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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Susan R. Shuey to Charles W. Meadows, Philadelphia, property at 2832 W. Lizard Creek Road, $380,000.

Franklin Township

Thomas E. Rupert to National Residential Nominee Services, Inc., Dallas, Tex., property at 1055 Jefferson St., $265,000.

National Residential Nominee Services, Inc., to Alan Fajta, 1055 Jefferson St., Lehighton, property at 1055 Jefferson St., $265,000.

Jim Thorpe

Lorraine M. Marouochoc to All State Asset Management, Inc., 1933 State Rt. 903, Jim Thorpe, property at 227 W. Broadway, $1.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mortgage foreclosures

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

Susquehanna Home Finance, 100 S. Seventh St., Akron, Lancaster County, filed against George E. and Doreen K. Andrew and Jamie L. Andrew-Kromer, all of 400 Canal St., Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $82,619.92 and continuing interest.

Fannie Mae, 14221 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Tex., filed against Barry Friedman, 6 Leisenring St., Lansford, over property at that address. Sought is $52,025.70 and continuing interest.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Credit defaults

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

LVNV Funding, c/o 15 S. Main St., Greenville, S.C., filed against Kimberly Light, 286-75 Lower Nis Hollow Drive, Lehighton, seeking $1,320.79.

GE Money Store, 4125 Windward Plaza Drive, Alpharetta, Ga., filed against Frank Grieco, 181 Ashley Lane, Lehighton, seeking $1,334.45.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Slip and fall suit

Sherri and David J. Zimmerman Sr., 86 Sam Brooke Circle, Lehighton, filed a civil complaint against Schleicher Home Sales Inc., dba, Northside Heights Estates, 97 Sam Brooke Circle, Lehighton.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Divorces granted

Christopher A. Snyder, 416 E. Union St., Apt. 1, Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Kimberly A. Snyder, 204 Washington St., Tamaqua. They were married Aug. 3, 1996.

Bryan Bretzius, 30 Wiggan St., New Philadelphia, was granted a divorce from Diane Bretzius, 138 Water St., New Philadelphia. They were married May 16, 2002.

Tara Gates, 365 Mountain Road, New Ringgold, was granted a divorce from Darren Gates, 1318 Long Run Road, Friedensburg. They were married Sept. 28, 2002.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Divorces started

Valerie A. Reinart, 920 Laurel St., Jim Thorpe, filed against Curtis A. Reinert, 125 Teakwood Court, East Norriton, Montgomery County. They were married April 3, 1976.

Steve C. Mahoney, 12 Danner Rd., Jim Thorpe, filed against Nina Marie Burkett, 14 E. High St., Coaldale. They were married May 26, 2000.

Judy A. Rolek, 63 Rhume St., Nesquehoning, filed against Gregory A. Rolek, 54 E. Columbus Ave., Nesquehoning. They were married Oct. 17, 1987.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Helen S. Weidman to Bryan R. Pursel, 251 Ore St., Bowmanstown, property at 251 Ore St., $125,000.

Franklin Township

Stanislaw Gasience to Dorota K. Gasienca Kozak, Whitehall, property on Forest Drive, $1.

Dale E. Solt to Dale E. Solt, 447 Birch Drive, Lehighton, property at 447 Birch Drive, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Vincent C. Krebs Jr. to Bonnie L. Krebs, 621 Onoko Lane, Jim Thorpe, property at 621 Onoko Lane, $1

Kidder Township

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sheriff Joseph G. Groody, at sheriff sale, to Household Finance Consumer Discount Company, Brandon, Fla., property at 163 Penn St., Tamaqua, sold as property of Harold P. Trevorah, for $900.92.

Sheriff Groody, at sheriff sale, to Arch Bay Holdings, LLC, Tampa, Fla., property at 20 South Rd., Tamanand, Rush Township, sold as property of Nicholas G. Kriton, for $864.47.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Resentenced

Mark Yacovelli, 41, Mahanoy City, was resentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes to serve 60 to 120 days in the county prison on a charge of driving while his operating privileges were suspended-DUI related.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Medical bill

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, filed a civil action against Catherine Elgonitis, 173 Chippewa Trail, Albrightsville, alleging she owes a bill for medical services provide. Sought is $8,136.50.

Loan default

Sovereign Bank, 235 N. Second St., Harrisburg, filed an action, as a Confession of Judgment, against Russell Schoenberger, 437 White St., Weissport, alleging he defaulted on a loan. Sought is $227,864.02 plus interest, costs and fees.

Credit defaults

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Hazleton Industrial Development Corporation to Four Girls Meme, LLC, 1 E. Maple St., P.O. Box 186, Tresckow, Lot 11, McAdoo Industrial Park, $75,000.

Franklin Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, Fort Mill, S.C., property at 55 Snyder Drive, $1.

Sheriff of Carbon County to HSBC Bank U.S.A., N.A., Fort Mill, S.C., property at 1126 Main Road, $1.

Kidder Township

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Revoke probation

Donald Watson, 23, Market St., Tamaqua, had his probation revoked by Judge John E. .Domalakes and was re-sentenced on a charge cashing a bad check in excess of $500 to serve nine to 23 months in the county prison with credit for having served 69 days in prison. On a charge of a second cashing of a bad check in excess of $500 was given a concurrent sentence of seven to 23 months in prison. He was told the court would consider early parole if he was accepted into inpatient drug rehabilitation.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Deeds recorded

Franklin Township

Dorota G. Gasienca Kozak to Dorota K. Gasienca Kozak, Whitehall, property on Green Street, $1.

Irene G. Beers to J & R, L.L.C., 45 Knoll Drive, Lehighton, 36.447 acres, $375,000.

Jim Thorpe

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to John G. Kiefer, Southampton, property at 59 W. Front St., $39,001.

Kidder Township

Mark A. Bianchi to Phenol Armand, Bay Shore, N.Y., property at 714 Holiday Drive, Albrightsville, $191,500.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Property transfers recorded in the Schuylkill County Courthouse were as follows:

William G. Schwab, as trustee for Wade Wessner, of Lehighton, and Valerie (Biddle) Wessner, Cressona, to Stephen and Jennifer Campbell, Allentown, tract containing 54 acres beginning 278 feetwest of Bear Creek Road in Wayne Township, $1 (full consideration $125,000).

Elmer J. Yuscyk, 138 Walnut Street, Tuscarora Village, Schuylkill Township and Sandra Orlowsky, Jacobus, Pa. to Jacob A. and Arlene Weiss, property at 287 Washington Street, Middleport, $1 (full consideration $18,000).

Friday, March 25, 2011

Journey pays off

Laura Moore Kelly, 45, of Rockville, Md., drove to Pottsville to attend a hearing in court on her appeal from a $25 fine imposed on her for alleged violation of the motor vehicle code.

She was charged by Trooper Richard J. Nesbitt with failing to drive within a single lane on Interstate 81. She was stopped in Foster Township last Nov. 25. Judge John E. Domalakes found her not guilty and the fine and cost of $121.50 imposed by a district justice was dismissed. The fine was $25 and costs $96.50.

Pleads guilty

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Divorces started

Richard Z. Rehrig, 46 E. Abbott St., Lansford, filed against Christina E. Rehrig, same address. They were married Feb. 12, 2003.

Jill M. Hylka, 746 Oak St., Palmerton, filed against Thomas E. Hylka Jr., 880 Edgemont Ave., Palmerton. They were married June 17, 2006.

Andrea A. Brown, 2430 Little Gap Rd., Palmerton, filed against Robert E. Hazzard, c/o Northampton County Prison, Easton. They were married Aug. 24, 2007.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bail hearings

Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin handed down orders after holding hearings on motions for bail reductions.

Joseph Franz, 23, of190 Lincoln Drive, Hometown, had his bail set at $5,000 unsecured bail and he shall not have contacts with victims.

Thomas Bowman, 57, of 304 Ridge Terrace, Coaldale, has his bail set at $5,000 unsecured bail and shall have no contact with the victim nor possess any firearms. He faces a charge of simple assault.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Property transfers

Joan E. Colllins, Crawford, N.J., individually and as a shareholder of Cindo Corporation, a dissolved New Jersey domestic profit corporation, to Andrew W. and Sally A. Schlotter, Doylestown, property on south side of Great Oaks drive in Lake Hauto Community in Rush Township, $1 (full consideration $115,000).

Michael Sawka, West Penn Township and Dolores Sion Sawka, Ringtown, to Dolores Sion Sawka, property on north side of West Main Street, Ringtown, $1 (transaction from son and mother to mother).

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 125 deeds, 193 mortgages and 394 other writs during the month of February.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $24,480.46. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $20,522; data processing fees, $1,874; notaries, $90; commission on transfers and writs, $1,113.96; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $880.50.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to Kevin Ahner, 510 Jefferson St., Lehighton, property at 730 Mill St., $55,545.

East Penn Township

Eric Labaty to Amanda J. Farley, 1859 Dinkey Road, Lehighton, property at 1859 Dinkey Road, $175,000.

Lansford

Cathleen A. Stromelo to Robert W. Clewell, 228 W. Water St., Lansford, property at 362 W. Snyder Ave., $12,000.

Nesquehoning

Irene A. Genther to Frank J. Genther, 60 Oak Court, Nesquehoning, property at 60 Oak Court, $1.

Palmerton