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Court News

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mortgage foreclosures

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

U.S. Bank National Association, c/o 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C., filed against Susan A. Wasser, aka, Swan A. Wasser, and Kelly Koehler, 723 Spring St., Jim Thorpe, over property at that address. Sought is $101,690.39 and continuing interest.

U.S. Bank filed against Todd A. Andrew, 670 Mauch Chunk Rd., Palmerton, over property at that address. Sought is $83,079.67 and continuing interest.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Deeds recorded

Property transfers recorded in the Schuylkill County Courthouse recently are as follows:

E. Franklin Griffiths, III, administrator CTA of the estate of Warren C. Kunkel, late of West Penn Township, to Glenn A. and Brenda S. Snyder, a tract of land on the east side of the state highway leading from New Tripoli to Tamaqua on Blue Mountain, Route 309 in West Penn Township, containing two acres, $1 (full consideration $88,000.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Kevin J. Timcho to Kevin J. Timcho, 68 New St., P.O. Box 524, Beaver Meadows, property at 68 New St., $1.

Franklin Township

Susan M. Beitelman to George H. Neumann III, 41 E. Fell St., Summit Hill, property at 422 Skyline Drive, $180,000.

Jim Thorpe

Robert C. Trice to Kevin J. Trice, 309 South St., Jim Thorpe, property on Front Street, $1.

Sheriff of Carbon County to U.S. Bank, N.A., Fort Mill, S.C., property at 47 W. Front St., $1.

Kidder Township

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Divorce actions

David A. Rachman, c/o 352 Fifth St., Whitehall, filed against Maria L. Dantos, 2375 Niagara Lane, Macungie. They were married July 23, 1993.

Walter Szymanosky, 991 Mauch Chunk Rd., Palmerton, filed against Deidre Szymanosky, 327 N. 14th St., Allentown. They were married July 30, 2004.

Mark Paul Blumer, 129 Railroad St., Delano, filed against Stephanie Lynnn Blumer, 344 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning. They were married Sept. 23, 2000.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Schuylkill County Tax Claim Bureau recently recorded deeds of tax delinquent properties sold at a judicial sale held in the courthouse last April to the following:

Clarissa Ann Perhonitch, McAdoo, property at 72 Haddock Road, Kline Township, sold as property of Scott R. Fallon, for $3,500; property at 33 N. Logan St., McAdoo, sold as property of Reykar Associates Inc., for $9,500 and property at 427 S. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, sold as property of Raykar Associates Inc., for $1,375.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Divorces ganted

Robert M. King was granted a divorce from Bonnie J. King, both of 795 Brockton Mountain Road, Barnesville. They were married Aug. 17, 2002.

Susan M. Tellez was granted a divorce from Jeffrey W. Tellez, both of Pottsville. They were married Aug. 5, 1995.

Michele A. Miller, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from James W. Miller, Orwigsburg. They were married Nov. 8, 2002.

Daniel C. Morin was granted a divorce from Kristina L. Morin, nee KIssinger, Pottsville. They were married Oct. 26, 2001.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Bank of New York to Aequitas Enterprises, LLC, Springville, Utah, property at 50 Main St., Beaver Meadows, $67,725.

John M. Tokash to John M. Tokash, P.O. Box 190, Tresckow, parcel No. 130A-4-A17, $1.

East Penn Township

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Michael H. Kulp, 682 Bark Drive, Walnutport, property at 150 S. Kittatinny Road, $27,000.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plano, Tex., property at 62 Kittatinny Road, $1.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded in the courthouse were as follows:

Michael A. Sotak and Jace A. Stotak, his wife, Council Bluff, Iowa, to David J. and Pamela L. Hoffmaster, Tamqua, property at 413-B Willing St., Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $100,000).

Clarence W. and Elizabeth M. Kites to Lisa H. Kehs, tract containing 7.933 acres beginning in a cartway of Tower Road in West Penn Township, $170,000.

PNC Pank, N. A., to Jason R. and Heather M. Markey, property on Lombard Street, Tamaqua, $84,000.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 150 deeds, 222 mortgages and 350 other writs during the month of May.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $26,581.61. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $21,093.50; data processing fees, $1,904.75; notaries, $80; commission on transfers and writs, $2,560.76; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $942.60.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Property transfers recorded at the courthouse were as follows:

Monday, June 14, 2010

Pleads guilty

Keith Daniel Neff, 27, of 119 Pine St., Tamaqua, recently pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and spent 48 hours in the county prison and was released and placed on probation for six months. He was ordered to pay a fine of $500, pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, a $50 monthly supervision fee and court costs.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mortgage foreclosures

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

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 888 E. Walnut st., Pasadena, Calif., filed against Shannon Stewart, 94 Oak Ridge Drive, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $236,656.88 and continuing interest.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Zone hearing board

The Schuylkill County Zoning Hearing Board handed down decisions from hearings held last month.

Kurt R. and Marsha L. Hepler, as trustees of the Hepler Family Trust, were granted a special exception to the Schuylkill County Zoning Ordinance to allow their single family residence at 493 Hill Road, Barry Township, to be used as a personal care home for eight elderly people. Opposition was voiced at the meeting by several neighbors claiming increased traffic in the farming area and depletion of well water supply.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Frank M. Trotta to Brenda S. Trotta, 938 Vanman Lane, Lehighton, lots 49-54, Guy Germ Subdivision, $1.

Franklin Township

Rosa MacLeod to Stratworks Delaware, Inc., Ontario, Canada, property at 1536 Long Run Road, $1.

Kidder Township

William C. Wieder to Wuilliam C. Wieder, HC 1 Box 12A, White Haven, Wieder Minor Subdivision, Lot 1 (HC 1 Box 12A), $34,197.

Cynthia E. Riley to David M. Severino, Lincoln University, Pa., property at 704 and 705 Pine Knoll Drive, Lake Harmony, $240,000.

Lansford

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Jury trials

Matthew Winters Bond, 42, Orwigsburg, was found guilty by a jury of a charge of simple asault and President Judge William E. Baldwin ordered a pre-sentence investigation to be completed by the adult probation department for submission to the court and counsel. Bond was released on current bail pending sentence. Charges was filed by Patrolman William Bradley, Orwigsburg police. Bond was found not guilty of charges of aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court since the new year.

Eddie Jo Gaston, 1820 Mahoning Drive East, Lehighton, from Wayne C. Gaston, 960 Summer Mountain Rd., Lehighton.

Tammy L. Werkheiser, 24 W. Ludlow St., Summit Hill, from Robert A. Werkheiser, 534 Werkheiser Ave, Nazareth.

Robert Gutekunst, 233 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, from Lori Gutekunst, same address.

Joseph P. McArdle Jr., 14 E. Sixth St., Jim Thorpe, from Angela M. McArdle, 36 Susquehanna St., Jim Thorpe.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Divorces granted

Justina D. Walb, 135 Angel Drive, New Ringgold, was granted a divorce from Randall L. Walb, Pottsvile. They were married Feb. 25, 1989.

Matthew C. Specht, Hegins, was granted a divorce from Jessica L. Specht, Pitman. They were married Oct. 15, 2005.

File for divorce

Roseann D. Johnson, Box 1, New Tripoli, started a divorce action against Ricky Johnson, 451 Ben Titus Road, Tamaqua. They were married Oct. 21, 1971.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Credit defaults

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

Discover Bank, 6500 New Albany Rd., New Albany, Ohio, filed against Monica Planutis, 140 W. Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning, seeking $6,654.32.

Citbank South Dakoka, 701 E. 60th St. N, Sioux Falls, S.D., filed against Frank J. Grieco, 181 Ashley Lane, Lehighton, seeking $3,141.01.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Citimortgage, Inc., O'Fallon, Mo., property at 1399 E. Lizard Creek Road, $1.

Franklin Township

Shane W. Negley to John T. Haupt, 365 Watson Park Blvd., Lehighton, property at 365 Watson Park Blvd., $169,900.

Mae Reta Bowman Trust to Darryl E. Bowman, 270 Pine Top Drive, Lehighton, property at 270 Pine Top Drive, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Thomas A. Dedinsky to Thomas A. Dedinsky, 1328 Orchard Lane, Jim Thorpe, property at 1328 Orchard Lane, $1.

Kidder Township

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Credit defaults

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

Arrow Financial Services, 5996 W. Touchy Ave., Niles, Ill., filed two actons as follows: Brian A. Tobin, 18 N. Lehigh Gorge Drive, Weatherly, seeking $1,560.11; and Theresa L. Schaffer, 179 Winter Mountain Rd., Lehighton, seeking $2,482.73.

FIA Card Services, 655 Papermill Rd., Newark, Del., filed against Steve M. Krynock, 204 W. Hazard St., Summit Hill, seeking $6,748.14.