Schuylkill County court news
Franklin Costenbader Sr. was granted a divorce from Amanda L. Costenbader, both of 419 Rolling Mill Avenue, Tamaqua. They were married Jan. 2, 2010.
Daniel J. Harley was granted a divorce from Kristina M. Harley, both of Summit Station. They were married April 26, 2002.
Arthur R. Heckman III, of 66 Back Road, Barnesville, was granted a divorce from Nancy R. Heckman, 238 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City. They were married June 15, 2008.
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Sarah Rehrig, 437 Hazle St., Tamaqua, started a divorce proceeding against Kevin M. Rehrig, 339 Valley St., Tamaqua R.D. They were married Aug. 21, 2004.
Daniel J. Vidzicki filed suit for divorce from Kursten K. Vidzicki, both of 580 Mountain Road, Tamaqua R.D. They were married Jan. 28, 1998.
Janet Russo, 126 N. Wayne St., Orwigsburg, started a divore action against Michael Russo, 756 Summer Valley Road, New Ringgold. They were married Feb. 17, 1990.
School district appeal
Hazleton Area School District filed an appeal in court from the ruling of the Schuylkill County Tax Claim Bureau which rejected the school district's appeal to increase property taxes on property owned by 65 Green Mountain Road Realty and Cargill Meat Solutions Company, located in the Humboldt Industrial Park in East Union Township.
The board ruled no increase in the assessment. The school district claims the assessments are substantially lower than assessments of comparable neighboring properties. The board kept the asessssemt at $14,888.885.
Joseph John Nacke, 49, of 126 Penn St., Tamaqua, was removed by Senior Judge D. Michael Stine from the Accelerated Rehabilated Disposition (ARD) probation program for violating terms fixed by court. It is a program reserved for first offenders who were charged with a non-violent criminal offense to allow them to serve a probation period to clear their record.
Nacke was charged with failing to keep up payments of fines and costs, failing to undergo an evaluation ordered by court and obtain outpatient counseling, and failed to attend the alcohol highway safety school. He now must stand trial on charges of driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Michael Hobbs. He had been placed in the progrma by Judge Stine on Nov. 15, 2012, for 12 months.