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Friday, December 7, 2012

School tax suits

Tamaqua Area School District filed suits against two property owners claiming they are delinquent in payments on their property school tax and seeks judgements entered.

One suit is against Bernard L. and Brenda Gigli claiming they owe back taxes of $788.09 on their property at 106 Gay St., Tamaqua, and the second suit against Brenda L. Ristila claiming she owes back school tax of $769.06 on her property at 422 Willing St., Tamaqua.

Summary hearings

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Divorces started

Cheryl A. Pierce, 218 Third St., Weatherly, filed against Charles Pierce, same address. They were married May 24, 1980.

Mary A. Abamonte, 2640 Stoney Ridge Rd., Palmerton, filed against Stephen Abamonte, 618 Carney Rd., Palmerton. They were married Dec. 15, 1984.

Matthew Bonser, 205 Vine St., Lehighton, filed against Amy Bonser, 60 Willow St., Lehighton. They were married Aug. 20, 2011.

Mark Kokinda, 33 W. White St., Summit Hill, filed against Kimberly Kokinda, same address. They were married Sept. 22, 2001.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Franklin Township

Derek J. Haupt to Nicole Zellers, 1250 Green St., Lehighton, property at 1250 Green St., $178,000.

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

Dorothy Dorothea Keiser to Larry A. Ahner, 1798 Long Run Road, Lehighton, property at 1420 Long Run Road, $50,000.

Kidder Township

Big Boulder Corporation to Brian A. Boyle, 271 Hummingbird Way, P.O. Box 790, Lake Harmony, Unit 273, Building J, Boulder Lake Village, $210,000.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

MBC Development, L.P., Schuylkill Haven, to LSM309, LLC, 610 McIntosh Lane, Andreas, West Penn Townshiop, tract containng 1.21 acres on the west side of Cleveland Avenue, Rush Township, $1 (full consideration $1,350,000).

James R. and Lea C. Wilkinson, 1011 N. Green St., McAdoo, to Daniel Budztiak and Helen Grebey, 139 Holly Lynn Drive, Drums, Luzerne County, property on north side of E. Bridge St., Kline Township $49,000.

Fred J. and Mary Elizabeth Michalski to Randall G. Birt, property at 138 Coal St., Cumbola, Blythe Township, $38,250.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Seek disenterment

It is almost impossible to sell a property if your front lawn is a cemetery.

So the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown has filed a petition in the county court seeking to disinterment the remains of six Roman Catholic priests buried in front of the former Saint Kieran Church in the village of Heckscherville, Cass Township. They will be re-buried in the Saint Kieran's Cemetery. The petition states there are no known next of kin.

The petition reports the priests, who were burried in front of the church, were as follows:

Saturday, December 1, 2012

File for divorce

Michelle D. Leidy started a divorce proceeding against Michael W. Leidy, both of 630 Arlington St., Tamaqua. They were married Nov. 13, 2010.

Amy L. Lombardo, 200 Washington St., Brockton, Schuylkill Township, filed for divorce from Frank Lombardo, 95 Conrad Street, Palo Alto. They were marriede July 9, 1993.

Divorces granted

Deborah L. Lescofsky, also known as Deborah L. Royer, was granted a divorce from Andrew Lescofsky, both of Orwigsburg. They were married Jan. 27, 1995.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

DKD Rentals, Inc., to Bradesky O. Santos, Hazleton, property at 4 E. Hemlock St., $10,000.

East Penn Township

Daniel R. Evans to Peter Fitzgibbon, Nazareth, property at 65 E. Lizard Creek Road, $450,000.

Franklin Township

Faust Capobianco to Salvatore Checho, Overland Park, Kan., parcel No. 70E-11-125, $1.

Kidder Township

Orville C. Wetmore to Christopher Mueller, Villanova, property at 76 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, $340,000.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bench warrants

Bench warrant hearings were held by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin.

Ethan C. Madiera, 22, Kutztown, had his bench warrant lifted and bail modified to $5,000 unsecured bail. He wa charged by West Penn Township Patrolman Jason Lorah, with burglary of a home at 12 Spirit Court, New Ringgold, on Feb. 18, 2011. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest last Feb. 2 when he failed to appear to select a jury for his trial. He was arrested on Feb. 8 at his home in Kutztown.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Divorces granted

Randy R. Hentz was granted a divorce from Brooke M. Hentz, both of Tower City. They were married May 28, 2005.

Catherine M. Davidavage, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Francis A. Davidavage, Pine Grove. The were married May 31, 1986.

Nelson Philip, Valley View, Hegins, was granted a divorce from Patsy L. Philip, Spring Glen, Hubley Township. They were married May 3, 2003.

Eugene A. Gubala, Ringtown, was granted a divorce from Kathleen A. Gubala, Bloomsburg. They were married Dec. 31, 2001.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Anthony D. Konecny, individually and as executor of the estate of Anthony P.Konecny, late of Rush Township, to James and Amy Garcsik, Rush Township, property on the southeast corner of Cumberland and Lynwood avenues, Rush Township,$1 (full consideration $126,200).

Eagle Rock Resorts Company, Hazle Township, Luzerne County, to Luisito M. and Maria C. Hernandeaz, Somerset, N.J., Lot Number 413, ER Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, East Union Township, $10 (full consideration $39,900).

Friday, November 23, 2012

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Barbara K. Scheckler to Deborak K. Bowman, P.O. Box 151, Bowmanstown, property at 754 Lincoln Ave., $130,000.

East Penn Township

Pearl R. Bierman to Edward Keller Jr., 138 Pin Oak Road, Lehighton, property at 73 N. Kittatinny Road, $95,000.

Franklin Township

Fannie Mae to Heather Brown, 305 Union Hill Road, Lehighton, property at 305 Union Hill Road, $127,000.

Jim Thorpe

James J. Yaich to Angelina Catalano, 506 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 506 Center Ave., $30,000.

Kidder Township

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Michael George Kashock to Diane C. Fisher, 1297 Quakake Road, Weatherly, property at 86 Berwick St., $20,000.

Mary T. Dougherty to David C. Budda, P.O. Box 141, Beaver Meadows, property at 3 Berwick St., $84,900.

East Penn Township

Bruce D. McFarland to Cole B. Peffer, 182 Williams Lane, Lehighton, property at 227 Sport Club Road, a/k/a 44 Sport Club Road, $290,000.

Franklin Township

Bank of New York Mellon to 301 Scotch Court Land Trust, Wilkes-Barre, property at 103 Scotch Court, $159,915.

Jim Thorpe

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Divorces granted

Mark A. Boyer was granted a divorce from Christine E. Boyer, both of 337 Hazle St., Tamaqua. They were married April 11, 1987.

Luke Zubris, 232 Valley St., Brockton, Schuylkill Township, was granted a divorce from Jennifer Zubris, 315 S. Line St., Frackville. They were married Sept. 15, 2007.

Jo Ann Hollywood, undisclosed address, was granted a divorce from Patrick J. Hollywood, 12 N. Valley St., New Philadelphia. They were married Dec. 12, 1978.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Credit defaults

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

Midland Funding, Mechanicsburg, filed two actions as follows: Marie Horowitz, 65 Church Rd., Jim Thorpe, seeking $2,048.14; and David Prekopa, 2 S. Chestnut St., Tresckow, seeking $8,658.77.

FIA Card Services, Newark, Del., filed against John Schaeffer, 748 Hudson St., Weatherly, seeking $40,875.09.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Kevin F. Hines to Brian Miller, 9 Broad St., P.O. Box 523, Beaver Meadows, property at 9 Broad St., $35,000.

East Penn Township

Norwood N. Frey to Andrew R. Stashefski, 1923 Municipal Road, Lehighton, property at 1923 Municipal Road, $165,000.

Franklin Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal National Mortgage Association, Philadelphia, property at 251 Fairview St., $1.

Philip L. Myers to Philip L. Myers, 1120 Jefferson St., Lehighton, Lot 31, Teaberry Hill Estate, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mortgage suit

Deutsch Bank National Trust Company, Jacksonvllle, Fla., filed suit against Richard J. Gallagher, rear 17 N. Logan St., McAdoo, alleging he has defaulted on his mortgage payments and is filing a lien against the property in the amount of $32,367.24 plus interest and costs and seeks foreclosure if payments are not made.

Lease breach

Leiby's Dairy Inc., of 116 Mountain Road, Tamaqua R.D., filed suit against Ibrahiim Demar, of 515 1/2 Center Street, Freeland, Luzerne County, alleging breach of a lease agreement and failure to pay for ice cream products.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 212 deeds, 270 mortgages and 530 other writs during the month of October.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $37,697.12. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $29,952.50; data processing fees, $2,031.25; notaries, $40; commission on transfers and writs, $4,350.37; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,323.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Neal DeAngelo III to Cheryl L. Messer, 63 (rear) Church St., Beaver Meadows, property at 63 (rear) Church St., $112,300.

Kidder Township

Federal National Mortgage Association to Clarence L. Engler, Langhorne, Pa., property at 14 Timberest Lane, Albrightsville, $69,825.

Parryville

James A. Christman to Cody Wescoe, 2321 Cherry Hill Road, Palmerton, property at 2321 Cherry Hill Road, $168,000.

Penn Forest Township

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Margaret M. Paperman, as executrix of the estates of Edward W. Paperman, late of Hometown, Rush Township, to Fatima 786, LLC, of 34 Mauch Chunk St., Tamaqua, property on west side of Mauch Chunk Street, Tamaqua, $90,000.

Elizabeth M. Ehrich, also known as Elizabeth M. Nefos, to Robert W. Coombe, property at 516 Arlington St., Tamaqua, $50,000.

Helen Mikulsky, as executrix of the estate of Gene R. Confer Jr., to Edward Michael Dougherty and Patricia A. Dougherty, property on west side of Market Street, Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $24,000).

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Divorces granted

Charles Brinich,145 Valley Road, Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Alberta Brinich, 224 E. Elm St., Tamaqua. They were married 2001 Common Law.

Judith A. Angelus,1853 Edgemont Drive, Allentown, was granted a divorce from Oliver J. Angelus, 323 Country Club Road, Lehighton. They were married April 7,1979.

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