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September 18, 2012
Salem News

LISBON - In Columbiana County Municipal Court Monday, Travis A. Whaley, 41, Hillview Drive, Hanoverton, was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of felonious assault. Bond was continued at $50,000. Whaley is accused of assaulting his brother Walter P. Whaley with a knife, leaving a stab wound to his brother's back and arm.

A Sept. 24 preliminary hearing was set for Joseph D. Merriman, 26, Peterson Road, Wellsville, charged with receiving stolen property for stolen band equipment allegedly in a vehicle he was driving, which was involved in an accident on May 1.

Joshua A. Kenst, 33, Bethesda Road, Hanoverton, was fined $1,100, had his license suspended for 24 months, required 50 hours community service and sentenced to 30 days in jail for OVI third offense and failure to control. A seat belt violation was dismissed.

Charles E. Crank Jr., East State Street, Salem, was sentenced to 180 days for 11 counts of passing bad checks. The jail sentence is concurrent with the 12 months he is already serving in a Common Pleas Court case for failure to comply with the signal of a police officer when he was driving the wrong direction on state Route 11 in 2011. According to municipal court documents, Crank is accused of writing checks to Sparkle Market in Salem for both $38 and $108 on June 20, $158 on July 9, both $120 and $121 on July 10, both $66 and $60 on July 12, $153 on July 13, $142 on July 14 and both $68 and $178 on July 15.

Tracie L. Gamble, 48, Canton, was fined $705, had her license suspended for six months, required 20 hours community service and sentenced to three days in jail for OVI first offense and speeding.

Tawney D. Dobritz, 37, Grant Street, Lisbon, was fined $440, sentenced to 10 days in jail and required 30 hours community service for improper registration, a seat belt violation and two counts of driving under suspension. A driving under a non-compliance suspension was dismissed.

Steven Michael Pavlik, 23, Enon Valley, Pa., was fined $230 for driving under suspension and speeding.

Justin A. Dinbali, 24, Quaker Lane, Salem, was fined $150 and required 30 hours community service for domestic violence for threatening to kill his mother and stepfather, as well as burn their home down.

Stephen P. Hendricks, 22, state Route 9, Hanoverton, was fined $200 and required 20 hours community service for improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and head lights required. According to court documents, Deputy Richard Kimble saw a gun, half exposes under Hendricks' T-shirt during a traffic stop and confiscated the loaded gun. The court ordered to gun returned and charge of carrying a concealed weapon was dismissed.

Mike G. Koutsounadis, 33, Warren, was fined $150 for speeding.

Charles E. Weyand Jr., 37, West Pershing Street, Salem, was fined $50 and had his license suspended for six months for possession of marijuana.

Brandon R. Stonestreet, 19, Whinery Road, Salem, was fined $50 for disorderly conduct amended from criminal damaging for punching the windshield of Brandon Zeperneck's car on Feb. 11. A restitution hearing was set for Oct. 11.

A Sept. 27 pretrial was set for Robert J. Ketchum Jr., 24, North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, charged with obstruction of official business and two counts of theft. Court documents allege Ketchum on Saturday attempted to take a flashlight and MP3 player, then lied about his name to police. A probable cause hearing for an alleged probation violation also was scheduled for Sept. 27 for previous convictions of driving without a valid license, hit skip and speeding.

An Oct. 2 pretrial was set for Eduardo Mateo, 18, East Third Street, Salem, charged with underage consumption.

An Oct. 16 pretrial was set for Pamela S. Bradds, 44, Bell Road, Lisbon, charged with OVI first offense, hit skip and failure to control.

An Oct. 18 pretrial was set for Marcia J. Stone, 38, Trinity Church Road, Lisbon, charged with theft for a pack of batteries allegedly unpaid for and in her car on Saturday.

An Oct. 22 pretrial was set for Adam L. Schmidt, 19, Youngstown Pittsburgh Road, Petersburg, cited with driving under suspension and speeding.

An Oct. 23 pretrial was set for Angela K. Howell, 34, West Fifth Street, Beloit, cited with passing bad checks for a $600 rent check on Aug. 9.

A Nov. 8 pretrial was set for Domingo Pedro Juan, 18, East Third Street, Salem, charged with underage consumption and obstructing official business for allegedly fleeing when Salem police were investigating a reported domestic Saturday.



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