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Friday, March 16, 2012

File for divorce

Michelle L. Kmetz, 1410 W. Norwegian St., Pottsville, started a divorce proceeding against David A. Kmetz, 315 Eugene Ave., Beaver Meadows. They were married Oct. 15. 2000.

Draws jail time

Friday, March 16, 2012

The following deeds were recorded in Carbon County:

Beaver Meadows

Roger A. Burgner to Natalia Kostygova, Brooklyn, N.Y., property at 64 Dean St., rear, $5,500.

John Marusak to Michael A. Fatula, P.O. Box 147, Beaver Meadows, property at 127 Broad St., $42,000.

Helen Novotnak to Sunilda De Los De Santo Figueroa, 58 Berwick St., Beaver Meadows, property at 58 Berwick St., $14,500.

Bowmanstown

Faro S. Hager to Deborah Ann Hager, 716 Lincoln Ave., Bowmanstown, property at 716 Lincoln Ave., $1.

East Penn Township

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Divorces granted

Cory S. Snyder, 233 Penn St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Paula Snyder, 128 Rose St., Tamaqua. They were married Feb. 14, 2006.

Terrence J. Kaufman was granted a divorce from Stacy L. Kaufman, both of Mahanoy City. They were married Aug. 27, 2005.

Medical suit

Monday, March 12, 2012

Divorces granted

Melissa B. Ebling was granted a divorce from Charles W. Ebling, both of Schuylkill Haven. They were married May 23, 1992.

Chantele M. Moyer was granted a divorce from Timothy Moyer, both of Pottsville. They were married May 19, 2007.

Joseph A. Mikos was granted a divorce form Stephanie K. Mikos, both of Cressona. They were married March 7, 2011.

Property transfers

Friday, March 9, 2012

Divorces started

Michael R. McCans Sr., 105 Syracuse Lane, Kunkletown, filed against Annette McCans, 2164 Municipal Rd., Lehighton. They were married Sept. 22, 1979.

Tammy Labar-Hoffman, 2120 Stoney Ridge Rd., Palmerton, filed against Andrew Hoffman, same address. They were married June 27, 1992.

Nicole Schaeffer, 143 New Alexander St., Wilkes-Barre, filed against Adam J. Schaeffer, 507 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe. They were married June 13, 2008.

Divorces granted

The following divorce decress were signed by the county court.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Sale of property

An attempt to stop the sale of an abandoned and blythed property by Foster Township supervisors was denied by Judge John Domalakes, who ruled the township to convey free and clear of all liens and encumbrances the property at 78 Hill Road, Foster Township, to Joseph J. Roperto.

Domalakes also ordered Roperto to rehabilitate the property to the satisfaction of the Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservation Act within two and one-half years from the date of the settlement and to transfer the property to the tax list.

Ruled sex predator

Thursday, March 8, 2012

First National Trust Company, as executor of the estate of Mildred D. Deibert, to Christine Marie Watson, Lisa Ann Shiko, and Maria Paula Snyder, a 1.4 acre tract of land beginning along the township road leading from McKeansburg to Red Valley in East Brunswick Township, $1 (full consideration $150,000).

Elizabeth C. Smulligan, McAdoo, to Helen Finkbone, Birdsboro, lot containing 0.22 of an acre on Blue Mountain Drive, West Penn Township, $1.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Carolyn M. Romanelli to Michael Garbacik, 31 E. Market St., P.O. Box 298, Tresckow, property at Market and Spruce streets, $50,000.

Beaver Meadows

Barbara Septowski to Steve Gehman, 766 Buck Mountain Road, Weatherly, property at 5 Berwick St., $45,300.

Franklin Township

Schaffer Family Trust to Barbara M. Koons, 145 Sunrise Drive, Lehighton, three transactions, vacant land on Long Run Road and properties at 2715 and 2575 Long Run Road, $1 each.

Jim Thorpe

Monday, March 5, 2012

File for divorce

Jaymee R. Laform filed suit for divorce from Harold Joseph Laform, both of 409 Coal St., Tuscarora, Schuylkill Township. They were married Feb. 27, 2004.

Divorces granted

Theresa A. Salle, 71 Silver Creek Road, New Philadelphia, was granted a divorce from Leo J. Salle, Pottsville. They were married Nov. 14, 1992.

John A. Dziczek was granted a divorce from Marie E. Dziczek, both of Frackville. They were married July 7, 1986.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Great Eight, LLC, Mo., to Alan James Inc., 12 Willow Lane, Nesquehoning, tract containing 40.47 acres beginning on the south side of Route 54 leading from Barnesville to SR309 in Rush Township, $1,655,000.

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Washington, D.C., to Richard I. Bernstein Jr., property at 218-220-222 E. Washington St., McAdoo, $15,700.

Saint Luke's Hospital of Bethlehem to Tamaqua Plaza II, L.P., two tracts on north side of East Broad Street at the southeast corner of Tamaqua Shopping Center, Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $200,000).

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Prothonotary's report

A total of 249 cases were started February 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:

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Michael D. Scarba to Christopher M. Scarba, 25 W. Market St., P.O. Box 16, Tresckow, property at 25 W. Market St., $1.

Beaver Meadows

Joseph Kokinda to Mark D. Gorski, Hazleton, parcel No, 125A-5-F14, $30,000.

East Penn Township

Joseph D. Steigerwalt to Joanna Poncavage, 1144 Pecan Lane, Walnutport, property at 4393 W. Lizard Creek Road, $16,659.50.

Franklin Township

James Mcgee to Ronald Mercatili Jr., 230 Pine Ridge Drive, Lehighton, property at 230 Pine Ridge Drive, $184,900.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mortgage foreclosures

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

JP Morgan Chase Bank, c/o 3600 Horizon Drive, King of Prussia, filed against John and Nancy Lee, 47 Frost Lane, aka, 488 Frost Lane, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $119,038.90 and continuing interest.

Deutsch Bank National Trust, 4650 Regent Blvd., Irving, Tex., filed against Albert R. Kislan III, 354 S. Stagecoach Rd., Weatherly, over property at that address. Sought is $123,292.61 and continuing interest.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Child molester

A Pottsville man pleaded guilty to having indecent deviate sexual intercourse with an eight year old child and was given a long state prison sentence.

Kim L. May, 32, Pottsville, was sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin to serve 10 to 20 years with credit for serving 99 days in the county prison.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

File for divorce

Paul D. Hillibush Jr., 728 State Road, Barnesville, started a divorce action against Terri Lynn HIllibush, 28 Rosemont Avenue, Barnesville. They were married Nov. 12, 2002.

Gail Helen Rentschler, 485 Buck Mountain Road, Zion Grove, North Union Township, filed suit for divorce against Thomas Joseph Rentschler, 58 Third St., Oneida, North Union Township. They were married Nov. 8, 2008.

Granted divorce

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mortgage

foreclosures

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

JP Morgan Chase Bank, c/o 10790 Rancho Bernardo Rd., San Diego, Calif., filed against George Tassone Jr., 56 Lindsay Mews, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $796,340.60 and continuing interest.

Wells Fargo Bank, c/o 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C., filed against Doris A. Runyo, 730 Oak Grove Drive, Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $169,757.75 and continuing interest.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Deeds recorded

Franklin Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, McLean, Va., property at 1025 Main Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Sheriff of Carbon County to GMAC Mortgage, LLC, Fort Washington, property at 512 South Ave., $1.

Kidder Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Pinnacle Federal Credit Union, Edison, N.J., lots 88 and 89, Lake Drive, Pocono Mountain Lakes, $1.

Vincent Catanzaro to Frederick l. Mourar, Elverson, Pa., lots B-43 and B-44, Moseywood Road, $180,000.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Placed in ARD

Gary Grant Baver Jr., Auburn, was recommended by District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon to be placed in the Accelerated Rehabilative Disposition (ARD) probation program, because it was his first criminal offense to a non-violent crime.

Judge Jacqueline Russell admitted him into the program for 12 months and if he does not violate the terms fixed by court his record will be cleared. He was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Kenneth A. Jacoby, when stopped on East Union Street last March 19.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Kenneth Glose to Bonnie L. Glose, 236 Ore St., P.O. Box 301, Bowmanstown, property at 236 Ore St., $1.

Franklin Township

Sylvia M. Thack to Brad D. Frable, 390 Union Hill Road, Lehighton, parcel No. 70E-11-9, $40,000.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to William H. Goheen Jr., 1878 Long Run Road, Lehighton, property at 1878 Long Run Road, $60,000.

Jim Thorpe

Helen M. Sibbach to Kellie Cummings, 73 W. Sixth St., Jim Thorpe, property at 73 W. Sixth St., $67,000.

Kidder Township

Friday, February 17, 2012

Mortgageforeclosures

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

Suntrust Mortgage Inc., 1001 Semmes Ave., Richmond, Va., filed against Diane King and Antonio Phillips, of 2201 W. Union St., Allentown, over property at Lot 39A and 40, Rhododendron, aka, 18 White Pine, Jim Thorpe. Sought is $167,361.51 and continuing interest.