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Monday, June 14, 2010

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 150 deeds, 222 mortgages and 350 other writs during the month of May.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $26,581.61. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $21,093.50; data processing fees, $1,904.75; notaries, $80; commission on transfers and writs, $2,560.76; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $942.60.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Property transfers recorded at the courthouse were as follows:

Monday, June 14, 2010

Pleads guilty

Keith Daniel Neff, 27, of 119 Pine St., Tamaqua, recently pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and spent 48 hours in the county prison and was released and placed on probation for six months. He was ordered to pay a fine of $500, pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, a $50 monthly supervision fee and court costs.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mortgage foreclosures

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

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 888 E. Walnut st., Pasadena, Calif., filed against Shannon Stewart, 94 Oak Ridge Drive, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $236,656.88 and continuing interest.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Zone hearing board

The Schuylkill County Zoning Hearing Board handed down decisions from hearings held last month.

Kurt R. and Marsha L. Hepler, as trustees of the Hepler Family Trust, were granted a special exception to the Schuylkill County Zoning Ordinance to allow their single family residence at 493 Hill Road, Barry Township, to be used as a personal care home for eight elderly people. Opposition was voiced at the meeting by several neighbors claiming increased traffic in the farming area and depletion of well water supply.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Frank M. Trotta to Brenda S. Trotta, 938 Vanman Lane, Lehighton, lots 49-54, Guy Germ Subdivision, $1.

Franklin Township

Rosa MacLeod to Stratworks Delaware, Inc., Ontario, Canada, property at 1536 Long Run Road, $1.

Kidder Township

William C. Wieder to Wuilliam C. Wieder, HC 1 Box 12A, White Haven, Wieder Minor Subdivision, Lot 1 (HC 1 Box 12A), $34,197.

Cynthia E. Riley to David M. Severino, Lincoln University, Pa., property at 704 and 705 Pine Knoll Drive, Lake Harmony, $240,000.

Lansford

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Jury trials

Matthew Winters Bond, 42, Orwigsburg, was found guilty by a jury of a charge of simple asault and President Judge William E. Baldwin ordered a pre-sentence investigation to be completed by the adult probation department for submission to the court and counsel. Bond was released on current bail pending sentence. Charges was filed by Patrolman William Bradley, Orwigsburg police. Bond was found not guilty of charges of aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court since the new year.

Eddie Jo Gaston, 1820 Mahoning Drive East, Lehighton, from Wayne C. Gaston, 960 Summer Mountain Rd., Lehighton.

Tammy L. Werkheiser, 24 W. Ludlow St., Summit Hill, from Robert A. Werkheiser, 534 Werkheiser Ave, Nazareth.

Robert Gutekunst, 233 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, from Lori Gutekunst, same address.

Joseph P. McArdle Jr., 14 E. Sixth St., Jim Thorpe, from Angela M. McArdle, 36 Susquehanna St., Jim Thorpe.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Divorces granted

Justina D. Walb, 135 Angel Drive, New Ringgold, was granted a divorce from Randall L. Walb, Pottsvile. They were married Feb. 25, 1989.

Matthew C. Specht, Hegins, was granted a divorce from Jessica L. Specht, Pitman. They were married Oct. 15, 2005.

File for divorce

Roseann D. Johnson, Box 1, New Tripoli, started a divorce action against Ricky Johnson, 451 Ben Titus Road, Tamaqua. They were married Oct. 21, 1971.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Credit defaults

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

Discover Bank, 6500 New Albany Rd., New Albany, Ohio, filed against Monica Planutis, 140 W. Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning, seeking $6,654.32.

Citbank South Dakoka, 701 E. 60th St. N, Sioux Falls, S.D., filed against Frank J. Grieco, 181 Ashley Lane, Lehighton, seeking $3,141.01.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Citimortgage, Inc., O'Fallon, Mo., property at 1399 E. Lizard Creek Road, $1.

Franklin Township

Shane W. Negley to John T. Haupt, 365 Watson Park Blvd., Lehighton, property at 365 Watson Park Blvd., $169,900.

Mae Reta Bowman Trust to Darryl E. Bowman, 270 Pine Top Drive, Lehighton, property at 270 Pine Top Drive, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Thomas A. Dedinsky to Thomas A. Dedinsky, 1328 Orchard Lane, Jim Thorpe, property at 1328 Orchard Lane, $1.

Kidder Township

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Credit defaults

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

Arrow Financial Services, 5996 W. Touchy Ave., Niles, Ill., filed two actons as follows: Brian A. Tobin, 18 N. Lehigh Gorge Drive, Weatherly, seeking $1,560.11; and Theresa L. Schaffer, 179 Winter Mountain Rd., Lehighton, seeking $2,482.73.

FIA Card Services, 655 Papermill Rd., Newark, Del., filed against Steve M. Krynock, 204 W. Hazard St., Summit Hill, seeking $6,748.14.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Michael Bezick Sr. to Jarrod C. Holly, McAdoo, property at rear 60 Dean St., $1.

East Penn Township

DGS Enterprises, LLC, to Jenna L. Licini, 2079 Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 2079 Lizard Creek Road, $119,900.

Franklin Township

Ruby E. Schnell to Yuanting Zhang, Chesterbrook, Pa., property at 1092 Pohopoco Drive, $55,000.

Robert E. Keiser to William J. Ulshafer, 130 Fairyland Road, Lehighton, property at 130 Fairyland Road, $135,000.

Jim Thorpe

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Property transfers were recently recorded at the Schuylkill County Courthouse as follows:

Charles D. and Charlotte S. Graham to Derek J. Jones, property on west side of McIntosh Lane in Orchard Estates Development, Ryan Township, $209,000.

Richard Bauer to Mark Papay, property at 416 Riley Avenue, Tamaqua, $16,900.

John and Patricia Valasek to Glenn Fritzinger and Amanda Christensen, property on east side of Elizabeth Street, Tamaqua, $53,000.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Property transfers

Property transfers recorded at the courthouse were as follows:

Sheriff Joseph Groody at sheriff sale to Fannie Mae Company, Dallas, Tex., property at 48 Lafayette St., Tamaqua, assessed to Dawn M. Sands, $25,000.

Marie Therese Eck to Audrey Mercer, property at 532 E. Market St., Mahanoy City, $1 (transaction from grandmother to granddaughter).

Eagle Rock Resorts Company, Hazleton, to Robert M. and Leah Feldman, Bensalem, lot in WSS Subdivision of Eagle Rock Resorts, East Union Township, $10 (full consideration $26,900).

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Divorces granted

Shane W. Monk, of Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Tara L. Monk, 411 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. They were married Feb. 14, 2003.

Clyde Leymeister was granted a divorce from Leisa Leymeister, both of Auburn. They were married June 20, 1981.

Robin L. Hubler was granted a divorce from Wade R. Hubler Sr., both of Gordon. They were married Aug. 2, 1976.

Candy L. Devine was granted a divorce from John R. Devine, both of Donaldson, Tremont Township. They were married June 5, 1982.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mortgage foreclosures

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

Susquehanna Patriot Bank, Box 639, Maugansville, Md., filed an action against Barry L. Shupp, 168 Sunrise Drive, Franklin Township, Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $163,485.56 and continuing interest.

Wells Fargo Bank, 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C., filed an action against Samuel R. Ciardi Jr., 344 Smithlane Rd., aka, Smith Lane, Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $385,483.73 and continuing interest.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Deeds recorded

Franklin Township

Michael D. Marzen to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Allentown, property at 75 Harrity Road, $1.

John A. Marzen to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Allentown, property at 59 Harrity Road, $1.

Sylvia M. Thack to Dino L. Eckhart, 360 Fairview St., Lehighton, property at 360 Fairview St., $157,000.

Jim Thorpe

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Chris Noel Parry II, 24 W. 10th St., Jim Thorpe, property at 24 W. 10th St., $80,000.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Tax Appeals

Blue Mountain School District won another appeal to have property tax increased on a property located in the school district boundary.

The appeal was on the property of Kenneth Knittle and Lori Blozousky, 200 Chestnut Ridge, Deer Lake Borough. After a hearing Judge John E. Domalakes increased the market value of the property from $100,000 to $190,000 and fixed the assessment on the property at $72,580 for 2008 taxes, $70,870 for 2009 taxes and $75,810 for 2010 taxes.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Invite From President

Leo Haley, court attendant for Judge D. Michael Stine, has received an invitation from President Obama to be one of 16 members of the national chapter of Catholic War Vets to participate in the annual wreath laying on Memorial Day at the grave of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery, Washington D. C.

Haley is also first vice president of the national chapter of Catholic War Veterans and has been commander of the Pottsville Catholic War Veterans Post for the past 14 years.

He is a veteran of World War II.