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Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Great Eight, LLC, Mo., to Alan James Inc., 12 Willow Lane, Nesquehoning, tract containing 40.47 acres beginning on the south side of Route 54 leading from Barnesville to SR309 in Rush Township, $1,655,000.

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Washington, D.C., to Richard I. Bernstein Jr., property at 218-220-222 E. Washington St., McAdoo, $15,700.

Saint Luke's Hospital of Bethlehem to Tamaqua Plaza II, L.P., two tracts on north side of East Broad Street at the southeast corner of Tamaqua Shopping Center, Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $200,000).

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Prothonotary's report

A total of 249 cases were started February 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:

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Michael D. Scarba to Christopher M. Scarba, 25 W. Market St., P.O. Box 16, Tresckow, property at 25 W. Market St., $1.

Beaver Meadows

Joseph Kokinda to Mark D. Gorski, Hazleton, parcel No, 125A-5-F14, $30,000.

East Penn Township

Joseph D. Steigerwalt to Joanna Poncavage, 1144 Pecan Lane, Walnutport, property at 4393 W. Lizard Creek Road, $16,659.50.

Franklin Township

James Mcgee to Ronald Mercatili Jr., 230 Pine Ridge Drive, Lehighton, property at 230 Pine Ridge Drive, $184,900.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mortgage foreclosures

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

JP Morgan Chase Bank, c/o 3600 Horizon Drive, King of Prussia, filed against John and Nancy Lee, 47 Frost Lane, aka, 488 Frost Lane, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $119,038.90 and continuing interest.

Deutsch Bank National Trust, 4650 Regent Blvd., Irving, Tex., filed against Albert R. Kislan III, 354 S. Stagecoach Rd., Weatherly, over property at that address. Sought is $123,292.61 and continuing interest.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Child molester

A Pottsville man pleaded guilty to having indecent deviate sexual intercourse with an eight year old child and was given a long state prison sentence.

Kim L. May, 32, Pottsville, was sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin to serve 10 to 20 years with credit for serving 99 days in the county prison.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

File for divorce

Paul D. Hillibush Jr., 728 State Road, Barnesville, started a divorce action against Terri Lynn HIllibush, 28 Rosemont Avenue, Barnesville. They were married Nov. 12, 2002.

Gail Helen Rentschler, 485 Buck Mountain Road, Zion Grove, North Union Township, filed suit for divorce against Thomas Joseph Rentschler, 58 Third St., Oneida, North Union Township. They were married Nov. 8, 2008.

Granted divorce

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mortgage

foreclosures

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

JP Morgan Chase Bank, c/o 10790 Rancho Bernardo Rd., San Diego, Calif., filed against George Tassone Jr., 56 Lindsay Mews, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $796,340.60 and continuing interest.

Wells Fargo Bank, c/o 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C., filed against Doris A. Runyo, 730 Oak Grove Drive, Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $169,757.75 and continuing interest.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Deeds recorded

Franklin Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, McLean, Va., property at 1025 Main Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Sheriff of Carbon County to GMAC Mortgage, LLC, Fort Washington, property at 512 South Ave., $1.

Kidder Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Pinnacle Federal Credit Union, Edison, N.J., lots 88 and 89, Lake Drive, Pocono Mountain Lakes, $1.

Vincent Catanzaro to Frederick l. Mourar, Elverson, Pa., lots B-43 and B-44, Moseywood Road, $180,000.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Placed in ARD

Gary Grant Baver Jr., Auburn, was recommended by District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon to be placed in the Accelerated Rehabilative Disposition (ARD) probation program, because it was his first criminal offense to a non-violent crime.

Judge Jacqueline Russell admitted him into the program for 12 months and if he does not violate the terms fixed by court his record will be cleared. He was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Kenneth A. Jacoby, when stopped on East Union Street last March 19.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Kenneth Glose to Bonnie L. Glose, 236 Ore St., P.O. Box 301, Bowmanstown, property at 236 Ore St., $1.

Franklin Township

Sylvia M. Thack to Brad D. Frable, 390 Union Hill Road, Lehighton, parcel No. 70E-11-9, $40,000.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to William H. Goheen Jr., 1878 Long Run Road, Lehighton, property at 1878 Long Run Road, $60,000.

Jim Thorpe

Helen M. Sibbach to Kellie Cummings, 73 W. Sixth St., Jim Thorpe, property at 73 W. Sixth St., $67,000.

Kidder Township

Friday, February 17, 2012

Mortgageforeclosures

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

Suntrust Mortgage Inc., 1001 Semmes Ave., Richmond, Va., filed against Diane King and Antonio Phillips, of 2201 W. Union St., Allentown, over property at Lot 39A and 40, Rhododendron, aka, 18 White Pine, Jim Thorpe. Sought is $167,361.51 and continuing interest.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

John M. and Beverly K. Sarge, West Penn Township, to Thomas R. Moorehead and Carly M. Sarge, East Brunswick Township, property at 2368 West Penn Pike, West Penn Township, $1 (full consideration $161,000).

Felipe P. Munoz to Stephen R. Munoz, parcel containing 9,000 square feet on south side of Meadow Avenue, Hometown, Rush Township, $1 (transaction from parent to son).

Thomas J. and Amanda Foerster, Cass Township, to Cynthia Lubinsky and Daniel Lubinsky, Blythe Township, lot in Mountain View Subdivision, Cass Township, $1 (full consideration $235,000),

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Found not guilty

A jury found Ryan John Grutza, 36, of 11 Walnut St., Barnesvillle, not guilty on simple assault and disorderly conduct. Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin found him not guilt y as to the summary charge of harassment.

Frackville police charged Grutza was one of five men who were engaged in fisticuffs outside a bar in the 200 block on E. Oak St. on Nov. 25, 2010. Grutza was the only one against whom charges were filed. At the time of his arrest his address was Mahanoy City.

Revoke probation

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Richard Joseph Melander to Allison L. Mriss, 1056 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 1056 E. Lizard Creek Road, $175,000.

Franklin Township

Susan M. Hacke to Susan M. Griffin, Schwenksville, Pa., property on Long Run Road, $1.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Bank of New York Mellon, Plano, Tex., property at 103 Scotch Court, $415,206.

Kidder Township

Frances M. Williams to Daniel J. Zak Sr., Woodstown, N.J., .36 acres in Split Rock, Lake Harmony, $80,000.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Divorces started

Charles J. McAvoy, 175 W. Diaz Ave., Nesquehoning, filed against Maria Cappello, 419 E. Center St., Nesquehoning. They were married June 13, 2009.

Michael W. Serfass, 336 N. Fourth St., Lehighton, filed against Kristianne Serfass, 351 S. Third St., Lehighton. They were married April 6, 2002.

Bryan Berger, 111 W. Ridge St., Nesquehoning, filed against Devon Leibig, 531 E. Bertsch St., Lansford. They were married April 27, 2004.

Credit defaults

Friday, February 10, 2012

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Jaime L. Boyle to Jaime L. Fiume, 30 W. Oak St., Tresckow, property at 30 W. Oak St., $1.

Franklin Township

Ricky N. Haydt to Ricky N. Haydt, 14 Indian Hill Road, Lehighton, property at 14 Indian Hill Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Paula M. Weiss to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., San Antonio, Tex., property at 428 South Ave., $71,687.50.

Kidder Township

Federal National Mortgage Association to Brian P. Glancey, Newton, Pa., property at 281 Aspenwall (281 Snow Ridge Village), White Haven, $131,000.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Prothonotary's report

A total of 251 cases were started in January 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, February 9, 2012

File for divorce

Christopher M. Kerr, 138 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua, filed suit for divorce from Crystal G. Kerr, 127 Market St., Tamaqua. They were married Oct. 16, 2004.

Karen D. Zehner, 14 Main St., MaryD, Schuylkill Township, filed suit against Glenn J. Zehner, 8 S. Greenwood St., Tamaqua. They were married July 3, 1993.

Tia Wick, now known as Tia Rehrig, 201 Hunter St., Tamaqua, filed suit for divorce from George Wick, 2797 E. Center St., Inverness, Fla. They were married Oct. 11, 2007.

Divorces granted

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Credit default

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

FlA Card Services, of Newark, Del., filed two actions as follows: Ralph D. Werner, 305 Mountain View, Jim Thorpe, seeking $10,651.82; and Lori J. Gatski, 63 Old Stage Rd., Albrightsville, seeking $23,471.28.

CACH, Denver, Colo., filed against Glenn Galion, 288 Cold Spring Drive, Jim Thorpe, seeking $4,256.98.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Fort Mill, S.C., property at 62 Sherwood Forest Drive, $1.

Cartus Financial Corporation to David S. Keck, 3237 Mahoning Mountain Road, Lehighton, property at 3237 Mahoning Mountain Road, $178,500.

Donald E. Neamand to Dennis Wayne Neamand Sr., Sunbury, Pa., property along Bake Oven Road, $1.

Franklin Township

Fay Ann Shoemaker to Kay K. Kasick, 2625 Stoney Ridge Road, Palmerton, property at 240 Fairview St., $70,000.