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Carbon County Court news

Published September 13. 2010 05:00PM

Deeds recorded

Jim Thorpe

Marc Pfeffer to John J. Petruska, Doylestown, Pa., property at 1306 Center St., $1.

Nancy L. Ketchledge to Robert C. Schaninger, 607 E. Lehigh St., Jim Thorpe, property at 611 Lehigh St., $45,000.

Kidder Township

Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., to Township of Kidder, P.O. Box 576, Lake Harmony, property on Rt. 534, $36,681.92.

Township of Kidder to Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., P.O. Box 133, Albrightsville, property on Rt. 534, $36,681.92.


Mid County Resources, LLC, to Stephen F. Reynolds, West Grove, N.Y., property on East Abbott Street, $9,500.


Anna A. McCroskey to David S. McCroskey, 69 Swiss View Road, P.O. Box 711, Lehighton, property at 283 N. Eighth St., $1.

Corinne J. Billig to Bruce Ebbert, 137 N. Third St., Lehighton, property at 135 N. Third St., $1.

Carol A. Laviolette to Carol Ann Addy, 315 S. Third St., Lehighton, property at 315 S. Third St., $1.

Mahoning Township

Joseph W. Zaprazny to Carbon County, 2 Lehigh Ave., P.O. Box 129, Jim Thorpe, property in Mahoning Township, $1.

Packer Township

Toby A. Yost to Michael Antolick, 1544 Wetzel Run Drive, Weatherly, property at 1544 Wetzel Run Drive, $255,000.

Penn Forest Township

John O'Brien to John O'Brien, King of Prussia, property at 10 pear Lane, $1.

Realty Services Unlimited to Teresa Donahue, 27 Mountain View Drive, Bear Creek Lakes, Jim Thorpe, property at 27 Mountain View Drive, a/k/a 130 Mouontainview Drive, $123,488.

Summit Hill

Irvin H. Miller to Irvin H. Miller, 85 W. White Bear Drive, Summit Hill, property at 85 W. White Bear Drive, $1.

Towamensing Township

Andrew R. Cordell to Andrew R. Cordell, 100 Norman Drive, Lehighton, property at 100 Norman Drive, $1.


Dean Slonaker to Robert O. Riegel, 443 White St., Lehighton, property at 443 White St., $88,500.

Prothonotary's report

A total of 477 cases were started in August in the office of Carbon County Prothonotary Joann M. Behrens, according to a monthly statistical report released by the officeholder. A breakdown of the new cases is as follows:

Civil actions, 91; custody complaints, 29; district justice appeals, 4; divorce complaints, 19; ejectments, 3; license appeal, 1; mortgage foreclosure complaints, 30; protection from abuse petitons, 37; quiet title action, 1; judgments, 249; miscellaneous cases, 2; and stipulations/waivers of liens, 11. The office staff also received and processed 65 applications for U.S. Passports.

Behrens' financial report shows $39,835.73 was generated as follows: prothonotary's fees, $31,689.19; interest income, $31.96; PFA Surcharge, courts, $50; PFA Surcharge, Sheriff, $50; custody fees, $1,200; and data processing charges, $6,814.58.

The prothonotary also remitted $4,644.29 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue, representing state fees collected locally, and $56 to the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts, this being surcharges on new custody cases in accordance with Act 119 of 1996. Another $1,905 was deposited in the Prothonotary's Automation Fund for future use in automating the office.

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