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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Divorces granted

Kathleen E. Porambo, 157 Owl Creek Road, Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Leonard M. Porambo, 349 Owl Creek Road, Tamaqua. They were married May 11, 1996.

Deborah A. Moyer was granted a divorce from Edward A. Moyer, both of Orwigsburg. They were married Sept. 29, 2000.

Seek school tax

The Tamaqua Area School District filed a petition to court to place a lien on the property at 227 Hunter St. Tamaqua, in the amount of $566.31 allegedly owed for back real estate taxes. The owner is listed as George D. and Evelyn Geissinger.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The following deeds were recorded in Carbon County:

Banks Township

Mark F. Blumer to Martha Michael, 47 E. Main St., Junedale, property at 47 E. Main St., $49,900.

Franklin Township

Bronislawa Sadowski to Adam Wojtaszek, Clifton, N.J., Lot 16, Section 1, Kriss Pines Executive Estates, $88,000.

Richard R. Eidem to Richard R. Eidem, 1868 Long Run Road, Lehighton, property at 1868 Long Run Road, $1.

Kidder Township

Judith V. Blakey to Judith V. Blakey, York, Pa., two transactions, lots 1 and 2, Judith B. Blakey Subdivision, $1 each.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Credit defaults

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

Portfolio Recovery Associates, Norfolk, Va., filed three actions as follows: Timothy A. Rau, 644 Onoko Lane, Jim Thorpe, seeking $5,861.39; Thomas J. Benedek, 341 White St., Weissport, seeking $2,198.15; and Robin A. Rau, 644 Onoko Lane, Jim Thorpe, seeking $2,331.77.

Asset Acceptance, Warren, Mich., filed against John D. Dugan, 315 Center St., Jim Thorpe, seeking $1,130.02.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Robert S. Dwojewski to Kevin Hardy, 35 Bake Oven Road, Lehighton, property at 35 Bake Oven Road, $190,500.

East Side Borough

Steven Law to Sylvia Riben, 113 Sunshine Drive, White Haven, property at 109 State St., $123,500.

Franklin Township

Adam M. Sobas to Maria Radecka, Cedar Grove, N.J., property at 455 Innsbruck Drive, $1.

Univest National Bank and Trust Company to Mary Ann Godown, 1692 Indian Hill Road, Lehighton, property at 1692 Indian Hill Road, $181,600.

Kidder Township

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

File for divorce

Douglas G. Cramer, 1256 West Penn Pike, Apt. B, West Penn Township, started a divorce action against Marcia Cramer, 3887 Barryan Drive, Danielsville, Northampton County. They were married May 29, 2010.

Jacqueline (Fogarty) Maschal, 275 Valley Road, New Philadelphia, filed for divorce from Gene Maschal, 20 S. Lemon St., Mount Carmel, Northumberland County. They were married April 12, 2003.

Kimberly A. Economy, 40 E. Spruce St., Mahanoy City, filed for divorce from Michael D. Economy,176 Long Row Road, Gilberton. They were married Oct. 6, 2004.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Carol Ann Dunlap, as executrix of the estate of Marguerite P. Hentosh, of Delano, to Renee L. Hruniuk, Mahanoy City, property on north side of Hazle Street, Delano, $38,000

Jason S. and Angela M. Greenzweig to Jarrod and Brenda Pensyl, property at 308 E, Railroad Avenue, New Ringgold, $58,000.

Leo J. Skotek and Lisa Skotek to Lisa Skotek property at 20 James St,, Kline Township, $1 (transaction between husband and wife).

Monday, November 28, 2011

Mortgageforeclosures

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

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 1661 Worthington Rd., West Palm Beach, Fla., filed against Bill J. and Candace L. Seamon, 8 W. Front St., Jim Thorpe, over property at that address. Sought is $85,125.99 and continuing interest.

Midfirst Bank, 999 N.W. Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City, Okla., filed against James A. and Kathleen S. Osborn, 24 Penn Spring Drive, Jim Thorpe, over property at that address. Sought is $200,720.02 and continuing interest.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Divorces granted

Sharon Haughton Grady, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from John Grady, Pottsville. They were married Feb. 14, 1996.

Kimberly A. Colnnors, Cressona, was granted a divorce from Kevin A. Connors, Orwigsburg. They were married May 29, 2004.

Lynn A. Romberger was granted a divorce from Scott Romberger, both of Schuylkill Haven. They were married Dec. 5, 2001.

Grace L. Stock, Gordon, was granted a divorce from Gerald Stock, Richfield. They were married May 6, 1985.

Sentenced

Monday, November 28, 2011

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Linda K. Piotrowski to David Whitehorn, 632 Mill St., Bowmanstown, property at 632 Mill St., $169,600.

East Penn Township

J & R Slaw, Inc., to Stoney Ridge Development Corporation, 438 Riverview Road, Lehighton, property at 438 Riverview Road, $1.

Franklin Township

Michael D. Wilmot to Clifford C. Colgan, 20 Pine Needle Drive, Lehighton, property at 20 Pine Needle Drive, $245,000.

Sophie Soltys to Sophie Soltys, Garfield, N.J., Lot 525, Kriss Pines Estates, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Friday, November 25, 2011

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Alice M. Serfass to Charisse E. Begor, 771 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 771 E. Lizard Creek Road, $143,000.

Wildlands Conservancy, Inc., to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, property on West Sunset Road, $137,000.

Jim Thorpe

Michael Bretzik Jr. to Jason A. Smith, 324 North St., Jim Thorpe, property on North Street, $12,698.

Kidder Township

Jonathan Gold to William J. Barnett Jr., West Chester, property at 93 Ruffled Grouse Court, Lake Harmony, $136,000.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

File for divorce

Darwin W. Hoppes Jr., 11 Windy Lane, New Ringgold, filed suit for divorce from Tracee Hoppes, 31 Teepee Lane, New Ringgold. They were married June 15, 1985.

Divorces granted

Jeanine Gottstein was granted a divorce from and Bruce Gottstein, both of 412 Rolling Mill Avenue, Tamaqua. They were married Aug. 8, 2008.

Lamar R. Kunkel, 387 Archery Club Road, New Ringgold, was granted a divorce from Bernadine M. Kunkel, 857 E. Patterson St., New Ringgold. They were married March 9, 1985.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Barry E. Williams to Jason Treantafelo, 208 Ore St., Bowmanstown, property at 208 Ore St., $125,000.

Jim Thorpe

Michael Bretzik to Jason A. Smith, 324 North St., Jim Thorpe, property on North Street, $62,302.

Kidder Township

Holiday Pocono Civic Association to Beaver Run Water Association, P.O. Box 265, Albrightsville, Holiday Poconos Lot 30, Section F, Hemlock Forest, $1.

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to Joseph Rotolo, Shirley, N.Y., Holiday Poconos lots 203 and 204, Section A, $37,454.

Lansford

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

William R. Glawe to Robert S. Kugler Jr., P.O. Box 342, Bowmanstown, property at 330 White St., $136,000.

Franklin Township

Nelson P. Andrew to Nelson P. Andrew, 48 Church St., Lehighton, property at 48 Church St., $1.

Scott D. Andreas to Scott D. Andreas, 95 Krakow Drive, Lehighton, property at 85 Krakow Drive, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Mauch Chunk Trust Company to Edward M. Staloski, 320 North Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 320 North Ave., $55,000.

Kidder Township

Saturday, November 19, 2011

File for divorce

Jennifer Kanard, 55 Mantzville Road, Tamaqua, filed suit for divorce from Thomas Kanard, 3340 S. Fifth Avenue, Whitehall. They were married Sept. 25, 1999.

Angela Marie Chandler, 523 Church St., New Ringgold, filed suit for divorce from Costy A. Chandler, Remington, Va.

Divorces granted

Patrick M. Caufield, Ashland, was granted a divorce from Careen A. Canfield, Minersville. They were married June 26, 1999.

Barry D. Strause was granted a divorce from Constance Strause, both of Auburn. They were married Jan. 27, 1965.

Criminal contempt

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Divorce started

Brian D. White Sr., 134 Bridge St., Lehighton, filed against Jeanmarie White, same address. They were married Nov. 13, 2010.

Medical bills

Remit Corporation, of Bloomsburg, filed three civil complaints on behalf of Blue Mountain Health Systems, for medical bills allegedly owed for services rendered at area hospitals.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

George Galada to Daniel F. Kisacky, 71 Third St., Beaver Meadows, property at 71 Third St., $32,000.

East Penn Township

Gloria A. Terry to Robert Alan Harris, 202 William Penn Road, Lehighton, property at 202 William Penn Lane, $225,000.

Franklin Township

Judy L. Schafer to Jeremiah I. Schafer, 25 Watson Park Blvd., Lehighton, Lot 2, Martin F. and Judy L. Schafer, Red Hill Road, $1.

Scott A. Gambler to Gregory S. Svetz, 195 Pine Cone Drive, Lehighton, property at 195 Pine Cone Drive, $275,000.

Jim Thorpe

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mortgage foreclosures

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

Wells Fargo Bank, 1 Home Campus, Des Moines, Iowa, filed against Tara M. and Craig Balliet, 327 Ore St., Bowmanstown, over property at that address. Sought is $109,520.10 and continuing interest.

Midfirst Bank, 999 N.W. Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City, Okla., filed against Francis J. Steen, 1325 N1 Buckhill Rd., Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $108,604.91 and continuing interest.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Prothonotary's report

A total of 274 cases were started in October in the office of Carbon County Prothonotary Joann M. Behrens, according to a monthly statistical report released by the officeholder. A breakdown of the cases is as follows:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Divorces started

Thomas Motzkus, 300 Leininger Drive, Lehighton, filed against Diane Motzkus, 6155 Werleys Corner Rd., New Tripoli. They were married Oct. 14, 2000.

Misty J. Yanick, 1395 Wintergreen Rd., Palmerton, filed against Brian Yanick, Box 2090, Schuylkill County.

Michael E. Binder, 348A W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, filed against Sarah J. Binder, 300 Third St., Weatherly.

Kathleen M. Balliet, 30 W. Holland St., Summit Hill, filed against Richard Balliet Sr., 1114 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Divorces granted

Caroline Isgate was granted a divorce from Glenn Isgate, both of Ringtown. They were married May 16, 1989.

Janet Berry Enos was grtanted a divorce from Michael Jonathan Enos, both of Auburn. They were married in May 1987.

School tax suits

Tamaqua Area School District filed to obtain judgments in court against three property owners in Tamaqua Borough charging they owe back real estate taxes to the school district.