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Monday, January 3, 2011

Sewer bills owed

The Borough of Bowmanstown, 490 Ore St., Box 127, Bowmanstown, has filed municipal liens against owners of properties that are delinquent in sewer bills owed the municipality. The liens are filed against:

Donna L. Wimble and Timothy Brown of Belton, S.C., for a property at 626 Franklin St., The claim is for $227 in unpaid sewer fees, plus $150 in attorney's fees.

Mortgageforeclosures

Friday, December 31, 2010

Capital One Bank, Glen Allen, Va., has filed a credit default complaint against Thomas G. Surotchak, 3 Wild Lane, Jim Thorpe. The plaintiff is seeking judgment in the amount of $10,667.04.

G.E. Money Bank, Alpharetta, Ga., has filed a credit default complaint against Tammie Skymba, 28 Andrewsville St., Lansford. The plaintiff is seeking judgment in the amount of $5,191.61.

Certified judgments

Friday, December 31, 2010

Podiatry suit

The Estate of Guy S. Kenion, by and through Dr. Banjamin Lanza and Steven J. Hartz, executors, has filed a civil action against Dr. Kurt J. Gustafson, Dr. Edward C. Beckett, Dr. Matthew O. Mertz, Carbon Foot and Ankle Centers, P.C., and Kenion Podiatry Associates, P.C., claiming the defendants diverted the assets of the plantiff's professional medical practice to their own use and for their own benefit, depriving the heirs of the economic value, benefits and profits of the business.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Joshua Howard Egan to Kevin Jay Green Jr., 1939 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 1939 E. Lizard Creek Road, $159,000.

Franklin Township

Michael R. Everett to Michael R. Everett, 3120 Fireline Road, P.O. Box 176, Palmerton, Lot 1, boundary line adjustment, Plan for Carl L. Everett, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Barry T. Phillips Jr. to Mason Realty Company, 101 W. 10th St., Jim Thorpe, property at 425 Oak St., $6,500.

Kidder Township

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Divorces started

Brian A. Voorhees, 132 S. Fifth St., Apt. D-12, Lehighton, filed against Stacy A. Voorhees, 437 Cypress St., Lehighton. They were married Aug. 26, 2006.

Tara Sistrunk, 333 Iron St., Lehighton, filed against Tyrone D. Sistrunk, same address. They were married Sept. 8, 2001.

Credit defaults

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

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Robert Bobby to Florence Anna Panzarella, 6 N. Chestnut St., Tresckow, property at 6 N. Chestnut St., $1.

East Penn Township

Mary Haupt to Steven R. Warnkin, 909 W. Sunset Road, Lehighton, property at 905 W. Sunset Road, $1.

Kidder Township

HSBC, U.S.A., to Edward J. Kordalski, Media, Pa., property at 35 Fawn Grove Drive, Albrightsville, $48,500.

Herbert J. Lottier to John C. Dambrosio, Mount Laurel, N.J., property at 9 New Birch St., Lake Harmony, $196,000.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Deeds recorded

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

Shawn E. Gilbert to James T. and Helene M. Richmond, tract containing 1.148 acres at 47 Tamanend Road, Rush Township, $155,000.

Gary P. Seladonis, as executor of the estate of Anna Seladonis, late of Tamaqua, to Gary P. Seladonis, Allentown; William E. Seladonos, Tamaqua and Beverly A. Seladonis Magelnicki, Saint Petersburg, Florida, property at 6 South Lehigh Street, Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $11,000).

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Municipal liens

Penn Forest Township has filed a number of municipal liens against owners of properties in the township that have failed to pay their 2010 garbage bills. In each of the liens, the judgment is in the amount of $168.90, including a bill of $125 and fees of $43.90.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Reduces bail

Modification of bail was granted to Joseph James Yuelling, Shenandoah, by Judge Stine with certain stipulations. He must secure a bed at the Salvation Army, Harrisburg, while receiving impatient treatment at another facility. He cannot relocate without court permission. Baill was modified to $2,500 unsecured bail. Yuelling was charged by Trooper Michael Breznik with crimiinal trespass, simple assaut and terroristic threats.

Files for divorce

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Guilty plea

Lester Fernandez, 31, Mahanoy City, entered a guilty plea to delivery of illegal drugs in Schuylkill County and was sentenced by Judge D. Michael Stine in one of his final action prior to his retirement from the bench Jan. 3 to serve 30 months to 60 months in a state correctional institution, pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education fund, $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account and make restitution of $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab and $80 to the Reading State Police Drug Task Force.

Revoke probation

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Tax Claim Bureau of Carbon County to All State Asset Management, Inc., 1933 State Rt. 903, Jim Thorpe, property at 54 Broad St., $37,400.

Franklin Township

Ella L. Cox to Ella L. Cox, 145 Cedar St., Lehighton, property at 110 E. Third St., $1.

Glen A. Haydt to Jeffrey E. Zakrewski, 226 Malibu Drive, Lehighton, property at 226 Malibu Drive, $260,000.

Jim Thorpe

Michael Herishko to Terrill J. McLean, 74 White Birch Drive, Jim Thorpe, property at 336 South Ave., $41,800.

Kidder Township

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Assumpsit complaint

Oliphant Financial, LLC, Sarasota, Fla., has filed a complaint in assumpsit against Terry Petitto, 119 Eliot lane, P.O. Box 248, Albrightsville, seeking the sum of $1,141.98 plus applicable costs, interest and attorney's fees.

The plaintiff contends it is a debt buyer that holds a promissory note signed by the defendant in which the latter agreed to pay costs associated with valuable considerations it received. Oliphant says the defendant has not made a payment on the account since Dec. 18, 2009.

Credit defaults

Friday, December 24, 2010

Mortgage foreclosures

The following actions have been filed as mortgage foreclosures for alleged defaults on loans:

Capital One, N.A., Chester, N.J., filed against Lawrence H. Gersten and Diane Minkow, both of Chester, N.J., over a property at 116 S. Lake Drive, Lake Harmony. Sought is $267,229.70 and continuing interest.

The Bryn Mawr Trust Company, successor by merger to First Keystone Federal Savings Bank, Bryn Mawr, filed against Mary C. Kelley, Bensalem, Pa., over a property at 721 Wilde Glen, Albrightsville. Sought is $35,631.69 and continuing interest.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Amber N. Schleicher to Amber N. Peffer, 182 William Lane, Lehighton, property at 1361 E. Lizard Creek Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Dale E. Ritschard Jr. to Dale E. Ritschard Sr., Collegeville, Pa., property at 35 Packer Blvd., $1.

Dale E. Ritschard Sr. to Randall L. Fogal, Pottstown, Pa., property at 35 Packer Blvd., $100,000.

Kidder Township

Dennis A. Dempsey Sr. to Robert D. Knight, Berkeley Heights, N.J., property at 220 S. Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, $620,000.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Property transfers

Jeanette (Stewart) Knepper, Sheppton, East Union Township, to Giovanny Vicuna, Corona, N.Y., property at 118 Blaine St., McAdoo, $89,000.

Mary Ann Gibson, West Penn Township, to Michael A. Leggett, Lehighton, tract containing 1.265 acres located on the south side of West Hyland Drive in Country Estates-South Subdivision in West Penn Township, $1 (full consideration $385,000).

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mortgage foreclosures

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

William Endlekofer, 53 Woodhaven Drive, South Beach, N.Y., filed against Patriot Financial Inc., 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, Del., over property in East Penn Township. Sought is $605,203 and continuing interest.

GMAC Mortgage, 1100 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, filed against Jennifer Bayard, 512 South Ave., Jim Thorpe, over property at that address. Sought is $96,850.23 and continuing interest.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 249 deeds, 310 mortgages and 435 other writs during the month of November.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $36,582.78. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $30,140; data processing fees, $2,273.75; notaries, $100; commission on transfers and writs, $2,570.83; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,498.20.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Acquitted of drugs

Brad Scheeler, 34, of 82 Grier Avenue, Barnesville, was acquitted by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin of charges of criminal conspiracy, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of a controlled substance filed by Mahanoy City Patrolman Michael Dissinger. The incident occurred on Sept. 23, 2009.

Plea guilty

Those who entered guilty pleas were sentenced as follows:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Jacob J. Anderson Jr. to John Brian Sweeney, 403 Lake Drive, Nesquehoning, two parcels, No. 125A-5-C30.07, $1.

Franklin Township

Joan M. Rehrig to Barry P. Reed, 772 Summer Mountain Road, Lehighton, property at 195 Maple Ave., $179,000.

Jean Moser Getz to Robert T. Carter, 1665 Stagecoach Road West, Palmerton, parcel No. 70E-11-50, $92,000.

Jim Thorpe

Tax Claim Bureau of Carbon County to All State Asset Management, Inc., 1933 State Rt. 903, Jim Thorpe, property at 221 W. Broadway, $93,296.

Kidder Township

Monday, December 13, 2010

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Tax Claim Bureau of Carbon County to All State Asset Management, Inc., 1933 State Rt. 903, Jim Thorpe, property at 77 Broad St., $76,976.

Jim Thorpe

Barry T. Phillips Jr. to Edward J. Knauss, Reading, Pa., property at 113 Center Ave., $75,000.

Kidder Township

Tax Claim Bureau of Carbon County to Baby Boomer Properties, LLC, 1787 State Rt. 903, Jim Thorpe, two transactions, Lot 807, Section C, Holiday Poconos, $85,408, and Lot B24, Section Hemlock Forest, Holiday Poconos, $5,848.

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