Salem woman sentenced to time served for arson

LISBON – A Salem woman who pleaded guilty to aggravated arson for setting fire to her own living room on Oct. 12, 2012, was sentenced in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to 220 days in jail, but credited with time served in full. Kathy J. Diantonio, 59, East Fourth Street, Salem, was placed on five years probation.

Andrew J. Sandora, 49, state Route 14, New Waterford, who previously pleaded guilty to OVI, was sentenced to four years in prison, fined $2,500 and ordered to attend an alcohol and drug addiction program. Additionally, his license was suspended for life. According to court documents, Sandora had five previous OVI convictions.

John Lockett III, 36, St. George Street, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm in liquor permit premises, having a weapon while under a disability and trafficking in drugs with a forfeiture specification. He faces up to seven years prison sentence and $22,500 in fines. According to court documents, Lockett had a loaded Colt 45-caliber semi-automatic handgun inside the Platinum Bar in Wellsville on Nov. 21, 2010. With a previous trafficking in cocaine conviction from 2004, Lockett is not permitted to possess firearms. Additionally, he had 11 individually wrapped baggies of marijuana inside his pocket along with $165 believed to have been used in the commission of a drug-related offense. Sentencing was set for Nov. 22.

George W. Petties, 48, 14th Street, Wellsville, pleaded guilty to two counts trafficking in drugs and was sentenced to nine months in prison. His license was suspended for one year. He was credited with 64 days in jail. According to court documents, Petties offered heroin for sale twice on Aug. 5, 2009. Petties had been charged with two additional trafficking in drugs charges, but agreed to plead to only two in a stipulated plea agreement.

David Jackson, 48, North Market Street, East Palestine, pleaded guilty to felonious assault for beating Tim Welling with a board on Aug. 18, 2012, causing Welling to require two days of hospitalization. Jackson faces up to eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Sentencing was set for Nov. 15.

Randy J. Callehan, 23, West Main Street, Salineville, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering for breaking in the front door of the carryout in Salineville to steal beer, tobacco and lottery tickets on Feb. 18, 2013. He faces up to 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine. Sentencing is set for Nov. 15.

The probation of Natalie M. Flannigan was revoked and she was sentenced to nine months in prison and had her license suspended for six month for possession of drugs. Flannigan, 31, Staunton Avenue, East Liverpool, had heroin in her possession in October 2011, according to court documents, which prompted the original charge.

Delbert R. Hall, 36, Maplewood Avenue, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to domestic violence for slamming Jenny Olmstead against the wall, choking her and threatening her all on April 9. Hall has a 2007 domestic violence conviction. Hall was credited with 73 days served in jail and placed on four years probation.