Police and Court Reports

HIGHWAY PATROL

— James H. Anthony, 50, of Hammondsville and Betty R. Sattler, 27, of Wellsville were driving in opposite directions on state Route 39 in Yellow Creek Township when Anthony went left of center and sideswiped Sattler’s vehicle at 3:06 p.m. March 14. Anthony, who was cited, said his vehicle ...

POLICE REPORTS

LEETONIA — A patrolling officer at 3:33 a.m. Tuesday observed an ambulance at a 300 block Columbia Street home and stopped to see if medical personnel needed assistance. The officer provided a lift assist to the male patient who was then transported to the Salem hospital. — An officer ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— Deputies checked the areas of Carmel-Achor Road and state Route 170, Middleton Township, for a maroon four-door vehicle reportedly taking photos of people’s houses at 3:17 p.m. March 13. The vehicle was not found. — Kami Jo Shingleton, Forbes Road, Madison Township, reported at 8:44 ...

Columbiana man gets 9 months in prison for NW police chase

LISBON — Joseph B. Halfhill, 34, West Salem Street, Columbiana, stipulated to violating the terms of his probation and was sentenced in Common Pleas Court to nine months in prison for failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer. On July 19, 2012, Halfhill failed to stop in ...

EL woman faces drug abuse charge

LISBON — Melissa K. Rodgers, 50, Bell School Road, East Liverpool, was served a secret indictment for a permitting drug abuse charge. On Oct. 5, Rodgers allegedly allowed her address to be used for drug abuse offenses. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in March.

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases Carrington Mortgage Services LLC vs. the unknown heirs of Judith Ann Hackenson, et al., foreclosure sought for property on East High Street, Lisbon. Shelby Lynn Hughes, Wheeling, W.Va., vs. Lane Michael Sfakis, Lisbon, child support sought. Sherri Lynn Decker, Wheeling, W.Va., ...

SALEM FIRE

— Firefighters were called at 2:59 p.m. Wednesday to the 1300 block of Carole Drive for a car smoking. Upon arrival, fire was showing in the engine compartment and the fire was extinguished and the battery disconnected. The driver of the vehicle said it was smoking while she was driving and ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

— Bridget D. McElroy, 39, of Lisbon, was cited for assured cleared distance after she struck the vehicle in front of her driven by Amanda R. Shockling, 29, of Leetonia, which was stopped on state Route 45 in Perry Township at 5:11 p.m. Friday. The impact pushed Shockling’s vehicle into the ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— A Churchill Road, Elkrun Township, man reported at 2:58 p.m. Monday he had not received his mail for the past three weeks. He believed he knows who may be taking it. The Lisbon post office verified the mail has been delivered. He changed his address so his mail will be received. — A ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — In county Municipal Court, Eric Foster Smith, 23, Moundsville, W.Va., was fined $925, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 30 hours community service for OVI first offense, left of center,possession of a controlled ...

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — Louis Joseph Scott, 29, of West Ninth Street, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop on South Lundy Avenue at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday. The vehicle was left in a parking lot and retrieved by a valid driver. — An officer on patrol at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday saw a vehicle ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases Nikkia C. Ford, Farrell, Pa., vs. Joshua R. Keith, Lisbon, child support sought. Docket Entries JPMorgan Chase Bank vs. Donald R. Beck, et al., case returned to the active docket. Michael D. Harbold vs. Wise Services Inc., et al., case settled and dismissed. Citizens Bank ...

Rogers man pleads guilty to address charge

LISBON — David W. Belt, 34, Adams Road, Rogers, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to failure to notify the sheriff of a change of address. Belt is facing up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000. Sentencing is set for May 20. Belt reportedly is required to register his address following a ...

Pittsburgh woman faces possession charges

LISBON — Nicole E. Mills, 34, Pittsburgh, was served a secret indictment charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia. On Dec. 11, Mills allegedly had at least 50 unit doses, but less than 100 doses of heroin, as well as less ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — A March 25 preliminary hearing was set in county Municipal Court for Karina M. Beiler, 26, Central, S.C., charged with theft for allegedly taking Quentin Freed’s credit card and making $159 in charges on Sunday. Ronald A. Mayhew, 33, New Cumberland, W.Va., was bound over to the ...

FIRE CALL

SALEM — Firefighters were called at 6:25 p.m. Saturday to the 400 block of East Second Street to check a damaged utility pole. The damage was documented but there was no immediate hazard. Ohio Edison was contacted to check the pole.

CORRECTION

The gifts given to the Leetonia Schools cafeteria staff members were provided the Nutrition Group. An incorrect donor was noted in a story published March 16

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— Thomas Lavogue, Lisbon Road, Leetonia, reported at 7:51 a.m. Thursday his neighbor’s Siberian husky came into his yard and killed three of his birds that morning. Lavogue reported the dog has been there numerous times and is a threat to chickens and birds. The neighbor’s cats also ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases City of East Palestine vs. Frank Yonker III, et al., $8,775 plus interest sought for alleged failure to pay municipal income taxes starting in 2012 and continuing through 2017. Discover Bank vs. Joseph McKarns, Lisbon, $28,152 plus interest sought for alleged debt ...

Jail inmate charged with possession of deadly weapon

LISBON — Ignacio Rios, 28, county jail, Lisbon, was served a secret indictment charged with possession of a deadly weapon while under detention for allegedly having a six and three-quarter inch brass rod sharpened to a point on Dec. 13, 2018, while incarcerated at the jail. The indictment was ...