Divorces granted

Carolyn A. Stewart, Saint Clair, was granted a divorce from Randall S. Stewart, Branchdale, Branch Township. They were married Nov. 28, 1987.

Terri A. Minahan, Ringtown, was granted a divorce from James J. Minahan, Mahanoy Plane, Gilberton. They were married Aug. 30, 1997.

File for divorce

Darlene Mercuri, Frackville, filed suit for divorce from James D. Mercuri, Mahanoy City. They were married Feb. 12, 2007,

Loses appeal

Kerry Scott Fulmer, 40, of 513 Lombard St., Tamaqua, lost his appeal from a summary conviction by a magisterial district judge.

Judge Charles M. Miller adjudged him guity of harassment of Monique Nunemacher, 320 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, and ordered him to pay a fine of $125 plus $23.50 costs and serve 30 days in the county prison beginning March 14 at 9 a.m. Fulmer was cited by Tamaqua Patrolman Karl L Harig.

Reduce bail

Judge John J. Domalakes reduced the amount of bail for Dean Hess, Girardville, from $10,000 straight cash to $500 percentage cash and Hess shall have no contact with the victim and must obtain employment within 30 days.

Credit card suits

Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio, filed suit against Stanley John Costello Jr., 100 High St., Coaldale, alleging $1,878.71 is due and owed on his credit card balance.

Portfolio Recoup Associates, LLC, Norfolk, Va., filed suit against Deanna M. Mease, 312 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, alleging $1,637.24 is owed and due on her credit card.

Dell Financial Services, LLC, Malvern, filed suit against John Shigo, 419 E. Grant St., McAdoo, alleging $2,461 is due and owed on his credit card.

Revoke probation

Shawn R. Carl, 23, Tower City, had his probation revoked by Judge Jacqueline Russell and he was re-sentenced on the charge of corruption of minors to serve 18 to 36 months in a state correctional institution followed by two years on probation supervised by state authorities. He received credit for 114 days served in prison. He had pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced in February 2010 to serve 12 months on probation.

Luke J. Pennypacker, 32, Gordon, had his probation revoked by Judge Russell and re-sentenced on a simple assault charge to serve four to 24 months less one day in the county prison, make restitution of $5,023.21 to Saint Catherine's Medical Center, Ashland, and $751.64 to Washington F.C. Communuity Ambulance Inc. He had pleaded guilty to the charge was placed on probation last October.

Stripping disallowed

Judge Charles M. Miller upheld the ruling by the Schuylkill County Zoning Hearing Board which denied to E.O.J. Inc., a variance to the county's zoning ordinance to strip mine on land owned in Borough of Palo Alto.

Joseph Zaprazny, of New Ringgold, is president of the company, which owns three tracts of land in the borough, 87.17, 114.53 and 16.2 acres.The home owners on Cadbury and Baker streets, whose properties would be 1,000 from the surface mining operation, objected as well as Palo Alto Borough officials.