Samantha M. Yacheva, 59 Mahanoy Avenue, Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Michael K. Yacheva, 7 S. Fifth Avenue, Barnesville. They were married Dec. 12, 2003.
Kimberly A. Haas was granted a divorce from Timothy A. Haas, both of Pottsville. They were married March 31, 1990.
Samantha Hiester, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Kenneth Hiester, Hamburg, Berks County. They were married May 23, 2008.
Michael K. Sisko was granted a divorce from Beverly J. Sisko, both of Pine Grove. They were married April 9,1988.
Thomas H. Boyer, Ashland, was granted a divorce from Barbara P. Boyer, Pottsville. They were married Nov. 23, 1991.
Brian H. Heffner, Orwigsburg, was granted a divorce from Kimberly Bennethum-Heffner, Newmanstown. They were married Nov. 14, 2007.
Amanda M. Hysock, Frackville, was granted a divorce from Aaron P. Lorah, Ringtown. Theu were married Sept. 4, 2010.
Stacy I. Leonhard, Jonestown, was granted a divorce from Kevin H. Leonhard. They were married Dec. 19, 1999.
Two area school districts have filed suits seeking judgments against property owners for alleged back taxes owed.
Panther Valley School District filed suit against Kevin Barlett claiming he owes back school taxes of $1,216.19 on property at 134 Greenwood St., Coaldale; against Joanna M. Goodell, $1,060.34 on property at 28 N. 12th St., Coaldale; and Nicky and Wanda A. Dunn, $1,016.91 on property at 148 W. Ridge St., Coaldale.
Tamaqua Area School District filed suit against Jeanne Tackette for $1,028.90 owed in back taxes on property at 161 Damascus Drive, West Penn Township; and against Thomas Katkocin Jr. in amount of $787.43 on property at 37 Railraod St., Tamaqua.