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Friday, September 28, 2012

Deeds recorded

Jim Thorpe

David H. Gasker to Daphne C. Gasker, 46 Coal St., Jim Thorpe, ,property on Coal Street, $1.

David Gasker to Dorothy A. Gasker, 51 Primrose Lane, Jim Thorpe, property on Front Street, $1.

Kidder Township

Ruth Holstein to Scott St. Pierre, Yardley, Pa., property at 113 Henning Drive, Albrightsville, $13,000.

Jean E. Carter to John R. Carter, 147 Pine St., Tamaqua, property at 50 Crest Drive, Lake Harmony, $100,607.


Mary T. DeLauretis to Robert A. Soldivera, Emmaus, property at 864 E. Patterson St., $33,000.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

File for divorce

Susan Merkel, 467 Nichols St., Pottsville, started a divorce proceeding against Charles Merkel Jr., 838 Lizard Creek Drive, Andreas, West Penn Township. They were married Sept. 23, 1989.

Kim Novack Simmonds, 207 Market St., Tamaqua, filed suit for divorce from Willliam S. Simmonds, 106 Market St., Tamaqua. They were married Dec. 9, 2008.

Divorces granted

Robin L. Greiner, Tower City, was granted a divorce from Edward J. Greiner, Pottsville. They were married Oct. 20, 2011.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ronald L. Novach Sr. to Ronald C. Novach Jr., property known as House Number 152, Number One Road, and property known as 151 School St., MaryD, Schuylkill Township, $1 (transaction from father to son).

Sedulity Group, LLS, a New York Corporation, Hazleton, to Loyalty Group Inc., 425 Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, property at 425 S. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, $1.

Carol A. Austra to Annmarie Carter and Gerald Carter, her husband, tract containing 51.937 acres along Township Route 876 in East Union Township, $1 (transaction from mother to daughter and son-in-law).

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Deeds recorded


Kerry J. Beidleman to Kevin M. Serfass, 665 Pine St., Palmerton, property at 665 Pine St., $213,000.

Franklin Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Long Run Road, LLC, Allentown, property at 3794 Long Run Road and Gerald Drive, $122,843.

PNC Bank, N.A., to Richard A. Schultz, Lansdowne, Pa., property at 60 Market St., $77,145.

Judith Ann Ardella to Donald H. Dorward Sr., 780 Rock St., Lehighton, parcel No. 70-12-A5, Rock Street, $290,600.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

File for divorce

Brett T. Hoch filed suit for divorce from Heather A. Hoch, both of 95 Mill Drive, West Penn Township. They were married Dec. 8, 2002.

Eric R. Flaim, 710 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City, filed for divorce from Jasmine J. Flaim, 246 S. Vine St., Mount Carmel. They were married July 7, 2003.

Reduce bail

Edward J. Simon, 45, Mahanoy City, had his bail modified by Judge James P. Goodman from $25,000 straight cash to $25,000 unsecured and he shall enter a rehabilitation center.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

All State Asset Management, Inc., to Jose Luis Felipe, Hazleton, parcel No. 125A-5-E15, $9,900.

East Penn Township

Joseph G. Ofner to Kyle L. Spotts, 2049 Municipal Road, Lehighton, property at 2049 Municipal Road, $180,000.

Franklin Township

Gene V. Marola to Gene V. Marola, 630 Evergreen Road, Lehighton, property on Evergreen Road, $1.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Tex., property at 132 Main Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Friday, September 14, 2012

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Heather M. Schleicher, 313 E. White Bear Drive, Summit Hill, from and Phillip J. Schleicher, 179 White Bear Drive, Summit Hill.

Charlene A. Sterling, 900 Towamensing Rd., Lehighton, from Charles E. Sterling, same address.

Ronald Roninger, 120 E. Alley rear, Lehighton, from Debra Roninger, 57 Delaware Drive, Jim Thorpe.

Jay D. Fagner, 805 N. Lehigh Gorge Drive, Weatherly, from Angela Lee Fagner, same address.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 209 deeds, 258 mortgages and 499 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 $35,166.65. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $28,473.50; data processing fees, $1,781.50; notaries, $50; commission on transfers and writs, $3,621.45; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,240.20.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Deeds recorded

Penn Forest Township

Mid Atlantic Acquisitions, Inc., to Andrew Seabrook, Doylestown, Pa., Lot 1320-, Section 5, Towamensing Trails, $7,000.

John J. Fleming to Patricia Downey, Philadelphia, property at 95 Ginsburg Circle, Albrightsville, $134,000.

Prime Group Partnership to Daniel Sinclair, Nazareth, Pa., Lot V661, Section V, Towamensing Trails, $9,000.

Daniel J. McCormick to Scott Vanauken, P.O. Box 822, Albrightsville, property at 4 Hunter Lane, Albrightsville, $137,000.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

File For Divorce

Gary J. Guenther, 196 Market St., Coaldale, started a divorce action against Karil Rupert, 700 Ringtown Rd., Zion Grove, North Union Township. They were married Oct. 7, 2011.

Divorces Granted

Dawn Marie Yoder was granted a divorce from Gregory Michael Yoder, both of Auburn. They were married June 3, 2000.

Deborah L. Juritsch was granted a divorce from Joseph M. Juritsch, both of Schuylkill Haven. They were married April 16, 1988.

Cynthia Motter was granted a divorce from George Motter, both of Pine Grove. They were married Aug. 11, 1990.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Exempt property

Norwegian Township Supervisors won an appeal in court to have a property they own declared tax exempt.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Deeds recorded


William P. Shiffert to Daniel Walck, P.O. Box 166, Bowmanstown, property at 254 W. Mill St., $9,000.

Michael R. Miller to Chad M. Benner, 742 Pine St., Palmerton, property at 742 Pine St., $145,000.

Lynda Smith to Joseph Kistler, 619 Hamilton St., Palmerton, property at 619 Hamilton St., $129,000.

Franklin Township

Diane M. Hartley to Robert C. Edwards, 10 Call Mountain Circle, Lehighton, property at 255-259 Main Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Thursday, August 30, 2012

East Penn Township

Richard T. Gabovitz to Kenneth L. Higgins, 210 Sassafras Road, Lehighton, property at 210 Sassafras Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

John J. Bilsak Jr. to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation, Allentown, property at 103 North St., $1.

Donald C. Reis to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation, Allentown, property on West Front Street, $1.

Ann K. Laughlin to Stroud J. Hiller, Sun Lakes, Ariz., property at 1130 Center Ave., $120,000.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rejects jury trial

Kevin Michael Hook, 27, last known address, Cressona, was scheduled to go on trial before a jury but had a change of heart and pleaded guilty to charges of theft and receiving stolen property.

Judge John E. Domalakes accepted the guilty plea and ordered the adult probation office to prepare a pre-sentence investigation. Hook was released on his current bail and ordered to report on Tuesday, Oct. 4, for sentencing.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Carole M. Matso, West Hazleton, to Nathaniel G. and Jennifer A. Kovalchick, of 35 Franford Avenue, Tamaqua, parcel beginning at an intersection on north side of Oxford Street and Oxford Circle, a second parcel beginning at Oxford Circle and third parcel at the east end of Laurel Street, Hometown, Rush Township, $185,000.

Marie A. Tennant to Richard D. Simmons Jr., a single two story frame home on north side of Valley Street, Brockton, Schuylkill Township, $79,394.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Granted divorce

Earl Bitzer, 119 E. Schmaltzdale, New Ringgold, was granted a divorce from Diane Betzer, Reading. They were married Feb. 7, 2006.

Jason Walker, 1783 West Penn Pike, New Ringgold, was granted a divorce from Mary Walker, 12 W. Ludlow St., Summit Hill. They were married Oct. 23, 1998.

Jitendrakumar Kansagara, Orwigsburg, was granted a divorce from Poofa Kansagara, Reading. They were married Feb. 7, 2006.

Laurie A. Potts was granted a divorce from Michael E. Potts, both of Pine Grove. They were married Dec. 8, 2005.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Michael G. Bodyl Sr. to Amy Goida, 12 W. Cherry St., Tresckow, property at 12 W. Cherry St., $1.

East Penn Township

Rob R. Frisch to Rob R. Frisch, 149 Snyder Ave., Lehighton, property at 149 Snyder Ave., $1.

Jim Thorpe

Thomas J. McKeon to Alfred J. Yzzi Jr., 1005 Center St., Jim Thorpe, property at 1005 Center St., $112,000.

Carol A. Hunsicker to Jennifer Nederostek, 635 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 635 Center Ave., $124,900.

Kidder Township

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Divorces started

Rebeka Lauren Seyfried, 220 Meckesville Rd., Albrightsville, filed against Christopher Thomas Seyfried, 813 E. Grandview Blvd., Apt. 103, Erie. They were married Feb. 9, 2009.

John William Neville, 179 Whitman Lane, Albrightsville, filed against Doreen Neville, 7 Club House Rd., Penn Forest Streams, Jim Thorpe. They were married Sept. 9, 1993.

Vicki A. Zaengle, 38 Woodvale Rd., Airville, York County, filed against Mark E. Zaengle, 514 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning. They were married April 29, 1983.

Divorces granted

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Tax Claim Bureau of Carbon County to Beaver Meadows Borough, 100 Broad St., Beaver Meadows, two transactions, both properties on Berwick Street, $952.17 and $869.55.

Edmond F. Gorski to Roselys A. Ventura, 9 Berwick St., Beaver Meadows, property at 9 Berwick St., $58,000.

Franklin Township

Paul D. Serfass to Paul D. Serfass, 376 Wagner St., Lehighton, property at 376 Wagner St., $1.

Jim Thorpe

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Mark C. Wagner, Coatesville, Pa., property at 216 North Ave., $10,000.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


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

ESSA Bank & Trust Co., c/o 200 Palmer St., Stroudsburg, filed against Paula Schevalier, Lot 809, 11 N. Short Lane, Sec. N-1, Indian Mountain Lakes, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $160,500.13 and continuing interest.

The Jim Thorpe National Bank, 12 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, filed against Todd M. and Melissa A. Lesliek, 242 W. Columbus Ave., Nesquehoning, over property at that address. Sought is $61,884.56 and continuing interest.