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Published March 22. 2011 05:01PM

Divorces started

Richard Z. Rehrig, 46 E. Abbott St., Lansford, filed against Christina E. Rehrig, same address. They were married Feb. 12, 2003.

Jill M. Hylka, 746 Oak St., Palmerton, filed against Thomas E. Hylka Jr., 880 Edgemont Ave., Palmerton. They were married June 17, 2006.

Andrea A. Brown, 2430 Little Gap Rd., Palmerton, filed against Robert E. Hazzard, c/o Northampton County Prison, Easton. They were married Aug. 24, 2007.

Theodore H. Garrison, 50 Molenda Circle, Lehighton, filed against Renee M. Garrison, 145 Carnation Lane, Lehighton. They were married Sept. 28, 1994.

Elissa Yaffe Cohen, Box 76, White Haven R.1, filed against Mark Allen Cohen, 3393 Stephenson Place, Northwest, Washington, D.C. They were married June 3, 1984.

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

March Richard Pfeffer, 306 Center St., Jim Thorpe, from Jill Marie Pfeffer, 1306 Center St., Jim Thorpe.

Albert E. Sibbach, 73 W. Sixth St., Jim Thorpe, from Mary A. Sibbach, Box 127, Jim Thorpe.

Scott L. Brong, 36 Shafer Drive, Brodheadsville, from Beth E. Brong, 55 Alton Rd., Palmerton.

David A. Andreuzzi, 533 Sixth St., Weatherly, from Janell F. Andreuzzi, same address.

Harven E. George, 335 Race St., Catasauqua, from Kaylouise George, 59 W. Front St., Jim Thorpe.

Shannon C. Palazzo, 3 Blue Spruce Rd., Albrightsville, from Angel M. Adames, 348A Catawissa St., Nesquehoning.


The following actions were filed as mortgage foreclosures for alleged defaults on loans.

Wells Fargo Bank, 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C., filed against Ronald C. White, deceased, and Kathleen M. Thomas and Aaron Acquisitions, 1874 Catasauqua Rd., Allentown, over property along east side of E. Fell St., Summit Hill. Sought is $49,284.79 and continuing interest.

Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, 10561 Telgraph Rd., Glen Allen, Va., filed against Leonard E. Ball, 33 Tamara Hill, Ashley, over property at 144 Eliot Lane, and 536 Eliot Lane, Albrightsville. Sought is $100,363.64 and continuing interest.

Medical bill

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, filed a civil action against Catherine Elgonitis, 173 Chippewa Trail, Albrightsville, alleging she owes a bill for medical services provide. Sought is $8,136.50.

Loan default

Sovereign Bank, 235 N. Second St., Harrisburg, filed an action, as a Confession of Judgment, against Russell Schoenberger, 437 White St., Weissport, alleging he defaulted on a loan. Sought is $227,864.02 plus interest, costs and fees.

Credit defaults

The following actions were filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card/loan accounts.

Chase Bank USA, 200 White Clay Center Drive, Newark, Del., filed four actions as follows: Carl L. Bush, 707 Oak Grove Drive, Lehighton, seeking $7,056.99; Edward L. Kanick, 330 E. Holland St., Summit Hill, seeking $17,480.05; Teresa E. Alfonso, 219 Panther Run Rd., Jim Thorpe, seeking $4,240.68; and Carl F. Krause, 77 Deer View Drive, Jim Thorpe, seeking $12,450.68.

LVNV Funding, c/o 120 N. Keyser Ave., Scranton, filed four actions as follows: Albert Roe, 20 Rueben Circle, Apt. 20, Palmerton, seeking $1,034.74; Karrie Williams, 95 Wagner St., Lehighton, seeking $5,588.60; Donald Dasilva, 1376 Indian Mountain Lakes, Albrightsville, seeking $7,425.21; and Theresa Seliga, 422 Lehigh St., Jim Thorpe, seeking $1,109.24.

Portfolio Recovery Associates, 140 Corporate Blvd., Norfolk Va., filed two actions as follows: John H. Reedy, 247 Berger Creek Rd., Lehighton, seeking $2,654.47; and Timothy J. Smith, 115 Teaberry Circle, Apt. 2, Lehighton, seeking $1,971.42.

Target National Bank, c/o 1835 Market St., Philadelphia, filed two actions as follows: Diane Fenstermaker, 108 Woods Drive, Palmerton, seeking $3,719.65; and Yelena Hatefi, 650 Patten Circle, Albrightsville, seeking $2,929.57.

Arrown Financial Services, c/o 1835 Market St., Philadelphia, filed against Daniel Fallon, 213 W. Ridge St., Lansford, seeking $1,455.

Citibank (South Dakota), 701 E. 60th St. N, Sioux Falls, S.D., filed against Eric M. Warner, 740 Station St., Lehighton, seeking $9,426.87.

Attorney sued

Floyd Hoffman, 190 Deeker Lane, Weatherly, filed a civil action against Attorney Franklin E. Kepner Jr. and the law firm of Kepner, Kepner and Cobra, 120 W. Front St., Berwick, seeking damages.

The suit states that the plaintiff paid the law firm $95,000 to represent him if criminal charges were filed against him in Luzerne County court. He also gave the firm $25,000 for escrow for bail if arrested, the suit claims.

The suit states the plaintiff was never charged and the $25,000 was returned. The suit alleges the plaintiff requested a bill for services but did not get one and then asked again for a bill through his new legal counsel, but was told by the defendant that he had never hired the firm.

Alleged if breach of contract and unjust enrichment and sought is damages of $95,100 plus interest, costs and fees.

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