Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Christopher J. Slaw, 241 Mahoning Star Lane, Lehighton, from Sheryl M. Slaw, same address.

Mark P. Blumer, 129 Railroad St., Delano, from Stephanie Lynn Blumer, 239 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning.

David A. Rachman, Whitehall, from Maria L. Dantos, 2357 Niagra Lane, Macungie.

Clarmaine Hammel, 37 Packer Ave., Jim Thorpe, from Larry Addicott, 12 Circle Drive, Pine Grove.

Mortgage foreclosures

The following actions were filed as mortgage foreclosures for alleged defaults on loans.

Wells Fargo Bank, 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C., filed against Stephen Bonaccorsi, 138 Wild Creek Drive, Jim Thorpe, over property at that address. Sought is $148,039.27 and continuing interest.

Arch Bay Holdings, 8742 Lucent Blvd., Highlands Rach, Colo., filed against Benton and Esther M. Davis, 530 Patten Circle, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $393,868.59 and continuing interest.

Universt National Bank and Trust Co., 14 N. Main St., Souderton, filed against Robin and Charlene Godown, 1692 Indian Hill Rd., Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $201,331.16 and continuing interest.

The First National Bank of Palmerton, Fourth St. and Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, filed against Jeffrey M. and Bennie D. Brennan, HC1 Box 1394, Blakeslee, over property containing 32 acres near Tunkhannock Creek, Lake Harmony, Kidder Township. Sought is $211,013.15.

BAC Home Loans Servicing, 7105 Corporate Drive, Plano, Tex., filed against Peter J. Carollo, 292 Mountain Rd., aka, 213 Mountain Rd., Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $114,967.91 and continuing interest.

PNC Mortgage, 3232 Newark Drive, Miamisburg, Ohio, filed against Eugene and Alla Stoly Aroff, 51 Shawnee Trail, aka, 1503 Shawnee Trail, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $179,541.51 and continuing interest.

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., 3900 Capital City Blvd., Lansing, Mich., filed against Bohdan Szkromiuk, executor, of the estate of Irene Szkromiuk, over property at 219 Pine Hollow Drive, Lehighton. Sought is $114,632.13 and continuing interest.

Credit defaults

The following actions were filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card/loan accounts.

LVNV Funding, c/o 120 N. Keyser St., Scranton, filed two actions as follows: Thomas Lutz, 426 E. Patterson St., Lansford, seeking $6,636.51; and Phillip A. Acker, 225 Gunn Club Rd., Palmerton, seeking $1,602.63.

Asset Acceptance, 28405 Van Dyke Ave., Warren, Mich., filed against Rosemary Shamlian, 140 Oriole Drive, Palmerton, seeking $3,244.02.

Citibank (South Dakota), 710 E. 60th St. N, Sioux Falls, S.D., filed two actions as follows: Melissa A. Pantella, 259 N. 11th St., Lehighton, seeking $3,904.81; and Paul F. Skodacek Sr., 415 E. Railroad St., Nesquehoning, seeking $3,262.89.

Discover Bank, 6500 New Albany Rd., New Albany, Ohio, filed two actions as follows: Robert Day, 558 Twin Hill Drive, Lehighton, seeking $2,114.54; and Roxene J. Witkowski, 516 Franklin Ave., Palmerton, seeking $10,307.84.

Capital One Bank, 4851 Cox Rd., Glen Allen, Va., filed against Shawn Nihen, 25 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, seeking $5,814.98.

US Bank National Association, c/o 321 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., filed against Ronald L. Strohl, 450 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, seeking $3,964.42.

Chase Bank USA, 200 Whiteclay Center Drive, Newark, Del., filed two actions as follows: Bruce G. Miller Jr., 85 Clearview Rd., Palmerton, seeking $13,728.06; and David A. Platzer, 874 SR903, Jim Thorpe, seeking $6,128.46.

Divorces started

Shawna Snyder, 140 Little Gap Rd., Aquashicola, filed against Chad Michael Snyder, 425 White St., Bowmanstown. They were married March 28, 2009.

Anthony Gadaleta, 974 Pohopoco Drive, Lehighton, filed against Patricia E. Gadaleta, inmate at the Carbon County Prison. They were married Oct. 1, 1982.

Rod F. Groner, V1250 Cummings Lane, Albrightsville, filed against Joellen Groner, Box 213, Mt. Carmel. They were married June 12, 1988.

Alan Predmore, 16 Tree Loft Circle, Jim Thorpe, filed against Veronica E. Predmore, same address. They were married March 3, 1962.

Douglas David Eckhart, 3560 Hahns Dairy Rd., Palmerton, filed against Cynthia Spence, 158 S. Third St., Lehighton. They were married Sept. 26, 2010. Cynthia Spence filed a counter-suit for divorce against Douglas David Eckhart.

Michael J. Moore, 303 E. Mountain Top Rd., Summit Hill, filed against Lori A. Moore, 5588 Woodhaven Drive, Saylorsburg. They were married March 27, 1998.

Elissa G. Thorne, 133 South St., Jim Thorpe, filed against Christopher G. Thorne, 7 Lake Ave., Glen Falls, N.Y. They were married Jan. 10, 2007.

Heather D. Mueller, 513 Mahoning St., Lehighton, filed against Michael A. Mueller, 754 W. 10th Ave., Oshkosh, Wis. They were married March 29, 2008.

Slip and fall suit

Robert Greene, 303 White St., Weissport, filed a civil action against Thomas and Cindy Green, 211 Park St., Weissport.

The suit states on Sept. 6, 2009, the plaintiff was walking on the sidewalk at 211 Park St., when he was caused to fall due to a defect in the sidewalk which caused injuries detailed in the suit.

Negligence is alleged against the defendants and sought is damages in excess of $50,000.

Borough sued

Teamsters Local 773, 1345 Hamilton St., Allentown, has filed a civil suit against the Borough of Nesquehoning, 114 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, over the termination of an employee.

The suit states that on Dec. 15, 2009, the borough suspended employee David Harrison. Then on Jan. 21, the borough terminated Harrison's employment.

The suit states under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement signed between the borough and the Teamsters Local 773, there is a procedure for filing a grievance and arbitration.

The suit states that the parties were unable to resovle the matter and on Feb. 18 the union, through its attorney, requested the state Bureau of Mediation supply a list of arbitrators under the bargaining agreement, to address the matter.

The union alleges the borough failed and refused to agree to arbitration and refused to participate in the process of selecting a arbitrator as per the bargaining agreement.

The court is asked to enter an order requiring the borough to submit to arbitration of all issues concerning the termination of Harrison and to award the plaintiff reasonable costs and fees.