Police and Court Reports

Salineville man faces misdemeanor charges in Warren sex sting

WARREN — A Salineville man was among those charged in a sex sting conducted in Trumbull County. Phillip Salus, 50, last known address Alderlick Road, is one of eight men charged, several after they allegedly went to the Warren area to meet a woman they planned to buy sex from. Salus has ...

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — Charles E. Hamilton, 42, of 952 Newgarden Ave., was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on an operating a vehicle under the influence charge after police identified him during a traffic stop at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday. He was a passenger in the vehicle and ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases Zachary E. Whitcher, Salem, and Zoey L. Whitcher, Hattiesburg, Miss., divorce sought Heather Lynn Sanor, Canton, vs. Christopher Michael Sanor, Beloit, dissolution sought. Marcia Kay Slagle, Salem, and Harold Matthew Slagle, Rogers, dissolution sought. Docket ...

SALEM FIRE CALLS

— Firefighters pumped water out of basements Monday, at 8:31 a.m. in the 900 block of Prospect Street and at 10:14 p.m. in the 400 block of Franklin Street.

HIGHWAY PATROL

— Donald C. Dailey, 83, Amerillo Avenue, Negley, was northbound on state Route 170 in Middleton Township at 11:45 a.m. Thursday and went off the west side into a mailbox, an embankment, a tree and rolled over. He was cited for failure to control and taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital with ...

Grand jury issues 31 indictments

LISBON — An East Liverpool area man who allegedly beat and robbed a man in early March after using a package delivery to gain access into his home was among the 31 cases heard this week by the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury, which issued 13 open indictments, two superseding ...

Salem man pleads guilty to inducing panic charge

LISBON — Malik Shabazz, 20, Washington Street, Salem, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to inducting panic and obstructing official business. He is facing up to two years in prison and a $7,500 fine. Sentencing was set for Aug. 13. On Oct. 3, 2017, Shabazz cause alarm to ...

Weaver sentenced to 15 months for sexual imposition, indecency

LISBON — Bruce Weaver, convicted by a Columbiana County Common Pleas Court jury on Monday, was sentenced by Judge Scott Washam to 15 months in prison Wednesday for gross sexual imposition and public indecency. Weaver, 55, East Third Street, Salem, was charged after trying to convince his ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— Dacia Redmond, Lodge Road, Salem Township, reported at 11:53 a.m. Monday she has been having problems with her landlord going through her mailbox. — An alarm was reported at a King Road home at 11:44 a.m. Monday. The homeowner, who is out of the area, told deputies his son may not have ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — In Columbiana County Municipal Court, Matthew P. Soldo, 38, state Route 154, Lisbon, was bound over to the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury on a charge of violating a temporary protection order. Soldo allegedly sent Facebook Messenger messages to Ashley House and went ...

Charges against deceased man dismissed

LISBON — Charges were dismissed in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court on Monday against an Operation Big Oak defendant, who has died since the indictment was issued. Thomas C. Wells, 52, St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, had been facing a single charge of aggravated possession of drugs for ...

CORRECTION

Robert Mara II is no longer a Franklin Township trustee. He was incorrectly listed as trustee in an article in Monday's edition. The quotes should have been attributed to current trustee Joe Medure.

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — A man at 7:26 a.m. Tuesday reported finding a woman’s pocketbook in the industrial park roadway area and turned it over to police. Officers located a name and phone number for the owner and will attempt contact. — Officers responded at 2:52 a.m. Tuesday to the 1900 block of ...

Battle against EL traffic cameras won’t make May ballot

LISBON — The battle against traffic cameras in the city of East Liverpool will not be decided this May. The East Liverpool Citizens Against Traffic Cameras sought to prohibit the use of the traffic cameras, which began in the city on April 27, 2017, shortly after city council passed an ...

POLICE REPORTS

LEETONIA — A Somer Street resident reported at 8:17 p.m. Thursday that her ex-boyfriend had recently noted via a telephone a vehicle for which they are battling for ownership was not at her residence. She said he did not threaten her. but she felt it was possible stalking. She was advised ...

FIRE CALLS

WEST POINT — A man reported there was a truck on fire on state Route 45 near Lake Chavel a 1:27 p.m. Saturday. — A brush fire was reported in the 12000 section Steubenville Pike at 4:36 p.m. Saturday. — A life alert was received from an elderly man having a medical problem on ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — An April 17 preliminary hearing was set in Columbiana County Municipal Court for Matthew P. Soldo, 38, state Route 154, Lisbon, charged with violating a temporary protection order for allegedly sending Ashley House messages on Facebook messenger and coming to her home to speak with ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

— Michael L. Kerr, 46, Bayard Road, Minerva, was eastbound on Bates Road in West Township at 7:06 a.m. Monday and struck a tree that was fallen across the road. — Kelly Elizabeth Heffinger, 19, Carey Road, Salem, was northbound on Rochester Road in Knox Township at 4:07 p.m. Saturday and ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— Rich Burbick of the Crestview bus garage reported at 6:56 a.m. Monday there was an abandoned vehicle in high water at the intersection of Creek and Bull Creek roads in Unity Township. J and J Equipment came to tow the vehicle out and Robert L. Myers Jr., Creek Road, New Waterford, arrived ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. vs. John M. Eglie, Homeworth, defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $41,318 plus interest. Youngstown State University vs. Nicholas J. Grossi, Columbiana, defendant ordered to pay plaintiff $3,194 plus interest. Huntington National Bank vs. ...