 6:39 p.m. Saturday. Deputies found William Seth McMillan had passed out. He claimed it was from drinking too much alcohol. He declined treatment from EMTs. — Nicole Kiehl, state Route 154, Middleton Township, reported at 9:46 ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

— Dakota Michael Irvin Herman, 19, Alliance, was eastbound on Georgetown Road in Knox Township at 10:44 p.m. Monday and struck a westbound vehicle as the other vehicle was turning right onto Georgetown Road from Middle Road. The other vehicle continued on. No citation was issued due to lack ...

Columbiana man charged with child sexual imposition

LISBON — A Columbiana man accused of having sexual contact with two small children throughout several years was served an indictment charging him with two counts of gross sexual imposition. James M. Hupp, 76, Metz Road, Columbiana, is facing the third-degree felony gross sexual imposition ...

Coroner investigates death of Alliance man transported from Quaker City

GREEN TWP. — An Alliance man, Jay Thompson, 31, of 2556 Shunk Ave., died after being transported from Quaker City Motorsports Park to a hospital by the Green Township Fire Department EMS early Sunday morning. The Goshen Township Police Department covers Green Township and advised the ...

Coroner investigates death of Alliance man transported from Quaker City

GREEN TWP. — An Alliance man, Jay Thompson, 31, of 2556 Shunk Ave., died after being transported from Quaker City Motorsports Park to a hospital by the Green Township Fire Department EMS early Sunday morning. The Goshen Township Police Department covers Green Township and advised the ...

Intervention plan for EL man approved

LISBON — Chris Jeffries, Etruria Street, East Liverpool, one of the 100 people indicted in the Operation Big Oak indictment, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction last week. Jeffries pleaded guilty to 20 counts of aggravated possession of drugs and two counts of ...

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — Police responded to the 2900 block of East State Street at 12:04 p.m. Thursday for a report of two small juveniles were left unattended in a vehicle for at least 10 minutes. The windows were down and police spoke to them for another 10 minutes until the parents returned and the ...

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — Officers at 2:35 a.m. Friday located two juveniles in an alley just north of the 100 block of East Pershing Street after curfew. They told police they were staying over at a friend’s house but their friend’s mother kicked them out and they were on their way home. Officers ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— The assistant warden at the county jail reported on June 14 he had received a card which looked suspicious in the mail. It was addressed to an inmate. On Monday, deputies examined the card and envelope. Three pieces of suboxone strips were located in the card. — George Cappa reported at ...