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Court News

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

School tax

Tamaqua Area School District filed suits seeking judgements on properties for back taxes owed.

Rhonda Lynn Zanaski for back school taxes owed in amount of $880.80. The first judgement was filed in 2011.

Earl A. and Lisa Ohl, for 2012 school taxes in amount of $805.16 owed on property at 341 Clark St., Tamaqua.

Thorn and Heidi Devlin for school taxes owed in amount of $1,032.28 on property at 417 Arlington St., Tamaqua. The first judgement was filed in 2010.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Gregory F. and Jodi -Lee Duschak to Commonwealth Connection Academy, J.E.M. Museum, 195 Cold Spring Road, Andreas, West Penn Township, $1,125,000.

David R. and Mary T. Faenza to Davmar, LLC, all of West Penn Township, property at 236 Clay St., Tamaqua; property at 309 Orwigsburg St., Tamaqua and 150 Second St., Coaldale, $1.

Pamela J. Black and John L. Eckert Jr. to Francis J. Black, property on south side of Evergreen Drive, East Brunswick Township, $1 (transaction is to combine the area of both parcels into single parcel).

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Mary Denoia to Daniel Denoia, Berwick, property on South Chestnut Street, $98,000.

Franklin Township

Dino L. Eckhart to Christopher M. Wright, 101 Circle Drive, Lehighton, property at 101 Circle Drive, $120,000.

Jim Thorpe

Marie E. Dennis to Robert W. Craigie Sr., 31 W. Seventh St., Jim Thorpe, property at 31 W. Seventh St., $100,000.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Brian Q. Schwartz, 1019 Center St., Jim Thorpe, property at 1025 Center St., $43,202.

Kidder Township

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Carmela A. Miller, 337 E. Hazard St., Summit Hill, from James A. Miller, 1135 Howertown Rd., Catasauqua.

Crystal Shupp, 124 Jamestown St., Lehighton, from Ryan Shupp, 7515 Pohopoco Drive, Kunkletown.

Michael West, 123 W. Blaine St., McAdoo, from Carrie West, 201 Oak St., Summit Hill.

Amanda Chicarelli, 929 Center St., Jim Thorpe, from Michael Chicarelli, 520 South Ave., Jim Thorpe.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Michael J. Bubel Jr. to Matthew M. Bubel, 2 S. Elm St., Tresckow, property at 2 S. Elm St., $1.

Bowmanstown

William A. Parsons III to Rodolfo Zelaya, 649 Lime St., Palmerton, property at 649 Lime St., $219,000.

East Penn Township

Richard P. Beblavy to Robert Beblavy, 474 Columbia Ave., Palmerton, property at 827 Stone Mountain Road, $1.

Franklin Township

Timothy L. Nothstein to Joshua L. Nothstein, 394 Fairview St., Lehighton, property at 394 Fairview St., $1.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Raul Planes to Raul Planes, 791 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 791 E. Lizard Creek Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Matthew Rimsky to Mark Rimsky, 406 Center St., Jim Thorpe, property at Fourth and School streets, $1

Kidder Township

Thomas M. Lytle to 40 Snow Ridge Village, LLC, Fort Washington, Pa., House 40, Snow Ridge Village, $118,500.

Jean P. Maranuk to Mark K. Maranuk, Box 82D Mallard Lane, White Haven, property on Mallard Lane, $1.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Divorces granted

John P. Strollis obtained a divorce from Elizabeth A. Strollis, both of 888 Barnesville Drive, Barnesville. They were married April 4, 1988.

James Doyle Jr., Minersville, was granted a divorce from Barbara Doyle, Cambridge Springs, Crawford County. They were married July 29, 1996.

Michael D. Cigic Jr. was granted a divorce from Asya Cigic, both of Hegins. They were married March 13, 2009.

Amy D. Seigenfuse was granted a divorce from Robert Seigenfuse, both of Cressona. They were married June 17, 2006.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Credit card default

Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, Norfolk, Va., filed suit against Paul Sutter, 254 Angel Drive, New Ringgold, alleging he has defaulted payments on his credit card and seek a judgment for $961.26 plus interest and costs.

Asset Acceptance, LLC, Warren, Mich., filed suit against Michael J. Petrock, 78 W. Miner St., Cumbola, Blythe Township, alleging he has defaulted payments on his credit card and seek a judgment in amount of $12,294.78 plus interest and costs

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Tex., property at 527 White St., $1.

Franklin Township

Janis F. Roth to Richard A. Schultz, Lansdowne, Pa., property at 405 Long Run Road, $70,000.

Kyle O. Flynn to Michael W. Drumbore, 135 Main Road, Lehighton, property at 135 Main Road, $75,000.

Jim Thorpe

Louise Ogilvie to Justin Nicholas, Clifton Heights, Pa., property at 68 Broadway, $114,000.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Mortgage

foreclosures

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

Bank of America, c/o 475 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville, N.Y., filed against June I. Matthews, 2800 Longtown Rd., Ridgeway, S.C., over property at 107 Hawthorne Drive, Jim Thorpe. Sought is $164,332.61 and continuing interest.

Wells Fargo Bank, c/o 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C., filed against Eric Schwartz, 402 Lenape Lane, Phillipsburg, N.J., over property at 194 Pine Point Drive, Lake Harmony. Sought is $246,503.20 and continuing interest.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Dan W. Schleicher to Troy McFarland, 396 W. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property on West Lizard Creek Road, $80,000.

Franklin Township

Clayton E. Hunsicker to U.S. Bank, N.A., Federal Way, Wash., property at 25 Evergreen Road, $1.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, McLean, Va., property at 302 Walnut St., $1.

Ruth Ann Orr to Deborah Danielson, Pompano Beach, Fla., vacant land, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Monday, June 17, 2013

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Bruce Lamar Kuntz to Bruce L. Kuntz, 725 Mill St., Bowmanstown, property at 725 Mill St., $1.

Franklin Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, Williamsville, N.Y., property at 118 Franklin Road, $1.

Paul Lamar Ahner to Paul Lamar Ahner, 1810 Indian Hill Road, Lehighton, property at 1810 Indian Hill Road, $1.

Robert Baker to Matthew J. Patrick, 3937 Fairyland Road, Lehighton, property at 3937 Fairyland Road, $210,000.

Jim Thorpe

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Deeds recorded

Bruce M. and Mary Jo Schumin, Blackwood, N.J., to Michael W. Ghetti and Lisa J. Bozyday, Waterford, N.Y., Lot 147, WS Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, East Union Township, $240,000.

David E. Belmat to Jane Marie Belmat, a mobile home and shed on the south side of Township Route 309 containing 1.769 acres in West Penn Township, $1 (transaction between husband and wife).

William G. Schwab, as trustee for David L. Kehler, Lehighton, to Lawrence Mulroy, Frackville, property on Lehigh Avenue, Frackville, $1 (full consideration $8,500).

Saturday, June 15, 2013

For plaintiffs

A civil jury panel found in favor of the plaintiffs in a trial held last week in the county court.

Michael and Mary Lou Harvan, 58 Floral Drive, Lehighton, filed suit against Tedianne Eckhart, 355 Upper Nis Hollow Drive, Lehighton, for damages over a automobile accident that occurred at the intersection of SR443 and E. Penn St., in Lehighton.

The suit stated Michael Harvan was operating a motorcycle on 443 when it was alleged that Eckhart failed to stop for a red traffic light and pulled into the path of the plaintiff.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

CTC Manufacturing, Inc., to Paul F. Sateach, 35 Berwick St., Beaver Meadows, parcel No. 125A-5-B1,2.02, $15,000.

Raymond J. Sefchick to Paul F. Sateach, 35 Berwick St., Beaver Meadows, property at 19 Berwick St., $26,000.

East Penn Township

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to Dan Schleicher, 1369 Dinkey Road, Lehighton, property at 1050 Dinkey Road, $31,299.

Bill H. Johnson to Bill H. Johnson, 2556 W. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 2556 W. Lizard Creek Road, $1.

Franklin Township

Friday, June 14, 2013

Prothonotary's report

A total of 406 cases were started in May 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:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Credit defaults

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

Asset Acceptance, Warren, Mich., filed two actions as follows: John J. Eisenhower, 55 W. High St., Nesquehoning, seeking $2,843.44; and Michael P. Mele, 76 Porter Drive, Jim Thorpe, seeking $3,642.70.

LVNV Funding, Greenville, S.C., filed two actions as follows: Robert Gower, 60 Margaret St., Palmerton, seeking $10,730.58; and Charles Wieland, 1045 Indian Mountain Lakes, Albrightsville, seeking $2,827.37.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

File for divorce

Annette Postie, 626 Fairview St., Tamaqua R.D., filed suit for divorce from Frederick Andrew Postie, 301 Morea Road, Mahanoy Township. They were married April 29, 1995.

Divorce granted

Angela Leffler was granted a divorce from Cory Leffler, both of Pine Grove. They were married Sept. 9, 2006.

Non-jury trials

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mortgage

foreclosures

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

Nationstar Mortgage, c/o 350 Highland Drive, Lewisville, Tex., filed against William Kovolenko Jr., 228 Behrens Rd., Jim Thorpe, over property at 15 White Oak St., Jim Thorpe. Sought is $164,772.54 and continuing interest.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Deeds recorded

Penn Forest Township

Norman P. Otis to Karan C. Mazzoni, 82 Drakes Drive, Jim Thorpe, property at 82 Drakes Drive, $215,000.

Dora Martino to Alfonso Martino, Tinton Falls, N.J., Lot 11, Penn Forest Acres, $1.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Joseph E. Swerk, Newtown, Pa., Towamensing Trails Lot 62, Section VI, $128,360.58.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Marc Keitel, Manorville, N.Y., property at 30 Katu Trail, Albrightsville, $23,000.