Nineteen area residents were among 27 who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin as follows:

Edward Francis Ostrowski, 35, of 72 Lakeside Drive, Delano, on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol was placed in the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) to serve 60 months on probation with the balance of the first year to be served under house arrest with electronic monitoring. He also must pay a fine of $2,500, pay $50 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) fund, $50 to MCARE fund, perform 40 hours of community service, his license is suspended 18 months, and for the first 12 months must install an ignition interlock on his vehicle, a device that monitors if the driver has consumed any alcohol.

On a charge of driving while his license was suspended he was fined $1,000 plus $50 costs. He also must enroll in the alcohol highway safe driving school and undergo intensive outpatient treatment. Ostrowski was cited by Tamaqua Patrolman Karl Harig.

Diane Susan Sylvester, 49, of 218 Gay St., Tamaqua, on a charge of DUI was sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in the county prison, fined $1,000; pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, attend safety school, receive outpatient counseling, perform 10 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 12 months. On a summary charge of failing to activate turn signals when required was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Sylvester was cited by Rush Township Sgt. Duane Frederick, who stopped her on Claremont Avenue last Feb. 1.

Marcus Allen Vought, 26, of 36 W. Broad St., Apt. 2, Tamaqua, on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia when picked up on a warrant and searched at the police station, was given credit for serving 14 days in the county prison and released on parole for 12 months, and pay $50 to CJEA fund. Vought was cited by Patrolman Mathew Houser, last Jan. 4.

Jarrod Charles Morris, 24, of 409 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, on a charge of DUI, was sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in the county prison with the sentence to begin Friday, Oct. 5, at 9 a.m. and when he serves his minimum to be released on probation for the balance of his sentence. He also must pay a fine of $1,000, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, attend safety school, receive outpatient counseling, perform 10 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 12 months. Morris was cited by Coaldale Patrolman Joseph Krebs, last Jan. 8.

Michael Adam Kupec, 30, of 211 E. McMurtrie St., Summit Hill, on a DUI charge began a 30 sentence in the county prison on Friday, Sept. 28, followed by four years and 11 months on probation in the IPP, including 90 days under house arrest with electronic monitoring and pay a $12 daily fee, fined $1,500, pay $300 to SAE fund, $100 to Catastrophe fund, perform 20 hours community service, attend safety school and undergo outpatient treatment, driver's license suspended 18 months and must install ignition interlock on vehicle for first 12 months. Kupec was cited by West Penn Township Patrolman Jason L. Lorah, last Sept. 9.

Kimberly Ann Hill, 48, of 35 E. Vine St., Tamaqua, on a charge of hindering apprehension of a person sought by police was placed on probation 18 months, and pay $50 to CJEA fund. Hill was cited by Tamaqua Patrolman Anthony Stanell, last Feb. 12 who found Carl Rex, her boyfriend, hiding in a cedar chest at her home covered by blankets and pillows. Hill was also charged by Patrolman Matthew Houser, with altering a license plate on a truck last Jan. 9 and was given a concurrent sentence and pay $50 to CJEA fund.

Mark Dietrich, 21, of 360 White St., Summit Hill, on three counts of delivery of a controlled substance (heroin) in Tamaqua in February and March of 2011, was sentenced to serve 18 to 36 months in a state correctional facility, pay $300 to SAE fund, $150 to CJEA fund, and make restitution of $339 to Bethlehem Regional Lab. Dietrich was cited by Patrolman Thomas Rodgers.

Andrea J. Chando, 33, of 303 Mulberry St., Tuscarora, Schuylkill Township, on a charge of theft of leased property was placed on probation for 12 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, and make restitution of $1,614.94 to Rent-A-Center, 45 Plaza Drive, Hometown. Chando was cited by Rush Sgt. Duane Frederick. She leased a television set and failed to return it.

Justin James Chickilly, 30, of 15 Archery Lane, Tamaqua R.D., on a charge of harassment of Beth Ann Williams, ex-girlfriend, was fined $200 and pay $50 to the CJEA fund. He was cited by Trooper Paul E. Hardnock last Jan. 6.

Dennis Potwin, 59, of 222 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, on a charge of theft of a laptop from a table at Freddy's Pub, Tamaqua, was placed on probation 12 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, and make restitution to Aaron Conahan, the victim. Potwin was cited by Patrolman Michael Hobbs, last Jan. 4.

Todd Robert Forker, Mahanoy City, on a charge of simple assault and recklessly endangering Michael Ritski, Mahanoy City, was sentenced to serve six to 23 months in the county prison, and pay $50 to CJEA fund. He begins serving his sentence on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. Forker was cited by Officer Laurie Dudash.

Craig Victor Montgomery, 36, Hazleton, on a charge of delivery of marijuana in McAdoo, was sentenced to serve 12 to 24 months in a state correctional facility, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, and make restitution of $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab. He was cited by Patrolman Anthony Divigillo.

Dustin Lee Macieunas, 23, Mahanoy City, on a charge of DUI of drugs was sentenced to serve 30 days in the county prison beginning Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 a.m. followed by four years and 11 months on probation in the IPP, including 90 days under house arrest with electronic monitoring at $12 per day, fined $1,500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $100 to Catastrophe fund, $50 to Schuylkill Medical Center, attend safety school, complete outpatient treatment, perform 20 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 18 months and must install an ignition interlock on his car for 12 months. On two summary violations, careless driving and limitations on overtaking a vehicle in a no passing zone, was fined $50 plus $100 costs. Macieunas was cited by Butler Township Patrolman Anthony Galla, last Dec. 7, when stopped in Fountain Springs.

Lisa M. McDermott, 47, of Fourth St., Kelayres, Kline Township, on a DUI charge was sentenced to serve 48 hours to six months in the county prison with the sentence to begin Saturday, Dec. 29, a 10 a.m., fined $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, attend safety school, perform 10 hours community service, and driver's license suspended 12 months. On a summary charge of improper lighting equipment on her vehicle was fined $25 plus $50 costs. She was cited by McAdoo Patrolman Robert Minnick, when stopped last New Year's Day on South Kennedy Drive.

Ryan Anthony Petrulsky, Freeland, on a charge of criminal conspiracy with an accomplice to commit retail theft was placed on probation 12 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, and make restitution of $69.95 to Walmart Store, Hometown, Rush Township. He was cited by Patrolman Corey Herring.

Billy Jack Price, 29, Mahanoy City, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in Mahanoy City was placed on probation 12 months, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, and perform 10 hours of community service. Price was cited by Cpl. Michael Dissinger.

Marah Ann Walter, 21,of Fourth St., Kelayres, Kline Township, on a charges of criminal conspiracy, access device fraud and theft, was placed on probation for 23 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, and make restitution of $125 to Kristen Kester, victim. Walter was cited by Rush Patrolman Carl Bachart.

Dennis Fernandez, 32, Hazleton, on two counts of retail theft from Walmert stores was placed on probation 24 months, and pay $100 to CJEA fund. He was ordered to make restitution of $1,746.20 to Walmart Store, in Hometown, for taking 79 items last Jan. 7 without paying. The other theft was from Walmart Store in Saint Clair but no restitution ordered. He was cited by Rush Township and Saint Clair police.

Juan Carlos Hernandez-Rodriguez, 28, Hazleton, on a charge of theft of a registration plate off the car of James Ceniawa, McAdoo, was placed on probation 12 months with the sentence to run concurrent with a sentence now imposed by Luzerne County Court and pay $50 to CJEA fund. He was cited by Patrolman Robert Minnick.

Stacy Marie Kassab, 38, of Suedberg Road, Pine Grove Township, pleaded guilty to theft of $211,526 from Pine Grove Fish and Game Association, while serving as its treasurer. Sentencing was deferred to Monday, Nov. 26, as the court ordered a pre-sentence investigative report prepared by the adult probation department.

Justine Sandra Myro, 23, Port Carbon, pleaded guilty to charges of robbery, theft, and simple assault and the court deferred sentencing to Monday, Nov. 26, and ordered a pre-sentence investigative report prepared. Myro was cited Port Carbon Chief Jon J. Bowman, of accosting a pedestrian on Pottsville Street in Mechanicsville and taking a wallet containing $10.

Kevin Clews, 32, Ashland, on a charge of DUI of drugs was sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in the county prison, fined $1,000, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, attend safety school, perform 20 hours community service, and license suspended 12 months. On a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia received a concurrent 12 months probation sentence. Clews was cited by Ashland Patrolman Daniel Weikel III, last Nov. 19.

Joseph Michael Evans, 46, Pottsville, on charges of careless driving and failing to drive at safe speed was fined $50 plus $100 costs and pay $50 to CJEA fund. Evans was cited by Pottsville Sgt. William DeWald.

Anelle Homovich, 32, Saint Clair, on a DUI charge was placed on probation for six months in the IPP, fined $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $180 to Schuylkill Medical Center, $50 to Catastrophe fund, complete safety school, perform 10 hours community service, and drivers license is suspended 12 months. She was cited by Trooper Todd W. Heintz when stopped on Industrial Park Road in East Norwegian Township.

Brian Wesley Neidlinger, 32, of Ashland, on theft of two storm grates removed from a state road in North Manheim Township and sold for scrap was placed on probation 23 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, and make restitution of $2,250 to PennDOT. He was cited by Trooper Thomas Powell on Oct. 3, 2011.

Christopher Michael Pate, 33, Schuylkill Haven, on two counts of harassment was fined $600 and pay $100 to CJEA fund. He was charged by Trooper Robert Kluge of harassing Jennifer Katherine Gernert during a domestic dispute on Sept. 16, 2011, and by Trooper Michael S. Allar on Oct. 8, 2011.

Raynmond Howard Gregory II, 22, Pottsville, on two counts of simple assault and one count of disorderly conduct was given credit for serving 51 days in the county prison and was released on parole for 23 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, and make restitution of $143.70 to Schuylkill Medical Center. On a charge of criminal mischief for damaging a wall in a hospital room by throwing a chair was fined $25.

Each defendant must also pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.