Divorces granted

Raymond Poveca was granted a divorce from Tina M. Poveca, both of 554 Fairview St., Tamaqua. They were married Dec. 15, 2006.

Carol J. Hoenstine, Muir, Porter Township, was granted a divorce from Cyrus J. Hoenstine, Herndon. They were married Sept. 26, 1992,

Lester Ruch was granted a divorce from Jean M. Ruch, both of Tower City. They were married May 29, 1971,

John M. Shala, Mahanoy City, was granted a divorce from Jessica A. Shala, Morea, Mahanoy Township. They were married May 19, 2001.

Joshua Fields was granted a divorce from Nicole Yoder, both of Saint Clair. They were married Aug. 5, 2006.

File for divorce

Terrence J. Kaufman, 317 E. Center St., Mahanoy City, started a divorce proceeding against Stacy L. Kaufman, Buck Mountain, Mahanoy Township. They were married Aug. 27, 2005.

Found in contempt

Michael D. Starr, 39, of 107 S. Main St., MaryD, Schuylkill Township, was found guilty by Senior Judge D. Michael Stine of indirect criminal contempt of a protection from abuse (PFA) order and was fined $300 and court costs.