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Court News

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A number of property transfers were recently recorded at the Schuylkill County Courthouse.

They included:

John W. Sink, individually and as agent under power of attorney for Geraldine Sink to Shelby A. Walton, two parcels containing 2.8 acres along the north side of a distant of 565.77 feet, from the Little Schuylkill River with vehicular and pedestrian access between Township Route 722 and along existing public road in East Brunswick Township, $1 (full consideration $265,000);

Friday, November 27, 2009

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Tammy D. Habre, 221 N. Fifth St., Lehighton, from Michael E. Habre, same address.

Carolyn Sue Kroboth, 607 Fireline Rd., Palmerton, from Walter Edward Kroboth, 46 Morris Lane, Lehighton.

Robert Scott Fick, 823 S. 11th St., Allentown, from Wendy Ann Fick, 1625 Utica St., Allentown.

William A. Dehart Jr., 1361-2 E. Lizard Creek Rd., Lehighton, from Theresa A. Dehart, 2311-A Clearview Ave., Stroudsburg.

Friday, November 27, 2009

File for divorce

Nancy R. McGeehan started a divorce proceedings against Clarence E. McGeehan, both of 302 Mahanoy St., Tamaqua. They were married Jan. 5, 2008.

Paul S. Fegley II, 503 Orchard Avenue, Schuylkill Haven, filed suit for divorce from Florence Fegley, 119 E. Schmaltzlake Road, New Ringgold. They were married Oct. 19, 1979.

Francis B. Green Jr., started a divorce action against Robin P. Green, both of 44 Valley Road, Tamaqua. They were married Aug. 27, 1983.

Friday, November 27, 2009

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

Aleta M. Lazur, executrix of the estate of Sophia M. Lazur to Joseph J. and Danielle M. Galada, tract containing 2.768 acres on south right-of-way of Fairview Street, Rush Township, $95,000.

MBC Development, LP, Schuylkill Haven, to Tory B. and Audrey A. Graver, New Ringgold, lot on north side of Berry Road in Millhead Road Subdivision, Rush Township $1 (full consideration $80,000).

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

Chris A. Herling to Chris A. Herling, P.O. Box 416, Beaver Meadows, property on Berwick Street, $1.

Franklin Township

PKR Enterprises, Inc., to Robert Bartholomew, Star Rt. Box 21, Kresgeville, Lot 2, Main Road, $30,000.

Jim Thorpe

Robert Alan Bell to Robert Alan Bell, Brooklyn, N.Y., property on Race Street, $1.

Donegal Holdings, LLC, to Donegal Holdings, LLC, 189 S. First St., Lehighton, property at 64-66-68 W. Broadway, $1.

Kidder Township

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Allen D. Heckman to Allen D. Heckman, 228 Ore St., Bowmanstown, property at 228 Ore St., $1.

East Penn Township

John A. Frey to Daniel J. Frey, 226 Lilac Lane, Lehighton, parcel No. 72-7-B71.13, $1.

David D. Hauser to David J. Hauser, 83 N. Kittatinny Road, Lehighton, property at 83 N. Kittatinny Road, $1.

Franklin Township

Melissa D. Strohl to Melissa D. Strohl, 1970 Indian Hill Road, Lehighton, property at 1970 Indian Hill Road, $1.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Divorces granted

Lourdes E. Paulo, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Manuel S, Paulo, Schuylkill Haven. They were married Feb. 14, 1982.

Thomas E. Perna, Frackville, was granted a divorce from Teresa E. Perna, Pitman, Eldred Township,.They were married Aug. 14, 2007.

Removed from ARD

President Judge William E. Baldwin removed two people from the Accelerated Rehabilative Disposition (ARD) probation program, because they violated terms set by the court. They now face trial and if convicted the conviction remains on their record.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Twelve area residents were among 88 who were arraigned Monday before District Attorney James P. Goodman in the Schuylkill County Courthouse on criminal charges and all entered pleas of not guilty and requested trial by jury. Those arraigned were:

Zachary James Bonhomme, 18, of 89 Penn St., Lehighton, charged by Patrolman Michael O'Neill, Ashland police, with possession of a small amount of marijuana in Wasington Park last July 17.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Three first time offenders in criminal cases were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program last week.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if they fail and are revoked from the program the commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

Those placed included:

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Nesquehoning man was given a state prison term, and a break, on Thursday in Carbon County court after pleading guilty to one count each of burglary and driving under the influence (DUI). He was one of several defendants in pending cases to enter a guilty plea.

Neighbors' home

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Divorces started

June L. Potts, 92 Sassafrass Rd., Lehighton, filed against Guy A. Potts, same address. They were married July 24, 1999.

Kelly A. DeAngelo, 70 Kuntz Lane, Kunkletown, filed against Christopher DeAngelo, 5055 Northeaston Belmont Pike, Stroudsburg. They were married Oct. 12, 1996.

Dawn Hunsicker, 168 Franklin Heights Rd., Lehighton, filed against James E. Hunsicker, 15 W. High St., Nesquehoning. They were married Aug. 11, 2007.

Mortgageforeclosures

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

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Divorces granted

Magdalena L. Szlagiewicz, 142 E. High St., Coaldale, was granted a divorce from Piotr K. Kantyka, 613 19th St., Oklahoma City, Okla. They were married May 11, 2002.

Jeffrey A. Tauber, 856 Lizard Creek Road, Andreas, West Penn Township, was granted a divorce from Ingrid R. Tauber, 327 Arlington St., Tamaqua. They were married Sept. 4, 2004.

Dennis W. Schultz was granted a divorce from Bridgette A. Schultz, both of Schuylkill Haven. They were married April 13, 2002.

On probation

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 220 deeds, 369 mortgages and 588 other writs during the month of October.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $34,121.12. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $26,953; data processing fees, $3,145.15; notaries, $80; commission on transfers and writs, $2,823.47; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,219.50.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Richard L. Inhoffer to Scott R. Inhoffer, 77 Belle Vista Lane, Lehighton, property at 77 Belle Vista Lane, $1.

Franklin Township

Julian Palach to Steve L. Everett, 97 Mahoning Heights Road, Lehighton, Lot 5, Section 1, Tall Oaks at Kriss Pines, $50,000.

Julia K. Ruby to Derrick W. Rubin, 1518 Fairyland Road, Lehighton, Lot 4A, Julia J. Ruby and Derrick Ruby Boundary Line Adjustment, $301.

Jim Thorpe

Robert E. Cheese to Maya Kowalcyk, 47 E. Front St., Jim Thorpe, property at 47 E. Front St., $67,000.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Prothonotary's report

A total of 392 cases were started in October 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:

Monday, November 9, 2009

File for divorce

Susan Ziegler, 27 Windy Lane, Ashland, filed suit for divorce from Harry Ziegler, 113 Cumberland Ave., Tamaqua. They were married Sept. 12, 1998.

Gilbert A. Diaz, 427 Naffin Ave., Schuylkill Haven, filed suit for divorce from Nicole D. Diaz, 204 N. Railroad St., Palmyra, Lebanon County. They were married Dec. 23, 1996.

Granted divorce

Steven L. Brown, Cressona, was granted a divorce from Veta L. Brown, Schuylklil Haven. They were married Oct. 1, l983.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Property transfers

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

Alphonsus J. Urban to David R. and Mary T. Faenza, property on south side of Ruddle St., Coaldale, $1 (full consideration $24,000).

Louis R. Horvath to 48 Miners Land Trust No. 285, property at 48 Miner St., Coaldale, $4,780.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mortgageforeclosures

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

U.S. Bank, 4801 Frederica St., Owensboro, filed an action against Vito A. and Jeanmarie A. Delisi, 176 Snow Ridge Village, White Haven, over property at that address. Sought is $50,325.47 and continuing interest.

U.S. Bank filed an action against Daniel Dagorn, 414 S. Ninth St., Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $184,608.36 and continuing interest.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

File for divorce

Susan Ziegler, 27 Windy Lane, Ashland, filed suit for divorce from Harry Ziegler, 113 Cumberland Avenue, Tamaqua. They were married September 12, 1998.

Gilbert A. Diaz, 427 Naffin Avenue, Schuylkill Haven, filed suit for divorce from Nicole D. Diaz, 204 North Railroad Street, Palmyra. They were married December 23, 1996.

Granted divorce

Steven L. Brown, Cressona, was granted a divorce from Veta L. Brown, Schuylkill Haven. They were married October 1, l983.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Summit Hill man was sentenced to a county prison term on Tuesday after pleading guilty to false reports to law enforcement officers. He was one of several defendants in pending cases to enter a guilty plea before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

Lansford incident