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Court News

Friday, February 11, 2011

Prothonotary's report

A total of 339 cases were started in January 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:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Divorces granted

Brian Johnson was granted a divorce from Melissa M. Johnson, both of 26 Maple Lane, New Ringgold. They were married Aug. 7, 1998.

Dana Hann, Kutztown, was granted a divorce from Edward E. Hann Sr., Reading. They were married June 27, 1989.

Pleas guilty

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Divorces granted

Nicholas Thomas, 323 E. Fell St., Summit Hill, was granted a divorce from Amy Thomas, 33 Swatara St., Tamaqua. They were married Feb. 20,1999.

Barbara R. Kales, Pitman, Eldred Township, was granted a divorce from Mark A. Kales Sr., Dallas, Luzerne County. They were married June 1, 1991.

Patricia M. McGee, Port Carbon, was granted a divorce from Fabian McGee, Orwigsburg. They were married Feb. 14, 1998.

File for divorce

Friday, February 4, 2011

Revoke probation

Friday, February 4, 2011

Credit defaults

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

CACH, 4340 S. Monaco St., Denver, Colo., filed against Larry Young, 2292 Buck Mountain Rd., Weatherly, seeking $8,724.33.

Commonwealth Financial Systems Inc., 245 Main St., Dickson City, filed against Naniece Whiteko, 164 Hudsondale St., Weatherly, seeking $3,815.58.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Ann M. Leonard to Ann M. Leonard, 81 Dean St., Beaver Meadows, property at 81 Dean St., $1.

Franklin Township

Union Cemetery Association of East Weissport to Franklin Township, 900 Fairyland Road, Lehighton, deed of dedication, Court Street, $1.

Eleanor L. Ziegenfuss to Carla M. Carnish, 295 Rock St., Lehighton, property on Rock Street, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Dan Rimsky to Krista Marie Rimsky, 350 Main St., Jim Thorpe, property at 350 Main St., $1.

Kidder Township

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Nineteen property transfers were recorded transferring title to the properties from mortgagor to Mauch Chunk Trust Company, Jim Thorpe, holder of mortgage in default. All transactions were for $1 (full consideration $450).

Paulette B. Gigli, as trustee for Rowe Street Land Trust, brick dwelling on north side of Rowe St., Tamaqua, with garage to rear.

Paulette B. Gigli, as trustee for Frackville Land Trust, property at 24 S. Balliet St., Frackville.

Paulette B. Gigli, as trustee for East End Land, property at 308 Arlington St., Tamaqua,

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Cheryl Ann Pacelli to Scott Carsia, 4 W. Oak St., P.O. Box 389, Tresckow, property at 4 W. Oak St., $106,000.

Franklin Township

Robert B. Ashmore to Robert B. Ashmore, 580 Forest St., Lehighton, property at 580 Forest St., $1.

Lansford

Fannie Mae to Robin E. Frey, 1240 Smithlane Road, Lehighton, property at 37-39 E. Ridge St., $18,000.

Lehighton

Scotty's Fashions of Lehighton, Inc., to A. Scott Enterprises, Inc., HC 1 Box 70, Saylorsburg, property at 230-232 Ochre St., $200,000.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Douglas L. and Malissa Lynn Springer to Dylan M. and Amanda L. Peters, lot in Camp Wildcat, Walker Township, $185,000.

Jean M. Machamer, Rush Township, to Jeremiah Sanders, Tamaqua, property at 220 Orwigsburg St., Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $34,000).

Samantha A. Gibbons, as executrix of the estate of Mary Agnes Henry, late of Tamaqua, to Jesus Alberto Renteria, Brooklyn, N.Y., property at 450 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $22,000).

Christopher W. Selinsky to Gregg M. Muffley, property at 286 Lofty Road, Kline Township, $3,000.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Chad C. Beesley, 22 E. Main St., Fleetwood, Berks County, from Ginny Sayuri Arakaki, same address.

Lydia E. Mertz, Box 476, Lehighton, from Todd N. Mertz, 455 Maury Rd., Lehighton.

Jacqueline Ann Ahner, 2007 Wayne St., Bethlehem, from Jeffrey Wayne Ahner, 2200 Indian Hill Rd., Lehighton.

Kelly J. Sommers, 494 Franklin AVe., Palmerton, from Michael J. Sommers, 722 Mill St., Palmerton.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Pay or go to jail

Because of the recession banks and credit card companies are having a difficult time collecting monies owed but not the Schuylkill County Collection Agency, which operates from the office of Clerk of Courts Stephen M. Lukach at courthouse.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Elizabeth Labaty, 1425 Church Rd., Pen Argyl, from Eric Labaty, 1859 Dinkey Rd., Lehighton.

Christine A. Forrest, 300 W. White St., Summit Hill, from Kenneth E. Forrest II, same address.

Chad M. Kershner, 754 Princeton Ave., Palmerton, from Jennifer I. Kershner, 100 Ramapo Trail, Allentown.

Sharon Steigerwalt, 127 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, from Allen Steigerwalt Jr., 228 Mill St., Nesquehoning.

Divorces started

Monday, January 24, 2011

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Colleen L. Hoffman, 578 Ten Point Lodge Rd., Weatherly, from Mark R. Hoffman, 146 Laudberm Ave., Weatherly.

Bruce A. Romig, 328 W. Kline Ave., Lansford, from Kimberly A. Baran, 702 Peace St., Hazleton.

Jason R. Laub, 1355 Greenwood St., Palmerton, from Samatha L. Laub, same address.

Joy Kahler, 375 Snyders Rd., Palmerton, from Keith Millheim, Box 57, Kunkletown R.2.

Kathleen W. Mangan, 29 W. Amidon St., Summit Hill, from Joseph P. Mangan, 202 W. Hazard St., Summit Hill.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Credit defaults

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

Portfolio Recovery Associates, 140 Corporate Blvd., Norfolk, Va., filed against Nicole McFadden, 216 Entwistle St., Weatherly, seeking $7,682.45.

American Express, c/o 120 N. Keyser Ave., Scranton, filed against George Gschwind, 30 E. Highpoint Drive, Lehighton, seeking $2,508.80.

Friday, January 21, 2011

File for divorce

Edward D. Leshko, 2006 Evergreen Drive, Tamaqua, started a divorce action against Cynthia M. Leshko, 2174 N. Eighth St., Lehighton. They were married Jan. 2, 1998.

David Lynn Cvijic, 103 E. Main St., Palmerton, filed suit for divorce against Virginia Lee Cvijic, 310 W. Main St., Hummelstown. They were married March 1, 1991.

Owe school tax

Panther Valley School District filed suit against Mischele Willias, trustee for 112th Anthracite Valley Land Trust, alleging $934.17 is owed the school district on the property at 112 Sixth St., Coaldale.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Donald L. Bauer to Jason R. Bauer. 5847 Musket Road, New Tripoli, property at 306 Lauchnor Road, $223,000.

Franklin Township

Paul T. Snyder to Paul T. Snyder, 3222 Interchange Road, Lehighton, parcel No. 41-12-A17.02, $1.

Supervisors of Franklin Township to Township of Franklin, 900 Fairyland Road, Lehighton, consolidation of six lots into one, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Nancy Murphy to Barry T. Phillips Jr., 623 North St., Jim Thorpe, property on Lehigh Street, $24,000.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Gary D. Zima to Melissa Kasarda, 4 E. Maple St., Tresckow, property at 4 E. Maple St., $116,500.

Jim Thorpe

Dan Rimsky to Krista Marie Rimsky, 350 Main St., Jim Thorpe, property at 350 Main St., $1.

Charles F. Smith Jr. to George Maness, 26 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, property at 26 W. Broadway, $215,000.

Kidder Township

Donald C. Simmons to Robert F. Patterson Jr., Newark, Del., property at 1 Clover Lane, Albrightsville, $1.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mortgageforeclosures

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

U.S. Bank National Association, 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C., filed against Christopher F. and Barbara A. Roman, 164 Chippewa Trail, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $132,309.92 and continuing interest.

U.S. Bank National Association filed against Bryan and Kim A. Whitney, 125 Center Rd., Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $81,924.55 and continuing interest.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Richard F. Hardy to Michael L. Honey, 2201 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 2201 E. Lizard Creek Road, $184,000.

East Side Boro

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Hui Yi Hsiao, P.O. Box 300, White Haven, property at 3716 State St., $90,000.

Franklin Township

First Niagara Bank to Larry E. Ahner, 1800 Long Run Road, Lehighton, property at 2129 Long Run Road, $25,000.

Jim Thorpe

Donald A. Reese to Mauch Chunk Trust Company, 1111 North St., Jim Thorpe, property at 320 North Ave., $1.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Divorces granted

Andrew Lopata was granted a divorce from Frances R. Lopata, both of 33 Ash Lane, Andreas, West Penn Township. They were married June 28, 1996.

Emily M. Folk, also known as Emily M. Harrity, 628 N. Warren St., Orwigsburg, was granted a divorce from William J. Folk III, 1 E. Schmaltzdahl Road, New Ringgold. They were married Oct. 4, 2008.

Melissa Vesay, Minersville, was granted a divorce from Robert J. Vesay, Tower City. They were married Nov. 26, 1999.