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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Douglas Gause to Wildlife Information Center, Inc., 642 Main St., P.O. Box 198, Slatington, property at 226 Van Man Lane, $17,000.

Franklin Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Columbus, Ohio, property at 213 Held St., $1.

Beneficial Consumer Discount Company to Larry A. Ahner, 1800 Long Run Road, Lehighton, property at 3992 Long Run Road, $41,000.

Jim Thorpe

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Bill owed

Atlantic Cooling Technologies & Services, 80 Kero Rd., Carlstadt, N.J., filed an action against Vacation Charters Ltd., dba, Split Rock Resort, 1 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony.

The suit states the plaintiff was hired by the defendant to certain repair services relating to coils for slides at their water park facility.

A bill for those services is due and owed, it is alleged, and sought is $50,300 plus costs, fees, and interest.

Credit defaults

Monday, January 14, 2013

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Colleen Booth, 135 Clearview Drive, Palmerton, from Kevin Booth, 355 Hahns Dairy Rd., Palmerton.

Christie M. Nansteel, 875 Edgemont Ave., Palmerton, from Joshua Nansteel, 583 Mauch Chunk Rd., Palmerton.

Edward J. Kane, 338 E. Ludlow St., Summit Hill, from Nicole R. Kane, 850 Totts Gap Rd., Bangor.

Joshua Black, 138 W. White St., Summit Hill, from Stephanie L. Black, 380 Dogwood Lane, Nesquehoning.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Lenard J. Kolek to Stephen J. Kolek, 216 Pinewood Road, Lehighton, property on Maple Road, $1.

East Side Borough

Jacqueline A. Richardson to John Cepiel Jr., 474 Centre St., White Haven, property at 474 Centre St., $41,250.

Franklin Township

Jerry Mystkowski to Mark N. Schor, 235 Plantation Road, Lehighton, Plantation Section II, Lot 28, $21,000.

Jim Thorpe

Bank of America, N.A., to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Oklahoma City, Okla., property at 908 North St., $1.

Kidder Township

Friday, January 11, 2013

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Linda A. Becker to Loft at Birch Wilds, LLC, 474 Mulberry Drive, Walnutport, property at 3236 W. Lizard Creek Road, $259,900.

James A. Pompa Jr. to Brittney M. Pompa, 158 S. Kittatinny Road, Lehighton, parcel No. 71A-9-2, Riverview Road, $1.

Franklin Township

Maria Nozka to Stanislaw G. Nozka, Carlstadt, N.J., lots 7 and 8, Tall Oaks at Kriss Pines, Section 1, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Borough of Jim Thorpe to Borough of Jim Thorpe, 101 E. 10th St., Jim Thorpe, vacant land, parcel No. 82-16-A36, $1.

Kidder Township

Friday, January 11, 2013

File for divorce

David G. Piccioni,100 Orwigsburg Manor Drive, Orwigsburg, started a divorce action against Joy Piccioni, 259 Lehigh St., Cumbola, Blythe Township. They were married Sept. 12, 1992.

David C. Wall, 1005 E. Centre St., Mahanoy City, started a divorce action against Laurie M. Wall, Tuscarora, Schuylkill Township. They were married Feb. 26, 1984.

Divorces granted

Teshea L. Heiser was granted a divorce from Edward J. Heiser Sr., both of Pottsville. They were married Sept. 27, 1997.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Zoning appeal

Scott A. Lutz, 5320 Little Gap Road, Kunkletown, has filed a land use appeal challenging a decision made by the Lower Towamensing Zoning Hearing Board, which is the defendant in the case.

In the filing, Lutz said the appeal involves land owned by Harry L. and Elaine D. Eckhart, 5260 Little Gap Road, Kunkletown, which the Eckharts proposed to subdivide to create a new five-acre building lot and leave the remaining acreage at 115.54.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dismiss charge

A charge of theft of leased property was dismissed against Brian S. Craig, 48, Shenandoah, by President Judge William E. Baldwin.

A motion to nolle prosequi was presented to court by District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon because the victim did not wish to prosecute because full restitution was made.

The charge against Craig was brought by Trooper Timothy J. Rymarkiewicz after the victim, Lok-Weld Company, East Norwegian Township, complained Craig had leased a chainsaw for eight days and failed to return it or pay for its use. The settlement was for $1,200.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Mark E. Delman to Stephen Delman Jr., 47 Berwick St., P.O. Box 47, Beaver Meadows, property at 47 Berwick St., $1.

East Penn Township

Mary C. Pry to Jonathan A. Ammary, 1716 W. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 1828 W. Lizard Creek Road, $400,000.

Franklin Township

Barbara A. Sheckler to Gilbert S. Applegate Jr., Bethlehem, property at 2588 Long Run Road, $40,000.

Jim Thorpe

Kenneth G. Ackerman to Jenna S. Derr, 701 South St., Jim Thorpe, property at 701 South St., $74,094.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mortgage foreclosures

Champion Mortgage Company, Lewisville, Tex., filed a mortgage foreclosure complaint against Norma E. Connolly, 166 Cold Spring Drive, Jim Thorpe, over a property at 509 Bear Creek Lake Drive, Jim Thorpe. Sought is $450,920.03 and continuing interest.

DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc., Houston, Tex., has filed a mortgage foreclosure complaint against Anthony and Patricia E. Gadaleta, 974 Pohopoco Drive, Lehighton, over a property at that address. Sought is $346,890.27, plus interest and costs.

Prothonotary's report

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Structured settlement

Shawn Filchner, 178 Avenue A, Palmerton, and Stone Street Capital, LLC, Bethesda, Md., have filed a structured settlement petition seeking court approval of an early distribution owed Filchner as a result of an injury claim.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Summary appeals

Judge John E. Domalakes held hearings on appeals from convictions by magisterial district judges and ruled as follows:

Dolores Gahres, 58, Pottsville, lost her appeal as the court found her guilty of speeding and fined her $35 plus $50 costs. She was cited by Trooper Michael Allar when stopped last Aug. 25 on Interstate 81 in Ryan Township.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Injunctive relief

Shawn Nalesnik, 120 N. Oak St., Summit Hill, has filed a complaint seeking declaratory judgment and injunctive relief against the United National Insurance Company, Bala Cynwyd, and Blue Label Properties, LLC, 422 N. Fourth St., Lehighton.

Monday, December 31, 2012

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

Josephine Matula to Michael and Aimee Caputo, a two story cement block dwelling house at 266 East High Street, Coaldale, $10,800.

Robin Davison, as executor of the estate of Nance J. Roberts to Daniel L. and Susan J. Christian, property on north side of Ryan Avenue, Rush Township, $1 (full consideration $100,000).

Monday, December 31, 2012

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Federal National Mortgage Association to Maria Mejia, 3 N. Chestnut St., Tresckow, property at 3 N. Chestnut St., $9,500.

Bowmanstown

Morris C. Chong to Morris C. Chong, 609 Mill St., Bowmanstown, property at 609 Mill St., $1.

East Penn Township

Amandus C. Steigerwalt to Janet L. Raub, 2357 Ben Salem Road, Andreas, parcel 99-8-B20, 2.03 acres, $1.

HSBC Bank, USA, N.A., to Ghassan Youwakim, Bethlehem, property at 564 Stone Mountain Road, $87,150.

Jim Thorpe

Saturday, December 29, 2012

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

Keith J. Strouse, as master in partition by court order, to Kevin J. Kennedy, of Tamaqua, property at 252-254 Cedar Street, Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $51,000).

Eugene Matweecha, widow, and Jean Ann Matwqeecha and Judy Palmer to Jean Ann Matweecha, McAdoo and Judy Palmer, Allentown, property on east side of Hancock Street, McAdoo, $1 (transaction between parent and children).

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Credit defaults

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

Discover Bank, c/o DB Servicing Corporation, New Albany, Ohio, filed against Robert S. Voto, 7 Sycamore Circle, Albrightsville. Sought is $10,177.16 plus costs.

Discover Bank, f/k/a Greenwood Trust Company, New Castle, Del., filed against Eylin J. Agosto, 1197 Germans Road, Lehighton. Sought is $7,460.84 plus interest and costs.

Judgments recorded

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Divorces granted

John Carl Bilodeau, 23 Mahanoy Avenue, Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Andyara Cristianne Alves, Mastic, New York. They were married December 16, 2011.

Tracy E. Hoffman, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Curtis M. Hoffman, Orwigsburg, They were married January 16, 2006.

William M. Rose, Jr., Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Carol Rose, Port Carbon. They were married August 30, 1997.

Anna Marie Melnick was granted a divorce from Raymond E. Melnick, both of Schuylkill Haven. They were married May 7, 1977.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Maxine Baran to James Piskorick, Hazleton, property on Church Street, $1.

East Penn Township

William H. Bayer to Barbara A. McCullion, 119 S. Ninth St., Lehighton, parcel No. 72-9-A10, $1.

Franklin Township

Carol D. Behler to Darrin Goldberg, 195 Clayton Curve, Palmerton, property at 949 Indian Hill Road, $80,000.

Jim Thorpe

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, McLean, Va., property at 209 Broadview Drive, $1.

Kidder Township

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Mortgage

foreclosures

Suntrust Mortgage, Inc., Richmond, Va., filed a mortgage foreclosure complaint against Paul and Diana Lisa, Lot 620F, Algonquin Road, a/k/a 67 Algonquin Road, Jim Thorpe, over property at that address. Sought is $320,940.19 and continuing interest.

J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Columbus, Ohio, filed a mortgage foreclosure complaint against Jason B. and Tonya L. Haydt, 40 Crescent Drive, a/k/a Lot 1 Crescent Drive, Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $238,371.79 and continuing interest.