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Schuylkill County court news

Published January 30. 2014 05:01PM

Divorces granted

Robin Kamant was granted a divorce from Jeremy Kamant, both of 520 Arlington St., Tamaqua. They were marred May 2, 2001.

Thomas Daniel Owen Jr., 206 Market St., Cumbola, Blythe Township, was granted a divorce from Holly Ellen Owen, Bergen, Norway. They were married March 26, 2004.

Kelly Fallon, 39 E. Early Avenue, Coaldale, was granted a divorce from Daniel Fallon, 213 W. Ridge St., Lansford. They were married July 28, 2007.

Back taxes

Tamaqua Area School District filed a suit seeking a judgment for $2,510.02 be entered against the property at 107 Market St., Tamaqua, alleged owned by Francis and Lisa Hill.

Panther Valley Area School District is seeking a judgment in amount of $2,354.75 entered on the property at 111 Greenwood St., Coaldale, allegedly owed by Thomas P. Sullivan for back school taxes.

Civil suit

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, Allentown, filed a civil action against Brian L. Weinhold, Girardville, formerly of Coaldale, alleging on Aug. 30, 2011, his vehicle struck and damaged a utility pole and overhead facilities owed by PPL on Centre Street, Ashland, and seeks damages in amount of $6,638.02 plus costs.

Mortgage defaults

JS Equities Inc. filed suit against William R. Schilling III, alleging he has defaulted on mortgage payments on the property at 877 Pine Valley Road, East Brunswick Township, and seeks a judgment entered in amount of $630,354.43.

Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota NA, Fort Mill, S.C., filed suit against Anita M. Ohl and Keith T. Hefferman alleging they have defaulted on mortgage payments on property at 176 Fisher Avenue Coaldale, and seek a judgment in amount of $28,231.56.

Bank of America filed suit against Michael David Marlin and Joy Marilyn Marlin alleging they have defaulted on mortgage payments on the property at 232 Grier Avenue, Barnesville, and seek a judgment in amount of $109,303.

Treasurer's report

County Treasurer Jacqueline McGovern gave a report on county's deposits and disbursements for December 2013.

The beginning balance of all accounts was $49,866,348.77, deposits $12,793,865.36, disbursements $18,671,053.15 leaving an ending balance of $43,989,161.98.

For the general fund the beinning balance was $16,779,872.57, deposits $1,709,314.23, disbursements $5,569,274.10 leaving an ending balance of $12,919,912.70. Real Estate taxes collected totaled $281,511.18 and per capita tax $9,199.55. Revenues from license sales were, dog, $5,192.20 turned over to the county and $19,543 to the state; fishing, $4 to the county and $60.80; hunting, $63 to county and $496.30 to state; bingo, $200 to county and small game of chance $1,200 to county. Revenues from fees collected inmagisterial district justice offices was $48,776.82; tariff revenue from telephones to 9-1-1 Center, $52,891.98 and hotel tax, $15,698.32.

Drop charge

District Attorney Christine Holman made a motion to court to dismiss a criminal charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle filed by Ashland police against Trevor Hawley, 31, of 831 Americus Drive, Allentown, because the victim, Stephanie Williams, ex-girlfriend, did not wish to continue prosecution. President Judge William E. Baldwin granted the motion.


Ronald Miller, 62, of 132 1/2 E. Broad St., Hazleton, pleaded guilty to driving while his license was suspended and was sentenced by Judge James P. Goodman to be placed in the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) for 60 days which will be served under house arrest. He was cited by McAdoo police.

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