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Monday, October 24, 2011

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Brian L. Mertz, 640 E. White Bear Drive, Summit Hill, from Roberta A. Mertz, same address.

Tara Sistrunk, 1549 Bridgeton Rd., Breinigsville, from Tyrone D. Sistrunk, 333 Iron St., Lehighton.

Cynthia M. Bowman, 137 Packerton Dam Drive, Lehighton, from Francis A. Bowman, 409 Bear Run Drive, Lehighton.

Cherie L. Matto Walck, 105 Moyer Lane, Lehighton, from Gerald N. Walck, same address.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Shawn Zupa, 219 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton, from Lisa Zupa, same address.

Jayson S. Thomas, Box 272, Parryville, from Melisssa M. Thomas, 112 Walnut St., Somerset, N.J.

Richard R. Eidem, 1868 Long Run Rd., Lehighton, from Trina Eidem, same address.

Tomasz Kaczmarek, 1098 Indian Mountain Lakes, Albrightsville, from Sylvia Kaczmarek, 8025 Hillcrest Drive, Tobyhanna.

Christopher Schmidt, 240 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, from Kimberly Schmidt, same address.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

File for divorce

Jason R. Sponseller, 254 N. Mill St., Saint Clair, filed a suit for divorce from Kimberly A. Sponseller, 92 Grier Avenue, Barnesville. They were married July 12, 1986.

Jamie L. Johnson, 49 E. Pine St., Sheppton, filed suit for divorce from Travis G.T. Johnson, 48 W. Brush St., Nuremberg. They were married April 26, 2002.

Theresa A. Salle, 71 Silver Creek Road, New Philadelphia, filed suit for divorce from Leo J. Salle, 304 Schuylkill Avenue, Pott tsville. They were married Nov. 14,1992.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Divorces granted

Brian A. Miller, 11 E. Lehigh St., Coaldale, was granted a divorce from Laura A. Miller, 609 Gypsy Hill Gardens, Lehighton. They were married Aug. 8, 2009.

Renee Hudock was granted a divorce from Thomas Hudock, both of 10 Center St., Kelayres, Kline Township. They were married Dec. 15, 1995.

Lamar D. Wolfe was granted a divorce from Louise M. Wolfe, both of Pine Grove. They were married Oct. 17, 1970.

File for divorce

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Guilty plea

Katrina Joy Beesley, 26, Pottsville, who pleaded guilty last May 5 to theft of a donations container from A Plus Mini Mart, Pottsville, was sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin to serve 12 months on probation, pay $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account and make restitution of $18. The collection was for the benefit of funeral expenses for a person killed in an auto accident.

Held in contempt

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Eagle Rock Resorts Company, Hazleton, to Denise Heegan and John Heegan, North Babylon, N.Y., lot in WS Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, East Union Township, $10 (full consideration $35,900).

Eagle Rock Resorts to Joanne Delrosano, Joyce Delrosano and Jecelli Delrosano, all of Clark , N.J., 1/50th undivided interest in lot in ER Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, East Union Township, $10 (full consideration $27,900).

Monday, October 10, 2011

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Evelyn Anderson to John A. Eveland, 83 Berwick St., Beaver Meadows, property at 83 Berwick St., $50,000.

Jim Thorpe

Frances E. Lisella Revocable Living Trust to Patrick T. Gillespie, 338 South Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 150 Woodside Drive, $129,000.

Gregory J. Steigerwalt to John C. Otto, 122 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, Switchback Ridge Lot 1, Section 1, $35,000.

Joseph Watto to Barry T. Phillips Jr., 713 Center St., Jim Thorpe, property on North Street, $50,000.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Robert K. Mericle Properties, Wilkes-Barre, to 60 Green Mountain Company, LLC, Wilkes-Barre, tract containing 78.367 acres in Humboldt Industrial Park-West, partly in East Union Township, Schuylkill County, and partly in Hazel Township, Luzerne County, and a second tract containing 50.19 acres on the south side of Green Mountain Road in Humboldt Park, located in East Union Township, $1.

Glenn Keller, Carbon County, to Patriot Financial Inc., Wilmington, Del., property at 70 Sunny Drive, MaryD, Schuylkill Township, $500.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Irene M. Kisel to Maria A. Makowiec, 21 Chestnut St., Tresckow, property at 23 N. Poplar St., $54,200.

Franklin Township

Eugeniusz Klecha to Mark N. Schor, 235 Plantation Road, Lehighton, property at 235 Plantation Road, $400,100.

Jim Thorpe

Tony D. Wolfe to Kimberly B. Sargent, A-45 Broadview Dr., Jim Thorpe, Leisureland West Lot A-4, $1.

Theodore H. Highland to Timothy S. Bernhard, 20 W. Fourth St., Jim Thorpe, property on Center Street, $47,500.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sentenced

Michael James Stewart, of 42 Williams St., Barnesville, who was found guilty by a jury on Jan. 31, of possession of a controlled substance was sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin to serve 12 months on probation, pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education fund, $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account, a $50 monthly supervision fee and perform 20 hours of community service.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Divorces started

Lesly Decastro, 135 Nelson Drive, Blakeslee, filed against Janet Lynn Decastro, 14 Cedar Lane, Albrightsville. They were married Dec. 20, 2002.

Joseph Strickland, 708 Sunny Rest Drive, Palmerton, filed against Mary E. Strickland, 997 Pennsylvania Ave., Croydon, Bucks County. They were married May 8, 1981.

Michael W. Henning, 20 Hillview Rd., Kunkletown, filed against Jennifer R. Henning, 70 Beltzville Drive, Lehighton. They were married Nov. 13, 1992.

Credit defaults

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Prothonotary's report

A total of 283 cases were started in September 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:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

File for divorce

Kelly Marie Dalessio, 20 1/2 Center St., Tamaqua, started a divorce proceeding against Alphonse Dalessio, 310 Lombard St., Tamaqua. They were married January 23, 2003.

Divorces granted

Patricia S. Gulden was granted a divorce from Francis W. Gulden, both of Shenandoah. They were marrioed Nov. 22, 1986.

Amy Lynn Breese, Ringtown, was granted a divorce from Robert A. Breese, Rockville, Md. They were married April 12, 2003.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Credit defaults

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

American Hertiage Federal Credit Union, 2060 Red Lion Rd., Philadelphia, filed against Tara L. Miller, 271 Fairview St., Lehighton, seeking $8.860.83.

Capital One Bank, 4851 Cox Rd., Glen Allen, Va., filed against Claire B. Miller, 123 Broadview Drive, Apt. 1, Jim Thorpe, seeking $17,854.47.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Wendy P. Sell to Stephanie M. Sell, 6 E. Main St., Junedale, property at 6 E. Main St., $1.

East Penn Township

Donald E. Fahringer to Jamie Alisha Moyer, 51 Strongheart Lane, Lehighton, property at 51 Strongheart Lane, $179,900.

Joseph T. Pogwist to Timothy C. Yanders, 473 Friendship Road, Lehighton, property at 473 Friendship Lane, $230,000.

Franklin Township

Robert L. Brown to Richele Bergdahl, 140 Krakow Drive, Lehighton, property at 140 Krakow Drive, $259,900.

Jim Thorpe

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bill owed

Reinhart Foodservice, 100 Industrial Park Rd., Coal Township, Northumberland County, has filed a civil action against 1879 Inc., dba, Costello's and Stanley Costello, 1879 Mill Rd., Lehighton, alleging a bill is owed for services/products provided. Sought is $20,089.79 plus interest, costs and fees.

Construction dispute

Todd A. Warner, 56 Franklin St., Weatherly, filed a civil complaint against Bellizia Construction Inc., 115 Dellen Lane, Weatherly.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Divorces granted

Lori A. Swinburne, 131 East High Street, Coaldale, was granted a divorce from Brian T. Swinburne, 317 North Columbia Street, Tamaqua. They were married September 7, 1996.

Rita A. Motuk, Ashland, was granted a divorce from David H. Motuk, Llewellyn Village, Branch Township. They were married August 12, 2000.

Kelly Ann Snyder, Minersville, was granted a divorce from John J. Snyder, Port Carbon. They were married September 2, 2000.

Marian R. Moyer was granted a divorce from William A. Moyer, both of Shenandoah. They were married February 19, 1993.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mauch Chunk Trust Company, Jim Thorpe, to JVL Holdings, LLC, Pipesville, a half lot on north side of Center Street, west of 18th Street, Ashland, $1 (full consideration $14,000).

Albert J. Moncavage to John Costa also known as Carlos DeCosta, a quarter lot on north side of East Pine Street, Mahanoy City, $15,000.

Joseph D. Gulden to Edgar A. Bachman Jr., two lots fronting SR54 in Lakewood Gardens Subdivision, Ryan Township, $20,000.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 195 deeds, 234 mortgages and 300 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 $37,729.39. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $21,766.50; data processing fees, $2,078.25; notaries, $20; commission on transfers and writs, $2,811.64; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,053.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Schuylkill County Tax Claim Bureau recorded in the county courthouse sale of 20 properties from a judicial auction sale. They were properties which came under the trustee of the bureau for unpaid real estate taxes and the sale puts them back on the tax list. The buyers were:

Apartments and Acquisitions, LP, Allentown, property at 221 Washington St., Tamaqua, sold as property of David E. Betz for $3,300.

Majo Strategies, LLC, Kenneth Square, property at 331 Rolling Mill Avenue, Tamaqua, sold as property of Lester Dietrich and Kimberly A. Gervell.