Divorce granted

Katrina L. Fertig, Gordon, was granted a divorce from Carl L. Fertig, Ashland. They were married June 9, 2002.

Guilty pleas

Three defendants who pleaded guilty to criminal charges were sentenced by Judge Charles M. Miller as follows:

Jeffrey Brian Anderson Jr., 23, Pottsville, on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance at his home at 1707 Mahantongo St., was sentenced to serve six to 23 months in the county prison with credit for serving 86 days, and pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund.

On a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was given a sentence of 12 months on probation to run concurrent to the first sentence and when released on probation to pay a $50 monthly supervision fee. Anderson was cited by Pottsville Sgt. John R. Morrow.

Jason P. Fanelli, 32, Ashland, on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs was sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in the county prison and when he completed his minimum sentence is to be released on parole, fined $1,000, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, a $50 monthly supervision fee, perform 10 hours of community service, and his driver's license is suspended 12 months. On a charge of driving while his license was suspended was fined $200 plus $50 costs. Fanelli was cited by Butler Township Patrolman Anthony Galla.

Andrew Todd Lackey, 47, inmate in the state correctional institution near Frackville, on two counts of simple assault on two inmates in an open dorm in the prison was sentenced to serve one to two years in a state prison with the sentence to run concurrent with the sentence now serving.

Summary appeals

Judge Charles M. Miller held hearings on appeals taken from convictions by magisterial district judges of criminal charges and imposed rulings as follows:

Nabil Shafik Youssef, 66, Shenandoah, was adjudged guilty of the charge of operating a vehicle without an official inspection certificate and has to pay the fine and cost imposed by the district justice of $25 plus $85.50 costs. He was also adjudged guilty of meeting and overtaking a school bus which was discharging students on Ferguson Street in Shenandoah and has to pay the fine and cost imposed by a district judge of $250 fine plus $110 costs.

Lamont Kevin Williams, 46, Darby, was adjudged guilty of driving while his operating privileges were suspended and imposed a fine of $200 plus $50 costs. Williams was cited by Trooper Mark F. Baron when stopped on SR61 in North Manheim Township.

Joseph C. Moore Jr., 41, Lake Ariel, N.C., was adjudged guilty of careless driving and the fine and costs imposed by a district judge stands and he has to pay a fine of $25 plus $98 in costs. He was cited by Trooper Baron last February when stopped on SR61 in North Manheim Township.