Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Matthew N. Wentz, 797 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, from Heather A. Wentz, same address.

Benjamin A. Iezzoni, 30 W. Bera Ave., Summit Hill, from Katherine Iezzoni, 4401 Pandora Court, Ashburn, Va.

Timonty R. Weaver, 358 Bridge St., Lehighton, from Jaclyn T. Weaver, 1139 Church Drive, Palmerton.

Giovanni Nicola, 13 Prinecton Ave., Dover, N.J., from Victoria Nicola, 442 South St., Jim Thorpe.

Tracy L. Heilman, 223 N. Seventh St., Lehighton, from Daivd K. Heilman, same address.

Annmarie Jackman, Box 2192, Albrightsville, from James Martin Jackman, 19 Duchess Ave., Middletown, N.J.

Jeremy Whiteman, 620 Hazard St., Palmerton, from Melissa Whiteman, 274 Wagner St., Lehighton.

Robin A. Snyder, HCR1 Box 31A, Gilbert, from Roy W. Snyder, 9535 Interchange Rd., Lehighton.

Vincent A. Cuddeford, Box 38, Weatherly, from Lynn A. Cuddeford, 54 Jeffery St., Weatherly.

Christine Ferguson, 20 Creekside Rd., Kunkletown, from Michael Lee Ferguson, 70 57 Drive, Palmerton.

Kara Knoblauch, 227 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, from Donald Knoblauch, 241 Spruce St., Tamaqua.

Blanca Saldana, Box 4182A, Stroudsburg R.4, from Felix Serrano, 842 Martin St., Elizabeth, N.J.

Resort sued

Elizabeth Dost, 4312 Loring St., Philadelphia, filed a civil complaint against Jim Thorpe Camping Resort Inc., 129 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe.

The suit states on Oct. 5, 2008, the plaintiff was at a cabin rented by another party as a guest. The suit further states the plaintiff was attempting to lower herself from the upper bunk of a bunk bed provided by the defendants when she was caused to stumble and fall to the ground sustaining injuries detailed in the suit.

The suit alleges the defendants did not provide a ladder, step stool or other "instrumentality" which could be utilitized to gain access to and from the upper bunk. Negligence is alleged and sought are damages in excess of $50,000.

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, 15 S. Main St., Greenville, S.C., filed nine actions as follows: Patricia Maiden, 25 Berry Lane, Jim Thorpe, seeking $2,782.72; Gregory J. Steigerwalt, 349 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, seeking $1,237.10; Janice Roth, 405 Long Run Rd., Lehighton, seeking $1,298.11; Jennifer A. Hallman, 335 Lonesome Lane, Palmerton, seeking $1,887.80; Susan M. Gabos, 137 Lauderburn Ave., Weatherly, seeking $1,222.32; Donna Neff, 42 W. Walter St., Summit Hill, seeking $1,048.14; Lindsey Schoenly, 608 Old Mill Rd., Lehighton, seeking $1,224.41; Jamie Verba, 867 Mauch Chunk Rd., Palmerton, seeking $1,057.23; and Jacqueline Pickering, 463 Stony Mountain Rd., Jim Thorpe, seeking $1,727.79.

Portfolio Recovery Associates, 140 Corporate Blvd., Norfolk, Va., filed four actions as follows: Benjamin Fifer, 61 Sunrise Drive, Jim Thorpe, seeking $1,213.57; John H. Reedy, 247 Berger Creek Rd., Lehighton, seeking $4,884.97; Karen Zimmerman, 319 W. White St., Summit Hill, seeking $2,146.54; and Stacy M. Hoffman, 145 W. Ridge St., Nesquehoning, seeking $1,177.51.

Capital One Bank, 15000 Capital One Drive, Richmond, Va., filed two actions as follows: Gerald L. Samoleski, 32 Dryden Drive, Albrightsville, seeking $4,066.07; and Krystle R. Contreras, 50 Dogwood Way, Palmerton, seeking $14,626.30.

North Star Capital Acquisition, 170 N. Pointe Parkway, Amherst, N.Y., filed three actions as follows: John H. Reedy, 347 Berger Creek Rd., Lehighton, seeking $2,888.19; Jennifer Masenheimer, 334 W. Bertsch St., Lansford, seeking $5,825.04; and James C. Williams, 127 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, seeking $3,173.99.

Equable Ascent Financial, c/o 120 N. Keyser Ave., Scranton, filed against Susan McCormick, 118 W. High St., Nesquehoning, seeking $5,686.34.

Citibank (South Dakota), 701 E. 60th St. N, Sioux Falls, S.D., filed against Roxanne M. Rusnak, 231 W. Fell St., Summit Hill, seeking $6,836.75.

Divorces started

Lydia E. Mertz, Box 476, Lehighton, filed against Todd N. Mertz, 455 Maury Rd., Lehighton. They were married May 21, 1988.

Timothy Snyder, 264 S. Second St., Lehighton, filed against Jennifer L. Snyder, same address. They were married June 26, 2004

Adam Malik, 705 Forest Inn Rd., Palmerton, filed against Sherri L. Malik, 540 Franklin Ave., Palmerton. They were married April 26, 1998.

Jason A. Helmer, 346 Held St., Lehighton, filed against Sharon R. Helmer, 129 E. Center St., Nesquehoning. They were married Sept. 18, 2004.

Contract default

JP Morgan Chase Bank, Box 901098, Fort Worth, Tex., filed an action against Frank A. Pranzo Jr., 26 Leslie Lane, Jim Thorpe, alleging he defaulted on a retail installment contract on a vehicle. Sought is $43,236.23 plus interest, costs and fees.

Slip and fall suit

Wayne and Mary Michaelchuck, 540 Swedesboro Rd., Gibbstown, N.J., filed a civil complaint against Peak Resorts, 17409 Hidden Valley Drive, Wildwood, N.J.; Jack Frost Mountain Co., SR940 Mosey Wood Rd., Blakeslee; Jebb Ski Areas Inc., 1 Jack Frost Mountain Rd., Blakeslee; and Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc., One Busch Place, St. Louis, Mo.

The suit states on March 13, 2009, Wayne Michaelchuck was at the Jack Forst Ski Area participating in sporting contests sponsored, in part, by the defendants. While the plaintiff was heading to the finish line in an event at a bar, he was caused to slip and fall due to a build up of water on the floor suffering injuries detailed in the suit.

Negligence is alleged and sought are damages in excess of $50,000 on each of nine counts.

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Todd Stehle, 1350 Orchard Lane, Jim Thorpe, from Michelle Stehle, Box 701, Lehighton.

Bryan C. Gogal, 601 Jamestown Drive, Lehighton, from Shannon Lee Everett, same address.

Linda L. Nuccio, 357 Bridge St., Lehighton, from Phillip J. Nuccio, 307 Jefferson St., Lehighton.

Yvonne S. Devitt, 530 E. Kline Ave., Lansford, from Michael Devitt, 42 Hollyberry Rd., Jim Thorpe.

Connie McDowell, 21 Sunrise Drive, Jim Thorpe, from Elwood McDowell Jr., same address.

David D. Christman, 236 W. Columbus Ave., Nesquehoning, from Cynthia G. Christman, 54 W. Mill St., Nesquehoning.

Tara Rehrig, 718 Beltz Lane, Palmerton, from Brent Rehrig, 125 N. First St., Lehighton.

Lori Rawlins, 334 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, from Michael Rawlins, 9 Grouse Drive, Bayville, N.J.

Patricia M. Young, 62 Mountain Rd., Albrightsville, from Richard J. Young, 230 Cneter Ave., Jim Thorpe.