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Court News

Friday, November 11, 2011

Prothonotary's report

A total of 274 cases were started in October 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, November 10, 2011

Divorces started

Thomas Motzkus, 300 Leininger Drive, Lehighton, filed against Diane Motzkus, 6155 Werleys Corner Rd., New Tripoli. They were married Oct. 14, 2000.

Misty J. Yanick, 1395 Wintergreen Rd., Palmerton, filed against Brian Yanick, Box 2090, Schuylkill County.

Michael E. Binder, 348A W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, filed against Sarah J. Binder, 300 Third St., Weatherly.

Kathleen M. Balliet, 30 W. Holland St., Summit Hill, filed against Richard Balliet Sr., 1114 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Divorces granted

Caroline Isgate was granted a divorce from Glenn Isgate, both of Ringtown. They were married May 16, 1989.

Janet Berry Enos was grtanted a divorce from Michael Jonathan Enos, both of Auburn. They were married in May 1987.

School tax suits

Tamaqua Area School District filed to obtain judgments in court against three property owners in Tamaqua Borough charging they owe back real estate taxes to the school district.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Credit defaults

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

Pro Credit Solutions, of Greensburg, filed against John Lew, 740 E. James St., Lehighton, seeking $2,620.70.

LVNV Funding, of Scranton, filed against Donald Smale, 14 N. Chestnut St., Summit Hill, seeking $1,093.75.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Divorces granted

Brittany B. Quintinsky, Vulcan Road, Apt. B, Barnesville, was granted a divorce from Michael P. Quintinsky, Pottsville. They were married Aug. 15, 2009.

Nanessa M. Goepfert, 38 W. Water St., Coaldale, was granted a divorce from Ronald W. Goepfert, 26 Zehner's Crossing Road, Tamaqua. They were married Dec. 23, 2005.

Lisa R. Brinich was granted a divorce from Christopher F. Brinich, both of Pottsville. They were married Nov. 25, 1989.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hector and Milagros (Hernandez) Rodriguez to Wayne Rosinski, properties at 306 and 309 W. Sherman St., McAdoo, $35,000.

Verna Ann Hower, Bloomsburg, and Emma Jane Schneck, Zionsville, as co-executors of the estate of Mabel M. Mars, late of Pine Grove Township, to Oak Grove Sportsman's Association, Pine Grove Township, lot containing 0.99 of an acre in Pine Grove Township, $7,500.

Martin R. and Betty J. Jones to Matthew R. and Paige E. Lerch, property on north side of Township Route 825 in East Brunswick Township, $190,000.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Divorces granted

Megan Louise Ingraham, 220 N. Greenwood St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Brandon Cole Ingraham, Albrightsville. They were married July 9, 2010.

Megan K. Phillips, 439 E. Elm St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Timothy J. Phillips, 213 E. Broad St., Apt. 2, Tamaqua. They were married March 20, 2010.

Jason J. Clauser was granted a divorce from Mandi Clauser, both of Schuylkill Haven. They were married Oct. 14, 1995.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Credit defaults

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

FIA Card Services, Newark, Del., filed against Lori A. Zerbe, 2260 Long Run Rd., Lehighton, seeking $24,056.88.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mauch Chunk Trust Company, Jim Thorpe, to JBUL Holdings, LLC, property at the southeast corner of Centre and White streets, Shenandoah, $1 (full consideration $41,000).

Joseph J. and Mona Kotchmar, Roseville, to John J. Kotchmar Jr., 2010 Park Drive, Tamaqua R.D., parcel containing 0.257 of an acre in MaryD, Schuylkill Township, $1 (full consideration $5,000).

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Divorces granted

Joseph Shevokis, 192 Chee St., Barnesville, was granted a divorce from Patricia Shevokis, 242 N. Nice St., Frackville. They were married Sept. 2, 1979.

Victoria M. Fisher, Minersville, was granted a divorce from Matthew J. Fisher, Port Carbon. They were married June 17, 2006.

Cheryl A. Caufield was granted a divorce from James P. Caufield, both of Shenandoah. They were married July 11, 1988.

Kevin P. Kowalick was granted a divorce from Mikki J. Kowalick, both of Frackville. They were married Oct. 10, 2008.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Granted divorce

Marcia A. Keefer was granted a divorce from Dennis A. Keefer, both of Pottsville. They were married June 27, 1987.

Drop charges

Criminal charges were dismissed against four defendants by President Judge William E. Baldwin on motion by District Attorney James P. Goodman.

Charges of simple assault and harassment were nolle prossed against Sandra Branham, 46, of Orwigsburg. Goodman said the victim did not wish to prosecute. It was a domestic dispute.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Brian L. Mertz, 640 E. White Bear Drive, Summit Hill, from Roberta A. Mertz, same address.

Tara Sistrunk, 1549 Bridgeton Rd., Breinigsville, from Tyrone D. Sistrunk, 333 Iron St., Lehighton.

Cynthia M. Bowman, 137 Packerton Dam Drive, Lehighton, from Francis A. Bowman, 409 Bear Run Drive, Lehighton.

Cherie L. Matto Walck, 105 Moyer Lane, Lehighton, from Gerald N. Walck, same address.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Shawn Zupa, 219 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton, from Lisa Zupa, same address.

Jayson S. Thomas, Box 272, Parryville, from Melisssa M. Thomas, 112 Walnut St., Somerset, N.J.

Richard R. Eidem, 1868 Long Run Rd., Lehighton, from Trina Eidem, same address.

Tomasz Kaczmarek, 1098 Indian Mountain Lakes, Albrightsville, from Sylvia Kaczmarek, 8025 Hillcrest Drive, Tobyhanna.

Christopher Schmidt, 240 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, from Kimberly Schmidt, same address.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

File for divorce

Jason R. Sponseller, 254 N. Mill St., Saint Clair, filed a suit for divorce from Kimberly A. Sponseller, 92 Grier Avenue, Barnesville. They were married July 12, 1986.

Jamie L. Johnson, 49 E. Pine St., Sheppton, filed suit for divorce from Travis G.T. Johnson, 48 W. Brush St., Nuremberg. They were married April 26, 2002.

Theresa A. Salle, 71 Silver Creek Road, New Philadelphia, filed suit for divorce from Leo J. Salle, 304 Schuylkill Avenue, Pott tsville. They were married Nov. 14,1992.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Divorces granted

Brian A. Miller, 11 E. Lehigh St., Coaldale, was granted a divorce from Laura A. Miller, 609 Gypsy Hill Gardens, Lehighton. They were married Aug. 8, 2009.

Renee Hudock was granted a divorce from Thomas Hudock, both of 10 Center St., Kelayres, Kline Township. They were married Dec. 15, 1995.

Lamar D. Wolfe was granted a divorce from Louise M. Wolfe, both of Pine Grove. They were married Oct. 17, 1970.

File for divorce

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Guilty plea

Katrina Joy Beesley, 26, Pottsville, who pleaded guilty last May 5 to theft of a donations container from A Plus Mini Mart, Pottsville, was sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin to serve 12 months on probation, pay $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account and make restitution of $18. The collection was for the benefit of funeral expenses for a person killed in an auto accident.

Held in contempt

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Eagle Rock Resorts Company, Hazleton, to Denise Heegan and John Heegan, North Babylon, N.Y., lot in WS Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, East Union Township, $10 (full consideration $35,900).

Eagle Rock Resorts to Joanne Delrosano, Joyce Delrosano and Jecelli Delrosano, all of Clark , N.J., 1/50th undivided interest in lot in ER Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, East Union Township, $10 (full consideration $27,900).

Monday, October 10, 2011

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Evelyn Anderson to John A. Eveland, 83 Berwick St., Beaver Meadows, property at 83 Berwick St., $50,000.

Jim Thorpe

Frances E. Lisella Revocable Living Trust to Patrick T. Gillespie, 338 South Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 150 Woodside Drive, $129,000.

Gregory J. Steigerwalt to John C. Otto, 122 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, Switchback Ridge Lot 1, Section 1, $35,000.

Joseph Watto to Barry T. Phillips Jr., 713 Center St., Jim Thorpe, property on North Street, $50,000.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Robert K. Mericle Properties, Wilkes-Barre, to 60 Green Mountain Company, LLC, Wilkes-Barre, tract containing 78.367 acres in Humboldt Industrial Park-West, partly in East Union Township, Schuylkill County, and partly in Hazel Township, Luzerne County, and a second tract containing 50.19 acres on the south side of Green Mountain Road in Humboldt Park, located in East Union Township, $1.

Glenn Keller, Carbon County, to Patriot Financial Inc., Wilmington, Del., property at 70 Sunny Drive, MaryD, Schuylkill Township, $500.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Irene M. Kisel to Maria A. Makowiec, 21 Chestnut St., Tresckow, property at 23 N. Poplar St., $54,200.

Franklin Township

Eugeniusz Klecha to Mark N. Schor, 235 Plantation Road, Lehighton, property at 235 Plantation Road, $400,100.

Jim Thorpe

Tony D. Wolfe to Kimberly B. Sargent, A-45 Broadview Dr., Jim Thorpe, Leisureland West Lot A-4, $1.

Theodore H. Highland to Timothy S. Bernhard, 20 W. Fourth St., Jim Thorpe, property on Center Street, $47,500.