Police and Court Reports

Akron man pleads guilty to drug trafficking

LISBON — In Columbiana County Common Pleas Court, David J. Boyd, also known as B, 38, Akron, pleaded guilty to five counts of trafficking in drugs, and two counts of possession of drugs along with a forfeiture specification. Boyd faces up to nine and a half years in prison, a $17,500 fine and ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— Nancy Anderson, Sunrise Drive, Lisbon, reported at 5:23 p.m. Sunday the neighbor children were riding an ATV through her yard, up and down the road and throwing gravel everywhere. Deputies warned the owner of the ATV that if anyone is caught riding it on the roadway they would be cited and ...

IN THE SERVICE

Basic training U.S. Air Force Airman Mary E. Matuszak graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Matuszak is the granddaughter of Rosemarie and Thomas J. Andrjwski of Beloit, Ohio, and niece of Brenda Chilton of Salem. She is a 2013 ...

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — Corey Thompson, 30, of Park Avenue, Columbiana, and Tegan Vingle, 37, of Aetna Street, Salem, were each cited with minor misdemeanors for open container after police investigated two vehicles parked at the dead end of Butcher Road off of East Pershing Street at 12:41 a.m. Monday. ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases Jesse Knight, a minor child, and parents Carl and Reiko Knight, San Diego, Calif., vs. Patricia Bolton, Lisbon, excess of $25,000 sought for alleged injuries after falling from monkey bars in ill-repair on the defendant’s property on July 22, 2016. Lindsey Palmer, Salineville, ...

MARKET REPORTS

Damascus Livestock Auction July 10 Hogs receipts 2 head No. 1s 230 to 260 lbs. $25 to $58 No. 2s & 3s 230 to 260 lbs. $25 to $55 Sows 300 to 500 lbs. $20 to $30 Sows 500 to 650 lbs. $20 to $40 Boars $3 to $5 Feeder pigs receipts 20 head $10 to $25 per head Calves receipts ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — John D. Yerkey, 44, West Middletown Road, Salem, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Columbiana County Municipal Court and was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of violation of a protection order. Yerkey’s bond was set at $15,000 cash or surety. Yerkey allegedly ...

Former Leetonia janitor gets 3 years in prison for sex with teen girl

LISBON — A former Leetonia schools janitor who had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student was sentenced to serve three years in prison during a hearing on Monday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. Kevin Daniel Taylor, 32, Walnut Street, Leetonia, had pleaded guilty in March ...

Salem woman ordered to prison after violating terms on community control

LISBON — In Columbiana County Common Pleas Court, Melanie R. Sobek, 45, East Third Street, Salem, stipulated to violating the terms of her community control for previous convictions of permitting abuse and two counts of trafficking in drugs. On July 15, 2014, Sobek sold heroin and cocaine. ...

SALEM MEETINGS

City council will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. today in council chambers at city hall. The Salem City Board of Health will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday in board offices in the Kent State University City Center on North Lincoln Avenue. Some of the agenda items include accreditation training, ...

POLICE REPORTS

LEETONIA — Officers responded to a Pine Street home at 7:28 a.m. Friday in reference to an intoxicated woman fighting with her children. The officers found that the intoxicated resident had slapped her daughter in face during an argument. An investigation revealed other injuries and scars ...

SALEM FIRE CALLS

— Firefighters were called at 12:26 p.m. Monday to the 1400 block of Quaker Circle where a truck was stuck in some utility wires. The wires were determined to be cable and telephone lines. The vehicle was removed and the utility companies were requested to respond and make repairs to the ...

Police Reports

Salem reports — Police made a traffic stop in the 900 block of W. State Street at 1:51 a.m. Sunday for a moving violation and cited Eric S. McFarland, 11526 state Route 7, Lisbon, with OVI, driving under a 12-point suspension and a turn signal violation. His vehicle was secured and he was ...

Sheriff’s Office

—Michael Delgarza, Edward Circle, Columbiana, reported Saturday he owns a construction business and had sub-contracted with a Warren man for a carpenter’s job in Niles. The job was completed, and the customer was not satisfied and wanted money taken off the price, according to Delgarza, who ...

Police Reports

SALEM REPORTS — Police responded to the Mullins Street railroad crossing at 12:05 p.m. Saturday where two bikes were located around the tracks. They were placed with other lost bikes behind the police station. — Police responded to N. Union Avenue at 7:09 a.m. Saturday to assist Perry ...

Sheriff’s Office

—Deputies responded Thursday to a domestic incident at 24786 W. School Street, East Rochester, where Brittany Kay Dunlap, 30, reported her husband had pushed her while on the porch and she went inside and locked him out. She declined to file charges. Minerva Police Department assisted at the ...

Highway Patrol

— Edward M. Stasik, 74, state Route 267, East Liverpool was riding a 2004 Triumph motorcycle west on state Route 154 Wednesday afternoon when an eastbound vehicle failed to yield while turning left, striking his bike. The other vehicle fled the scene with the driver unidentified. Stasik was ...

PROPERTY TRANSFERS

Butler Township WBT Land to Carlton Cope, home and 79 acres at 4433 Depot Road; $671,500. Mike and Dawn Conny to Conny Farms, 261 acres on Hartley Road and 12th Street; $2.62 million. Center Township Elsie Landsberger estate to Tim and Lindsey Toot, home on Lisbon Road; ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases Clay R. Fennell of New Waterford and Chelsea E. Fennell of East Palestine; dissolution sought. Patricia DeFrancesco of East Liverpool v. Amanda DeFrancesco of Aliquippa, Pa.; divorce sought. Docket Entries Nationstar Mortgage v. Johnathan Miller, et al; foreclosure ordered ...

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — A wallet found in a city street was turned over to police at 1:29 p.m. Friday and placed in lost and found. — A Mechanicstown man reported at 12:45 p.m. Friday that his unlocked vehicle was broken into while parked on Vine Street, with multiple items taken. He reported seeing a ...