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Monday, July 29, 2013

Deeds recorded

Franklin Township

Patricia A. Wolf to Patricia A. Wolf, 177 Mountain View Drive, Lehighton, property at 177 Mountain View Drive, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Molly Graham to Morten Kucey, Alexandria, Va., property at 53 Race St., $135,000.

Kidder Township

Stephen J. Messina to Pendant Systems, L.P., Bensalem, Pa., property at 138 N. Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, $900,000.

Charles Joseph Weber Jr. to Charles Joseph Weber Jr., HC 1 Box 72, Albrightsville, two transactions, properties on Old Stage Road, $1 each.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Melody Fernandez to Schwab Properties, LLC, P.O. Box 56, Lehighton, property at 6 Christman Road, $125,000.

Barry T. Phillips Jr. to Connie A. McHugh, 218 South St., Jim Thorpe, property on South Street, $12,000.

Patrick J. Walsh to Thomas N. Fitzgerald, 225 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 225 Center Ave., $57,000.

Kidder Township

John N. Koston to Daniel Nam, Rutherford, N.J., Lot 1, Minor Subdivision of Kenneth and Belva Meckes, $295,000.

Lansford

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sentenced

Norman Kenneth Bensinger, Pottsville, who was found guilty by a jury last June 6 was sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin on a chage of criminal mischief to serve 60 days to 12 months in the county prison, pay $50 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account, make restitution of $780 to Melody Montag, the injured party, when released on parole to pay a monthly supervision fee of $50, and perform 25 hours of community service.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Divorces started

Thomas G. Sheppard, 2 Yerger Rd., Schwenksville, filed against Helene M. Sheppard, 238 Teliha Drive, Lehighton. They were married Oct. 30, 1995.

Michael Todd Bierman, 1304 Pin Oak Lane, Slatington, filed against Shannon Kingsbury Bierman, 255 Fireline Rd., Bowmanstown. They were married July 9, 2010.

Dean A. Pelczynski, 40 Hidden Lane, Lehighton, filed against Elizabeth F. Pelczynski, same address. They were married Oct. 8, 1989.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

File for divorce

Hope A. Reser, Barnesville, started a divorce action against Gregory B. Reser, Shenandoah. They were married June 8, 2013.

Joseph R. Dabashinsky, 32, School Row, New Ringgold, filed suit for divorce from Cynthia T. Dabashinsky, 20 N. Berne St., Schuylkill Haven. They were married July 17, 2005.

Melissa Lynn Kosica filed for divorce from Robert F. Kosica, both of Tuscarora, Schuylkill Township. They were married July 27,1991.

Granted divorce

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Raymond John Sefchick to Gale Mays, Ringtown, property on Main Street, Junedale, $1.

Franklin Township

Davene D. Heckman to Leo J. Bott, 350 Vilno Drive, Lehighton, property at 350 Vilno Drive, $304,000.

Jim Thorpe

Karen M. Sheehan to James R. Dunbar, 13 W. Second St., Jim Thorpe, property at 13 W. Second St., $1.

George Stoffa to George Stoffa, 530 Chapman St., Jim Thorpe, property at 530 Chapman St., $1.

Kidder Township

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees have been signed by county judges.

Stephanie Simkonis, 400 Third St., Weatherly, from Robert A. Simkonis, 77 S. Main St., Pittston.

Nina M. Jones, 286-77 Lower Nis Hollow Drive, Lehighton, from Daniel Jones, 2118 Butler St., Easton.

Richard A. Kusek, 58 Penn St., Beaver Meadows, from Danette Kusek, same address.

Jarrod A. Steber, 715 Lehigh St., Jim Thorpe, from Krista L. Steber, same address.

Susan Carol Page, 419 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, from Wayne Scott Page, 1006 Prospect Ave., Bethlehem.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 170 deeds, 262 mortgages and 368 other writs during the month of June.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $28,814.77. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $23,706.50; data processing fees, $1,866.75; notaries, $40; commission on transfers and writs, $2,043.22; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,158.30.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Costly program

Operating the Childlren and Youth Services Agency of Schuylkill County for the fiscal year from July 1, 2012, to June 30 cost $7,853,390 according to the report presented to the county commissioners.

The major contributor was the state, $5,115,848; Schuylkill County, $1,610,228; federal government, $951,330; and from grants, $175,894.

The total child case loads number 1,648 and family case loads 930. During the year there were placements of 181 juveniels into institutions.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

0229 Ventures, LLC, to Frances M. Powell, 419 White St., Bowmanstown, property at 419 White St., $74,900.

Franklin Township

Robert Lore to Barbara A. Weisbeck, Ashland, parcel No. 70E-11-1.01, $1.

Michael L. Glogower to Francine A. Glogower, 185 Oak Inlet Drive, Lehighton, property at 185 Oak Inlet Drive, $1.

Mark A. Drazek to Aaron M. Samok, 1475 Forest Drive, Lehighton, property at 515 Buck Drive, $15,000.

Jim Thorpe

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Deeds recorded

Penn Forest Township

Prime Group Partnership to Vincent L. Saraullo, Somerdale, N.J., Pocono Forest Lake Lot 188, Section B, $14,000.

Harlan Tell to John Hoke, 30 Sassafras Road, Albrightsville, property along Sassafras Road, $3,000.

Virginia Schlacter to Curtis Williams, Coplay, Pleasant Valley West Lot 625, Section F, $19,000.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to William Morris, Mohnton, Pa., property at 28 Pound Lane, Albrightsville, $43,200.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Mortgage foreclosure

The following action was filed as a mortgage foreclosure for alleged default on a loan.

Wells Fargo Bank, c/o 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C., filed against Wendi and Thomas B. Bartholomew Jr., 224 Colmubia Ave., Palmerton, over property at that address. Sought is $116,755.86 and continuing interest.

Suit over fire

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

School tax

Tamaqua Area School District filed suits seeking judgements on properties for back taxes owed.

Rhonda Lynn Zanaski for back school taxes owed in amount of $880.80. The first judgement was filed in 2011.

Earl A. and Lisa Ohl, for 2012 school taxes in amount of $805.16 owed on property at 341 Clark St., Tamaqua.

Thorn and Heidi Devlin for school taxes owed in amount of $1,032.28 on property at 417 Arlington St., Tamaqua. The first judgement was filed in 2010.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Gregory F. and Jodi -Lee Duschak to Commonwealth Connection Academy, J.E.M. Museum, 195 Cold Spring Road, Andreas, West Penn Township, $1,125,000.

David R. and Mary T. Faenza to Davmar, LLC, all of West Penn Township, property at 236 Clay St., Tamaqua; property at 309 Orwigsburg St., Tamaqua and 150 Second St., Coaldale, $1.

Pamela J. Black and John L. Eckert Jr. to Francis J. Black, property on south side of Evergreen Drive, East Brunswick Township, $1 (transaction is to combine the area of both parcels into single parcel).

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Mary Denoia to Daniel Denoia, Berwick, property on South Chestnut Street, $98,000.

Franklin Township

Dino L. Eckhart to Christopher M. Wright, 101 Circle Drive, Lehighton, property at 101 Circle Drive, $120,000.

Jim Thorpe

Marie E. Dennis to Robert W. Craigie Sr., 31 W. Seventh St., Jim Thorpe, property at 31 W. Seventh St., $100,000.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Brian Q. Schwartz, 1019 Center St., Jim Thorpe, property at 1025 Center St., $43,202.

Kidder Township

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Carmela A. Miller, 337 E. Hazard St., Summit Hill, from James A. Miller, 1135 Howertown Rd., Catasauqua.

Crystal Shupp, 124 Jamestown St., Lehighton, from Ryan Shupp, 7515 Pohopoco Drive, Kunkletown.

Michael West, 123 W. Blaine St., McAdoo, from Carrie West, 201 Oak St., Summit Hill.

Amanda Chicarelli, 929 Center St., Jim Thorpe, from Michael Chicarelli, 520 South Ave., Jim Thorpe.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Michael J. Bubel Jr. to Matthew M. Bubel, 2 S. Elm St., Tresckow, property at 2 S. Elm St., $1.

Bowmanstown

William A. Parsons III to Rodolfo Zelaya, 649 Lime St., Palmerton, property at 649 Lime St., $219,000.

East Penn Township

Richard P. Beblavy to Robert Beblavy, 474 Columbia Ave., Palmerton, property at 827 Stone Mountain Road, $1.

Franklin Township

Timothy L. Nothstein to Joshua L. Nothstein, 394 Fairview St., Lehighton, property at 394 Fairview St., $1.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Raul Planes to Raul Planes, 791 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 791 E. Lizard Creek Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Matthew Rimsky to Mark Rimsky, 406 Center St., Jim Thorpe, property at Fourth and School streets, $1

Kidder Township

Thomas M. Lytle to 40 Snow Ridge Village, LLC, Fort Washington, Pa., House 40, Snow Ridge Village, $118,500.

Jean P. Maranuk to Mark K. Maranuk, Box 82D Mallard Lane, White Haven, property on Mallard Lane, $1.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Divorces granted

John P. Strollis obtained a divorce from Elizabeth A. Strollis, both of 888 Barnesville Drive, Barnesville. They were married April 4, 1988.

James Doyle Jr., Minersville, was granted a divorce from Barbara Doyle, Cambridge Springs, Crawford County. They were married July 29, 1996.

Michael D. Cigic Jr. was granted a divorce from Asya Cigic, both of Hegins. They were married March 13, 2009.

Amy D. Seigenfuse was granted a divorce from Robert Seigenfuse, both of Cressona. They were married June 17, 2006.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Credit card default

Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, Norfolk, Va., filed suit against Paul Sutter, 254 Angel Drive, New Ringgold, alleging he has defaulted payments on his credit card and seek a judgment for $961.26 plus interest and costs.

Asset Acceptance, LLC, Warren, Mich., filed suit against Michael J. Petrock, 78 W. Miner St., Cumbola, Blythe Township, alleging he has defaulted payments on his credit card and seek a judgment in amount of $12,294.78 plus interest and costs