Divorces granted

Nicholas Thomas, 323 E. Fell St., Summit Hill, was granted a divorce from Amy Thomas, 33 Swatara St., Tamaqua. They were married Feb. 20,1999.

Barbara R. Kales, Pitman, Eldred Township, was granted a divorce from Mark A. Kales Sr., Dallas, Luzerne County. They were married June 1, 1991.

Patricia M. McGee, Port Carbon, was granted a divorce from Fabian McGee, Orwigsburg. They were married Feb. 14, 1998.

File for divorce

April Banavage, 223 Spruce St., Tamaqua, started a divorce proceeding against Bruce Banavage, 1340 Laurel Lane, New Ringgold. They were married March 3, 1995.

Lisa M. Frederick, 535 Railroad St., Tamaqua, filed suit for divorce from David G. Frederick Sr., 51 Chain Circle, New Ringgold. They were married June 6, 1987.

Charges stand

Judge John E. Domalakes denied the motion of Douglas J. Schartel Jr., 22, Shenandoah, to suppress charges of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and while his license was suspended which was filed by Mahanoy City Officer Robert Romanick.

Schartel claimed the officer had no reason to stop him on May 14, 2010. The officer claimed the car was making noises of a grinding nature on busy SR54 which gave him a reason for the stop and he observed the defendant's condition. The court ruled the officer was right in seeking a sobriety test.