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Police and Court Reports

FIRE REPORT

Salem — Fire and police personnel were called to a vehicle fire at 7:22 p.m. Wednesday at East Pershing and Fair Avenue. The fire was out upon arrival and it was learned a broken transmission line and fluid was causing smoke to come off of the hot engine. No fire was present, but ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — An Aug. 6 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set in Columbiana County Municipal Court for Chris Parker, 55, North Pearl Street, Columbiana, charged with two counts of aggravated menacing for allegedly entering Jason Bandy’s Boardman Street, New Waterford, home on July 28 and ...

COMMON PLEAS 

New Cases Matthew L. Herron of Acme, Pa., v. Madison Baskerville of Salem; court sought establishing parental rights. Darlene Sutherin of Hanoverton and Mark Sutherin of Columbiana; dissolution sought.

GRAND JURY

LISBON — An East Palestine man believed to have lured a pizza delivery driver to his residence just so he could steal the driver’s vehicle has been indicted by the county grand jury. Brian F. Buckley, 27, of Wood Street, was served this week with a secret indictment charging him with ...

COURT NEWS

LISBON — In county Common Pleas Court, Stephen W. Camp, 35, of Industry, Pa., pleaded guilty as charged to possessing heroin and possessing a fentanyl-related compound, with the crimes occurring in May 2019. Camp was sentenced to three years’ probation/treatment and given credit for 13 days ...

Bar shooter gets 8 years prison

LISBON — A Pittsburgh man who exchanged gunfire outside My Bar in Wellsville nearly four years ago was sentenced to eight years in prison after he was found guilty of felonious assault by a Columbiana County Common Pleas Court jury on Wednesday. Jerrell R. Jeter, 35, was sentenced to five ...

POLICE REPORTS

Salem — Officers were flagged down in the 600 block of East Pershing Street at 7:54 a.m. Tuesday by someone who claimed another person had made threats toward him. The officers spoke with the other person who denied making any threats and said the complainant believes he is stilling his ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

— Kordelle D. Phillips, 24, of Alliance, was cited for failure to control when he drove off the side of state Route 11 in Elkrun Township at 10:22 p.m. Monday. Phillips said he swerved to miss an animal and went off the side of the road, striking a guardrail. — Edwin R. Hibbs, 66, of ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— A woman reported she moved from a Georgetown Road, Know Township, address about two years ago and now she has found she is missing glassware, silverware, kitchenware, money, jewelry and other items.

COMMON PLEAS 

New Cases County Treasurer vs. Samuel Thompson Jr., et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Waterford Road, East Palestine. County Treasurer vs. Sean P. Ryan, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Stewart Road, ...

GRAND JURY

LISBON — Timothy James Johnson, 39, Roller Coaster Road, Lisbon, was served a secret indictment charging him with aggravated possession of drugs, a second-degree felony, and aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony. Johnson allegedly had at least five times the bulk amount of ...

COURT NEWS

LISBON — Tarron L. Cooper, 45, East Patterson Street, Alliance, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to fifth-degree felony aggravated possession of drugs for having methamphetamines on April 1, 2018. He faces up to a $2,500 fine and a year in prison, as well as up to a five-year license ...

Family businessmen file lawsuits against each other

LISBON — Two Franklin Township businesses from the same family are the subject of dueling lawsuits filed in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court over leased property and mining rights. The lawsuits filed on behalf of Summitcrest Holdings and Summitville Tile talk about the history of the ...

All in a day’s ‘good’ work

CALCUTTA — A local Boy Scout stopped to help a deputy clear a downed tree that fell across Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road in St. Clair Township, during Monday afternoon’s storm. While the deputy was attempting to set up warning flares, passing motorists ignored the flares and were passing on ...

POLICE REPORTS

Salem — Police responded at 1:44 a.m. Tuesday to the 900 block of Franklin for a possibly suicidal male. He said he got into an argument with his wife before leaving the house to cool off. He said he doesn’t have suicidal thoughts and police left. — An officer was flagged down at ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

— Deputies were called to the White Stone Ministries, Pleasant View Drive, Center Township at 10:23 a.m. Friday after receiving a call from someone there. The caller said they had her phone and she needed it to call someone so she could leave. The caller was given her phone back, and the ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — In county Municipal Court, a Sept. 8 pretrial was set for Nickole Hoschar, 28, Walnut Street, Salem, charged with assault. As she was being transported in a Damascus Fire Department ambulance, Hoschar allegedly started to throw items around in the back of the ambulance and bit an ...

COMMON PLEAS 

Docket Entries Jason R. Miller of Lisbon v. Kelsey E. Miller of Columbiana; divorce granted. Jeremy R. Hinton of East Liverpool c. Sarah E. Hinton of East Liverpool; complaint for divorce dismissed by plaintiff. Brooke L. Shaffer of Leetonia v. Alan P. Shaffer of Salem; divorce ...

COURT NEWS

LISBON — A Salineville man pleaded guilty to drug charges during action last week in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. David B. Reeger, 35, of Church Street, is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 26 after pleading guilty to being in illegal possession of hydrocondone on Nov. 29, 2018. ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

— Trucker Thomas M. Edling, 61, of Beloit, pulled down overhead power lines while turning onto High Street Extension from Beeson Mill Road in Salem Township at 9:15 a.m. Thursday.