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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Mildred B. Turner to Michael D. Komishock, 57 Second St., Beaver Meadows, property at 97 Broad St., $8,000.

East Penn Township

Kimberly A. Otto to Kimberly A. Otto, 138 Pineoak Road, Lehighton, Lot 9, Nis Hollow Acres, $1.

Lisa L. Leh to Virginia M. Swingle, 486 Ben Salem Road, Lehighton, property at 486 Ben Salem Road, $118,000.

James M. Lavelle to Jennifer L. Solt, 23 Fairway Road South, Lehighton, property at 23 Fairway Road South, $239,000.

East Side Borough

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Seek gun forfeiture

A petition was filed in the county court by District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon seeking a court order for destruction of a 9mm model handgun which was confiscated by Trooper Melissa Kyper from Dillon Patrick Fogarty, of Shenandoah, after a drive-by shooting in Barnesville, Ryan Township, Jan. 16, 2012.

The petition states two shots were fired from a moving vehicle which struck the home of Christopher Jadosh, 221 Church St., Barnesville, Ryan Township.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal National Mortgage Association, Philadelphia, property at 62 Main St., Beaver Meadows, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Patrick J. Herman to Patrick J. Herman, 197 Glenview Drive, P.O. Box 4984, Jim Thorpe, property at 197 Glenview Drive, $1.

Mary Jeanette Shanfelt to Mary Jeanette Shanfelt, 809 Lehigh St., Jim Thorpe, property at 809 Lehigh St., $1.

Kidder Township

Carol A. Eberts to Herbert A.L. Eberts, Bangor, one-third interest in parcels No. 60-20-A26 and 60-20-A27, $1.

Friday, February 1, 2013

File for divorce

Christina M. Parry, 153 S. Third St., Frackville, filed suit for divorce from Michael R. Parry, 409 New Philadelphia Road, Kaska, Blythe Township. They were married Feb. 8, 1992.

Dave Mattson, 398 Golf Road, Tamaqua, filed suit for divorce from Judith Mattson, 21 Kendon Drive, Easton. They were married May 2,1981.

Divorces granted

Dale Lehman Zion Grove, North Union Township, was granted a divorce from Nancy E. Lehman, Oneida, East Union Township. They were married Dec. 13, 1980.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Property transfers

MBC Development, LP, Schuylkill Haven, to M.J.F. Realty Inc., 12 Willow Lane, Nesquehoning, tract containing 31.87 acres on south side of right-of-way through Tidewood-West Industrial Park, Hometown, Rush Township, $1 (full consideration $1,900,000).

Megan E. Dorward to Michael Joseph Croizier and Bonnie Lee Croizier, tract containing 1.727 acres located on the south side of Route 413 and on west side of Route 946 (Snowdrift Road) in West Penn Township on which is located a mobile home, $95,000.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Deeds recorded

Jim Thorpe

Clyde V. Hill Jr. to Clyde V. Hill Jr., 306 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, property at 306 W. Broadway, $1.

Jacob's United Church of Christ to Russell W. Crouch, 641 Onoko Lane, Jim Thorpe, two transactions, Lot 132, Leisureland, $230,000, and Lot 131, Leisureland, $1.

Francine M. Craigie to Eric D. Craigie, 44 W. Sixth St., Jim Thorpe, property at 44 W. Sixth St., $1.

Kidder Township

Colleen M. Jeffery to Ian M. Jeffery, Quakertown, property at 204 S. Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, $1.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees have been signed by the county court.

Brian K. Schleicher, 353 N. Sixth St., Lehighton, from Jennifer A. Schleicher, 1308 E. Mark St., Allentown.

Elaine Balch, 1166-3 Germans Rd., Lehighton, from John Joseph Balch, 112 W. Fourth St., Kaukauna, Wis.

Rebeka Lauren Seyfried, 220 Mecksville Rd., Albrightsville, from Christopher Seyfried, 813 Grandview Blvd., Erie.

Robin L. Hughes, 606 N. Sixth St., Allentown, from Charles W. Hughes, 71 Princeton Ave., Palmerton.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Deeds recorded

Jim Thorpe

Jean Cantor to Peter L. Micciche, 433 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 433 Center Ave., $65,000.

Kidder Township

Mid-Atlantic Acquisitons, Inc., to Richard B. Wunderlich, 92 Game Drive, White Haven, property at 92 Game Drive, $121,000.

Gerald H. Fulk to Gerald H. Fulk, HCR 1 Box 14, White Haven, two transactions, Gerry and Mike's Nursery, HCR 1 Box 13A, and parcel No. 75-20-A1.01, $1 each.

Dennis P. Bardar to Precision Remodeling, Inc., Audubon, N.J., Lot 18, Section H, Split Rock, Lake Harmony, $54,000.

Monday, January 28, 2013

File for divorce

Jeffrey S. Gerber started a divorce action against Terri L. Gerber, both of 36 Archery Club Road, New Ringgold. They were married May 15, 2004.

Hans A. Shinton, 119 Lafayette St., Tamaqua, filed suit for divorce against Amy D. Shinton, 108 N. Third St., Hamburg. They were married June 19, 1999.

Divorces granted

Sheila L. Vanorden was granted a divorce from Glenn J. Vanorden, both of Pottsville. They were married Oct. 21, 2000.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Ralph G. Smith to Ronald Kossifos, 606 Apple St., Bowmanstown, property at 606 Apple St., $80,000.

Franklin Township

Glen A. Andrews to Albert L. Barone, 300 Laurel Drive, Lehighton, property at 300 Laurel Drive, $319,000.

Jim Thorpe

Ann L. Simmons to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation, Allentown, property at 49 W. Front St., $1.

Michael J. Scherer to Regina A. Scherer, 607 Onoke Lane, Jim Thorpe, property at 137 Broadview Drive, $1.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees have been signed by the county court.

Karen French, 315 Maple Drive, White Haven, from Luke French, same address.

Vicki A. Zaengle, 38 Woodvale Rd., Airville, York County, from Mark E. Zaengle, 514 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning.

Mark Rawlins, 8 Panther Run Rd, Jim Thorpe, from Christine Rawlins, same address.

Credit defaults

The following actions were filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card/loan accounts.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Scott G. Blocker to Eric Kresge, P.O. Box 65, Bowmanstown, property at 155 Forge St., $169,900.

Franklin Township

Darrin L. Goldberg to John J. Stout, 83 Main Road, Lehighton, property at 83 Main Road, $94,000.

Jim Thorpe

Elizabeth F. Straubinger to Elizabeth F. Straubinger, 104 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, property at 104 Broadway, $36,188.

Vincent Manzo Jr. to Lisa Smulligan, 208 Summit Drive, Jim Thorpe, lots 244 and 245, Leisureland, $5,000.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Douglas Gause to Wildlife Information Center, Inc., 642 Main St., P.O. Box 198, Slatington, property at 226 Van Man Lane, $17,000.

Franklin Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Columbus, Ohio, property at 213 Held St., $1.

Beneficial Consumer Discount Company to Larry A. Ahner, 1800 Long Run Road, Lehighton, property at 3992 Long Run Road, $41,000.

Jim Thorpe

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Bill owed

Atlantic Cooling Technologies & Services, 80 Kero Rd., Carlstadt, N.J., filed an action against Vacation Charters Ltd., dba, Split Rock Resort, 1 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony.

The suit states the plaintiff was hired by the defendant to certain repair services relating to coils for slides at their water park facility.

A bill for those services is due and owed, it is alleged, and sought is $50,300 plus costs, fees, and interest.

Credit defaults

Monday, January 14, 2013

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Colleen Booth, 135 Clearview Drive, Palmerton, from Kevin Booth, 355 Hahns Dairy Rd., Palmerton.

Christie M. Nansteel, 875 Edgemont Ave., Palmerton, from Joshua Nansteel, 583 Mauch Chunk Rd., Palmerton.

Edward J. Kane, 338 E. Ludlow St., Summit Hill, from Nicole R. Kane, 850 Totts Gap Rd., Bangor.

Joshua Black, 138 W. White St., Summit Hill, from Stephanie L. Black, 380 Dogwood Lane, Nesquehoning.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Lenard J. Kolek to Stephen J. Kolek, 216 Pinewood Road, Lehighton, property on Maple Road, $1.

East Side Borough

Jacqueline A. Richardson to John Cepiel Jr., 474 Centre St., White Haven, property at 474 Centre St., $41,250.

Franklin Township

Jerry Mystkowski to Mark N. Schor, 235 Plantation Road, Lehighton, Plantation Section II, Lot 28, $21,000.

Jim Thorpe

Bank of America, N.A., to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Oklahoma City, Okla., property at 908 North St., $1.

Kidder Township

Friday, January 11, 2013

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Linda A. Becker to Loft at Birch Wilds, LLC, 474 Mulberry Drive, Walnutport, property at 3236 W. Lizard Creek Road, $259,900.

James A. Pompa Jr. to Brittney M. Pompa, 158 S. Kittatinny Road, Lehighton, parcel No. 71A-9-2, Riverview Road, $1.

Franklin Township

Maria Nozka to Stanislaw G. Nozka, Carlstadt, N.J., lots 7 and 8, Tall Oaks at Kriss Pines, Section 1, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Borough of Jim Thorpe to Borough of Jim Thorpe, 101 E. 10th St., Jim Thorpe, vacant land, parcel No. 82-16-A36, $1.

Kidder Township

Friday, January 11, 2013

File for divorce

David G. Piccioni,100 Orwigsburg Manor Drive, Orwigsburg, started a divorce action against Joy Piccioni, 259 Lehigh St., Cumbola, Blythe Township. They were married Sept. 12, 1992.

David C. Wall, 1005 E. Centre St., Mahanoy City, started a divorce action against Laurie M. Wall, Tuscarora, Schuylkill Township. They were married Feb. 26, 1984.

Divorces granted

Teshea L. Heiser was granted a divorce from Edward J. Heiser Sr., both of Pottsville. They were married Sept. 27, 1997.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Zoning appeal

Scott A. Lutz, 5320 Little Gap Road, Kunkletown, has filed a land use appeal challenging a decision made by the Lower Towamensing Zoning Hearing Board, which is the defendant in the case.

In the filing, Lutz said the appeal involves land owned by Harry L. and Elaine D. Eckhart, 5260 Little Gap Road, Kunkletown, which the Eckharts proposed to subdivide to create a new five-acre building lot and leave the remaining acreage at 115.54.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dismiss charge

A charge of theft of leased property was dismissed against Brian S. Craig, 48, Shenandoah, by President Judge William E. Baldwin.

A motion to nolle prosequi was presented to court by District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon because the victim did not wish to prosecute because full restitution was made.

The charge against Craig was brought by Trooper Timothy J. Rymarkiewicz after the victim, Lok-Weld Company, East Norwegian Township, complained Craig had leased a chainsaw for eight days and failed to return it or pay for its use. The settlement was for $1,200.