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Police and Court Reports

POLICE REPORTS

PERRY TWP. — Brenda McFarland, 58, of Salem, was cited for failure to yield (stop sign) and marked lanes after a traffic stop at 3:54 a.m. Thursday on the U.S. Route 62/state Route 14 interchange. Police smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and conducted a probable ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

—Isaac A. Ricketts, 17, New Waterford, was cited for assured cleared distance after he struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Robert W. Beveridge, 50, East Palestine on Crestview Road in Fairfield Township at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday. —Scott A. Alben, 56, Slippery Rock, Pa., struck and killed ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— Deputies were notified at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday of a vehicle that was stuck at Paradise Lake and a man was walking around intoxicated. Carl A. Lindahl, 58, North Canton, was found walking around, claimed locked out of his vehicle and was singing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” The vehicle was ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

Docket Entries Quicken Loans Inc. vs. William A. White Jr., et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Park Avenue, East Liverpool. Jacob F. Stratton, Negley, and Frankie P. Stratton, Canfield, dissolution granted. Marriage Licenses Devon Michael Smith, 22, Wellsville, active duty ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — A Jan. 10 preliminary hearing was set in Columbiana County Municipal Court for Robert E. Chester, 48, Orchard Avenue, Salem, charged with burglary for allegedly entering the home of Elizabeth A. Chappell, Bethel Drive, Salem, while she was asleep on Wednesday. Chester’s bond was ...

Widow sues driver convicted in head-on crash that killed husband

LISBON — The widow of an East Liverpool man killed in a 2017 Dresden Avenue head-on crash is suing the convicted driver of the other car. A lawsuit filed in County Common Pleas Court on behalf of Suzanne M. Short, Pennsylvania Avenue, East Liverpool, seeks an unnamed amount of money for ...

2 waive hearings

LISBON — Two people facing felony charges in county Municipal Court on Thursday waived their rights for preliminary hearings before Judge Mark Frost. Kira Elaine Dunn, 32, Weber Lane, East Liverpool, is charged with kidnapping, a second-degree felony charge. She appeared in custody with her ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

New Cases Ditech Financial LLC vs. Mary E. Devine, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Ohio Avenue, Salem. Synchrony Bank vs. Ashley Smith, East Liverpool, $3,308 plus interest sought. Docket Entries Carol Freeland, et al., vs. CFI Cleveland, et al., case settled and ...

CORRECTION

The New Lisbon Presbyterian Church sold a vacant lot to the Lisbon Fraternal Order of Eagles, not a building as incorrectly listed in Saturday’s edition.

EP man pleads guilty to drug possession

LISBON — Jeffrey A. Falk, 43, Alice Street, East Palestine, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to possession of drugs for having a small glass jar containing less than five grams of cocaine during a traffic stop on Oct. 1, 2016. He faces up to 12 months in prison, a five year license ...

Salem man charged with burglary, assault

LISBON — Robert E. Burge, 54, South Union Street, Salem, was served a secret indictment charged with aggravated burglary and felonious assault. Burge is alleged to have caused serious physical harm to Brenda S. Bell when he trespassed into a structure where she was located on Oct. 6. The ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — A Jan. 10 preliminary hearing was set in county Municipal Court for Robert E. Burge, 54, last known address West State Street, Salem, charged with two counts of obstructing official business. One charge was for allegedly running into the woods from Salem police on Dec. 15 and ...

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — Police were called at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday to a verbal dispute in the 200 block of Roosevelt where a resident reported a male left in a silver Honda after the male and his wife were having a very heated argument. The male then came inside the home and tried to start a fight with the ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— A suspicious vehicle was reported parked in a Center Road, Knox Township, driveway, where the woman’s mother was not home at 2:29 p.m. Tuesday and the woman did not know who it belonged to. Deputies found the car was a rental and the house was secure. The woman told deputies her brother ...

POLICE REPORTS

SALEM — A caller at 2:39 a.m. Tuesday advised of a suicidal male, saying he left his residence in the 400 block of Vine Avenue after making comments. Officers searched the area for a large amount of time, then the caller said the male had returned to the residence. While police spoke to the ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

—Motorists Gerald R. Clark, 80, of Lisbon, and Darrin Dustman, 24, of Lisbon, were stopped at the intersection of Baker Road and state Route 172 in Hanover Township at 9:49 a.m. Dec. 24 when Clark backed into Dustman’s vehicle. Clark left the scene before a trooper arrived. —Sabien E. ...

Lisbon woman’s felony assault on officer reduced to misdemeanor

LISBON — A Lisbon woman was sentenced in county Municipal Court to 180 days in jail for damaging a vehicle while claiming she was owed money and then turning her hostilities on the arresting sheriff’s deputy. Brandy M. Bratt, 28, Bell Road, Lisbon, had been charged with a felony assault ...

Prelim hearing for escapee rescheduled to hire counsel

LISBON — A preliminary hearing for a Lisbon man charged with escape was rescheduled for Jan. 7 in county Municipal Court. James R. Brorman, 36, North Market Street, appeared for his preliminary hearing without an attorney after telling Judge Mark Frost during a video arraignment on Dec. 20 ...

POLICE REPORTS

Salem — Police responded to the 600 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 1:46 p.m. Sunday along with Salem firefighters and an ambulance for an intoxicated man who was down in the parking lot and transported to the hospital. — At 2:31 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the 800 block of West ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— Deputies were dispatched Friday evening to 8269 Graham Street in Center Township for a group of suspicious males in the area, going door to door, pretending to be from Amazon and delivering packages. The men had fled the area when deputies arrived. — Marina N. Rouse, East Palestine, ...