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Prothonotary’s report

A total of case 346 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 cases is as follows:

Civil actions, 31; custody complaints, 21; complaints to modify custody, 13; district justice appeals, 4; divorce complaints, 19; complaint in ejectment, 1; license appeals, 4; mortgage foreclosure complaints, 10; name change petitions, 2; protection from abuse petitions, 41; protection from sexually violent individual petitions, 2; judgments, 164; miscellaneous cases, 2; paternity suit, 1; stipulations/waivers of liens, 4; and writs of executions, 27. The office also processed 66 passport applications and offered assistance to the public with 30 passport renewal applications.

Behrens’ financial report for August shows $35,304.58 was generated as follows: prothonotary’s fees, $26,197.56; interest income, $3.77; custody/divorce fees, $1,875; PFA Surcharge, Sheriff, $50; PFA Surcharge, Courts, $50; data processing fees; $4,372.50; stenographer fees, $2,755.75; and remote access fees, $900.

The prothonotary also remitted $4,296.04 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue, representing state fees collected locally, and $57.60 to the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts, this being surcharges on new custody cases in accordance with Act 119 of 1996. Another $1,225.00 was deposited in the Prothonotary’s Automation Fund for future use in automating the office.

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Donald E. Hartzel Jr. to Diana Boyer, 57 E. Maple St., Tresckow, property at 57 E. Maple St., $79,900.


Emmanuel United Church of Christ to Thomas Collins, 509 Hamilton St., Bowmanstown, property at 519 Hamilton St., $91,000.

Franklin Township

John A. Malachefski to John A. Malachefski, 72 Penn St., Lehighton, property at 72 Penn St., $1.

Rheannon S. Boyer to Rheannon McClintic, 270 Tatra Drive, Lehighton, property at 270 Tatra Drive, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Melinda Jo Underwood to IAG Holdings LLC, 604 South Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 604 South Ave., $31,809.75.

James W. Downs Jr. to Dustin Roth, 1404 Center St., Jim Thorpe, property at 1404 Center St., $85,000.

Kidder Township

Shirley F. Willauer to Thomas A. Kinsman, Bethlehem, property at 8 Tribbles Lane, White Haven, $110,000.

Matthew P. Wieczorkowski to Stephen Roy Hunt, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, property at 48 Telstar, Lake Harmony, $69,000.

Ilse H. Farrell to Wanda Matlosz, Philadelphia, property on Hemlock Drive, $50,000.


MTGLQ Investors L.P. to Randy R. Finch, Trumbauersville, property at 384 W. Snyder Ave., $5,000.

Thomas W. Peto to Ronald C. Breiner Jr., 61 Tippets Road, Nesquehoning, property at 224 E. Ridge St., $1.

Ronald C. Breiner Jr. to Thomas W. Peto, Langhorne, property at 224 E. Ridge St., $1.


Yvettes Property Management LLC to Rachael A. Pfleger, 414 West Alley, Lehighton, property at 413½ N. Fourth St., $75,000.

Marion D. Bayer to Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation, 137 South St., Lehighton, property at 135-137 South St., $150,000.

Dane A. Hernandez Adams to Edward M. Valentine Jr., 111 S. Seventh St., Lehighton, property at 111 S. Seventh St., $108,250.

Lower Towamensing Township

Scott R. Andress to Tyler D. Hall, 2915 Little Gap Road, Palmerton, property at 2915 Little Gap Road, $187,000.