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Monday, March 28, 2011

Deeds recorded

Franklin Township

Dorota G. Gasienca Kozak to Dorota K. Gasienca Kozak, Whitehall, property on Green Street, $1.

Irene G. Beers to J & R, L.L.C., 45 Knoll Drive, Lehighton, 36.447 acres, $375,000.

Jim Thorpe

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to John G. Kiefer, Southampton, property at 59 W. Front St., $39,001.

Kidder Township

Mark A. Bianchi to Phenol Armand, Bay Shore, N.Y., property at 714 Holiday Drive, Albrightsville, $191,500.

Friday, March 25, 2011

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

William G. Schwab, as trustee for Wade Wessner, of Lehighton, and Valerie (Biddle) Wessner, Cressona, to Stephen and Jennifer Campbell, Allentown, tract containing 54 acres beginning 278 feetwest of Bear Creek Road in Wayne Township, $1 (full consideration $125,000).

Elmer J. Yuscyk, 138 Walnut Street, Tuscarora Village, Schuylkill Township and Sandra Orlowsky, Jacobus, Pa. to Jacob A. and Arlene Weiss, property at 287 Washington Street, Middleport, $1 (full consideration $18,000).

Friday, March 25, 2011

Journey pays off

Laura Moore Kelly, 45, of Rockville, Md., drove to Pottsville to attend a hearing in court on her appeal from a $25 fine imposed on her for alleged violation of the motor vehicle code.

She was charged by Trooper Richard J. Nesbitt with failing to drive within a single lane on Interstate 81. She was stopped in Foster Township last Nov. 25. Judge John E. Domalakes found her not guilty and the fine and cost of $121.50 imposed by a district justice was dismissed. The fine was $25 and costs $96.50.

Pleads guilty

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Divorces started

Richard Z. Rehrig, 46 E. Abbott St., Lansford, filed against Christina E. Rehrig, same address. They were married Feb. 12, 2003.

Jill M. Hylka, 746 Oak St., Palmerton, filed against Thomas E. Hylka Jr., 880 Edgemont Ave., Palmerton. They were married June 17, 2006.

Andrea A. Brown, 2430 Little Gap Rd., Palmerton, filed against Robert E. Hazzard, c/o Northampton County Prison, Easton. They were married Aug. 24, 2007.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bail hearings

Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin handed down orders after holding hearings on motions for bail reductions.

Joseph Franz, 23, of190 Lincoln Drive, Hometown, had his bail set at $5,000 unsecured bail and he shall not have contacts with victims.

Thomas Bowman, 57, of 304 Ridge Terrace, Coaldale, has his bail set at $5,000 unsecured bail and shall have no contact with the victim nor possess any firearms. He faces a charge of simple assault.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Property transfers

Joan E. Colllins, Crawford, N.J., individually and as a shareholder of Cindo Corporation, a dissolved New Jersey domestic profit corporation, to Andrew W. and Sally A. Schlotter, Doylestown, property on south side of Great Oaks drive in Lake Hauto Community in Rush Township, $1 (full consideration $115,000).

Michael Sawka, West Penn Township and Dolores Sion Sawka, Ringtown, to Dolores Sion Sawka, property on north side of West Main Street, Ringtown, $1 (transaction from son and mother to mother).

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 125 deeds, 193 mortgages and 394 other writs during the month of February.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $24,480.46. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $20,522; data processing fees, $1,874; notaries, $90; commission on transfers and writs, $1,113.96; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $880.50.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to Kevin Ahner, 510 Jefferson St., Lehighton, property at 730 Mill St., $55,545.

East Penn Township

Eric Labaty to Amanda J. Farley, 1859 Dinkey Road, Lehighton, property at 1859 Dinkey Road, $175,000.

Lansford

Cathleen A. Stromelo to Robert W. Clewell, 228 W. Water St., Lansford, property at 362 W. Snyder Ave., $12,000.

Nesquehoning

Irene A. Genther to Frank J. Genther, 60 Oak Court, Nesquehoning, property at 60 Oak Court, $1.

Palmerton

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Revocations

Duane Edward Kanger, 42, Pottsville, had his parole revoked by President Judge William E. Baldwin and he was remanded to the county prison to serve the balance of his sentence. In May 2007 he pleaded gulty to possession of a controlled substance and after serving six months in jail was relesed on probation. It was revoked in March 2009 and after serving more time in prison was again released. He has 81 days credit in jail.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Granted divorce

Kerry L. Klinger Jr., 225 N. Market St., New Ringgold, was granted a divorce from Rachael L. Klinger, Pine Grove. They were married May 24, 2003.

Brian A. Dewitt, Port Carbon, was granted a divorce from Rachael M. Dewitt, Schuylkill Haven. They were married Aug. 30, 2008.

Teresa L. Kibe, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Gregory K. Kibe, Leesport. They were married Aug. 4, 1982.

Rachel A. Zimmerman, Tower City, was granted a divorce from Steven D. Zimmerman, Pine Grove. They were married Aug. 18, 2001.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Lynida G. Johnson to Thomas T. Hrusovsky, 286 Lilac Lane, Lehighton, property at 286 Lilac Lane, $130,000.

Jim Thorpe

Brian T. Herman to Ellen F. Herman, 211 Summit Drive, Jim Thorpe, property at 211 Summit Drive, $1.

Jean Straubinger to Dezirae Feller, 112 South Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 112 South Ave., $1.

Kidder Township

Marshal Jay Hyman Revocable Trust to Marshal Jay Hyman, Pikesville, Md., property at 40 Forest Drive, Lake Harmony, $1.

Lower Towamensing Township

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Patricia P. Heiland Smith, 170 S. First St., Lehighton, from Calvin E. Smith, 339 Kresge Farm Rd., Gilbert.

Adam Malik, 705 Foest Inn Rd., Palmerton, from Sherri L. Malik, 540 Franklin Ave., Palmerton.

Elissa G. Thorne, 133 South St., Jim Thorpe, from Christopher C. Thorne, 7 Lake Ave., Glens Falls, N.Y.

Divorces started

Tina L. Kerschner, 201 North St., Jim Thorpe, filed against Corey G. Kerschner, 44 Boyko Drive, Lehighton. They were married Aug. 16, 1997.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Divorces granted

Carolyn A. Stewart, Saint Clair, was granted a divorce from Randall S. Stewart, Branchdale, Branch Township. They were married Nov. 28, 1987.

Terri A. Minahan, Ringtown, was granted a divorce from James J. Minahan, Mahanoy Plane, Gilberton. They were married Aug. 30, 1997.

File for divorce

Darlene Mercuri, Frackville, filed suit for divorce from James D. Mercuri, Mahanoy City. They were married Feb. 12, 2007,

Loses appeal

Monday, March 7, 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.

Target National Bank, c/o 213 E. Main St. Carnegie, filed against April A. Walters, 143 Walters Lane, Weatherly, seeking $3,280.49.

Citibank (South Dakota), c/o 1835 Market St., Philadelphia, filed against Mary Jo Loch, 6 Short Lane, Albrightsville, seeking $7,215.05.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bail hearings

Justin David Blume, 38, of 16 Golf Road, Barnesville, had his bail revoked by Judge John E. Domalakes and he was remanded to the county prison to await trail on charges of carrying a 45 calibre revolver without a license, terrrorsitic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering Vicki Jones, of New Philadelphia Road, West Brunswick Township, and disordelry conduct as charged by Trooper Bernard J. Walasavage.

Credit card debts

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Charles M. Bott to Arnold W. StarrIII, 40 E. Maple St., P.O. Box 300, Tresckow, property at 40 E. Maple St., $50,000.

Beaver Meadows

Paula Correale to Yes Dear Rentals, LLC, Drifton, Pa., property at 33 Second St., $86,500.

Bowmanstown

Richard Sander to Joseph T. Pogwist, 473 Friendship Road, Lehighton, Lot 91, Oak Street, $42,000.

East Penn Township

Todd L. Keiser to Douglas Gause, Easton, lots 42, 44, 57 and 58, Section 3, Guy's Vacationland, $57,500.

Franklin Township

Monday, February 28, 2011

Deeds recorded

Franklin Township

Township of Franklin to Township of Franklin, 900 Fairyland Road, Lehighton, property at 889 Fairyland Road, $1.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Mauch Chunk Trust Company, 1111 North St., Jim Thorpe, property at 1280 Main Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Michael Hrinkonich to Wayne Smith, 21 W. Chipmunk Trail, Jim Thorpe, property at 45 Coal St., $40,000.

Kidder Township

Monday, February 28, 2011

Back taxes

Tamaqua Area School District filed a petition to enter a lien on the property of Norman and Alice Gryczyusky, 54 Angel Drive, West Penn Township, alleging $1,134.36 is owed in back real estate taxes to the school district.

Divorces granted

Deborah H. Pascavage was granted a divorce from Bruce D. Pascavage, both of Mahanoy City. They were married July 3, 1999.

Angela Snyder, Valley View, Hegins Township, was granted a divorce from Mitchell Snyder, Pitman, Eldred Township. They were married June 21, 1999.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Zoning permits

The Schuylkill County Zoning Office issued 11 permits in January and collected $4,115 in fees. The estimated cost of the construction to be undertaken from the permits was placed at $828,704. Obtaining permits were:

Friday, February 25, 2011

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, McLean, Va., two transactions, properties at 344 Smithlane Road and 1106 E. Lizard Creek Road, $1 each.

Jim Thorpe

Michael W. Gustin to William C. Gustin, 77 W. Sixth St., Jim Thorpe, property at 77 W. Sixth St., $1.

Kidder Township

John Lalor Joyce to Robert Fasulo, Yardley, Pa., Lot B12, Split Rock, $25,000.

Lansford

Kory B. Bates to DonnaBillett, 239 E. Ridge St., Lansford, property at 239 E. Ridge St., $18,000.