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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.

Friday, February 25, 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.

Citibank (South Dakota), 701 E. 60th St., N, Sioux Falls, S.D., filed against Carl Mann, 2100 Forest St., Lehighton, seeking $6,669.42.

FIA Card Services, 999 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples, Fla., filed against Joseph Rao, 111 E. Columbus Ave., Nesquehoning, seeking $15,595.92.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 154 deeds, 243 mortgages and 503 other writs during the month of January.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $30,958.35. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $26,043; data processing fees, $1,807.25; notaries, $90; commission on transfers and writs, $1,909.57; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,108.50.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Divorces started

Andrea W. Weichman, 747 Wallace Way, Weatherly, filed against Stephen R. Weichman, 411 Third St., Weatherly. They were married June 1, 1991.

Paul F. Skodacek Sr., 415 E. Railroad St., Nesquehoning, filed against Cheryl J. Skodacek, 210 W. Water St., Lansford. They were married Dec. 19, 1981.

Katelynn Walsh, 875 Green St., Lehighton, filed against Aaron E. Wynder, 439 Franklin Ave., Palmerton. They were married June 3, 2006.

Friday, February 18, 2011

File for divorce

Angela M. Sandler, 244 Walnut Lane, Andreas, filed suit for divorce from Brendan L. Sandler, 236 Walnut Lane, Andreas. They were married Sept. 11, 2010.

JoAnn Hollywood, 115 S. Center St., Pottsville, filed suit against Patrick J. Hollywood, 12 N. Valley St., New Philadelphia. They were married Dec. 9, 1978.

Divorces granted

Annalee Galvin, 306 E. Market St., Mahanoy City, was granted a divorce from Martin T. Galvin, 882 Barnesville Drive, Barnesville. They were married Feb. 4, 1989.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Gaston Realty, Inc., to Phillip M. Otto, 430 S. Third St., Lehighton, two transactions, Lot 10, Section 1, Unit 4, Sunrise Terrace Estates, $10,000, and Lot 9, Section 1, Unit 4, Sunrise Terrace Estates, $20,000.

East Side Borough

Irene F. Miko to Gary Reiner, 3277 State St., White Haven, property at 1077 Vine St., $1.

Franklin Township

U.S. Bank, N.A., to Denise L. Vansickle, 3585 Fairyland Road, Lehighton, property at 3585 Fairyland Road, $195,050.

Jim Thorpe

Thursday, February 17, 2011

File for divorce

Jara Gates, 365 Mountain Road, New Ringgold, filed suit for divorce from Darren Gates, 1318 Long Run Road, New Ringgold. They were married Sept. 28, 2002.

Granted divorce

Kelly A. Horan, 315 N. Second St., Frackville, was granted a divorce from Brian J. Conroy, 1101 Pine Valley Lane, Sheppton. They were married July 12, 2005.

Keith Quaca, 121 Retreat Road, New Ringgold, was granted a divorce from Jody Quaca, 304 W. Abbott St., Lansford. They were married Oct. 10, 1985.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

U.S. Bank National Association to Craig A. Bilger and Paul J. Mulhern, property at 118 Hunter St., Tamaqua, $9,900

Annette Kaplofka, as executrix of the last will of Steven Kaplofka, late of Mahanoy City, to Alyssa Burke, Mahanoy Township, property at 518 Morea Road, Mahanoy Township, $145,200.

Ann C. Bushinsky, Allentown, to Kasey L. Rehatchek, Tamaqua, one half lot , 17 1/2 feet by 100 feet, on south side of Florida Avenue, Shenandoah Heights, West Mahanoy Township, $21,275.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Mortgage foreclosures

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

Wells Fargo Bank, 3 ADA, Irvine, Calif., filed against Shaun and Keri Kratzer, 608 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, over property at that address. Sought is $118,034.21 and continuing interest.

U.S. Bank, c/o 1661 Worthington Rd. West Palm Beach, Fla., filed against Charles C. Price, 490 Lake Drive, Nesquehoning, over property at that address. Sought is $199,314.47 and continuing interest.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Prothonotary's report

A total of 339 cases were started in January 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, February 9, 2011

Divorces granted

Brian Johnson was granted a divorce from Melissa M. Johnson, both of 26 Maple Lane, New Ringgold. They were married Aug. 7, 1998.

Dana Hann, Kutztown, was granted a divorce from Edward E. Hann Sr., Reading. They were married June 27, 1989.

Pleas guilty

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Divorces granted

Nicholas Thomas, 323 E. Fell St., Summit Hill, was granted a divorce from Amy Thomas, 33 Swatara St., Tamaqua. They were married Feb. 20,1999.

Barbara R. Kales, Pitman, Eldred Township, was granted a divorce from Mark A. Kales Sr., Dallas, Luzerne County. They were married June 1, 1991.

Patricia M. McGee, Port Carbon, was granted a divorce from Fabian McGee, Orwigsburg. They were married Feb. 14, 1998.

File for divorce

Friday, February 4, 2011

Revoke probation

Friday, February 4, 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.

CACH, 4340 S. Monaco St., Denver, Colo., filed against Larry Young, 2292 Buck Mountain Rd., Weatherly, seeking $8,724.33.

Commonwealth Financial Systems Inc., 245 Main St., Dickson City, filed against Naniece Whiteko, 164 Hudsondale St., Weatherly, seeking $3,815.58.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Ann M. Leonard to Ann M. Leonard, 81 Dean St., Beaver Meadows, property at 81 Dean St., $1.

Franklin Township

Union Cemetery Association of East Weissport to Franklin Township, 900 Fairyland Road, Lehighton, deed of dedication, Court Street, $1.

Eleanor L. Ziegenfuss to Carla M. Carnish, 295 Rock St., Lehighton, property on Rock Street, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Dan Rimsky to Krista Marie Rimsky, 350 Main St., Jim Thorpe, property at 350 Main St., $1.

Kidder Township

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Nineteen property transfers were recorded transferring title to the properties from mortgagor to Mauch Chunk Trust Company, Jim Thorpe, holder of mortgage in default. All transactions were for $1 (full consideration $450).

Paulette B. Gigli, as trustee for Rowe Street Land Trust, brick dwelling on north side of Rowe St., Tamaqua, with garage to rear.

Paulette B. Gigli, as trustee for Frackville Land Trust, property at 24 S. Balliet St., Frackville.

Paulette B. Gigli, as trustee for East End Land, property at 308 Arlington St., Tamaqua,

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Cheryl Ann Pacelli to Scott Carsia, 4 W. Oak St., P.O. Box 389, Tresckow, property at 4 W. Oak St., $106,000.

Franklin Township

Robert B. Ashmore to Robert B. Ashmore, 580 Forest St., Lehighton, property at 580 Forest St., $1.

Lansford

Fannie Mae to Robin E. Frey, 1240 Smithlane Road, Lehighton, property at 37-39 E. Ridge St., $18,000.

Lehighton

Scotty's Fashions of Lehighton, Inc., to A. Scott Enterprises, Inc., HC 1 Box 70, Saylorsburg, property at 230-232 Ochre St., $200,000.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Douglas L. and Malissa Lynn Springer to Dylan M. and Amanda L. Peters, lot in Camp Wildcat, Walker Township, $185,000.

Jean M. Machamer, Rush Township, to Jeremiah Sanders, Tamaqua, property at 220 Orwigsburg St., Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $34,000).

Samantha A. Gibbons, as executrix of the estate of Mary Agnes Henry, late of Tamaqua, to Jesus Alberto Renteria, Brooklyn, N.Y., property at 450 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $22,000).

Christopher W. Selinsky to Gregg M. Muffley, property at 286 Lofty Road, Kline Township, $3,000.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Chad C. Beesley, 22 E. Main St., Fleetwood, Berks County, from Ginny Sayuri Arakaki, same address.

Lydia E. Mertz, Box 476, Lehighton, from Todd N. Mertz, 455 Maury Rd., Lehighton.

Jacqueline Ann Ahner, 2007 Wayne St., Bethlehem, from Jeffrey Wayne Ahner, 2200 Indian Hill Rd., Lehighton.

Kelly J. Sommers, 494 Franklin AVe., Palmerton, from Michael J. Sommers, 722 Mill St., Palmerton.