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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Prothonotary's report

A total of 262 cases were started in February 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:

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Mark A. Yacovelli, 43, Mahanoy City, had his parole revoked by Judge John E. Domalakes and he was re-sentenced on a charge of possession of drugs to serve six to 12 months in the county prison and his 37 days of liberty is disallowed which extends his maximum date for release from prison to April 21, 2013. He had pleaded guilty last June to possession of drugs and after serving 170 days in prison was released on parole.

President Judge William E. Baldwin, after hearings, ruled on the following:

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Rebecca A. Pilla, 128 W. Coal St., Nesquehoning, from Robert G. Pilla, same address.

Jennifer N. Buck, 806 E. Princeton Ave., Palmerton, from Kevin K. Buck, 39 Brooke Drive, Lehighton.

Tina L. Kerschner, 201 North St., Jim Thorpe, from Corey G. Kerschner, 44 Boyko Drive, Lehighton.

Marlene Schrantz, 380 Center Rd., Lehighton, from Travis Schrantz, 45 Church St., Lehighton.

Shannon L. Knight, 15 E. Market St., Tresckow, from Charles W. Knight III, same address.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Property transfers

First States Investments 3647, LLC, to Lublin Realty, LLC, property at 226 Claremont Avenue, Hometown, Rush Township, $357,500.

Louis and Diane Borchick to Christine M. Borchick, property on southwest corner of Grant and Lincoln sts., McAdoo, $1 (Transaction from parents to child).

Keith J. and Lori M. Fernando to Mark Chartier, a two story cinder block and frame garage and apartment on south side of North St., Middleport, $6,500.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mortgage foreclosures

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

Wells Fargo Bank, c/o 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C., filed against Samantha M. Taylor and Joshua A. Green, 851 E. Patterson St., Lansford, over property at that address. Sought is $31,435.81 and continuing interest.

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., c/o 7255 Baymeadows Way, Jacksonville, Fla., filed against Mark and Donna-Marie Simmonds, 160 Patten Circle, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $352,145.68 and continuing interest.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Divorces granted

Michael Anthony Ciccozzi, 36 Market St., Kelayres, Kline Township, was granted a divorce from Elizabeth A Ciccozzi, Harleigh. They were married April 21, 1995.

Donna L. Hartranft was granted a divorce from George C. Hartranft, both of Mahanoy City. They were married Aug. 21, 1999.

Ronald P. Ellsavage was granted a divorce from Tania L. Elsavage, both of Pottsville. They were married Sept. 7, 1991.

Anthony Edward Jannuzzi, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Stacy Marie Jannuzzi, Clinton Township, Mich. They were married Feb. 6, 1203.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Divorces granted

Vanessa M. Feltner, 1119 E. Centre St., Mahanoy City, was granted a divorce from Leander J. Feltner, Lefors, Tex. They were married Aug. 1. 2003.

Johnna Kubick, Schuylkill Haven, was granted a divorce from Michael Kubick, Pottsville. They were married Aug. 16, 2003.

Lisa A. Herndon was granted a divorce from John R. Herndon, both of Pottsville. They were married March 13, 2004.

Cynthia Huber, Orwigsburg, was granted a divorce from Richard Huber, Pottsville. They were married Dec. 21, 1996.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Credit defaults

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

Asset Acceptance, Mechanicsburg, filed against Daniel Heffelfinger, 473 Franklin Ave., Palmerton, seeking $4,700.19.

Main Street Acquisition Corp., Norcross, Ga., filed three actions as follows: Jane L. Leslie, 72 Leisure Lane, Apt. 404, Jim Thorpe, seeking $3,306.85; Frances Barnafevitch, Box 158, Beaver Meadows, seeking $3,975.84; and Greg Lazorick, 30 E. Fourth St., Jim Thorpe, seeking $3,466.20.

Friday, February 15, 2013



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

Bank of America, c/o 7105 Corporate Drive, Plano, Tex., filed against Richard T. Indelicate, 245 E. Fell St., Summit Hill, over property at that address. Sought is $80,174.12 and continuing interest.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Divorces started

Angela Desiree Livingston Noble, 13 N. 54th St., Philadelphia, filed against Horace Noble, 5044 Summer St., Philadelphia. They were married Aug. 30, 2001.

Steven Gaffney, 344 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, filed against Jodi Gaffney, 218 W. White St., Summit Hill. They were married Aug. 7, 2010.

Emily M. Frable, 14 E. Ruddle St., Coaldale, filed against Jeffrey R. Frable, same address. They were married June 24, 1995.

Patricia L. Rish, 23 W. Cherry St., Tresckow, filed against Matthew G. Rish, same address. They were married Sept. 25, 1993.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

File for divorce

Jesse L. Ansbach, 410 E. Union St., Tamaqua, filed suit for divorce from Judith Vacula Ansbach, 523 Washington St., Tamaqua. They were married Feb. 28, 2008.

Robert S: Pickford, 211 Pine St., Tamaqua, started a divorce action against Maureen E. Pickford, 524 Arlington St., Tamaqua. They were married Oct. 9, 1993.

Divorces granted

April P. Beck, no address, was granted a divorce from Daniel Beck, 1382 Packerton Dam Drive, Lehighton. They were married April 11, 2009.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 158 deeds, 206 mortgages and 414 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 $27,925.51. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $23,178.50; data processing fees, $2,060; notaries, $40; commission on transfers and writs, $1,603.91; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,034.10.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Property transfers

James and Tina Maria Dronick, New Ringgold, to James A. Bruntfield, Stoney Point, N.Y., property at 1323 W. Norwegian St., Pottsville, $1 (full consideration $15,500).

Robert K. and Sharon Kalinchok to JJC Enterprises, LLC, parcel containing 7,500 square feet on west side of Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, $22,000.

Roy E. Habel and Margaret Altabil to Roy E. Habel, tract containing 1.44 acres of land in Tuscarora, Schuylkill Township, $1 (transaction between husband and wife).

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Divorces Granted

Kim Novak Simmonds, 207 Market St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from William S. Simmonds, 106 Market St., Tamaqua. They were married Dec. 9, 2008.

Brian Vick was granted a divorce from Jennifer Vick, both of Mahanoy City. They were married May 2, 1998.

Justine Keefer was granted a divorce from Barry J. Keefer II, both of Spring Glen Village, Hubley Township. They were married Aug. 17, 1996.

Sharon Ann Wilson was granted a divorce from Joshua Wilson, both of Auburn. They were married June 30, 1989.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Mildred B. Turner to Michael D. Komishock, 57 Second St., Beaver Meadows, property at 97 Broad St., $8,000.

East Penn Township

Kimberly A. Otto to Kimberly A. Otto, 138 Pineoak Road, Lehighton, Lot 9, Nis Hollow Acres, $1.

Lisa L. Leh to Virginia M. Swingle, 486 Ben Salem Road, Lehighton, property at 486 Ben Salem Road, $118,000.

James M. Lavelle to Jennifer L. Solt, 23 Fairway Road South, Lehighton, property at 23 Fairway Road South, $239,000.

East Side Borough

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Seek gun forfeiture

A petition was filed in the county court by District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon seeking a court order for destruction of a 9mm model handgun which was confiscated by Trooper Melissa Kyper from Dillon Patrick Fogarty, of Shenandoah, after a drive-by shooting in Barnesville, Ryan Township, Jan. 16, 2012.

The petition states two shots were fired from a moving vehicle which struck the home of Christopher Jadosh, 221 Church St., Barnesville, Ryan Township.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal National Mortgage Association, Philadelphia, property at 62 Main St., Beaver Meadows, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Patrick J. Herman to Patrick J. Herman, 197 Glenview Drive, P.O. Box 4984, Jim Thorpe, property at 197 Glenview Drive, $1.

Mary Jeanette Shanfelt to Mary Jeanette Shanfelt, 809 Lehigh St., Jim Thorpe, property at 809 Lehigh St., $1.

Kidder Township

Carol A. Eberts to Herbert A.L. Eberts, Bangor, one-third interest in parcels No. 60-20-A26 and 60-20-A27, $1.

Friday, February 1, 2013

File for divorce

Christina M. Parry, 153 S. Third St., Frackville, filed suit for divorce from Michael R. Parry, 409 New Philadelphia Road, Kaska, Blythe Township. They were married Feb. 8, 1992.

Dave Mattson, 398 Golf Road, Tamaqua, filed suit for divorce from Judith Mattson, 21 Kendon Drive, Easton. They were married May 2,1981.

Divorces granted

Dale Lehman Zion Grove, North Union Township, was granted a divorce from Nancy E. Lehman, Oneida, East Union Township. They were married Dec. 13, 1980.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Property transfers

MBC Development, LP, Schuylkill Haven, to M.J.F. Realty Inc., 12 Willow Lane, Nesquehoning, tract containing 31.87 acres on south side of right-of-way through Tidewood-West Industrial Park, Hometown, Rush Township, $1 (full consideration $1,900,000).

Megan E. Dorward to Michael Joseph Croizier and Bonnie Lee Croizier, tract containing 1.727 acres located on the south side of Route 413 and on west side of Route 946 (Snowdrift Road) in West Penn Township on which is located a mobile home, $95,000.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Deeds recorded

Jim Thorpe

Clyde V. Hill Jr. to Clyde V. Hill Jr., 306 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, property at 306 W. Broadway, $1.

Jacob's United Church of Christ to Russell W. Crouch, 641 Onoko Lane, Jim Thorpe, two transactions, Lot 132, Leisureland, $230,000, and Lot 131, Leisureland, $1.

Francine M. Craigie to Eric D. Craigie, 44 W. Sixth St., Jim Thorpe, property at 44 W. Sixth St., $1.

Kidder Township

Colleen M. Jeffery to Ian M. Jeffery, Quakertown, property at 204 S. Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, $1.