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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Deeds recorded

Jim Thorpe

Andrew R. Rimsky to Amanda Lee Gimbor, 413 North St., Jim Thorpe, property at 413 North St., $60,000.

Martha Edwards to We All Win Real Estate, Stroudsburg, property on North Street, $30,000.

Kidder Township

Michael Francis Butcher to Jason J. Valentino, Hackettstown, N.J., Unit H-229, Midlake on Big Boulder, $265,000.

Betty E. Lichtenwalner to Betty E. Lichtenwalner, Freemansburg, Pa., property at 307 Holiday Drive, Albrightsville, $1.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Divorces granted

Nadine M. Bennett, 67 Reynolds Road, Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Kevin D. Bennett, 8 S. Lehigh St., Tamaqua. They were married March 21, 2007.

William R. Fryer, Main Street, Kaska, Blythe Township, was granted a divorce from Desta A. Fryer, Saint Clair. They were married July 13, 1991.

Ronald E. Koscil was granted a divorce from Denise M. Koscil, both of Pottsville. They were married Sept. 14, 1985.

Revoke probation

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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 an action against Daniel Devitt, 183 N. 11th St., Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $205,933.43 and continuing interest.

Wells Fargo Bank filed against Shelly Ann and Delta Staples, both of 553 Byron Lane, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $155,386.39 and continuing interest.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Auto crash suit

William Whiteman, 125 Pine Drive, Lehighton, filed a civil complaint against Jennifer McFarland, 2029 Crow Trail, Long Pond, over a auto accident that occurred on May 27, 2009, along Green St., at Hemlock Trail, in Franklin Township. It is alleged that a vehicle operated by the defendant collided into one driven by the plaintiff causing injuries detailed in the suit. Negligence is alleged and sought are damages "requiring compulsory arbitration" plus interest, costs and fees.

Credit defaults

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Breach of contract

Eagle Rock Community Association Inc., Hazleton, which operates the Eagle Rock Resorts in East and North Union townships, filed a civil action against Carl K. and Linda S. Fahnestoch, of 1188 North Colebrook Road, Manheim, who own Lot 225, Plat WSS, Eagle Resorts, Valley of Lakes, East Union Township, alleging they breached a contract by failing to keep up maintenance payments on their property. A judgement for $1,418 plus costs is sought.

Sentenced

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

James F. Brougher to Kim M. Oswald, 278 W. Sunset Road, Lehighton, Cesare Minor Subdivision, Lot 1, $1.

Pauline M. Smith to Joseph C. Daniels, 23 Sandy Lane, Ashfield, property along Blue Mountain Road, $83,000.

Franklin Township

Leon L. Diehl to Samuel E. Smith, 150 Maple Ave., Lehighton, property at 150 Maple Ave., $175,000.

Jesse A. Shellhammer to Jesse A. Shellhammer, 201 Fairview St., Lehighton, property at 201 Fairview St., $1.

Jim Thorpe

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Helen G. Ferrence to Mark J. Ferrence, Freeland, property at 117 E. Broad St., $1.

Bowmanstown

Joyce L. Ziegenfus to Peter Ziegenfus, 301 White St., Bowmanstown, property at 301 White St., $1.

East Penn Township

Wachovia Bank to Kevin S. Ahner, 510 Jefferson St., Lehighton, property at 87 Friendship Road, $146,000.

Duane A. Schleicher to Judd S. Schleicher, 223 Breezy Lane, Lehighton, Lot 8 Germans Road, $53,000.

Franklin Township

Woodrow P. Walck to Philip S. Walck, Narvon, Pa., parcel No. 70C-12-9, $1.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Divorces granted

Colleen Milot, 221 Valley Street, Brockton, was granted a divorce from Stephen Willing, 125 E. Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning. They were married Aug. 2, 2004.

Karen Pauly Lohin, Orwigsburg, was granted a divorce from Robert Lohin, Minersville. They were married June 15, 2002.

Sharon M. Fanelli, Minersville, was granted a divorce from William J. Fanelli, Pottsville. They were married Nov. 4, 1995.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Prothonotary's report

A total of 403 cases were started in April 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:

Friday, May 14, 2010

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded at the Schuylkill County courthouse were as follows:

Margaret Mary (Matuskevich) Burczy and Stanley Burczy, her husband, McAdoo, to Mella Rose Felicione, Hazleton, property on north side of Jackson St., McAdoo, $90,000.

Steven D. Sturgis and Lisa A. Eisenberg, both of Tamaqua, to Matthew Oswald and Heather Hill, both of New Ringgold, property at 304 Arlington St., Tamaqua, $67,500.

Kurt J. Arbertelli to Lucy Celestine Calisto, property at 92 Water St., New Philadelphia, $1 (transaction from parent to daughter).

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees have been signed by the county court.

Cheryl Donovan Nieves, 26 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, from Rodolfo, 164 Behrens Rd., Jim Thorpe.

Brian L. Wolfe, 1597 W. Lizard Creek Rd., Lehighton, from Amie Jo Wolfe, 15 Trailer Rd., Ringtown.

Berenika Frederick, 201 Smith Rd., Jim Thorpe, from Jesse R. Frederick, 122 W. Ridge St., Lansford.

Shelly Hartman, 618 South Ave., Jim Thorpe, from Richard Hartman, 247 Second St., Slatington.

Jason M. Martz, 316 Knoll Drive, Lehighton, from Anne M. Martz, same address.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

File for divorce

Charlene Sue Steeley, 6 Rogosky St., Quakake, started a divorce proceeding against Andrew Philip Steeley, 2083 Allenburnt St., Norman, Okla. They were married Dec. 17, 2003.

Mahue Patel, Grenboro, N.C., started a divorce proceeding against Charmi Desai Patel, Telford. They were married April 26, 2006.

Divorce granted

Joseph T. Hollister Jr., was granted a divorce from Jennifer S. Hollister, both of Orwigsburg. They were married Sept. 3, 1999.

Property tax appeal

Friday, April 30, 2010

Mortgageforeclosures

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

JP Morgan Bank, 7255 Baymeadows Way, Jacksonville, Fla., filed against Joseph D. Lutz, 4 Patricia Drive, Apt. 32, Gilbertsville, over property at 512 Old Stage Rd., Towamensing Trails, Penn Forest Township. Sought is $99,600.89 and continuing interest.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded at the courthouse were as follows:

Jason D. Grantham to Elizabeth Pauloski, property at 104 Lehigh St., Tamaqua, $68,000.

Melodie A. Schwertfeger, now Melodie A. Wright, and Albert D. and Camille A. Adams, of Catoosa, Okla., to Melodie A. Wright, property at 114 W. Phillips St., Coaldale, $1.

Ger D.J. Smit, Wayminster, and Siebendina J. Smit, his wife, to John R. Dubuc and John M. Dubuc, both of Ryan Township, lot on north side of Meadow View Drive in Smit Subdivision, Ryan Township, $1 (full consideration $28,500).

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mortgage foreclosures

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

Sovereign Bank, 601 Penn St., Reading, filed an action against Joseph H. White, Lafayette Heights, Lot 12, aka, 40 Lafayette Trail, Palmerton, over property at that address. Sought is $120,777.69 and continuing interest.

Sovereign Bank filed against Karl A. Otto, 2750 College Heights Blvd., Allentown, over property at 39 Jones St., Lansford. Sought is $16,277.40 and continuing interest.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

File for divorce

Joseph S.Terry, 151 Third Street, Coaldale, started a divorce action against Barbara Bankes, 66 Bowe Street, Tamaqua. They were married Jan. 24, 2009.

Granted divorce

Willliam H. Hollenbech, Shenandoah, was granted a divorce from Carol A. Hollenbach, Frackville. They were married April 26, 2010.

Credit card suit

Asset Acceptance, LLC, of Warren, Mich., filed suit against Suzanne M. Burns, 40 E. Ridge St., Coaldale, alleging she had defaulted on credit card payments and are seeking a judgement in amount of $840.69 plus costs.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Fannie Mae to Joseph Tristani, 531 W. Main St., Weatherly, property at 4 N. Chestnut St., $17,555.

Franklin Township

Paul T. Wentz to Travis Strohl, 2360 Long Run Road, Lehighton, property at 2360 Long Run Road, $142,000.

Jim Thorpe

Hugh Dugan to Kimberly Reitano, Philadelphia, property at 514 Center St., $99,900.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Deutsche Bank Nation Trust Company, Irvine, Calif., property at 301 Oak St., $1.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Divorces granted

Kelly Eubert was granted a divorce from Malcolm Eubert III, both of Orwigsburg. They were married Nov. 20, 2004.

Sally M. Behney, Hegins, was granted a divorce from Matthew W. Behney, Ashland. They were married May 22, 1999.

Melissa L. Harner, Spring Glen, was granted a divorce from Cliff W. Harner, Valley View. They were married Nov. 25, 2000.

Jerome Pellish was granted a divorce from Cynthia A. Pellish, both of Pottsville. They were married Nov. 16, 2002.

High court appeal

Monday, April 26, 2010

Deeds recorded

Franklin Township

Ronald W. Kessler to W. Michael Henry Jr., P.O. Box 1910, Albrightsville, Lot 5B, Snyder's Christmas Tree Hill Estates, $90,900.

Melvin E. Storm Sr. to Joshua M. Haldeman, 52 Willow St., Lehighton, property at 52 Willow St., $95,000.

Jim Thorpe

B. Francis Blum to Shaun P. McElmoyle, 1125 Center St., Jim Thorpe, property at 1125 Center St., $185,000.

Mauch Chunk Trust Company to Walter J. Fagan, 211 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 211 Center Ave., $91,000.

Kidder Township

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Lena M. Smith to David T. Hunsicker, 675 Fireline Road, Palmerton, property at 675 Fireline Road, $105,000.

Jim Thorpe

Ann L. Strohl to Patrick J. Walsh, 170 Behrens Road, Jim Thorpe, property at 22 E. Second St., $110,000.

Joseph A. Gimbor to Paul J. Gimbor, 212 North St., Jim Thorpe, property at 212 North St., $1.

Kidder Township

Norma D. Lesser to Norma D. Lesser, 636 W. Oak Lane, White Haven, property at 636 W. Oak Lake, $1.

Lehighton