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Thursday, September 6, 2012

File For Divorce

Gary J. Guenther, 196 Market St., Coaldale, started a divorce action against Karil Rupert, 700 Ringtown Rd., Zion Grove, North Union Township. They were married Oct. 7, 2011.

Divorces Granted

Dawn Marie Yoder was granted a divorce from Gregory Michael Yoder, both of Auburn. They were married June 3, 2000.

Deborah L. Juritsch was granted a divorce from Joseph M. Juritsch, both of Schuylkill Haven. They were married April 16, 1988.

Cynthia Motter was granted a divorce from George Motter, both of Pine Grove. They were married Aug. 11, 1990.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Exempt property

Norwegian Township Supervisors won an appeal in court to have a property they own declared tax exempt.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Deeds recorded


William P. Shiffert to Daniel Walck, P.O. Box 166, Bowmanstown, property at 254 W. Mill St., $9,000.

Michael R. Miller to Chad M. Benner, 742 Pine St., Palmerton, property at 742 Pine St., $145,000.

Lynda Smith to Joseph Kistler, 619 Hamilton St., Palmerton, property at 619 Hamilton St., $129,000.

Franklin Township

Diane M. Hartley to Robert C. Edwards, 10 Call Mountain Circle, Lehighton, property at 255-259 Main Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Thursday, August 30, 2012

East Penn Township

Richard T. Gabovitz to Kenneth L. Higgins, 210 Sassafras Road, Lehighton, property at 210 Sassafras Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

John J. Bilsak Jr. to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation, Allentown, property at 103 North St., $1.

Donald C. Reis to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation, Allentown, property on West Front Street, $1.

Ann K. Laughlin to Stroud J. Hiller, Sun Lakes, Ariz., property at 1130 Center Ave., $120,000.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rejects jury trial

Kevin Michael Hook, 27, last known address, Cressona, was scheduled to go on trial before a jury but had a change of heart and pleaded guilty to charges of theft and receiving stolen property.

Judge John E. Domalakes accepted the guilty plea and ordered the adult probation office to prepare a pre-sentence investigation. Hook was released on his current bail and ordered to report on Tuesday, Oct. 4, for sentencing.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Carole M. Matso, West Hazleton, to Nathaniel G. and Jennifer A. Kovalchick, of 35 Franford Avenue, Tamaqua, parcel beginning at an intersection on north side of Oxford Street and Oxford Circle, a second parcel beginning at Oxford Circle and third parcel at the east end of Laurel Street, Hometown, Rush Township, $185,000.

Marie A. Tennant to Richard D. Simmons Jr., a single two story frame home on north side of Valley Street, Brockton, Schuylkill Township, $79,394.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Granted divorce

Earl Bitzer, 119 E. Schmaltzdale, New Ringgold, was granted a divorce from Diane Betzer, Reading. They were married Feb. 7, 2006.

Jason Walker, 1783 West Penn Pike, New Ringgold, was granted a divorce from Mary Walker, 12 W. Ludlow St., Summit Hill. They were married Oct. 23, 1998.

Jitendrakumar Kansagara, Orwigsburg, was granted a divorce from Poofa Kansagara, Reading. They were married Feb. 7, 2006.

Laurie A. Potts was granted a divorce from Michael E. Potts, both of Pine Grove. They were married Dec. 8, 2005.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Michael G. Bodyl Sr. to Amy Goida, 12 W. Cherry St., Tresckow, property at 12 W. Cherry St., $1.

East Penn Township

Rob R. Frisch to Rob R. Frisch, 149 Snyder Ave., Lehighton, property at 149 Snyder Ave., $1.

Jim Thorpe

Thomas J. McKeon to Alfred J. Yzzi Jr., 1005 Center St., Jim Thorpe, property at 1005 Center St., $112,000.

Carol A. Hunsicker to Jennifer Nederostek, 635 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 635 Center Ave., $124,900.

Kidder Township

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Divorces started

Rebeka Lauren Seyfried, 220 Meckesville Rd., Albrightsville, filed against Christopher Thomas Seyfried, 813 E. Grandview Blvd., Apt. 103, Erie. They were married Feb. 9, 2009.

John William Neville, 179 Whitman Lane, Albrightsville, filed against Doreen Neville, 7 Club House Rd., Penn Forest Streams, Jim Thorpe. They were married Sept. 9, 1993.

Vicki A. Zaengle, 38 Woodvale Rd., Airville, York County, filed against Mark E. Zaengle, 514 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning. They were married April 29, 1983.

Divorces granted

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Tax Claim Bureau of Carbon County to Beaver Meadows Borough, 100 Broad St., Beaver Meadows, two transactions, both properties on Berwick Street, $952.17 and $869.55.

Edmond F. Gorski to Roselys A. Ventura, 9 Berwick St., Beaver Meadows, property at 9 Berwick St., $58,000.

Franklin Township

Paul D. Serfass to Paul D. Serfass, 376 Wagner St., Lehighton, property at 376 Wagner St., $1.

Jim Thorpe

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Mark C. Wagner, Coatesville, Pa., property at 216 North Ave., $10,000.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


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

ESSA Bank & Trust Co., c/o 200 Palmer St., Stroudsburg, filed against Paula Schevalier, Lot 809, 11 N. Short Lane, Sec. N-1, Indian Mountain Lakes, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $160,500.13 and continuing interest.

The Jim Thorpe National Bank, 12 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, filed against Todd M. and Melissa A. Lesliek, 242 W. Columbus Ave., Nesquehoning, over property at that address. Sought is $61,884.56 and continuing interest.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

File for divorce

John Carl Bilodeau, 23 Mahanoy Avenue, Tamaqua, started a divorce proceeding against Andyara Cristianne Alves, 211 N. Titmus Drive, Mastic, N.Y. The couple was married Dec. 16, 2011.

Terry Freed filed suit for divorce from Sally Freed, both of 419 Pleasant Valley Road, New Ringgold. They were married Sept. 30, 2000.

Divorces Granted

Randy M. Miller was granted a divorce from Angela M. Miller, both of Mahanoy City. They were married Dec. 18, 1999.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal National Mortgage Association, Beaverton, Ore., property at 3 N. Chestnut St., $1.'

Antoinette H. Schott to Joshua J. Perchak, McAdoo, property at 515 E. Grant St., $82,978.


Jayne L. Dietz to Jayne L. Dietz, 639 W. White St., Bowmanstown, property at 639 E. White St., $53,028.50.

East Penn Township

Ray E. Miller to Christopher F. Unger, 2348 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 2348 E. Lizard Creek Road, $139,900.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Divorces started

Kathleen M. Conrad, 6201 Chambers Hill Rd., Harrisburg, filed against Bruce E. Conrad, 232G St. SW, Washington, D.C. They were married Jan. 26, 1985.

Tracey L. Davis, 34 Drakes Drive, Jim Thorpe, filed against Lewis E. Davis Jr., 316 E. Snyder Ave., Lansford. They were married March 31, 1990.

Steven Mansueto, 460 N. First St., Lehighton, filed against Susan Mansueto, 201 Park St., Weissport. They were married Aug. 28, 1992.

Credit defaults

Thursday, August 16, 2012

William G. Schwab, as trustee in bankruptcy for Thomas Feeser and Marilyn A. Feeser, both of Lehighton, to Timothy Lobach, Radner, 25 lots in Pine Grove Township, in subdivision of Swatara Creek, Beauty Mary Way, and Kurtz Circle Road, $139,500.

Springleaf Financial Services of Pennsylvania Inc., Evansville, Ind., to Charles Malloy, 17 Shepp St., Sheppton, property on west side of Township Route 796 leading from Brandonville to Slabtown in North Union Township, $55,000.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

David and Andrea Yurkanin, East Union Township, to Randall J. and Pamela S. Brown, Bloomsburg, Lot Number 358, WS Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, East Union Township, $179,000.

Eugene Woll, Port Carbon, to Susan L. Belsak, New Ringgold, property at 119 N. Second St., Saint Clair, $1 (full consideration $25,000).

Giffords Falafal Corporation to Hoda Mansour, both of Staten Island, N.Y., property at 215 E. Elm St., Tamaqua, $10,000.

Stasia M. Dombrosky and Patricia A. Bunting to William Vacula and Joann Kellner, property at 318 Columbia St., Tamaqua, $28,000.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Verdict for defendant

A Carbon County jury panel ruled in favor of the defendant this week in a civil trial in which damages were sought for an alleged assault.

The suit was filed by John D. Whittaker, of 642 N. Laurel St., Hazleton, and his wife, Desiree, against Robert Brislin, of 14 N. Chestnut St., Tresckow.

Whittaker charged that he and the defendant went to a football game at Redskins stadium in Landover, Md., in October 2009 between Washington and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

File for divorce

Kristopher E. Naugle, 108 Sixth St., Coaldale, filed for divorce from Heather L. Naugle, 362 W. Klein Avenue, Lansford. They were married April 26, 2005.

Divorces granted

Angela M. Sandler, 244 Walnut Lane, Andreas, West Penn Township, was granted a divorce from Brendan L. Shandler, 236 Walnut Lane, Andreas. They were married Sept. 11, 2010.

Tracey L. Aponick-Betzer, Ringtown, was granted a divorce from Toby R. Betzer, Selinsgrove. They were married Aug. 14, 2007.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Deeds recorded

Franklin Township

Mary S. Storm to William H. Schoup, Pennsburg, Pa., property at 440 Main Road, $25,000.

Harold R. Hawk to Harold R. Hawk, 109 Evergreen Road, Lehighton, property at 109 Evergreen Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Neil Bogin, 225 High St., Jim Thorpe, property at 17 W. Third St., $37,000.

Mary Kay Malaska to Todd A. Truskey, 638 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 638 Center Ave., $75,000.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sue landlord

Renters of a vacation home filed a civil suit against a McAdoo couple named as owners of the properthy for injuries allegedly suffered when a deck attached to the home collapsed.

The suit was started by Christine Lubicky, 4009 Creston Street, and Catherine Fox, 4604 Ashville Street, both of Philadelphia; and Wilham Paul Capko, 3300 Whitehall Drive, Willow Grove, against John and Renee Sharkey, 69 Spruce St.