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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sentenced

Michael James Stewart, of 42 Williams St., Barnesville, who was found guilty by a jury on Jan. 31, of possession of a controlled substance was sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin to serve 12 months on probation, pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education fund, $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account, a $50 monthly supervision fee and perform 20 hours of community service.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Divorces started

Lesly Decastro, 135 Nelson Drive, Blakeslee, filed against Janet Lynn Decastro, 14 Cedar Lane, Albrightsville. They were married Dec. 20, 2002.

Joseph Strickland, 708 Sunny Rest Drive, Palmerton, filed against Mary E. Strickland, 997 Pennsylvania Ave., Croydon, Bucks County. They were married May 8, 1981.

Michael W. Henning, 20 Hillview Rd., Kunkletown, filed against Jennifer R. Henning, 70 Beltzville Drive, Lehighton. They were married Nov. 13, 1992.

Credit defaults

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Prothonotary's report

A total of 283 cases were started in September 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:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

File for divorce

Kelly Marie Dalessio, 20 1/2 Center St., Tamaqua, started a divorce proceeding against Alphonse Dalessio, 310 Lombard St., Tamaqua. They were married January 23, 2003.

Divorces granted

Patricia S. Gulden was granted a divorce from Francis W. Gulden, both of Shenandoah. They were marrioed Nov. 22, 1986.

Amy Lynn Breese, Ringtown, was granted a divorce from Robert A. Breese, Rockville, Md. They were married April 12, 2003.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Credit defaults

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

American Hertiage Federal Credit Union, 2060 Red Lion Rd., Philadelphia, filed against Tara L. Miller, 271 Fairview St., Lehighton, seeking $8.860.83.

Capital One Bank, 4851 Cox Rd., Glen Allen, Va., filed against Claire B. Miller, 123 Broadview Drive, Apt. 1, Jim Thorpe, seeking $17,854.47.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Wendy P. Sell to Stephanie M. Sell, 6 E. Main St., Junedale, property at 6 E. Main St., $1.

East Penn Township

Donald E. Fahringer to Jamie Alisha Moyer, 51 Strongheart Lane, Lehighton, property at 51 Strongheart Lane, $179,900.

Joseph T. Pogwist to Timothy C. Yanders, 473 Friendship Road, Lehighton, property at 473 Friendship Lane, $230,000.

Franklin Township

Robert L. Brown to Richele Bergdahl, 140 Krakow Drive, Lehighton, property at 140 Krakow Drive, $259,900.

Jim Thorpe

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bill owed

Reinhart Foodservice, 100 Industrial Park Rd., Coal Township, Northumberland County, has filed a civil action against 1879 Inc., dba, Costello's and Stanley Costello, 1879 Mill Rd., Lehighton, alleging a bill is owed for services/products provided. Sought is $20,089.79 plus interest, costs and fees.

Construction dispute

Todd A. Warner, 56 Franklin St., Weatherly, filed a civil complaint against Bellizia Construction Inc., 115 Dellen Lane, Weatherly.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Divorces granted

Lori A. Swinburne, 131 East High Street, Coaldale, was granted a divorce from Brian T. Swinburne, 317 North Columbia Street, Tamaqua. They were married September 7, 1996.

Rita A. Motuk, Ashland, was granted a divorce from David H. Motuk, Llewellyn Village, Branch Township. They were married August 12, 2000.

Kelly Ann Snyder, Minersville, was granted a divorce from John J. Snyder, Port Carbon. They were married September 2, 2000.

Marian R. Moyer was granted a divorce from William A. Moyer, both of Shenandoah. They were married February 19, 1993.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mauch Chunk Trust Company, Jim Thorpe, to JVL Holdings, LLC, Pipesville, a half lot on north side of Center Street, west of 18th Street, Ashland, $1 (full consideration $14,000).

Albert J. Moncavage to John Costa also known as Carlos DeCosta, a quarter lot on north side of East Pine Street, Mahanoy City, $15,000.

Joseph D. Gulden to Edgar A. Bachman Jr., two lots fronting SR54 in Lakewood Gardens Subdivision, Ryan Township, $20,000.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 195 deeds, 234 mortgages and 300 other writs during the month of August.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $37,729.39. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $21,766.50; data processing fees, $2,078.25; notaries, $20; commission on transfers and writs, $2,811.64; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,053.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Schuylkill County Tax Claim Bureau recorded in the county courthouse sale of 20 properties from a judicial auction sale. They were properties which came under the trustee of the bureau for unpaid real estate taxes and the sale puts them back on the tax list. The buyers were:

Apartments and Acquisitions, LP, Allentown, property at 221 Washington St., Tamaqua, sold as property of David E. Betz for $3,300.

Majo Strategies, LLC, Kenneth Square, property at 331 Rolling Mill Avenue, Tamaqua, sold as property of Lester Dietrich and Kimberly A. Gervell.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Drop charge

District Attorney James P. Goodman made a motion to dismiss the charges of identify theft against Arthur A. Marrin, 18, of 41 Howard Avenue, Coaldale, because the victim did not wish to proceed with prosecution. The motion was granted by President Judge William E. Baldwin.

Admits guilt

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sheriff Joseph G. Groody, at sheriff sale, to USBC Bank, USA, Houston, Tex., property at 428 Arlington St., Tamaqua, sold as property of Marilyn Slonaker and Sherri Wayne for $1,119.07.

Sheriff Groody to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, McLean, Va., property 15 118 W. High St., Coaldale, for $947.49.

Sheriff Groody to Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, Lewistville, Tex., property at 212 Washington St., Tamaqua, sold as property of Terry L. and Adrana E. Hill, for $899.17.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Credit defaults

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

Capital One Bank, Glen Allen, Va., filed two actions as follows: Karl R. Hinterletter, 442 Fairview St., Weatherly, seeking $1,833.69; and Tracey A. Thomas, 283 Little Gap Rd., Lehighton, seeking $1,181.63.

Remit Corporation, Bloomsburg, filed against Jason Turner, 853 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, seeking $1,812.19.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Divorces granted

Leandro Hughes II, 28 S. Logan St., McAdoo, was granted a divorce from Ashley Hughes, Milltown, Ind. They were married July 27, 2007.

John Q. Hendricks, Ashland, was granted a divorce from Tammie L. Hendricks, Danville. They were married June 29, 1985.

Michael D. Krebs, Schuylkill Haven, was granted a divorce from Jeonghui Gho, Gainesville, Fla. They were married July 12, 2005.

Megan L. Kokitus was granted a divorce from Brandon D. Kokitus, both of Pottsville. They were married Sept. 18, 1999.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

File For Divorce

Angela M. Rex, 215 W. Spruce St., Tamaqua, started a divorce action against Scott L. Rex, 1866 Dinky Road, Lehighton. They were married March 2, 2006.

Divorces granted

Scott M. Bodenberg, Auburn, was granted a divorce from Nicole Bodenberg, New Ringgold. They were married Feb. 19, 2005.

Leilani Williams, 117 W. High St., Coaldale, was granted a divorce from Jacob P. Williams, Summit Hill. They were married March 1, 2007.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Credit defaults

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

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Deeds recorded

Penn Forest Township

Todd M. Fox to Todd M. Fox, 30 Wetzel Road, Jim Thorpe, property at 30 Wetzel Road, $1.

Larry E. Collins to Keith Frederick Bryson, Lumberton, Pa., Lot V764, Section V, Towamensing Trails, $152,900.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Oklahoma City, Okla., property at 26 Cold Spring Drive, $1.

Marina Landviger to Marina Landviger, Brooklyn, N.Y., property at 602 N. Shore Drive, Albrightsville, $1.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

East Penn Township

Harvey R. Slifer to Traviss Henry, 447 Sun Ridge Road, Lehighton, property at 447 Sun Ridge Road, $134,000.

Jim Thorpe

Thomas W. Moyer to Elizabeth A. Ahner, 616 Maple St., Jim Thorpe, vacant lot, parcel No. 82-16-A33, $25,000.

Harold Ruff to Jacobs United Church of Christ, 138 Franklin St., Lehighton, property at 641 Onoko Lane, $300,000.

Harold Ruff to Timothy Allen Rau, 644 Onoko lane, Jim Thorpe, property at 644 Onoko Lane, $121,000.

Kidder Township

Saturday, September 3, 2011

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

Tax Claim Bureau to Apartments and Acquisition, a limited partnership, Allentown, property at 1209 Walnut Street, Ashland, sold as property of Roger G. and Diane P. Heidelbaugh, for $1,727.

Tax Claim Bureau to Apartments and Acquisition, LP, Allentown, property at 50 Oakland Avenue, Ashland, sold as property of Barbara M. Walter, for $1,360.