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Saturday, August 11, 2012

David and Andrea Yurkanin, East Union Township, to Randall J. and Pamela S. Brown, Bloomsburg, Lot Number 358, WS Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, East Union Township, $179,000.

Eugene Woll, Port Carbon, to Susan L. Belsak, New Ringgold, property at 119 N. Second St., Saint Clair, $1 (full consideration $25,000).

Giffords Falafal Corporation to Hoda Mansour, both of Staten Island, N.Y., property at 215 E. Elm St., Tamaqua, $10,000.

Stasia M. Dombrosky and Patricia A. Bunting to William Vacula and Joann Kellner, property at 318 Columbia St., Tamaqua, $28,000.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Verdict for defendant

A Carbon County jury panel ruled in favor of the defendant this week in a civil trial in which damages were sought for an alleged assault.

The suit was filed by John D. Whittaker, of 642 N. Laurel St., Hazleton, and his wife, Desiree, against Robert Brislin, of 14 N. Chestnut St., Tresckow.

Whittaker charged that he and the defendant went to a football game at Redskins stadium in Landover, Md., in October 2009 between Washington and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

File for divorce

Kristopher E. Naugle, 108 Sixth St., Coaldale, filed for divorce from Heather L. Naugle, 362 W. Klein Avenue, Lansford. They were married April 26, 2005.

Divorces granted

Angela M. Sandler, 244 Walnut Lane, Andreas, West Penn Township, was granted a divorce from Brendan L. Shandler, 236 Walnut Lane, Andreas. They were married Sept. 11, 2010.

Tracey L. Aponick-Betzer, Ringtown, was granted a divorce from Toby R. Betzer, Selinsgrove. They were married Aug. 14, 2007.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Deeds recorded

Franklin Township

Mary S. Storm to William H. Schoup, Pennsburg, Pa., property at 440 Main Road, $25,000.

Harold R. Hawk to Harold R. Hawk, 109 Evergreen Road, Lehighton, property at 109 Evergreen Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Neil Bogin, 225 High St., Jim Thorpe, property at 17 W. Third St., $37,000.

Mary Kay Malaska to Todd A. Truskey, 638 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 638 Center Ave., $75,000.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sue landlord

Renters of a vacation home filed a civil suit against a McAdoo couple named as owners of the properthy for injuries allegedly suffered when a deck attached to the home collapsed.

The suit was started by Christine Lubicky, 4009 Creston Street, and Catherine Fox, 4604 Ashville Street, both of Philadelphia; and Wilham Paul Capko, 3300 Whitehall Drive, Willow Grove, against John and Renee Sharkey, 69 Spruce St.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Russell E. Neal to Loraine N. Neal, 639 Ore St., Bowmanstown, property at 639 Ore St., $1.

East Penn Township

Doris E. Goodhile to Brandon Gray, 1131 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 1131 E. Lizard Creek Road, $1.

Hubert R. Alward II to Hubert R. Alward II, 337 Lower Nis Hollow Drive, Lehighton, property at 337 Lower Nis Hollow Drive, $1.

Bruce B. Haydt to Bruce B. Haydt, 313 Honeysuckle Lane, Lehighton, property at 313 Honeysuckle Lane, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Seek delinquent tax

Two area school districts are cracking down on property owners delinquent in payment of school taxes by filing suits in the county court.

Tamaqua Area School District is bringing action against the following:

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Deeds recorded

July 31

Beaver Meadows

Joseph R. Sando to Joseph R. Sando, 49 Second St., P.O. Box 408, Beaver Meadows, property at 49 Second St., $1.

East Penn Township

Ivan Witmer to Michael F. Fisher, Willow Grove, parcel No. 86-7-A30 (1/9th interest), $6,000.

Franklin Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to ABFS Mortgage Loan Trust 2000-4, West Palm Beach, Fla., property at 10 Fairyland Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Andrew R, Sutphin to Kevin Thompson, 517 South Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 517 South Ave., $123,000.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Divorces started

James E. Straight, Box 279, Beaver Meadows, filed against Sandra Maribel Straight, 6250 Hargrove Ave., Las Vegas, Nev. They were married Aug. 19, 2000.

Robin Smith, 178 S. Fourth St., Lehighton, filed against Robert Smith, 306 Maple St., Lehighton. They were married June 29, 1974.

Mortgage forclosures

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

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Deeds recorded

August 1

Banks Township

Christopher L. Mehlig to Christopher L. Mehlig, 34 N. Chestnut St., P.O. Box 408, Tresckow, property at 34 N. Chestnut St., $1.

Bowmanstown

Margaret E. Rehrig to Cherise Hosak, 627 Blose St., Bowmanstown, property at 627 Blose St., $122,000.

East Penn Township

Dolores M. Slifer to Dolores M. Slifer, Doylestown, property on Bake Oven Road, $1.

Ivan Witmer to Kevin D. Schweitzer, 4047 Hunsicker Drive, Walnutport, parcel No. 86-7-A30 (1/9th interest), $6,000.

Franklin Township

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Divorces granted

Lisa R. Walton, 12 Laurelwood St., Tamaqua R.D., was granted a divorce from Bradley F. Walton, 1000 Patriot Lane, Crestview, Fla. They were married July 10, 1982.

Cecelia Stoyher was granted a divorce from Joel H. Stoyer, both of Schuylkill Haven.They were married Oct. 24, 1981.

File for divorce

Lori A. Donohue filed for divorce from Shawn M. Donohue, both of 484 Blue Mountain Road, North Manheim Township. They were married Nov. 14, 1992.

Mortgage foreclsoures

Friday, July 27, 2012

File for divorce

Andrea L. Caprio started a divorce action against Gerard D. Caprio, both of 3119 Fern Drive, Coopersburg. They were married July 25, 2003.

Sherry A. Searfoss, 308 Mahanoy St., Zions Grove, North Union Township, filed suit for divorce from Edward W. Searfoss, 433 Mountain Road, Zion Grove. They were married Sept. 17, 1994.

Divorces granted

Justine Sluck Waiksnoris was granted a divorce from Timothy Waiksnoris, both of Shenandoah. They were married Oct. 14, 2009.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Albert Lakitsky, 1459 Spring Road, Andreas, West Penn Township, to Joseph Clauss, Elkins Park, property at 131 W. Moser Avenue, Coaldale, $1 (full consideration $15,000).

Elizabeth Waldren, individually and as agent for Joseph Waldren, to Elizabeth Waldren, 227 Mountain Road, Walker Township, a two and one-half story building on 46.63 acres located in Walker Township, $1 (transaction between spouses).

The Municipal Authority of Blythe Township to Blythe Township, two tracts, 160 acres and 30.4 acres along Burma Road in Blythe Township, $1.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Appeal denied

The appeal of Kermit R. Sponheimer, 60, of Nesquehoning, of his state prison term on a drug smuggling charge has been denied in a memorandum opinion handed down by the county court.

Sponheimer pleaded guilty on March 5 to one count of criminal attempt to commit the crime of contraband, a second decree felony. On May 14 President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II sentenced him to serve two to five years in a state prison with the term to run consecutive to a county term he was serving on a retail theft charge. That theft term maxes out in September.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Ann M. DeLong to Roger F. Mendsen, 647 Franklin St., Bowmanstown, property at 647 Franklin St., $157,000.

East Penn Township

Marjorie A. Wertman to Marjorie A. Wertman, 299 W. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, two transactions, property at 74 Ashfield Road, Ashfield, and parcel No. 72-7-B46, $1 each.

Franklin Township

Thomas C. Geshel to Robert l. Beers, 111 Mantzville Road, Tamaqua, property at 4638 Long Run Road, $125,000.

Charles J. Long Jr. to Charles J. Long Jr., 909 Elm St., Lehighton, property at 909 Elm St., $1.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Loses Liberty

Richard George Wolfe, 25, of 232 Millhead Road, Tamaqua, lost 112 days of liberty when Judge John E. Domalakes revoked his parole and re-committed him to the county prison to serve the balance of his sentence. His maximum date for release was extended to Dec. 31, 2013. He is eligible to apply for re-parole on Sept. 8.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Duty to protect

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mortgage

foreclosures

The following actions have been filed as mortgage foreclosures to alleged defaults on loans.

JP Morgan Chase Bank, c/o 7255 Baymeadows Way, Jacksonville, Fla., filed against James T. Martino, 165 S. Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, over property at that address. Sought is $91,954.82 and continuing interest.

JP Morgan Chase Bank filed against Neal A. Scotto, 90 Clearview Drive, Palmerton, over property at that address. Sought is $151,334.46 and continuing interest.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Susquehanna Bank, Lancaster, to Carolyn M. Johns, Arlington, Tex., tract containing 54.8873 acres beginning at the intersection of State Route 443 and Mantzville Road and West Penn Township, $1 (full consideration $260,000).

Gail L. Jones, as executor of the estate of Alberta I. Brode, late of Tamaqua, to Gail L. Jones and Robert Jones, her husband, property at 344 Lafayette St., Tamaqua, $1 (transfer to sole residuary heir).

Jean Callaghan Feeley and William Feeley, her husband, to Ava O'Sche, Kelayres, Kline Township, tract containing 1.27 acres in Kline Township, $9,500.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Cynthia S. Ray to Karen Jean Skotek, 109 Main St., Jeanesville, properties at 2 N. Poplar and 97 Market streets, $5,000.

East Penn Township

Kevin S. Ahner to Joseph A. Neff, 87 Friendship Road, Lehighton, property at 87 Friendship Road, $207,500.

Franklin Township

Sue P. Beveridge to Justin L. Kneas, 80 Green Forest Lane, Lehighton, property at 80 Green Forest Lane, $232,500.

Jim Thorpe

Robert W. Honor to Claudia G. Giomi, Cheltenham, property at 81 W. Broadway, $85,000.