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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Eagle Rock Resorts Inc., Hazleton, to Mary Rose Alexander and Paul D. Thompson, both of Bloomsburg, lot in ER Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, East Union Township, $10 (full consideration $66,143.).

William Jones, 200 Cherry St., Tamaqua, to Jamie Turner, 416 Pine St., Tamaqua, property on Cherry St., $1 (transaction from grandfather to grandson).

Matthew R. Bentzoni to Richard Miller, property on north side of W. Pine St., Mahanoy City, $6,000.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Prothonotary's report

A total of 357 cases were started in December 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, January 12, 2011

Owe back taxes

Tamaqua Area School District filed petitions to court to enter liens against properties on which back school taxes are owed.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Divorces granted

Amy L. Pester, 739 Claremont Ave., Rush Township, was granted a divorce from James N. Pester, 37 Main St., Quakake, Rush Township. Date of marriage not listed.

Thomas P. Schaefer Jr., 125 Penn St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Karenann E. Schaefer, Pottsville. They were married Feb. 21, 2004.

Regina Marie Bonass, 417 E. Ridge St., Coaldale, was granted a divorce from William Joseph Bonass, 134 W. Mines St., Coaldale. They were married March 27, 1998.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Gregory S. Bartek, 511 E. Ridge St., Lansford, from Michelle R. Bartek, 756 Peace St., Hazleton.

Bertam Berk, 1593 SR534, Albrightsville, from Mary E. Berk, 416 N. Keim St., New Ringgold.

Zita S. Scheers, 1663 Quakake Rd., Weatherly, from Geroge F. Scheers Sr., same address.

Daniel Haney, 537 Arlington St., Tamaqua, from Vicki Haney, 60 Flora Circle, Lehighton.

Ronald J. Montz, 708 E. Main St., Weatherly, from Kimberly A. Montz, 567 Taylor Court, Hazleton.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Margaret Koltiska, McAdoo, to C&C Property Groups, LLC, McAdoo, a property on Fifth Street, 100 feet north of James Street, Kline Township, $52,000.

Evelyn M. Felty, 83 Valley Road, Tamaqua, to Garry T. and Georgette T. Laubach, Barry Township, tract containing 7 1/2 acres adjoining the northeast corner of land of John and Mary Berger and 1,360 feet from land of Green Valley Coal Company in Barry Township, $136,000.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Revoke probation

Rashan Hunt, 21, West Hazleton, after a hearing in court had his probation revoked by Judge Charles M. Miller and was committed to the county prison to serve the balance of his sentence with a loss of 132 days of liberty which were added to extend his maximum sentence to Aug. 26, 2012. Hunt pleaded guilty last May 2 to charges of forgery and theft of property of Joseph Baranko, Green Street, Kline Township, and after serving one month in prison was placed on probation for 23 months. He was cited b y Kline Township Officer Scott Cramer.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Mechanic's lien filed

Hayman Water System, LLC, 1262 Municipal Road, Lehighton, has filed a mechanic's lien claim against Flagstaff Management Corporation, 204 Center St., Jim Thorpe, and Awesome View Properties, Inc., 140 E. Center St., claiming a debt of $1,663.32 is due it for improvements the contractor made to property at 600 Flagstaff Road, Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Premises liability

Three adults and two juveniles are named defendants in a premises liability lawsuit filed in court concerning a fire that happened in the Borough of Palmerton.

The plaintiffs are AAA Mid-Atlantic Insurance Company, Springfield, Pa. , and Janet Burke, owner of property at 582 Mauch Chunk Road, Palmerton.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Seek foreclosure

Financing companies have filed suits against property owners who allegedly have defaulted in mortgage payments seeking to foreclose on the property if payments are not made.

Wells Fargo Bank filed suit against Jan S. Laureniti alledging he had defaulted payments on the property at 418 Mountain Avenue, Tamaqua and owes $86,480.95.

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