Schuylkill County court news
Leonard A. Ruggiero, 147 Ridge St., Coaldale, was granted a divorce from Sharon A. Ruggiero, 101 First St., Coaldale. They were married May 25, 1991.
Francis B. Green Jr. was granted a divorce from Robin D. Green, both of 44 Valley Road, Tamaqua. They were married Aug. 27, 1983.
Anthony James Stanell, 301 Woodland Road, Brockton, Schuylkill Township, was granted a divorce from Kimberly Stanell, Box 126, Quakake, Rush Township. They were married May 12, 2006.
Catherine Ann Gownley was granted a divorce from Gerald Charles Gownley, both of Pottsville. They were married Nov. 15, 1975.
Tanya R. Griffin, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Thomas E. Griffin Jr., Girardville. They were married Jan. 18, 1994.
Thomas J. Sweigert, Llewellyn, Branch Township, was granted a divorce from Marianne L. Sweigert, Pottsville. They were married Sept. 30, 2000.
Joshua A. Martz was granted a divorce from April M. Martz, both of Pottsville. They were married April 1, 2009.
Tiffany M. Stoner, Carlisle, Cumberland County, was granted a divorce from Michael J. Stoner, Mechanisburg, Cumberlannd County. They were married May 17, 2003.
James Zeigler, Frackville, was granted a divorce from Jennifer Zeigler, Greenbank, W. Va. They were married June 21, 1996.
Gregory Hubler was granted a divorce from Pollyanne J. Hubler, both of Schuylkill Haven. They were marreid July 25, 1998.
Brian R. Rich was granted a divorce from Martha M. Rich, both of Orwigsburg. They were married Nov. 8, 1986.
Jennifer Rainis, Frackville, was granted a divorce from Michael Rainis, Ringtown. They were marreid Sept. 8, 2007.
Jessica M. Burns was granted a divorce from Jeffrey D. Burns, both of Pottsville. They were married July 31, 2004.
Jill M. Remaley, 115 W. Rowe St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from William R. Engleman, Frackvillle. They were were married Nov. 10, 2007.
Nicole M. Kaplalfka was granted a divorce from Eric M. Kaplafka, both of Shenandoah. They were married Aug. 22, 1998.
Olga Bolton, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from James Bolton, Mahanoy City. They were married May 15, 1998.
John S. Miller Jr., Ashland, was granted a divorce from Linda M. Miller, Frackville. They were married Sept. 14, 1996.
Jayne M. Kachmar was granted a divorce from Michael J. Kachmar, both of Pottsville. They were married Nov. 17, 1984.
Ginger E. Webb was granted a divorce from Michael E. Webb, both of Schuylkill Haven. They were married June 27, 1987.
Manuiel A. Montesano was granted a divorce from Mildred A. Cruz-Antiqua, both of Shenandoah. They were married Aug. 7, 2009.
Donald R. Clymer, Ashland, was granted a divorce from Crystal Clymer, Berwick. They were married Oct. 31, 2005.
File for divorce
Jennifer Pollack, 325 Virginia Avenue, Shenandoah Heights, started a divorce action against Joseph Rutkowsky, 10 Codorus Road, Barnesville, Rush Township. They were married Dec. 5, 2009.
William F. Floyd Jr. started a divorce action against Calthy A. Floyd, both of 172 Great Oakes Drive, Lake Hauto, Nesquehoning.
Lisa S. Skotek started a divorce proceeding against Leo J. Skotek, both of 20 James St., Kelayres, Kline Township. They were married Sept. 7, 1991.
Lynda C. Meta, 113 Roosevelt Drive, Mahanoy City, filed suit for divorce from Paul J. Metz, 6760 Millville Plains Road, Ardmore, Calif. They were married May 13, 1989.Removed from ARD
Three men were removed by President Judge William E. Baldwin from the Accelerated Rehabilative Disposition (ARD) program. The program is reserved for those committing a non-violent crime for the first time to allow them to serve a probation sentence to clear their name. They now face jury trials and if convicted the blemish remains on their record.
Troy Eric Maskerines, 48, Pottsville, faces charges brought by Patrolman Joseph R. Welsh, Pottsville police, of possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct.
Michael John Sinkovich, 39, Pottsville, faces charges brought by Patrolman Renee Galle, Pottsville police, of possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Michael Francis Jevelle, 24, Ringtown, faces charges brought by Chief Shawn Tray, West Mahanoy Township police, of possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Ashley Donald Adams, 24, Pottsville, was removed by Judge Baldwin from probation for violating rules fixed by the court and was re-sentenced to serve four to 23 months in the county prison with credit for serving 93 days and when paroled shall enroll and successfully complete the Batters Program and participate in drug and alcohol counseling. Adams pleaded guilty to charges of causing criminal mischief to a vehicle and disorderly conduct. He was cited by Patrolman Francis Hill, Pottsville police.
Deed of release
Emmanual A. Thomas and Glori Thomas, of 38 Troxell Valely Road, Andreas, West Penn Township, owners of property affected by installation and maintenance of a drainage ditch in Rush Township, on their property at Fairview Street, for $14,000 executed a deed of release to Department of Transportation.
Robert F. Willlie III, 22, Minersville, had his parole revoked by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin and his 330 days of liberty taken away and added to his sentence. He was re-sentenced to serve six to 12 months in the county prison and a minimum date set at April 14, 2011, and a maximum date at Oct. 14, 2011. Willie pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and theft of jewelry from a Minersville resident's and after serving 22 days in prison was released on probation for 23 months.
Sheriff Joseph Groody, at sheriff sale, to Deutsch Bank Natinal Trust Company, Pasadena, Calif., property at 189 Hillside Lane, New Ringgold, owned by Shawn M. Brennan, for $1,208.77.
Daniel A. Wood, Allentown, to Timothy M. Stahl, 324 E. Union St., Tamaqua, property at 618 E. Elm St., Tamaqua,$1 (full consideration $20,000).
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to William Simmonds, property at 106A Market St., Tamaqua, $17,900.
Daniel Christian, as executor of the estate of Evelyn P. Morgans, late of Tamaqua, to Charles F. and Elinor M. Watson, Auburn, parcel on east side of Brew Street, Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $42,000).
Richard Rehatchek to Antoinette Allesch, both of Coaldale, property on west side of Fifth Street, Coaldale, .$1 (full consideration $15,000).
Jury awards damages
A jury returned a verdict awarding monetary damages to a Pottsville man injured when he was thrown from his motorcycle when struck in the rear by a car.
James Weyand was awarded damages amounting to $53,880.31, which included $21,880 for unpaid medical bills, $30,000 for pain and suffering and $2,000 for loss of consortium. The verdict was against the motorist, Clyde Whipple, of Brackney, Susquehanna County.
The accident occured on June 24, 2008, at the intersection of Route 62 and Adamsdale Road in Orwigsburg. Weyand suffered head, shoulder and leg injuries. The trial judge was John E. Domalakes.