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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Brad A. Meinhart to Brad A. Meinhart, 617 Blose St., P.O. Box 74, Bowmanstown, property at 617 Blose St., $1.

East Penn Township

Robert K. Shupp to Ryan K. Miller Sr., 34 S. Kittatinny Road, Lehighton, property at 34 S. Kittatinny Road, $1.

Franklin Township

John A. Ackerman Jr. to Michelle S. Klump, 175 Pine Cove Court, Lehighton, property at 175 Pine Cove Court, $1.

Donna Lou Ahner to Jason T. Ahner, 495 Maury Road, Lehighton, property at 495 Maury Road, $1.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Credit defaults

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

American Express Centurion Bank, Salt Lake City, UT., filed against Daniel Kephart Jr., 285-28 Lower Nis Hollow Drive, Lehighton, seeking $6,967.78.

Midland Funding, San Diego, Calif., filed against Stephen Blasko, 45 W. Ridge St., Lansford, seeking $2,050.26.

New Century Financial Services Inc., Jenkintown, filed against John Mistressa, 255 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, seeking $2,703.08.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Richard D. Wertman to Greenbriar Marketing and Management, Inc., Allentown, property along Strong Heart Avenue, $10,000.

Brandon Gray to Arnold R. Loch, 1115 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 1115 E. Lizard Creek Road, $1.

Arnold R. Loch to Arnold R. Loch, 1115 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 1115 E. Lizard Creek Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Dolores G. Becker to Mary Louise Kimmel, 10 E. Second St., Jim Thorpe, property at 10 E. Second St., $1.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Credit default

Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, Norfolk, Va., has filed a civil action against Lyle Augustine, 32 E. Diaz Ave., Nesquehoning, alleging credit default.

The suit contends Augustine was indebted to G.E. Capital Retail Bank/Sam's Club, on March 7, 2006, and has failed to make payment on the account that has a remaining balance of $7,438.72. Portfolio is seeking judgment in that amount, plus the costs of the suit and other relief as the court deems just and reasonable.

Lansford seeks

garbage fees

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

New Tripoli Bank to Greg L. Rehrig, 319 Pinewood Road, Lehighton, property at 319 Pinewood Road, $122,000.

Donald F. Quinn to Theresa Quinn, 40 Quinn Lane, Ashfield, Lehighton, property at 40 Quinn Lane, $1.

Brandon Gray to Brandon Gray, 1131 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 1131 E. Lizard Creek Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Sheriff of Carbon County to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Columbus, Ohio, property at 819 North St., $1.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Divorce granted

Jonathan L. Fortin 128 Orwigsburg St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Stacy Fortin, 214 N. Greenwood St., Tamaqua. They were married June 13, 2009.

File for divorce

Jeremy J. Shobe, 102 Market St., Tamaqua, started a divorce proceeding against Shannon M. Shobe, 104 Market St., Tamaqua. They were married Nov. 21, 2005.

Re-sentenced

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Karin M. Bristow to Dennis A. Cunfer, 236 Smithlane Road, Lehighton, property along Smithlane Road, $1.

Luther B. Frey to John A. Chandler, 1968 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 1968 E. Lizard Creek Road, $68,000.

Franklin Township

David W. Ammon to William A. May III, 1930 Indian Hill Road, Lehighton, property at 1930 Indian Hill Road, $210,000.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Scott R. Mann, 302 Walnut St., Lehighton, property at 302 Walnut St., $139,900.

Jim Thorpe

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Credit defaults

Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, Norfolk, Va., has filed a civil action against Betty Waxter, 807 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, alleging credit default.

The suit contends Waxter was indebted to GE Money Bank/GE Money Bank, F.S.B./J.C. Penny on Aug. 5, 2013, and has failed to make payment on the account that has a remaining balance of $1,182.32. Portfolio is seeking judgment in that amount, plus costs of the suit and other relief as the court deems just and reasonable.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Property transactions recorded at the Schuylkill County Courthouse were as follows:

900 East Broad Street LLC to Edward Johnson Jr., of Tamaqua: tract containing 7.450 acres bordering on the north side of land of Tamaqua Borough Authority in Rush Township, $1 (full consideration $115,000).

Charlotte Leiby, individually and as executor of the estate of Mary E. Rex, late of New Ringgold, to Dennis W. Leiby, 439 East Elm St., Tamaqua: property on Spruce Drive, New Ringgold, $1 (transaction according to will).

Monday, December 30, 2013

Mortgage foreclosures

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Fort Mill, S.C., has filed a mortgage foreclosure complaint against Tami L. and Richard A. Hunsicker, 37 Floral Lane, a/k/a 37 Floral Drive, Lehighton, over property at that address. The suit contends the Hunsickers have been in default of the terms of the mortgage since July 1, 2013. Sought is judgment in the amount of $215,586.07 plus interest, costs and attorney's fees.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Marriage licenses

Katherine Serrano, 240 Lafayette St., Tamaqua, and Michael A. Bravo, 234 Mauch Chunk St., Apt. 1, Tamaqua.

Tabatha Ann Clewell and Joseph Anthony Klinger, 213 Market St., Cumbola Village, Blythe Township.

April A. Loeper and Bruce G. Atkins, 94 W. Pine St., Sheppton Village, East Union Township.

Seeks tapping fee

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Tax Claim Bureau of Carbon County to Fantastic LLC, Woodland Park, N.J., property at 56 Broad St., $8,000.

East Penn Township

Carl E. Cadden James to Donald Gregory Law, 682 Ben Salem Road, Lehighton, property at 682 Ben Salem Road, $193,000.

Franklin Township

Linda J. Choma to Christopher L. Burkert, 2445 Long Run Road, Lehighton, property at 2445 Long Run Road, $1.

Terry Zehner to Barbara Zehner, 500 Rock St., Lehighton, property at 500 Rock St., $1.

Kidder Township

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.