Prothonotary's report

A total of 320 cases were started March in the office of Carbon County Prothonotary Joann M. Behrens, according to a monthly statistical report released by the officeholder. A breakdown of the cases is as follows:

Civil actions, 42; custody complaints, 28; district justice appeals, 8; divorce complaints, 26; ejectment complaints, 3; eminent domain/declaration of taking, 5; mortgage foreclosure complaints, 42; name change petition, 1; miscellaneous, 2; partition, 1; protection from abuse petitions, 24; replevin complaints, 2; court rules, 1; judgments, 131; paternity suit, 1; and stipulations/waivers of liens, 3. The office staff also received and processed 134 applications for U.S. Passports.

Behrens' financial report shows $36,245.31 was generated last month as follows: prothonotary's fees, $30,109.20; interest income, $3.41; PFA Surcharge, courts, $150; PFA Surcharge, Sheriff, $120.80; custody fees, $600; and data processing fees, $5,261.90.

The prothonotary also remitted $5,153.02 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue, representing state fees collected locally, and $84 to the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts, this being surcharges on new custody cases in accordance with Act 119 of 1996. Another $1,261.40 was deposited in the Prothonotary's Automation Fund, for future use in automating the office.

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Marion L. Beidleman to Janelle E. Lockett, 739 White St., Bowmanstown, property at 739 White St., $69,000.

Franklin Township

HSBC Bank U.S.A., N.A., to Patricia B. Cury, 225 Panorama Circle, Kunkletown, property at 1126 Main Road, $55,200.

Lansford

Winifred Veronica Quinn to Kristie L. Zimmerman, 1 W. Kline Ave., Lansford, property at 1 W. Kline Ave., $1.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Todd Wingert, 324 N. Seventh St., Lehighton, property at 224 E. Abbott St., $8,500.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal National Mortgage Association, Philadelphia, property at 238 W. Abbott St., $1.

Lehighton

Judith A. Hosier to Judith A. Hosier, 40 Third Ave., Lehighton, property at 40 Third Ave., $1.

Larry Dale Markley to Brian K. Rubin, 164 S. Third St., Lehighton, property at 170 S. Third St., $60,000.

Lehigh Fire Company No. 1 to Lehighton Borough, 1 Constitution Ave., P.O. Box 29, Lehighton, property at 132 and 136 S. Third St., $191,875.50.

Lower Towamensing Township

Arthur P. Mistretta to Parryville Properties, LLC, 85 Maple Drive, Palmerton, property on Club Road, $25,000.

Mahoning Township

Northland Development Corporation to Louis Lobasso, 111 Pleasant View Drive, Lehighton, property at 111 Pleasant View Drive, $430,000.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to John R. Huntington, 41 Jamestown Drive, Lehighton, property at 118 Jamestown St., $18,000.

Nesquehoning

Edward Savitsky to Edward J. Savitsky, 21 Club Road, Nesquehoning, property at 21 Club Road, $1.

Summit Hill

James Redash to Craig Sommers, 138 E. Walter St., Summit Hill, property at 138 E. Walter St., $80,000.

Fannie Mae to Kevin Ruch, 43 Park Ave., Summit Hill, property at 302 W. White Bear Drive, $41,500.

Towamensing Township

Marion A. Frankland to Joan M. DiGiacomo, Woodinville, Wash., parcel No. 5-56-A11.08, $1.

Dennis G. Bumberger to Dennis G. Bumberger, 405 Twin Flower Circle, Kunkletown, property at 405 Twin Flower Circle, $1.