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Court News

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

File for divorce

Daniel A. Coccio, 322 Washington St., Tamaqua, started a divorce action against Rebecca Coccio, Tamaqua. They were married April 11, 1996.

Granted divorce

Nicole Paulo was granted a divoce from Timothy Paulo, 101 Market St., Tamaqua. They were married June 22, 1996.

Michael J. Watkins, 34 W. High St., Coaldale, was granted a divorce from Lavina E. Watkins, 505 W. Water St., Coaldale. They were married April 29, 1989.

Amy M. Gibson, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Parker A. Gibson, North Carolina. They were married Dec. 26, 2000.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Property transfers

Eagle Rock Resorts Company to Ronald L. Torres, Milllburn, N.J., 1/50th undivided interest in lot in EA Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, North Union Township, $10 (full consideration $69,900).

Eagle Rock Resorts Company to Ma-Pacita Torres, Millslburn, N.J., 1/50th undivided interest in lot in EA Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, North Union Township, $10 (full consideration $29,900).

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Credit defaults

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

Citibank (South Dakota), 701 E. 60th St., Sioux Falls, S.D., filed against John P. Walsh, 2320 Buck Mountain Rd., Weatherly, seeking $3,104.31.

Monday, August 23, 2010

File for divorce

Philip D. Matthews,109 W. Grant St., McAdoo, filed for divorce from Tammy L. Matthews, Box 142, McAdoo. They were married March 23, 1997.

John P. Staskowski, 193 Cold Run Road, New Ringgold, filed suit for divorce from Kathleen Staskowski, 1296 Poplar Avenue, Mountainside, N.J. They were married Aug. 24, 1996.

Richard James Sullivan started a divorce action against Jennifer Lynn Sullivan, both of 915 E. Center St., Mahanoy City. They were married Oct. 29, 1988.

Granted divorce

Monday, August 23, 2010

Seek damages

A civil suit has been filed by David and Mary Ann Semmel, 1785 Summer Mountain Rd., Palmerton, owners of property at 3975 Fire Line Rd., Palmerton, against Paul Berger, Box 846, Kresgeville, owner of property at 4145 Fire Line Drive, adjacent to the plaintiffs' property.

The suit alleges a tree fell from the defendants' property and struck a side porch on the plaintiffs' property causing damages to the roof and eaves, railing, stairs and window. Negligence is alleged against the defendant.

Sought are repair damages of $5,579.52 plus interest and costs.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded at the courthouse were as follows:

Tax Claim Bureau to Julian D. Fowler, Mahanoy City, property at 417 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah, sold as property of Paul Gayet for $900.

Tax Claim Bureau to Blackstone Funding, LLC, Orwigsburg, property at 875 Summit Valley Road, East Brunswick Township, $1,500.

David B. Woodward, as executor of the estate of Bruce O. Woodward, late of Tamaqua, to David L. and Melanie L. Seibel, Tamaqua, property at 433 Glenwood Avenue, Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $22,000).

Friday, August 20, 2010

Divorces granted

Matthew L. Hill, 63 Reynolds Road, Tamaqua R.D., was granted a divorce from Nicole M. Hill, 224 Market St., Tamaqua. They were married June 22, 2005.

Joann Gregory, Schuylkill Haven, was granted a divorce from Mark Gregory, Orwigsburg. They were married Aug. 29, 1992.

Ryan Snider, Ellamore, W. Va., was granted a divorce from Jennifer Snider, Mahanoy City. They were married Dec. 17, 1999.

Bail hearings

Bail hearings were held by the court with the following results:

Friday, August 20, 2010

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Joseph Demyanovich Trust to Victor Medeiros, Hazle Township, property at 67 Third St., $47,200.

Bowmanstown

Carl Cressman to Carl P. Cressman, 323 Ore St., Bowmanstown, property at 323 Ore St., $1.

East Penn Township

Kris Steele to Kris G. Steele, 2174 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 2174 E. Lizard Creek Road, $1.

Franklin Township

Donald H. Dorward Sr. to Susan K. Dorward, 780 Rock St., Lehighton, property at 780 Rock St., $1.

Jim Thorpe

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Jenny DeFrancisco to Jenny DeFrancisco, 17 E. Oak St., Tresckow, property at 17 E. Oak St., $1.

East Penn Township

George E. Lahr to George Earl Lahr, 1393 W. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, Lot 1, Virginia M. Andreas Minor Subdivision, $1.

Joan M. Vayda to Gerald K. Snyder, 413 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 413 E. Lizard Creek Road, $169,900.

Jim Thorpe

Glenn Miller to Josh David Miller, 81 North Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 81 North Ave., $1.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded at the courthouse were as follows:

David C. and Jennifer M. Keich, presently known as Jennifer M. Johnstone, to Maria Montero Hoppes, property located on south side of Laurelwood Street, Hometown, Rush Township, $160,000.

Larry and Eileen Bovenzi, Howells, N.J., to Charles A. O'Connor, Hampton, N.J., lot in ER Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, East Union Township, $1 (full consideration $45,000).

Donna Robertshaw, Tamaqua, to Troy L. Moyer Jr., Lansford, property at 300 Market St., Tamaqua, $50,000.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Divorces granted

Colleen Wronski was granted a divorce from Shawn L. McGuire, both of Mahanoy City.

Cheryl B. Walborn-Smith was granted a divorce from David C. Smith, both of Orwigsburg. They were married Dec. 30, 2003.

Ivan W. Quick Jr., Aristes, was granted a divorce from Sherry A. Quick, Frackville. They were married Sept. 7, 2002.

Gerald Scott Langley, Ringtown, was granted a divorce from Margaret D. Langley, Pottsville. They were married June 25, 1994.

Pleads guilty

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Prothonotary's report

A total of 474 cases were started in July 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, August 14, 2010

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Ernest D. Freeby to Tonya L. Sterling, 419 White St., Bowmanstown, property at 419 White St., $1.

East Penn Township

Katherine L. Ballard to Michael T. Sweeney, 322 Church Hill Road, Lehighton, propertry at 332 Church Hill Road, $144,000.

East Side Borough

Darrin Gallagher to Steven A. Lefkoski, 1159 State (Rt. 940) St., White Haven, property at 1159 State (Rt. 940) St., $120,000.

Franklin Township

Friday, August 13, 2010

Credit defaults

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

Citibank (South Dakota), 701 E. 60th St. N., Sioux Falls, S.D., filed four actions as follows: Christopher Whiney Sr., 334 1/2 Cypress St., Lehighton, seeking $1,929.98; Laurie Mele, 76 Porter Drive, Jim Thorpe, seeking $2,318.70; George F. Asmann, 200 Gilberts Hill Rd., Lehighton, seeking $5,890.10; and Bridget L. Harleman, 136 N. Ninth St., Lehighton, seeking $10,092.19.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Banks Township

Aequitas Enterprises, LLC, to E.H. Pooled, L.P., Austin, Tex., property at 50 Main St., Beaver Meadows, $4,000.

Franklin Township

Bank of New York to Andrew D. Loudon, 704 Old Mill Road, Lehighton, property at 704 Old Mill Road, $136,000.

Kidder Township

Pasquale A. Demitis to John bruch, Nazareth, property at Star Route Pinchot Trail, White Haven, $23,500.

Robert P. Mueller Jr. to William Campagna, Baldwin, N.Y., property at 11 Mill Pond, Lake Harmony, $120,000.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Granted divorce

Steven D. Sturgis, 304 Arlington St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Lisa A. Sturgis, 279 Dairy Road No. 2, Tamaqua. They were married June 8, 1996.

Donna M. Woodring, 439 Washington St., Freeland, was granted a divorce from Gary J. Woodring, 400 E. Blaine St., McAdoo. They were married May 3, 1997.

Sarah Kohn Finnerty was granted a divorce from David Christopher Finnerty, both of Orwigsburg. They were married March 7, 1999.

Roger F. Wehbe, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Lisa M. Wehbe, Raleigh, N.C. They were married June 4, 2004.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Sheriff of Carbon County to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., property at 730 Mill St., $1.

East Penn Township

Citimortgage, Inc., to Cole B. Peffer, Macungie, property at 1399 E. Lizard Creek Road, $86,000.

Jim Thorpe

Gerald L. Haggerty Jr. to Marjorie M. Haggerty, 814 Lehigh St., Jim Thorpe, property at 814 Lehigh St., $1.

Marjorie M. Haggerty to Joan M. Pfeiffer, 814 Lehigh St., Jim Thorpe, property at 814 Lehigh St., $135,000.

Kidder Township

Friday, July 30, 2010

Mortgage foreclosures

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

Flagstar Bank, c/o 5151 Corporate Drive, Troy, Mich., filed against George T. Hough Jr., 93033 North Loop Rd., Slatington, over property at 60 White Pine Lane, Lehighton. Sought is $133,512.95 and continuing interest.

BAC Home Loans Servicing, c/o 7105 Corporate Drive, Plano, Tex., filed against Mark C. Roccogrande, 111 S. Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, over property at that address. Sought is $175,846.58 and continuing interest.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Credit card woes

Credit companies and banks have filed civil actions against people who are allegedly in arrearages of paying on their credit cards.

Cach, LLC, of Denver, Colo., filed suit against Adam J. Giranda, 15 Market St., Kelayres, seeking $14,388.21; against Eric J. Orach, 227 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, seeking $10,883.66; and against Robert Moyer Jr., 790 Green Mountain Road, Zion Grove, North Union Township, seeking $3,011.96. The company also seeks penalties and costs.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Credit defaults

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

LVNV Funding, 15 S. Main St., Greenville, S.C., filed against Ronald Reeser, 679 Breezewood Rd., Lehighton, seeking $1,251.14.