Granted divorce

Angela Stahl, 229 Orwigsburg St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Timothy M. Stahl, E. Elm St., Tamaqua. They were married April 7, 1993.

John P. Hartman was granted a divorce from Keely A. Hartman, both of Auburn. They were married Nov. 29, 1202.

Daryl A. Emerich, Orwigsburg, was granted a divorce from Kevin A. Emerich, 51 Hope Avenue, New Ringgold. They were married Oct. 22, 1988.

File for divorce

Joseph J. Galada III, of 588 Fairview St., Tamaqua, started a divorce action against Danielle M. Galada, 39 Grove St., McAdoo;. They were married Feb. 25, 2003.

Credit card debt

Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio, filed suit against Tammy L. Green-Hertz, 731 Brockton Mountain Road, Barnesville, is seeking payment on an alleged balance of $8,733.59 on her credit card.

Bench warrant

April M. Petrick, 30, of Mahanoy City, appeared before Judge Charles M. Miller on a bench warrant which was issued last Nov. 7 after she failed to appear in court for a pre-trial hearing.

The court dissolved the bench warrant and fixed bail at $5,000 percentage cash with stipulation she is to reside at 38 Lindenmuth St., Tamaqua R.D., and must not relocate without written permission from the district attorney's office and pay a fee of $50 for the bench warrant, shall not possess nor consume alcoholic beverages, controlled substance or drug paraphernalia, and must keep all court appearances. Petrick faces charges of theft of medical supplies from Saint Catherine's Hospital in Butler Townhip.

Sex offender

Christopher Michael Romberger, 24, of Tower City, who has been determined by a state evaluation board to be a sexually violent predator, was sentenced by President Judge William E. Baldwin on charges of corruption of a minor, indecent assault, statutory sexual assault, criminal attempt to commit involuntary deviiate sexual intent, aggravated indecent assault. and indecent exposure, to serve 10 to 20 years in a state correctional facilty with credit for serving 38 days in the county prison, pay $50 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account, make restitution of $673 in lab fees. He was cited by Trooper John Sleboda and entered a guilty plea to the charges last December but sentence was deferred pending the evaluation.

Changes plea

Keith Earl Wykle, 24, Pottsville, when summoned to select a jury to start his trial chose instead to plead guilty to a charge of simple assault.

Judge Charles M. Miller accepted the plea and deferred sentencing until May 9 and ordered a pre-sentence investigative report prepared by the adult probation department. Wykle was cited by Pottsville Patrolman Renee R. Galle, with assaulting his girlfriend's mother.