Police and Court Reports

Big Oak defendant pleads guilty to trafficking charges

LISBON — One of the Operation Big Oak defendants Gloria Flaherty, 44, Birch Road, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to aggravated trafficking in drugs and two counts of trafficking in heroin. In October 2016 and in December 2016, she was involved in selling heroin, with the ...

JUVENILE COURT

An 11-year-old Lisbon area child was cited after allegedly throwing milk onto the floor, knocking over desks and kicking a staff member of the school attempting to stop him from rolling around the room in the teacher’s chair on Oct. 22. A 15-year-old Cleveland area child was cited with ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases Wells Fargo Bank vs. Linda and Patrick Maharick, et al., foreclosure sought for property on North Surry Road, East Liverpool. Docket Entries Curtis R. Schmidt, et al., vs. Allison P. Allegretto, et al., case settled and dismissed. Salem Community Hospital vs. Lee Ann and David ...

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — Giovanni Centofanti, of Goshen Road, was cited for possession of marijuana after police responded to the 1700 block of East State Street for a suspicious vehicle reported at 2:29 a.m. Tuesday. Police made contact with the driver and two occupants and smelled a strong odor of ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — A Jan. 24 preliminary hearing was set in County Municipal Court for Kendall L. Smith Jr., 24, Youngstown, charged with obstructing official business for allegedly attempting to slam the door on officers and Drug Task Force agents, while inside room 101 at the Days Inn on Monday, a ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

—Kenneth Haught, 50, of Wellsville, slid off the road and struck a guardrail while driving on state Route 45 in Yellow Creek Township at 7 p.m. Saturday. —Willis F. Howard, 61, of Wellsville was cited for failure to control after he went off the road and struck a tree while driving on ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— Barbara Campbell, Bower Road, West Township, reported at 9:44 a.m. Tuesday she found five unauthorized charges on her debit card through Stark Federal Credit Union. The charges were $50 each for a total of $250. — Shane Bates, Unity Line Road, reported at 8:31 a.m. Tuesday, his ex-wife, ...

Motel clerk alerts police in drug case

LISBON — A phone call from an alert desk clerk at the Days Inn resulted in drugs being found in one of the motel rooms Monday morning. Police Chief Mike Abraham said the clerk called at 9:15 a.m. to say a man wandered out of a first-floor room with his pants down around his ankles and ...

Lisbon man pleads guilty to burglary

LISBON — Trenton L. Holenchick, 23, last known address North Market Street, Lisbon, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to complicity to burglary. He faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine. Holenchick assisted Kyle Lykens in the commission of a burglary on Sept. 19, 2017. ...

Man gets 5-year sentence for firing at neighbor

LISBON — An intoxicated man, who opened fire on an excavator while it was being operated last summer, was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to several charges, including felonious assault with a firearms specification. Donald J. Baxter, 52, Rochester ...

Wellsville man charged with drug possession

LISBON — Ryan A. McCauley, 38, Lincoln Avenue, Wellsville, was served a secret indictment charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drugs. On April 8, 2017, he allegedly had cocaine and buprenorphine. McCauley’s indictment was issued by the Common Pleas Court grand jury in ...

SHERIFF

— Matthew Sherwood of Florence, Ore., reported at 11:17 a.m. Friday that three months ago he sent Dan Germanovich of Slik Pik $6,700 for a wheel lift. The item was supposed to be assembled and shipped to Oregon within six weeks of the date of the order. After six weeks, Sherwood reported he ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

—Emma G. Slomer, 62, Salineville, was cited for failure to control after she slid off the road and struck some downed trees while driving on Blair Road in Wayne Township at 12:20 p.m. Friday. Slomer was working a rural mail carrier at the time. —Michael R. Spencer, 28, Lisbon, was cited ...

JUVENILE COURT

A 16-year-old Beaver Local student was cited for allegedly punching a 14-year-old several times on Dec. 21. A 15-year-old was cited with allegedly being truant from East Liverpool schools for 196 hours this school year between Oct. 1 and Jan. 7. A 16-year-old East Palestine area girl was ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases Approval sought for petition to transfer $3,920 from the mayor’s court computer fund to the general fund by the Village of New Waterford Deborah Perry, Salem, vs. ANSHU LLC, doing business as Suburban Market, Salem, et al., excess of $25,000 sought for allegedly sustaining ...

SALEM FIRE CALLS

— Firefighters responded to the 1100 block of Benton Road after receiving a call from the police department at 2:27 a.m. Monday for smoke in the area. A caller had reported seeing smoke and flames. The smoke was found to be steam coming from the vent pipes from all the businesses in the ...

2 items added to Finance Committee agendaSALEM — Two more items have been added to the agenda for city council’s Finance Committee meeting set for 6 p.m. today. The new items include the appropriation of $46,000 from an account to pay off the parks department building loan and discussion to change the capital fund percentage. Agenda items already announced include the transfer of $200,000 from the general fund carryover to the capital fund for additional paving and the appropriation of those funds within the capital fund for paving and engineering, the appropriation from several police funds and the capital fund of $55,000 to upgrade police department radios, a change in the non-bargaining fringe benefit ordinance regarding vacation time and discussing the annual resolution to accept a donation of $20,000 from the Columbiana County Commissioners to defray costs associated with the full-time officer assigned to the county Drug Task Force. City council will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. today. Both meetings will be held in council chambers at city hall.

SALEM — Two more items have been added to the agenda for city council’s Finance Committee meeting set for 6 p.m. today. The new items include the appropriation of $46,000 from an account to pay off the parks department building loan and discussion to change the capital fund ...

POLICE REPORTS

LISBON —Shawn D. Tremain, 27, of Lisbon, was cited for driving under suspension, running a stop sign and failure to use the turn signal following a traffic stop on North Beaver Street 8 p.m. Thursday. Tremain gave police permission to search his vehicle and the officer found some marijuana ...

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — A woman in the 300 block of Rose Avenue called at 2:41 a.m. Monday to report a suspicious noise outside her residence. She said she heard a buzzing or possible water line break. Officers checked around the exterior of the building and also inside her apartment and everything ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — A Jan. 22 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set in County Municipal Court for Jasmine M. Jackson, 22, Youngstown, charged with driving under FRA suspension, speeding and tampering with evidence for allegedly shoving drugs up into her vaginal cavity during a traffic stop on Jan. ...