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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Quiet title action

The Northeast Investment Group Inc., 1933 State Rt. 903, Jim Thorpe, has filed a quiet title action against Vincent J. and Theresa C. Pasquarelli, Sound Beach, Fla.

The plaintiff states it became owner of a property located at Lot 2018, section E-V, Towamensing Trails, Penn Forest Township, by virtue of a purchase made at a Carbon County Tax Claim Bureau sale. It is seeking final judgment by the court declaring it the legal owner of the property and enjoining the defendants from any and all claims to it.

Credit default

Monday, December 23, 2013

Credit default

Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, c/o Blatt, Hasenmiller, Leibsker & Moore LLC, Philadelphia, has filed a civil action against James Sherry, a/k/a James Mermon, 128 N. Fourth St., Unit 2, Lehighton, alleging credit default.

The suit contends Sherry obtained extensions of credit with G.E. Money Bank F.S.B., J.C. Penney, agreeing to make monthly payments as required by the terms of the account, and has failed to make the payment.

The account that has a remaining balance of $2,893.54. Portfolio is seeking judgment in that amount, plus the costs.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Divorces granted

Sergion Chavez Jimenez, 224 W. Rowe St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Jill Fetterman, 319 E. Center St., Mahanoy City. They were married March 21, 2006.

Owe school tax

Panther Valley School District filed suits seeking judgments against two property owners who are charged with failure to pay school property tax.

A suit was filed against Apartments and Acquisitions, LP, of Allentown, alleging they owe $1,039.27 in back taxes on property at 171 Second St., and $1,150.82 on a property at 8 W. High St., both in Coaldale.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Credit default

American Express, Salt Lake City, UT., filed an action against Domenic Defazio, 69 N. Shore Drive, Lake Harmony, alleging he owes $8,957.47 on his credit card.

Divorces started

Bonnie L. Sheckler, 212 North Ave., Jim Thorpe, filed against Kyle J. Sheckler, same address. They were married Sept. 8, 2001.

Elizabeth A. Perschy, 432 Franklin Ave., Palmerton, filed against James E. Perschy Jr., same address. They were married July 12, 1997.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

William Bechtel to Robert J. Cryder Jr., 58 Tamaqua St., P.O. Box 290, Beaver Meadows, property at 58 Tamaqua St., $71,000.

Franklin Township

Marion L. Walker Sr. to Elda P. Walker, 358 Walnut St., Lehighton, property at 358 Walnut St., $1.

Jim Thorpe

Kenneth W. Shanfelt Jr. to John W. Bowman III, 509 South St., Jim Thorpe, property at 509 South St., $110,000.

Mossy E. Watto to James A. Ehling, 171 Mountain View, Jim Thorpe, property on North Street, $48,000.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Genevieve E. Snyder, Lititz, to Devin McGrevy, Allentown, tract containing 10.157 acres located on west side of State Route 309 leading from Tamaqua to State Route 895 in West Penn Township, $1 (full consideration $115,000).

William G. Schwab, as trustee for Terry L. Davidson, Lehighton, to Becky L. Middleton, Minersville, property at 108 Spring Street, Port Carbon, $1 (full consideration $51,000).

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Prothonotary's report

A total of 278 cases were started in November 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:

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Deeds recorded

Penn Forest Township

Kurt D. Helm to Kevin J. Cafiero, 75 Coyote Drive, Jim Thorpe, property at 75 Coyote Drive, $189,900.

Michael Williamson to Terry Hill, 58 MacCauley Road, P.O. Box 803, Albrightsville, property at 58 MacCauley Road, $155,000.

Jan Jurrissen to Jurrissen Family Revocable Trust of 2004, Kittery Point, Maine, 11 parcels in Rhodo Mountain Estates, $1.

Tax Claim Bureau of Carbon County to Rodger Meckes, Long Pond, Lot 1431, Mt. Pocahontas, $1,405.26.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Divorces granted

Franklin Costenbader Sr. was granted a divorce from Amanda L. Costenbader, both of 419 Rolling Mill Avenue, Tamaqua. They were married Jan. 2, 2010.

Daniel J. Harley was granted a divorce from Kristina M. Harley, both of Summit Station. They were married April 26, 2002.

Arthur R. Heckman III, of 66 Back Road, Barnesville, was granted a divorce from Nancy R. Heckman, 238 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City. They were married June 15, 2008.

File for divorce

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Divorces granted

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

Leeann M. Green, 100 Berger St., Kunkletown, from Randolph B. Green, 170 Kenneth Lane, Palmerton.

Christopher J. Sargent, 732 Center St, Jim Thorpe, from Andrea D. Sargent, 10 White Lane, Jim Thorpe.

Denise J. Steigerwalt, 16 Lehigh Gorge Drive, Jim Thorpe, from Randy J. Steigerwalt, 311 E. Railroad St., Nesquehoning.

Scott W. Dart, 75 North Ave., Jim Thorpe, from Lisa R. Dart, 555B Behrens Rd., Jim Thorpe.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Divorces granted

Annette Postie, 626 Fairview St., Tamaqua R.D., was granted a divorce from Freddie Andrew Postie, State Correctional Institution at 301 Morea Road, Frackville. They were married April 29, 1995.

Karen M. Bashago, Saint Clair, was granted a divorce from Robert M. Bashago, 509 Straberry St., Tuscarora, Schuylkill Township. They were married Aug. 12, 1997.

School tax suits

Three school districts have filed suit seeking judgments on property owners for alleged failure to pay school taxes.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Dolores Z. Bevans to Robert J. Cryder III, 68 Tamaqua St., P.O. Box 449, Beaver Meadows, property at rear Tamaqua Street, $873.

Bowmanstown

Salvador Rios to Ricardo Rios, 527 Spring St., Bowmanstown, property at 527 Spring St., $1.

Franklin Township

Doris J. Everett to Thomas P. Tsirlemes, 44 E. Third St., Lehighton, property at 44 E. Third St., $25,000.

Kidder Township

Federal National Mortgage Association to Stephanie Slapin, Philadelphia, Ridgewood Country Estates Unit 9D, Lake Harmony, $86,000.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Michael A. DeFrancisco Sr. to Walter Beishline, Box 452, Tresckow, property at 37 W. Oak St., $70,000.

Franklin Township

Josephine Cutola to Albert F. Lombardo, 955 Green St., Lehighton, two transactions, lots 4 and 6, Pine View Acres, $1 each.

Jim Thorpe

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, McLean, Va., property at 42 E. Fifth St., $1.

Kidder Township

Wayne E. Kinsey to Wayne E. Kinsey, West Chester, Pa., Lot 13A, Kinsey Plan, Lake Harmony, $1.

Lansford

Friday, November 29, 2013

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Matthew D. Rish to Patricia L. Rish, 23 W. Cherry St., Tresckow, property at 39 W. Cherry St., $1.

Beaver Meadows

Bert Peltz to Robert J. Cryder III, 68 Tamaqua St., P.O. Box 449, Beaver Meadows, property at rear Tamaqua Street, $1,000.

Jim Thorpe

Alice Leinthall to Daniel J. Plesniarski, 800 Carbon Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 800 Carbon Ave., $50,000.

Kidder Township

Claire H. Service to David l. Service, Huntingdon Valley, Snow Ridge Village Unit 36, Section A, $1.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Mortgageforeclosures

Santamder Bank, N.A., Wilmington, Del., filed a complaint in mortgage foreclosure against Dominic R. Kozel Jr., alleging he defaulted on mortgage payments on his property at 23 Fifth St., Kelayres, Kline Township, and seeks a judgement for $67,800.94, plus interest and costs.

Volt Asset Holdings Co., Oklahoma City, Oka., filed suit against Gerald S. and Tabitha Skelding, 613 Arlington St., Tamaqua, allegeing it had defaulted on mortgage payments on their property at 63 S. Nescopec St., Tamaqua, and seeks a judgement of $81,166.11 plus interest and costs.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Girard R. and Linda G. Strause to Alford D. and Barbara A. Falkinberry, property at 258 Indian Run Road, East Brunswick Township, $295,000.

First Niagara Bank, N.A., to Clyde Bachart, property at 309 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, $5,000.

Sheriff Joseph G. Groody, at sheriff's sale, to Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Tex., property at 2303 Summer Valley Road, East Brunswick Township, sold as property of Lisa M. Strausser, for $1,072.50.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Borough of Beaver Meadows to Karen Snisky, 92 Berwick St. rear, P.O. Box 42, Beaver Meadows, property on Berwick Street, $13,555.

Bowmanstown

Harriet Von York to Brian D. White, 762 Lincoln Ave., Bowmanstown, property at 762 Lincoln Ave., $75,000.

Franklin Township

Paula K. Sallade to Megan Polak, 75 Pine Ridge Drive, Lehighton, property at 75 Pine Ridge Drive, $67,275.

Jim Thorpe

Lisa K. Rutter to Katerina Deanna Pfister, 25 W. Seventh St., Jim Thorpe, property at 25 W. Seventh St., $120,000.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Credit defaults

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

Portfolio Recovery Associates, Norfolk, Va., filed three actions as follows: Britney E. Smith, 169 E. Ridge St., Lansford, seeking $2,474.13; Tamika Smith, 145 Fawn Lane, Albrightsville, seeking $904.77; and Joanne Berberich, 162 Motega Drive, Albrightsville, seeking $1,224.45.

Asset Acceptance, Warren, Mich., filed against Derek Laubach, 44 Tamaqua St., Beaver Meadows, seeking $2,308.43.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 256 deeds, 202 mortgages and 425 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 $32,014. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $25,958; data processing fees, $2,147; notaries, $70; commission on transfers and writs, $2,787; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,051.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Divorces granted

Samantha M. Yacheva, 59 Mahanoy Avenue, Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Michael K. Yacheva, 7 S. Fifth Avenue, Barnesville. They were married Dec. 12, 2003.

Kimberly A. Haas was granted a divorce from Timothy A. Haas, both of Pottsville. They were married March 31, 1990.

Samantha Hiester, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Kenneth Hiester, Hamburg, Berks County. They were married May 23, 2008.

Michael K. Sisko was granted a divorce from Beverly J. Sisko, both of Pine Grove. They were married April 9,1988.