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Court News

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Note default

First Niagara Bank, 401 Plymouth Rd., Plymouth Meeting, filed a civil action against Stanley J. Costello Jr., 645 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, and Alfonso J. Sebia, 305 Mill Rd., Lehighton, alleging the defendants defaulted on a promissory note. Sought is $86,742.02 plus interest, costs and fees.

Divorces started

Deborah McNelis, 303 Eugene Ave., Beaver Meadows, filed against Joseph McNelis, same address. They were married July 26, 1997.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Lisa J. Holly to Kelly Billig, 130 Dean St., Beaver Meadows, property at 130 Dean St., $118,000.

Franklin Township

Francesca Marra to Viola Kennedy, Bethlehemn, property at 16 Willow St., $1.

Jim Thorpe

John S. Turek to Kevin J. Turek, 305 North St., Jim Thorpe, property at 305 North St., $1.

Kidder Township

John Delferro to Joanne Luszczak, Bensalem, Pa., property at 181 D Midlake, Lake Harmony, $235,000.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Property transfers

Dolores Seiler, of Florida, and Tamaqua Limited Partneriship of Pennsylvania, as equitable owner and New York Limited Partnership to Tamaqua Plaza, LP, Horsham, Montgomery County, property known as 209 Tamaqua Shopping Center, Tamaqua, containing 11.239 acres, $1,290,000.

Sheriff Joseph G. Groody, at sheriff sale, to JMAC, LLC and Commonwealth Commerce, LLC, Orwigsburg, a one and one-half story dwelling at 18 N. Apple St., Barnesville, sold as property of Jean W. Ward, for $21,200.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Property transfers

Stephen P. and Carol A. Tertel to Vanessa S. Leiby, property at 252 Mahanoy St., Tamaqua, $73,000.

Denise M. Tobin, Coaldale, and Gregorio Barbieri, Yonkers, N.Y., to Denise M. Tobin, property at 258 W. Howard Avenue, Coaldale, $1 (transaction between spouses).

Schuylkill 8 Property Trust to Brock M. and Jennifer M. Malcolm, property at 239 E. Mahanoy Avenue, Mahanoy City, $4,595.

Tax Claim Bureau to Apartments and Acquisitions Limited Partnership, Allentown, property of James B. and Patricia A. Black, 171 Second St., Coaldale, $775.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Divorces Granted

Bobbie Jo Wagner, 474 State Road, Barnesville, was granted a divorce from Nachary A. Cremo, 306 Meadow Brook Lane, Jacksonville, Fla. They were married Sept. 25, 2009.

Sherry A. Frye, Box 66, Quakake, was granted a divorce from Arthur W. Frye, 25 North Road, Tamaqua R.D. They were married July 8, 1989.

Richard A. Kopczynskie, 35 Monroe St., McAdoo, was granted a divorce from Nicole Kopczynskie, 613 Hancock St., McAdoo. They were married July 3, 1999.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Divorces Granted

Rodney Eugene Clouser, 174 Mahanoy Avenue, Mahanoy City, was granted a divorce from Sarah Christine Clouser, 114 Retreat Road, New Ringgold. They were married Jan. 3, 2009.

Brenda L. Lutz, Lebanon, was granted a divorce from Ernest L. Lutz, Pine Grove. They were married Dec. 12, 1981.

Bryon D. Wasser was granted a divorce from Jodi A. .Wasser, both of Schuylkill Haven. They were married Sept. 4, 1999.

Jason R. Wastrick was granted a divorce from Amber N. Wastrick, both of Orwigsburg. They were married Aug. 2, 2007.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Steve Schoch, 108 Foxhill Lane, Palmerton, property at 626 Franklin St., $47,000.

East Penn Township

Carbon County Economic Development Corporation to J & R Slaw, Inc., Kittatinny Road, P.O. Box D, Bowmanstown, property at 438 Riverview Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Sheriff of Carbon County to Vantium Reo Capital Markets, L.P., Jersey City, N.J., property at 504 Pine St., $1.

Kidder Township

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 140 deeds, 176 mortgages and 380 other writs during the month of July.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $23,754.76. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $19,678.50; data processing fees, $1,411.50; notaries, $80; commission on transfers and writs, $1,854.56; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $730.20.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Jailed 17 months

Robert Warren McFarland, 40, Pottsville, found guilty by a jury last June 7 of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol was sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin to serve 12 to 60 months in the county prison, pay a fine of $1,500, pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education fund, $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account, $100 to Catastrophe fund, complete alcohol highway safety school, receive outpatient treatment and driver's license suspended 18 months and when released pay a $50 monthly supervision while on probation.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Divorces started

Denise Ann Hersh, 177 Panther Run Rd., Jim Thorpe, filed against Scott Samuel Hersh, 75 Schmitz Terrace, Arlington, N.J. They were married Oct. 9, 2004.

Robbie Frey, 224 Springhouse Rd., Lehighton, filed against Kerri Frey, same address. They were married July 2, 1999.

Eric John Christman, 228 S. Third St., Lehighton, filed against Lisa Ann Christman, 360 N. Eight St., Lehighton. They were married Jan. 25, 2000.

Carol Croissett, 923 North St., Jim Thorpe, filed against Andrew Corissett, 421 George St., Pen Argyl. They were married Oct. 10, 2009.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Vernon L. Fritz to Vernon E. Fritz, 145 Andreas Road, Andreas, Lot 2, Harold S. Fritz Subdivision, $1.

Sheriff of Carbon County to HSBC Bank, U.S.A., N.A., Fort Mill, S.C., property at 12 Kittatinny St., $1.

Franklin Township

Dawn Eaton to Ronald J. Crundwell, 59 Church Drive, Lehighton, property at 59 Church Drive, $175,000.

Ralph W. Kunkle to Charles W. Behler Jr., 712 Jefferson St., Lehighton, property at 241 Walnut St., $1.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Nadine Richards to Terry E. Blair, 2161 Municipal Road, Lehighton, property at 2161 Municipal Road, $1.

George A. Szacska to Georgine A. Shupp, 1630 Smithlane Road, Lehighton, property at 1630 Smithlane Road, $1.

Franklin Township

Dawn Eaton to Ronald J. Crundwell, 59 Church Drive, Lehighton, property at 59 Church Drive, $175,000.

Kidder Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Herbert Zimmerman, 49 E. Ludlow St., Summit Hill, property at 121 N. Lake Dr., Lake Harmony, $1.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Property Transfers

Apartments and Acquisitions, LP (Limited Partnership), of Allentown, purchased 19 properties in Schuylkill County according to deeds recorded at the courthouse.

The property of Charles Leroy Shoener and Jean Ann Shoener, located on the south side of Cottage Avenue, Tamaqua, was acquired for $23,000.

Properties acquired from the Schuylkill County Tax Claim Bureau, which serves as trustee of properties acquired for failing to keep up real estate tax payments were as follows:

Thursday, July 28, 2011

File for divorce

Joshua Aaron Napolitano, 217 Market St., Tamaqua, filed suit for divorce from Tonya Jean Napolitano, 333 W. Mill St., Nesquehoning. They were married Aug. 20, 1999.

Charles E. Brinich, 145 Valley Road, Tamaqua, started a divorce action against Alberta Brinich, 224 E. Elm St., Tamaqua. They were declared a Common Law marriage in 2001.

Granted divorce

William Irvin Horn Jr., 377 Mountain Road, New Ringgold, was granted a divorce from Lori Ann Horn, 2300 W. End Avenue, Pottsville. They were married Sept. 17, 1988.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Auto loan

Alliance Capital Management, 1597 Washington Park, Bridgeville, Allegheny County, filed an action against Bruce Bisbing, 120 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton, alleging he defaulted on an automobile loan. Sought is $16,134.37 plus interest, costs and fees.

Judgment sought

Ford Motor Credit Company, Box 6508, Mesa, Ariz., filed an action against Robert A. Hess II, 610 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, seeking a judgment of $12,711.82 plus interest, costs and fees.

Mortgage foreclosures

Saturday, July 23, 2011

File for divorce

Lori A. Seddon, 123 S. Jackson St., Pottsville, started a divorce action against Daniel G. Seddon, 101 E. High St., Coaldale. They were married July 26, 2003.

Divorces granted

Marian Valosin, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Richard Valosin, Branchdale, Branch Township. They were married Nov. 13, 1999.

Jennifer J. Stehr, Klingerstown, Upper Mahantongo Township, was granted a divorce from Timothy E. Stehr Sr., Pitman, Eldred Township. They were married July 21, 2008.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Divorces started

James E. Bokeko, 420 School St., Jim Thorpe, filed against Mary Frances Bokeko, same address. They were married May 12, 1984.

William J. Dietrich, 191 Nick Lane, Lehighton, filed against Michelle A. Gaffney, 225 Schuylkill Ave., Tamaqua. They were married Sept. 19, 2001.

Erin L. Faustner, 601 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, filed against Frank J. Faustner, 717 Point Phillips Rd., Bath. They were married May 31, 2003.

David Heister, 217 N. East Alley, Lehighton, filed against Carrie Heister, same address. They were married Oct. 23, 2002.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Scott J. Watro to Scott J. Watro, 18 E. Oak St., Tresckow, property at 20 E. Oak St., $62,084.

Bowmanstown

Huntington National Holdings Corporation to Christel Koenig, 430 Green St., Palmerton, property at 430 Green St., $179,900.

Robert S. Kuhn Sr. to Robert S. Kuhn and Rosemary A. Kuhn Revocable Living Trust, Mountain Top, parcels No. 56A-6-F38 and 56A-6-F10, $1.

Franklin Township

Peter J. Turko to Cindy L. Hower, 112 Union Hill Road, Lehighton, property at 112 Union Hill Road, $79,500.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Divorces started

Michelle J. Bozarth, 129 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, filed against F. Christopher Bozarth, 223 E. Sixth St., Mount Carmel. They were married Sept. 7, 2010.

Rebecca L. Parker, HC1 Box 12A, White Haven, filed against David C. Parker Sr., same address. They were married Oct. 12, 1991.

Tammy L. VanBuskirk, 220 Interchange Rd., Kresgeville, filed against Bill J. VanBuskirk, 2597 Little Gap Rd., Palmerton. They were married Aug. 2, 1997.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Granted divorce

Tina L. Barton was granted a divorce from Daniel E. Nahodil, both of the village of Sacramento, Hubley Township. They were married Aug. 1, 2000.

Cheryl M. Kurtz was granted a divorce from Bardley S. Kurtz, both of Pine Grove. They were married May 16, 1998.

Angelina A. Etzweiler was granted a divorce from Terry L. Etzweiler, both of Pine Grove. They were married Sept. 9, 2006.

File for divorce

Amanda Kuhn, 696 Valley Road,Tamaqua, started a divorce action against Barry Kuhn, 268 Quamy Road, Kutztown. They were married Sept. 23, 2006.