LISBON — A Nov. 2 preliminary hearing was set in county Municipal Court for Russell Morckel, 54, Carrollton, charged with failure to comply, reckless operation and speeding for allegedly attempting to elude and flee from Columbiana police officer Jennifer Calko, who attempted to stop him on Sept. 14 after seeing him stopped on the property between the railroad tracks with his lights off and then seeing him pass her on South Main Street at 12 mph faster than the posted speed limit. Morckel reportedly stopped and then put his truck into reverse nearly striking Calko’s cruiser before fleeing out of town on state Route 344 passing cars at speeds of 90 mph. In Leetonia, when Calko pulled alongside the vehicle to identify the driver, allegedly made a quick left turn attempting to run her off the road. The vehicle was last seen running two stop signs before the pursuit was terminated.

A Dec. 15 pretrial was set for Amy A. Smith, 66, Milton Street, East Liverpool, charged with carrying a concealed weapon and menacing. On Sept. 10, Smith allegedly made threatening remarks toward Officer Brian Stamp of the Department of Natural Resources when the vehicle she was sitting in was checked due to suspicious activity at the entrance of the Vista Trail at Beaver Creek State Park. Smith reportedly failed to tell Stamp she had a concealed handgun permit and repeatedly opened the driver’s door. She also reportedly made a 911 call to Columbiana County dispatchers, stating “if he puts his hands on me I will fight him” as well as telling a park visitor nearby “if he harasses me again I’ll be forced to defend myself.”

A Nov. 2 preliminary hearing was set for Audrey L. Wylie, Church Hill Street, Lisbon, charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after her father, David Hughes, reported he let her use the vehicle at 2 p.m. on Sept. 17 to go to work from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Youngstown and she was to bring it back. However, by 2 p.m. on Sept. 19, Wylie allegedly still had not returned the vehicle.

David Westly Lawrence, 55, Athens, was credited with two days served in jail, sentenced to an additional 23 days in jail, fined $875 , had his license suspended for a year and required 40 hours community service for OVI second offense. A charge of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle was dismissed. Lawrence had been cited for having a loaded 9-millimeter handgun on his side on Nov. 23, 2019, for which he had a CCW permit but had not informed Columbiana police officers during the traffic stop.

A Dec. 14 pretrial was set for Sean Allen Shoaff, 31, Steubenville Pike, Hammondsville, cited with OVI third offense, failure to control, distracted driving and failure to stop after an accident.

A Dec. 8 pretrial was set for Lester D. Russell, 39, Irondale, cited with OVI first offense, OVI refusal with prior within 20 years, driving under FRA suspension and left of center.

Dawn M. Andrews, 42, Millrock Road, New Waterford, was fined $925, had her license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense and left of center.

A Nov. 10 pretrial was set for Andy Caldwell, 21, Mountain Road N.E., Kensington, cited with OVI first offense and speeding.

A Dec. 1 pretrial was set for Karen L. Giovenco, 68, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, cited with OVI first offense.

A Dec. 10 pretrial was set for Johnny D. Stephenson, 63, Salineville Road N.E., Salineville, cited with OVI first offense and failure to control.

Steven E. Ferguson, 54, New Cumberland, W.Va., was credited with a day in jail, fined $350 and required 40 hours community service for possession of drug abuse instruments for a needle with residue found on Oct. 19.

Todd O. Dean, 41, Aetna Street, Salem, was fined $280 for driving under suspension and traffic control devices.

A Dec. 10 pretrial was set for James Mick Phipps, 45, Irondale, cited with driving under OVI suspension, failure to control and a seat belt violation.

A Nov. 5 pretrial was set for Roy Larkins, 53, Steubenville Pike, Kensington, cited with violations of health department board orders for allegedly failing to connect to an accessible sanitary sewerage system.

A Dec. 15 pretrial was set for David E. Gromley, 37, Railroad Street, Kensington, cited with violations of health department board orders for allegedly failing to connect to an accessible sanitary sewerage system.

A Dec. 3 pretrial was set for Amanda Anderson, 26, North Market Street, Lisbon, cited with driving under suspension.

Tai K. Kotas, 40, Aetna Street, Salem, was fined $150, credited with four days served in jail and required 20 hours community service for illegal possession of drug paraphernalia. When police were at the home due to an argument between Kotas and her boyfriend on Sept. 4, they discovered multiple marijuana pipes, two meth pipes baggies and other drug paraphernalia in the home.

Slavik Kochubey, 40, North Royalton, was fined $150 for speeding.

Leeanne M. Varner, 50, Desellem Road, Lisbon, was fined $150 for failure to yield at an intersection.


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