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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Kayrene Kocher to Kayrene Kocher, 34 Friendship Road, Lehighton, property at 34 Friendship Road, $1.

Franklin Township

Albert C. Kintzel to Marissa M. Frey, 808 Coal St., Lehighton, property at 964 Main Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Sheriff of Carbon County to Mauch Chunk Trust Company, 1111 North St., P.O. Box 289, Jim Thorpe, property at 601 Center Ave., $1.

Barbara E. Hawk to Barbara E. Hawk, 9 W. Chipmunk Trail, Jim Thorpe, property at 9 W. Chipmunk Trail, $1.

Kidder Township

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Banks Township

Annys Soto to Loretta McManaway, 3 E. Market St., Tresckow, property at 3 E. Market St., $116,600.

East Penn Township

Mary C. Herman to Lisa Smulligan, 208 Summit Drive, Jim Thorpe, Lot 1, Richard W. and Phyllis M. Bowman Minor Subdivision, $10,000.

Franklin Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to First Northern Bank and Trust Company, Fourth Street and Lafayette Avenue, P.O. Box 217, Palmerton, property at 486 Jefferson St., $1.

Jason Shapiro to Heather Shapiro, 180 Mill Run Road, Lehighton, property at 180 Mill Run Road, $1.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Marriage licenses

Robert Anthony Myers and Heather Anne Smogor, of Emmaus.

Nicholas William Thomas and Krista Ann Owen, of Scranton.

Auto crash suit

Theresa Seroka, 6775 Ben Creek Road, Saint Leonard, Maryland, filed an civil action seeking damages against Walton Smith, 1176 Upper Nis Hollow Drive, Lehighton, over an automobile accident.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Nicole D. Thomas of Nesquehoning and James A. Dunn of New Ringgold.

Angela M. Rex of Tamaqua and Travis Lee Howard of Summit Hill.

Amanda M. Carson and Stephen W. Bennett, both of Tamaqua.

Kevin J. Crockett and Carl A. Rice, both of New Ringgold.

Shannon M. terry and William E. Frye, both of Coaldale.

James L. Burke and Elvin H. Whetstone, both of Tamaqua.

Saturday, October 17, 2015


Louis R. Weinberger and Betty A. Weinberger to Jay A. Hollenbach Jr. and Gloria Hollenbach: Property on Rolling Mill Avenue for $20,000.

Riverview Bank to Elizabeth Brill: Property 133 W. Broad St. for $25,000.


Stephen Vilcheck and Claire M. Vilcheck to Claire M. Vilcheck: Property at 70 Greenwood St. for $1.

Rush Township:

Michael J. Bolen and Lauren S. Bolen to Adam G. Green and Heather L. Green: Property at 49 Crescent Drive for $399,000.

Walker Township:

Monday, October 12, 2015


Alyssa L. Shellhamer to Rolando Horsford: Property at 307 Arlington St. for $1,500.

Erica L. Reilley and Thomas R. Whalen to Jason W. Jacobs and Megan Jacobs: Property at 210 Yetten Circle for $154,900.

Jennifer S. Burgert to Jason Hartz: Property at 504 Lombard St. for $126,000.

Bank of America to Kaja Holdings 2 LLC: Property at 409 E. Union St. for $4,755.

James R. Smulligan and Cynthia A. Smulligan to Joseph P. Bednarik and Patricia J. Bednarik: Property at 114 Patterson St. for $1.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Marriage licenses

Christopher Glenross Culkin and Samantha Marie Ressler, of Palmerton.

Ehren Jason Strahn and Jennifer Lee Duran, of Anchorage, Alaska.

Michael Robert Hubert and Laura Francine Manness, of Tamaqua.

Credit defaults

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

Monday, October 12, 2015

Deeds recorded

Jim Thorpe

Mark A. Rimsky to County of Carbon, 2 Hazard Square, P.O. Box 129, Jim Thorpe, property on East Fourth Street, $95,000.

Justin Nicholas to James P. Crawford Jr., 288 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, property at 68 Broadway, $135,000.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Mason Realty Company, 101 W. 10th St., Jim Thorpe, property at 201 North St., $75,680.

Kidder Township

Gregory J. Hauck to Stephen Martini, Lynbrook, New York, Unit E-189, Midlake on Big Boulder, $170,000.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Marriage licenses

Violeta B. Boyer of New Ringgold and Brian S. Clemson of Tamaqua.

Shelby P. Frymoyer and Daniel J. Forry, both of New Ringgold.

Hannah E. Pontician and Jaryd M. Linkhorst, both of Tamaqua.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Madeline M. Murray to Larry W. Eck Jr., 450 E. Sunset Road, Lehighton, lots 32, 33 and 34, Section 2, Guy’s Vacationland, $3,000.

Christopher Charters to John Berchtold, 115 Honeysuckle Lane, Lehighton, property at 115 Honeysuckle Lane, $403,000.

Franklin Township

U.S. Bank N.A. to Christiana Trust, West Palm Beach, Florida, property at 25 Evergreen Road, $123,224.

Jim Thorpe

Barry T. Phillips Jr. to Barry T. Phillips Jr., 922 North St., Jim Thorpe, property at 922 North St., $1.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Prothonotary’s report

A total of 306 cases were started in September 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:

Thursday, October 1, 2015


NCEP, Box 1589, Suwanne, Georgia, has filed a judgment against Guy A. Christman, 613 South St., Jim Thorpe, for $1,213.4.

Credit defaults

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

Midland Funding, Philadelphia, filed three actions as follows: Daniel Miller, 48 W. Fell St., Summit Hill, seeking $922.34; Bruce Romig, 328 W. Kline Ave., Lansford, seeking $1,702.80; and Daniel Dempsey, 50 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, seeking $1,023.68.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Credit account owed

Calvary SPV 1 LLC, has filed a debt collection complaint against Rosanna Rufrano, 19 Apache Way, Jim Thorpe.

The complaint alleges the defendant is in default of a GE Capital Retail Bank/QCARD account in the amount of $2,031.15.

Motion for partition

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Rush Township

Carol Cicioni to Kyle J. Kester and Amanda D. Kester: Property on the east side of Cumberland Street for $35,000.

Diana Demianenko and Olga Kushnir to William M. Hodnik and Colleen M. Hodnik: Property at 25 Oak Court for $195,000.

Dennis W. Garber and Barbara E. Garber to Justin A. Kaiser: Property at 148 Grier Ave. for $78,334.

Joseph T. Hafer and Bernadette M. Hafer to Christopher G. Poko: Property at 123 Cumberland Ave. for $125,000.

West Penn Township

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Deeds recorded

Penn Forest Township

Michael L. James Sr., to Tina M. Rzucidlo, 106 Oak Ridge Drive, Albrightsville, property at 106 Oak Ridge Drive, $155,000.

Roger J. Youngren to Christopher L. Gavitt, Stroudsburg, property at 101 Thomas Lane, Albrightsville, $167,000.

Patrick G. Neville to Patrick G. Neville, Bellmore, New York, Lot 124, Section A, Pleasant Valley West, $1.

Rowland R. Metcalf Sr., to Rowland R. Metcalf Sr., Lyndhurst, New York, property at 37 Basswood Court, Albrightsville, $1.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Franklin Township

Ruth A. Kneiss to John E. Fisher III, 120 Acorn Drive, Lehighton, property at 120 Acorn Drive, $200,000.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Midfirst Bank, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, property at 1131 Main Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Carrollton, Texas, property at 228 North Ave., $1.

Joseph F. Hiatt to Joseph F. Hiatt, 120 Silk St., Jim Thorpe, property at 120 Silk St., $1.

Kidder Township

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mortgage foreclosures

The Bank of New York Mellon, West Palm Beach, Florida, has filed a mortgage foreclosure complaint against Jean A. Eremus, 260 N. First St., Lehighton, over property at that address.

Judgment in the amount of $42,463.71, plus interest, costs, fees and attorney’s fees is sought.

Wells Fargo Bank N.A., has filed a mortgage foreclosure complaint against Carolyn Schuessler, 105 Repsher Lane, Lehighton, over a property at that address.

Judgment in the amount of $163,513.17, plus interest, attorney’s fees and costs is sought.

Municipal liens

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Judgment on verdict

Michael J. and Karen P. Donahue, Levittown, have entered a post-trial judgment against Joseph L. Ventresca, Moorestown, New Jersey, following a verdict in their favor.

By virtue of a nonjury verdict dated July 22, 2015, the plaintiffs prevailed in defense of a mortgage foreclosure action in which proceedings took place on June 27 and Oct. 14, 2014. The claim involved a property at 384 Kipling Lane, Penn Forest Township.

Friday, September 25, 2015

State lien filed

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Labor and Industry, Harrisburg, has filed a lien against BLC Operators Inc., 100 N. Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, seeking penalty charges assessed to it regarding Unemployment Compensation Fund withholdings by the employer.

The judgment is in the amount of $999.94, plus $27.35 filing fee costs.

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