Police and Court Reports

COMMON PLEAS

New Cases Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. vs. Robert and Rae Springer, East Liverpool, repossession sought of a manufactured home for allegedly debt owed. Matthew J. Krebs, East Palestine, vs. Elizabeth Y. Krebs, New Waterford, divorce sought. Marriage Licenses Seth Russell Erwin, 26, ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — A June 11 pretrial was set in Columbiana County Municipal Court for Richard T. Williams, 31, 15th Street, Wellsville, charged with menacing. On April 4, Williams allegedly texted Danielle Mercer he was going to wire her jaw shut and have her destroyed. A May 31 pretrial was set for ...

Credit card skimmer warning issued

SEBRING— The Sebring Police Department is warning residents about the possible use of credit card skimmers in the village. News partner WKBN-TV 27 reported police have received several reports of credit card skimmers at local establishments but did not name them. According to a news ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — Shawn W. Timmons, 31, McCracken Road, Salem, was found guilty of OVI third offense and criminal trespassing in Columbiana County Municipal Court on Wednesday. Timmons was fined $1,100, had his license suspended for four years, required 40 hours community service and sentenced to ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases Bayview Loan Servicing LLC vs. the unknown spouse of Arthur W. Furey, et al., foreclosure sought for property on East Lincoln Way, Minerva. Rebecca Mickey, Wellsville, vs. Kevin Mickey, Altoona, Pa., divorce sought. Docket Entries Timothy M. Lowry, et al., vs. Brandon C. ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— A Rose Drive woman reported at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday she was contacted by someone claiming to be from the electric company. The man tried to get information, which was on her electric bill. She did not give him any personal information, but wanted to put a report on file just in case. She also ...

Salem man pleads guilty in Kendrick’s Corner robbery

LISBON — Justin T. Dennison, 35, Salem Grange Road, Salem, pleaded guilty to robbery, a third-degree felony, in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. Dennison was sentenced to a year in prison, ordered to serve it consecutively to his prison sentence in another case from 2016. In October ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

— Dennis N. Maloney, 64, Glendale, Ariz., was westbound on state Route 14 in Fairfield Township at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday and attempted to turn around in a private drive due to road closure and went off the right side and became struck in a lawn. He was cited for prohibitions against driving on ...

POLICE REPORTS

COLUMBIANA — A vehicle driven by a 16-year-old boy from Columbiana was struck by a vehicle while traveling through the traffic circle at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The other vehicle continued on without stopping. No injuries were reported. — Branden Smith, Salem, was cited for driving under ...

Lisbon motel owner nabbed in Austintown sex sting

AUSTINTOWN — The owner of the Frola Motel outside Lisbon was arrested Wednesday in a sex sting. According to the paper's news partner, WKBN First News, the 48-year-old Columbiana County man believed that he was meeting a 12-year-old boy for sex but instead was met by an undercover ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— The mother of an 11-year-old boy reported Monday her son was in a car with his grandmother on Sunday. They were traveling between the Salem Walmart and St. Jacob-Logtown Road when the boy became unruly and began to assault his grandmother on Salem Grange Road in Salem Township. There were ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — In Columbiana County Municipal Court, Joshua M. Seeley, 33, East Pershing Street, Salem, was bound over to the grand jury for a possession of drugs charge. Seeley allegedly had 22 ritalin pills in an unlabeled pill bottle in his jacket pocket on April 1. Jodi Dawn Johnson, 50, 15th ...

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — Tricia Watson, 34, whose last known address was Jones Drive, was taken into custody on a warrant for assault after an officer on patrol at 2:22 p.m. Tuesday saw her walking on East Pershing Street and was aware of the active warrant. She was turned over to a Columbiana County ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases Jacob Michael McFarland-Telego, Poland, and John Maramon McFarland-Telego III, Salem, dissolution sought. Christine L. Moffitt, East Liverpool, and David N. Moffitt, East Liverpool, dissolution sought. Maila Monroy, Leetonia, and Ivan Monroy, Sebring, dissolution ...

Canton man pleads guilty to trafficking

LISBON — Curtis J. Dunnings, 27, Canton, one of those indicted as a part of Operation Big Oak, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, including one which was a third-degree felony because it was in the vicinity of a ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — An April 16 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. Soldo allegedly sent Ashley House Facebook messages and came to her home speaking with both of her ...

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — A domestic dispute was reported at 1:42 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of Franklin Avenue. Officers spoke with all involved and found no threats or violence occurred. — Police responded at 1:30 p.m. Monday to the 500 block of East Fourth Street for a possible criminal mischief ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases CIT Bank vs. Theodore R. Bell, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Teegarden Road, Salem. Ditech Financial LLC vs. Patricia A. Elam, as heir to the estate of John P. Tully, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Wooddale Drive, Hanoverton. Frank R. Shaffer, ...

Man charged with drug possession, tampering

LISBON — A secret indictment for charges of possession of drugs and tampering with evidence was served to Brailyn A. Bunn, 23, last known address Youngstown. Bunn is accused of having less than five grams of crack cocaine on May 18, 2017, which he attempted to conceal or hide from ...

SALEM FIRE

— Firefighters responded to the 400 block of East Euclid Street for a report of an odor inside a home at 11:18 p.m. Sunday after the furnace was turned on. The furnace was found to be malfunctioning. The power was disconnected and the homeowner was told to get the furnace serviced.