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Court News

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Antoinette J. Fazio to Celeste Fazio, 25 W. Cherry St., Tresckow, property at 25 W. Cherry St., $1.

Beaver Meadows

Steven Yackanicz to Karen Yackanicz, Box 21, Beaver Meadows, property at 19 and 25 Tamaqua St., $1.

East Penn Township

Tiffany Oakley to Keith Hurst, San Marcos, Tex., property at 1607 E. Lizard Creek Road, $158,000.

Franklin Township

J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Oklahoma City, Okla., property at 213 Held St., $1.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tamaqua man

William David Lee, 38, also known as Southern Dave, whose last known address was Tamaqua, pleaded guilty to a simple assault charge and was sentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes to serve six to 12 months in the county prison, pay $50 to Criminal Justence Enhancement Account (CJEA) fund, a $50 monthly supervision, make restitution of $812.12 to the Department of Public Welfare, and $50 to the district attorney for a bench warrant issued to bring him to court.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

The Most Rev. John O. Barres, STD, JCL, DD, to The Most Rev. John O. Barres, McAdoo, two transactions, parcels No. 130A-4-A36.01 and 130A-4-A37, $1 each.

The Most Rev. John O. Barres, STD, JCL, DD, to Gerard Edward Grega Jr., 2432 Wetzel Run Drive, Weatherly, property at 14 S. Chestnut St., $65,000.

Bowmanstown

Francine M. Solt to Bradon Solt, 633 E. White St., Bowmanstown, property at 633 E. White St., $1.

Franklin Township

Friday, March 29, 2013

Warrant hearing

Barry Berger, 33, Ringtown, had the bench warrant dissolved by Judge John E. Domalakes after a hearing and his current bail restored with stipulations that he must reside at Bethesda Mission or Paxton Mission, Harrisburg, must not possess nor consume alcohol or illegal substances and must attend all future court proceedings.

He was brought in on a bench warrant after he failed to appear at a district judge's office for a preliminary hearing. The judge ordered his case placed on the next trial list.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Mortgageforeclosures

The following actions were filed as mortgage foreclosures for alleged defaults on loans.

Bank of America, c/o 7105 Corporate Drive, Plano, Tex., filed against Joleen Lee Kumangai, 404 S. Shamokin St., Shamokin, over property at 282-284 W. Snyder Ave., Lansford. Sought is $71,415.29 and continuing interest.

Bank of America filed against Danielle M. and Cory A. Hartsell, 122 Center Rd., Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $176,901.04 and continuing interest.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Patrick W. Trotter to Terri Sue Trotter, 664 Fireline Road, Palmerton, property at 664 Fireline Road, $1.

East Penn Township

Frank Grosseibl to Del Barket, Schnecksville, Tract 2, Vacation Homesites, Section 1, $7,000.

Franklin Township

Richard Koszarek to Richard Koszarek, Garfield, N.J., lots 13 and 14, Section 1, Kriss Pines Executive Estates, $1.

Warren C. Kromer to Lucas W. Kromer, 154 Birch Drive, Lehighton, property at 154 Birch Drive, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Monday, March 25, 2013

Divorces granted

Hans A. Shinton, 119 Lafayette St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Amy D. Shinton, 108 N. Third St., Hamburg. They were married June 19, 1999.

Mary Ann Weiksner was granted a divorce from Daniel J. Weiksner, both of 545 McIntosh Lane, Andreas. They were married May 8, 1993.

Debra Confair, Tremont, was granted a divorce from Harry L. Confair Jr., Gratz, They were married Oct. 15, 1994.

Jeffrey Dale Blankenhorn, Pine Grove, was granted a divorce from Carol Ann Blankenhorn, Auburn. They were married Aug. 8, 1995.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Property transfers

Edward M. and Patricia A. Dougherty to Rose A. Hastings and Stacy L. Harris, property at 131 Walnut St., Tuscarora, Schuylkill Township, $96,900.

Jay P. Brubaker and Regina S. Brubaker, Weedsport, N.Y., to Ethan R. and Maria J. Petre, West Penn Township, a 33,673 square feet parcel and 0.47 of an acre lot located along the right side of SR309 in West Penn Township, $1 (full consideration $270,000).

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Steven P. Yackanicz to James Straight, 44 Tamaqua St., P.O. Box 279, Beaver Meadows, property at 44-46 Tamaqua St., $94,000.

Bowmanstown

Wendy K. Sterling to Beebledid, LLC, 111 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, property at 416-418 Ore St., $115,000.

East Penn Township

Barbara M. Reppert to Stephen A. Manser, 58 N. Kittatinny Road, Lehighton, property at 58 N. Kittatinny Road, $88,000.

Franklin Township

Jason T. Ahner to Donna Lou Ahner, 1313 Indian Hill Road, Lehighton, property at 495 Maury Road, $1.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Jessica M. Delong, 797 Elm St., Lehighton, from James Delong Jr., same address.

Janine M. Baltz, 34 Lentz Ave., Lehighton, from Glenn Baltz, 487 Blue Ridge Rd., Saylorsburg.

Belinda Jones, 245 Edgemont Ave., Palmerton, from Todd D. Jones, 3770 Fireline Rd., Palmerton.

Dennis A. Klotz, 775 Mahoning Drive East, Lehighton, from Christina Klotz, 1338 Mahoning Drive East, Lehighton.

Lorraine A. Padgett, 67 Fawn Rd., Jim Thorpe, from Richard M. Padgett, same address.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Bank of America, N.A., Plano, Tex., property at 8 Main Road, Junedale, $1.

East Penn Township

Ronald L. Elsasser to Gerard J. Booths Jr., 2286 Municipal Road, Lehighton, property at 2286 Municipal Road, $199,000.

Tax Claim Bureau of Carbon County to Land Tycoon, Inc., 1933 State Rt. 903, Jim Thorpe, parcel No. 42-8-C5, $1,016.24.

Franklin Township

Nancy L. Wentz to Angela M. Stehle, 131 Fairview St., Lehighton, property at 125 Fairview St., $20,000.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Divorces granted

Kelly A. Kane, 336 Hazle St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Michael J. Beaver, 42 Market St., Tamaqua. They were married Sept. 18, 2010.

Darleen R. Frantz was granted a divorce from Jason R. Frantz, both of Girardville. They were married Aug. 19, 2006.

File for divorce

James L. Hamby started a divorce action against Elizabeth M. Hamby, both of 479 Miller Rd., Zions Grove, North Union Township. They were married May 12, 1990.

Sues property owner

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Divorces started

Thomas A. Reigel, 520 White St., Bowmanstown, filed against Cheryl A. Reigel, 939 Mauch Chunk Rd., Palmerton. They were married Oct. 3, 1998.

Amy J. Graver, 324 N. Fifth St., Lehighton, filed against William M. Graver Jr., 114A Delaware Ave., Palmerton. They were married Sept. 9, 2000.

Rebecca A. Urban-Dieter, 427 S. Third St., Palmerton, filed against Gary G. Dieter, 630 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton. They were married July 13, 2002.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Bail hearing

Peter M. Clive, 40, Saint Clair, had his bail reduced to $50,000 unsecured by Senior Judge D. Michael Stine and subjected him to special conditions, reside at 1100 E. Wyomissing Blvd., Reading, and is not to relocate without prior court approval, shall not consume, possess or transport any alcohol or drugs and must seek gainful employment. Clive faces charges of aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and terroristic threats.

Divorces granted

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 156 deeds, 217 mortgages and 425 other writs during the month of February.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $28,186.04. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $23,928.50; data processing fees, $1,682.50; notaries, $50; commission on transfers and writs, $1,459.14; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,065.90.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

File for divorce

Martha J. Lindenmuth, 427 E. Centre St., Mahanoy City, filed suit for divorce from Richard J. Lindenmuth, 97 Park Place Road, Mahanoy City. They were married May 4, 2002.

Charlene F. Wofford, 36 S. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, filed for divorce from Xavier T. Wofford, 721 E. Fifth St., Hazleton; They were married March 15, 2005.

Guilty pleas

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Divorces granted

Todd M. Dunlap, 212 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City, was granted a divorce from Michelle Dunlap, 618 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City. They were married Sept. 30, 1995.

Merle D. Dubosky was granted a divorce from John Joseph Dubosky III, both of Frackville. They were married Dec. 18, 1962.

Drop charges

Monday, March 11, 2013

Deeds recorded

Penn Forest Township

Sharon F. Almeida to Sharon F. Kukal, 772 Stony Mountain Road, Albrights-ville, property at 772 Stony Mountain Road, $1.

Delbert C. Levan to Eugene H. Yanick, 300 Knoll Drive, Lehighton, property at 1000 Bee Hollow Drive, $375,000.

U.S. Bank, N.A., to Cezary Tworek, Glendale, N.Y., Mt. Pocahontas Lot 2529, Section Mountain View, $66,299.

Federal National Mortgage Association to Jeffrey Poiron, Sellersville, property at 316 Junco Lane, Albrightsville, $28,600.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

File for divorce

Christopher G. Yost, 125 Orwigsburg St., Tamaqua, filed suit for divorce from Rochelle C. Yost, 842 Barnesville Drive, Barnesville. They were married Jan. 27, 2007.

Tracey L. Dombroski, 185 Roosevelt Drive, Morea, Mahanoy Township, started a divorce action against Randolph J. Dombroski, 609 W. Pine St., Mahanoy City. They were married July 25, 1991.

Divorces granted

Angela M. Rox, 107A W. Rowe St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Scott L. Rex, 1866 Dinky Road, Lehighton. They were married March 2, 2006.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

James A. Pompa Jr. to James A. Pompa Jr., 158 S. Kittatinny Road, Lehighton, property at 158 S. Kittatinny Road, $1.

Franklin Township

Jacquelyn G. Roeseler to Jacquelyn G. Roeseler, 646 Pohopoco Drive, Lehighton, property at 646 Pohopoco Drive, $1.

Kidder Township

Big Boulder Corporation to Joseph S. Cotteta, Plymouth Meeting, property at 272 Hummingbird Way, Lake Harmony, $205,000.