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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

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Lehigh County woman was sentenced to a prison term in Carbon County court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to two criminal incidents that occurred in Palmerton. She was one of several defendants in pending cases to enter a plea before Judge David W. Addy.

Coin collection

Jessica Robin Bastardi, 34, of Macungie, pleaded guilty to one count each of receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy-trespass.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Lehighton woman, who entered a neighbors house claiming she was fleeing from an abusive boyfriend, was sentenced to a Carbon County jail term on Tuesday after pleading guilty to a count of criminal trespass.

Dana Marie Getz, 41, was sentenced to serve six to one day less two years on the charge by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic. Getz was arrested by Lehighton police for entering the home of Valerie Jones, at 388 S. Second St., early in the morning on Aug. 29.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Mortgage foreclosures

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

HSBC Bank USA, 1661 Worthington Rd., West Palm Beach, Fla., filed an action against Constanzo Cerino Jr., 1580 Strohls Valley Rd., Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $221,714.62 and continuing interest.

Chase Home Finance, 3415 Vision Drive, Columbus, Ohio, filed an action against John M. Gilbert, 21 Short Lane, aka, 807 Shore Lane, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $55,593.76 and continuing interest.

Monday, November 2, 2009

File for divorce

Amanda L. Taris, 11 Birch Ave., Barnesville, started a divorce proceeding against Jason R. Taris, 213 W. Maple St., Mahanoy City. They were married Sept. 15, 2007.

Granted divorce

Brian Macker was granted a divorce from Alicia Macker, both of Shenandoah. They were married Sept. 20, 2003.

Robin L. Holden, Valely View, was granted a divorce from David E. Holden, Hegins. They were married April 4,1992.

Joseph L. Rodichok, Indiana, Indiana County, was granted a divorce from Barbara K. Rodichok, Tower City. They were married May 30, 1992.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Long probation

Allan W. Petrey, 20, of 28 Grier Avenue, Barnesville, who pleaded guilty last Aug. 28 to criminal charges was placed by Judge John E Domalakes in the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) for 23 months with the first three months served on house arrest with electronic monitoring followed by 20 months on probation on the charge involuntary manslaughter.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A number of defendants failed to appear for their preliminary hearings before District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, last week. All had their cases bound over for trial in the Schuylkill County Courts.

Stanley William Kieffer, 21, of 344 Arlington St., Tamaqua, was bound over for trial on charges of unathorized use of a motor vehicle, driving with a suspended/revoked license, failure to carry a license, failure to wear proper eye protection and failure to wear proper headgear. The charges were filed by Coaldale Patrolman Robert Minnick following a Sept. 22 incident.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A 17-year-old McAdoo youth, who was involved in a one car collision which killed two teenagers and injured five last September, appeared in Juvenile Court in Schuylkill County on Monday for sentencing, however, Judge Jacqueline Russell deferred sentencing for 90 days and ordered Joseph Puglio to be evaluated by professionals to aid the judge in imposing a sentence.

Monday, October 26, 2009

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

Karen R. Ruch, Coaldale, to Phillip E. Pace Jr. and Linda Straub, both of Pottstown, property at 119-121 E. Ruddle St., Coaldale, $1 (full consideration $44,700).

Albert G. and Virginia C. Smith, Barnesville, to Earl Horst and John Horst, both of Tamaqua, lot on north side of Plantation Drive in Phase II, Magnolia Gardens, Ryan Township, consisting of 0.48 of an acre, $29,900.

Monday, October 26, 2009

File for divorce

Amy Zimmerman, 35 Swatara St., Tamaqua, started a divorce proceeding against Jeffrey Zimmerman, 20 S. 23rd Street, Pottsville. They were married Aug. 4, 2006.

Tara Nattress, 568 Vermont Road, Mohntoin, Berks County, filed for divorce from Brian D. Nattress, 238 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. They were married July 15, 2006.

Granted divorce

Thomas J. Killian, Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Elizabeth H. Killian, Shenandoah. They were married Sept. 3, 1972.

Monday, October 26, 2009

A total of 13 first-time offenders in pending criminal cases were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program recently.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if the person fails to complete the program the Commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

Those placed included: