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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

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sentenced

Thomas Mark Chaplick, 45, Saint Clair, on a charge of driving while his operating privileges were suspended was placed by Judge D. Michael Stine in the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) for 90 days, with the first 60 days under house arrest with electronic monitoring with the remainder of the total sentence under probation supervison. He also must pay a fine of $500 plus $50 costs and continue with current treatment program. His sentence begins Wednesday, April 28.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Property transfers

Property transactions recorded at the courthouse were as follows:

Tory B. and Audrey A. Graver, New Ringgold, to Jeffrey and Michelle A. Lapp, Hatfield, Montgomery County, lot in Millhead Road Subdivision, Andreas, West Penn Township, $1 (full consideration $120,000).

Harry W. Strack and Jean L. Strack to Jean L. Strack, property at 2497 Summer Valley Road, New Ringgold, $1 (transaction is between parents and child).

A&A Real Estate Solutions, Reading, to Gamez and Sons, LLC, Whitehall, lot on Pine Street, Mahanoy City, $56,000.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Guilty Plea

Francis A. Vannicolo, 55, Minersville, pleaded guilty to a number of criminal charges and was sentenced by Judge Charles M. Miller.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Win appeals

Four people were found not guilty by Judge D. Michael Stine of various charges. All had been found guilty by district justices and they took appeals to court from the decisions.

Michael McGinley, 44, Water St., Mahanoy Plane, Gilberton, was found not guilty oif driving without a valid license; Charles Zambinsi, Minersville, not guilty of disorderly conduct; Consualo Quijano, Shenandoah, parent charged with violation of school attendance by her child, and William J. Lemaire, Shenandoah, speeding and driving while his license was suspended.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mortgage foreclosures

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

Wells Fargo Bank, 3033 Elder St., Boise, ID., filed against Stephen G. Pheiffer, 825 SR903, Jim Thorpe, over property at that address. Sought is $124,217.80 and continuing interest.

HSBC Bank USA, 4828 Loop Central Drive, Houston, Tex., filed against Christian A. Alvarado, 200 E. Fell St., Summit Hill, over property at that address. Sought is $95,787.49 and continuing interest.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Divorces granted

Holly M. Deem, 326 Summer Valley Road, New Ringgold, was granted a divorce from Christian L. Deem, 105 Dorsel Road, New Ringgold. They were married Aug. 14, 2006.

Emma J. Wolfgang was granted a divorce from John R. Wolfgang, both of Hegins. They were married Oct. 8, 1988.

Gabriel E. Gitman, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Allison J. Hartman, of Illinois. They were married June 7, 2008.

File for divorce

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Wendy K. Sterling to Sheila K. Creveling, 44 S. Kittatinny Road, Lehighton, property at 44 S. Kittatinny Road, $38,500.

Guy A. Potts to James L. Kelshaw Jr., 92 Sassafras Road, Lehighton, property at 92 Sassafras Road, $204,000.

Clint A. Schleicher to Eugene J. Huttie Jr., 28 Running Bear Lane, Lehighton, Lot 6, Sunrise Terrace Estates, Section 2, Unit 1, $182,000.

Franklin Township

Donna M. Aldinger to Brian Soler, 125 Acorn Drive, Lehighton, property at 125 Acorn Drive, $269,900.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Prothonotary's report

A total of 363, cases were started in March in the office of Carbon County Prothonotary Joann M. Behrens, according to a monthly statistical report released by the officeholder. A breakdown of the 2010 cases is as follows:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sentenced

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal National Mortgage Association, Philadelphia, property at 32-34 Berwick St., $1.

East Penn Township

John H. Everitt to Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Harrisburg, property on Deiter's Hill Road, $1.

Eric W. Lodge to Sean M. McElroy, Bethlehem, property at 893 Church Hill Road, $240,000.

Franklin Township

Robert Platzer to Robert A. Platzer, Haddonfield, N.J., parcel No, 55-12-A25.04, $1.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pleads guilty

Ramon Garcia Jr., 32, Pottsville, pleaded guilty to four counts of possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Judge William E. Baldwin to serve three to 18 months in the county prison and received credit for having served 16 days in prison. He also must pay $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account, a $50 monthly supervision fee and pay all costs of prosecution.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mortgage foreclosures

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

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 7105 Corporate Drive, Plano, Tex., filed against Johnathon Kaufman, aka, John Kaufman, and Rebecca Kaufman, 40 W. Patterson St., Lansford, over property at that address. Sought is $49,546.22 and continuing interest.

The Jim Thorpe National Bank, 12 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, filed against Max Gasker, 221 W. Columbus Ave., Nesquehoning, over property at 147 E. Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning, seeking $25,252.03 and continuing interest.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Property transfers

Property transfers recently recorded in the Schuylkill County courthouse were as follows:

Timothy Schell, individually and as executor of the estate of Lawrence A. Fritz, late of Sheppton, to Lois J. Long and Roger P. Long, her son, both of Sheppton, property on north side of Market Street, Sheppton, East Union Township, $64,900.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Divorces granted

Doreen T. Burke was granted a divorce from Anthony J. Burke, both of New Philadelphia. They were married June 15, 1996.

Kimberly M. Fletcher was granted a divorce from Daniel J. Fletcher, both of Pottsville. They were married Jan. 2, 2001.

Bail hearing