LISBON - In Columbiana County Municipal Court on Tuesday, Jerry Metze, 65, Park Avenue, New Waterford, was sentenced to 29 days in jail and fined $250 for assault amended from attempted sexual imposition. Court documents claim on March 8, Metze pinned a woman's arms back by the wrists, started kissing her face and neck and attempted to move her hands into a position to touch him in an inappropriate way before she freed herself. Additionally, he reportedly grabbed her by the waist, started kissing her neck again and slid his hand up the back of her shirt.
Michael J. Spencer, 25, Haessley Road, Hanoverton, was bound over to the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury on a charge of possession of drugs. Court documents allege he had 10 morphine pills in his pocket during a traffic stop in Perry Township on March 7. Spencer waived his rights to a preliminary hearing.
An April 22 preliminary hearing was set for Walter P. Whaley, 44, charged with felony domestic violence for allegedly threatening to beat Della Reed at their home on Hillview Drive, Hanoverton, on Tuesday.
Benjamin Cronin, 34, Township Road 289, Hammondsville, was fined $1,325, had his license suspended for 180 days, was sentenced to three days in jail and required 40 hours community service for physical control, driving under suspension, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia for a pipe.
Kristopher T. Elsass, 54, state Route 517, Lisbon, was fined $925, had his license suspended for a year, was sentenced to 15 days in jail and required 50 hours community service for OVI second offense and loud exhaust. A seat belt violation was dismissed.
Richard P. George Jr., 52, Unity Line Road, New Waterford, was fined $850, had his license suspended for 24 months, was sentenced to 20 days in jail and required 50 hours community service for OVI breath second offense and left of center.
Peyton M. Adams, 19, Creek Road, New Waterford, was fined $725, sentenced to three days in jail, had her license suspended for six months and required 30 hours community service for OVI first offense and a traffic control device violation. A possession of drugs (spice) citation was dismissed.
Cathy L. Curfman, 57, Hawk Road, East Rochester, was fined $725, had her license suspended for 180 days and sentenced to 20 days in jail for OVI first offense and failure to control.
Jay A. Frantz, 23, Buck Road, Salem, was fined $675, had his license suspended for six months, sentenced to three days in jail and required 30 hours community service for OVI first offense. Charges of failure to control, a seat belt violation and drug paraphernalia for a pipe were dismissed.
Aaron D. Draa, 31, Youngstown, was fined $150 for lighted lights required amended from failure to yield the right of way.
John A. Crow, 26, New Cumberland, W.Va., for lighted lights required amended from a stop sign violation.
Michael A. Cook, 34, Eutaw Avenue, East Liverpool, was fined $100 for no license amended from driving under suspension.
William G. Clay, 55, Youngstown, was fined $75 and required to file his taxes for 2006 and 2008 with the City of Columbiana within 30 days for a failure to file income tax charge.
Due to the inability to locate the witness, a domestic violence charge against David R. Crowe III, 29, North Beaver Street, Lisbon, was dismissed by the prosecutor's office. He had been accused of grabbing Vickie Tice around the throat on Oct. 6, leaving red marks around her neck.
An April 23 pretrial was set for William C. Geis, 49, North Beaver Street, Lisbon, cited with domestic violence for allegedly threatening to harm his mother on Monday.
A May 13 pretrial was set for Herbert J. Jones, 25, Midland, Pa., charged with furnishing false information and open container. Jones allegedly gave a trooper a false name, age and date of birth during a traffic stop on Monday.
A May 14 pretrial was set for Chard L. Reynolds, 37, Birch Road, East Liverpool, cited with commercial speeding.
In Columbiana County Municipal Court on Tuesday, Lauren R. Pearson, 28, Commerce Street, Wellsville, was fined $900, had her license suspended for 12 months, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and required 50 hours community service for OVI second offense and failure to display a valid sticker. A seat belt violation was dismissed.