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Monday, September 20, 2010

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 188 deeds, 258 mortgages and 418 other writs during the month of August.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $31,308.93. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $24,909.50; data processing fees, $2,356.50; notaries, $50; commission on transfers and writs, $2,897.03; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,095.90.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Property transfers

Property transactions recorded in the courthouse were as follows:

Anthony Martrandrea, Station Island, N.Y., and Dominic Perrotta, Brooklyn, N.Y., to John Christopher Sunday, Frackville, and Brenda D. Leonard, Hazleton, tract containing 1.52 acres on north side of land of Catawissa Branch of Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company in Rush Township, $1 (full consideration $149,000).

Borough of Tamaqua to Thomas M. and Catherine E. Domarecki, Summit Hill, property at 23 Market St., Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $4,000).

Monday, September 20, 2010

Divorces Granted

Ammette M. Bohr, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Brian R. Bohr, Minersville. They were married June 19, 2004.

Jessica Gudinas was granted a divorce from Andrew Gudinas, both of Saint Clair. They were married March 5, 2005.

Maria E. Candelaria, Shenandoah, was granted a divorce from Bionofel Candelaria, Reading. They were married Aug. 24, 1992.

Elaine J. Dress was granted a divorce from Donald E. Dress, both of Schuylkill Haven. They were married June 15, 1996.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Divorces granted

Melissa Borrero, 650 1/2 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Leonardo Borrero, 127 N. 15th St., Bloomfield, N.J. They were married May 11, 1995.

Charlene Sue Steeley, 6 Rogosky St., Quakake, Rush Township, was granted a divorce from Andrew P. Steeley, 2038 Allenhurst St., Norman, Okla. They were married Dec. 13, 2003.

Kevin J. Fanellli, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Monica R. Fanelli, Schuylkill Haven. They were married Dec. 1, 1979.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Property transfers

Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation to Bears Head Sportsman's Association, Lofty Road, Delano Township, tract containing 43.1 acres in Delano Township bounded on the north side by lands of Service Electric Corporation and Hazleton Water Company, on the east by other lands of Bears Head Sportsman's Club, $1 (full consideration $51,000).

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Sedulity Group, LLC, property at 425 S. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, $10,000.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Deeds recorded

Jim Thorpe

Marc Pfeffer to John J. Petruska, Doylestown, Pa., property at 1306 Center St., $1.

Nancy L. Ketchledge to Robert C. Schaninger, 607 E. Lehigh St., Jim Thorpe, property at 611 Lehigh St., $45,000.

Kidder Township

Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., to Township of Kidder, P.O. Box 576, Lake Harmony, property on Rt. 534, $36,681.92.

Township of Kidder to Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., P.O. Box 133, Albrightsville, property on Rt. 534, $36,681.92.

Lansford

Monday, September 13, 2010

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Bruce D. Wilkinson to Carl F. Walck, 719 Lehigh St., Bowmanstown, properties at 718, 720 and 722 Lincoln Ave., $200,000.

Franklin Township

Edward J. Gorman to Matthew D. Funk, 1410 Forest St., Lehighton, property at 1410 Forest St., $249,900.

Matthew D. Funk to Gabriel Oprea, Philadelphia, Lot 35, Beltzville Lake Heights, $118,000.

Jim Thorpe

Bonita M. Lazorick to Brian K Waselus, 121 Raspberry Drive, Jim Thorpe, property at 702 Pine St., $45,000.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mortgage foreclosures

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

Pa. Portfolio Investors, 1545 NE 123rd St., North Miami, Fla., filed against Deborah A. and David W. Manter, 306 E. Fell St., Summit Hill, over property at that address. Sought is $44,747.15 and continuing interest.

Wells Fargo Bank, 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C., filed against Gregory E. and Rita M. Goodhue, 34 Gower Rd., aka, Lot 8 Gower Rd., Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $167,111.71 and continuing interest.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Deeds recorded

Franklin Township

Anthony P. Novak to Roman Serafin, Garfield, N.J., 1.127 and 1.411 acres along Field Estates, $35,000.

Nicole M. Burke to Wesley R. Hablett, 160 Scenic View Lane, Lehighton, property at 160 Scenic View Lane, $231,000.

Jim Thorpe

Dorothy A. Moser to Andrea D. Sargent, 10 White Lane, Jim Thorpe, property at 10 White Lane, $210,000.

Bank of America to Barry T. Phillips Jr., 623 North St., Jim Thorpe, property at 113 Center Ave., $50,000.

Kidder Township

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Property transfers recorded in the courthouse were as follows:

James E. Frederickson to Kenneth C. and Barbara A. Hoppes, one-half interest and Kenneth A. Hoppes, one-half interest, of three parcels containing 1.913 acres, 0.825 of an acre and 2.852 acres, one on the east side of Keller Road and two on the west side of SR54, all in Rush Township, $170,000.

Richard A. and Linda S. Seladones, Barnesville, to Matthew E. Kane, Tamaqua, property at 650 Arlington St., Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $50,000).

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Elmer E. Petock to Harry N. Werkeiser, Harleigh, Pa., property at 92-93 Main St., Coxeville, $40,000.

Mary C. Wandishin to Mary Ann Wandishin, 54 Maple St., Tresckow, parcel No. 130A-4-F34, vacant lot, $1.

East Penn Township

Joyce L. Reichard to John M. Strockoz, 100 Strockoz Lane, Lehighton, property at 2064 Ben Salem Road, Andreas, $150,000.

Kenneth Chalfin to Thomas R. Ring, 1820 Lower Smith Gap Rpoad, Kunkletown, property at 33 Chalfin Lane, $110,000.

Franklin Township

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Mortgageforeclosures

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

Wells Fargo Bank, 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C., filed an action against Paul Fioris, in her capacity as executrix of the estate of Abel Baptista, over property at 7800 Interchange Rd., Lehighton. Sought is $193,478.09 and continuing interest.

Wells Fargo filed against "unknown heirs, successors, or those with interest" in Catherine P. Hauser, over property at 231 E. Hazard St., Summit Hill. Sought is $41,425.63 and continuing interest.

Friday, August 27, 2010

File for divorce

David T. Vangieson, 341 Hemlock Drive, Sheppton, filed against Mary Jo Vangieson, 48 W. Market St., Sheppton. They were married Apirl 20, 1984.

Andrew Lopata filed suit for divorce from Frances R. Lopata, both of 33 Ash Lane, Andreas. They were married June 25, 1996.

Brian R.Wirth, 7329 Saint Pete's Road, Macungie, filed suit for divorce from Rachel Jean Bales-Wirth, 11 Lower Road, Tamaqua R.D. They were married Nov. 7, 2009.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

File for divorce

Daniel A. Coccio, 322 Washington St., Tamaqua, started a divorce action against Rebecca Coccio, Tamaqua. They were married April 11, 1996.

Granted divorce

Nicole Paulo was granted a divoce from Timothy Paulo, 101 Market St., Tamaqua. They were married June 22, 1996.

Michael J. Watkins, 34 W. High St., Coaldale, was granted a divorce from Lavina E. Watkins, 505 W. Water St., Coaldale. They were married April 29, 1989.

Amy M. Gibson, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Parker A. Gibson, North Carolina. They were married Dec. 26, 2000.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Property transfers

Eagle Rock Resorts Company to Ronald L. Torres, Milllburn, N.J., 1/50th undivided interest in lot in EA Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, North Union Township, $10 (full consideration $69,900).

Eagle Rock Resorts Company to Ma-Pacita Torres, Millslburn, N.J., 1/50th undivided interest in lot in EA Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, North Union Township, $10 (full consideration $29,900).

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Credit defaults

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

Citibank (South Dakota), 701 E. 60th St., Sioux Falls, S.D., filed against John P. Walsh, 2320 Buck Mountain Rd., Weatherly, seeking $3,104.31.

Monday, August 23, 2010

File for divorce

Philip D. Matthews,109 W. Grant St., McAdoo, filed for divorce from Tammy L. Matthews, Box 142, McAdoo. They were married March 23, 1997.

John P. Staskowski, 193 Cold Run Road, New Ringgold, filed suit for divorce from Kathleen Staskowski, 1296 Poplar Avenue, Mountainside, N.J. They were married Aug. 24, 1996.

Richard James Sullivan started a divorce action against Jennifer Lynn Sullivan, both of 915 E. Center St., Mahanoy City. They were married Oct. 29, 1988.

Granted divorce

Monday, August 23, 2010

Seek damages

A civil suit has been filed by David and Mary Ann Semmel, 1785 Summer Mountain Rd., Palmerton, owners of property at 3975 Fire Line Rd., Palmerton, against Paul Berger, Box 846, Kresgeville, owner of property at 4145 Fire Line Drive, adjacent to the plaintiffs' property.

The suit alleges a tree fell from the defendants' property and struck a side porch on the plaintiffs' property causing damages to the roof and eaves, railing, stairs and window. Negligence is alleged against the defendant.

Sought are repair damages of $5,579.52 plus interest and costs.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded at the courthouse were as follows:

Tax Claim Bureau to Julian D. Fowler, Mahanoy City, property at 417 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah, sold as property of Paul Gayet for $900.

Tax Claim Bureau to Blackstone Funding, LLC, Orwigsburg, property at 875 Summit Valley Road, East Brunswick Township, $1,500.

David B. Woodward, as executor of the estate of Bruce O. Woodward, late of Tamaqua, to David L. and Melanie L. Seibel, Tamaqua, property at 433 Glenwood Avenue, Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $22,000).

Friday, August 20, 2010

Divorces granted

Matthew L. Hill, 63 Reynolds Road, Tamaqua R.D., was granted a divorce from Nicole M. Hill, 224 Market St., Tamaqua. They were married June 22, 2005.

Joann Gregory, Schuylkill Haven, was granted a divorce from Mark Gregory, Orwigsburg. They were married Aug. 29, 1992.

Ryan Snider, Ellamore, W. Va., was granted a divorce from Jennifer Snider, Mahanoy City. They were married Dec. 17, 1999.

Bail hearings

Bail hearings were held by the court with the following results: