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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

File for divorce

Patrician A. Luchetta filed suit for divorce from Joseph J. Luchetta, both of 7 Market St., Kelayres, Kline Township. They were married Sept. 2, 1989.

Kevin John Kennedy, 406 Coal St., Mahanoy City, filed for divorce from Gina Joan Kennedy, 68 S. Main St., Mahanoy City. They were married April 19, 1980.

Divorces granted

Angela Mrie Chandler, 523 Church St., New Ringgold, was granted a divorce from Cody A. Chandler, Remington, Va. They were married April 4, 2006.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mortgage foreclosures

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

GMAC Mortgage, 1100 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, filed against Jose and Jenny Cumbicos, 37 E. Market St., Treskcow, over property at that address. Sought is $68,046.46 and continuing interest.

Bank of America, 7105 Corporate Drive, Plano, Tex., filed against Daniel Heffelfinger, 473 Franklin Ave., Palmerton, over property at that address. Sought is $84,639.61 and continuing interest.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Clara E. Schleicher to Duane A. Schleicher, 182 William Lane, Lehighton, property at 29 Lauchnor Road, $1.

Duane A. Schleicher to Duane A. Schleicher, 182 William Lane, Lehighton, property at 623 W. Lizard Creek Road, $1.

Dale N. Schleicher to Duane A. Schleicher, 182 William Lane, Lehighton, nine parcels off Rt. 895, $130,000.

Franklin Township

Louise Hower to Keith A. Schaffer, 80 Third Ave., Lehighton, Crystal Claypoole Subdivision Lot 2, $71,000.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Ozzie Volkers, 15 N. Chestnut St., Tresckow, property at 15 N. Chestnut St., $24,400.

Beaver Meadows

Joseph Kokinda to Kathryn A. Bobal, Box 201, Beaver Meadows, property at 74 Tamaqua St., $78,000.

James Marnell to Rocco T. Mandart, 16 Tamaqua St., Beaver Meadows, property at 16 Tamaqua St., $76,000.

Franklin Township

Mary Sobas to Adam Sobas, 1988 Green St., Lehighton, property at 1988 Green St., $1.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Divorces Granted

A. Douglas Betz, 335 East Union Street, Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Kristine Betz, 159 Saint Peter's Road, Tamaqua. They were married July 7, 1990.

Jennifer Pollack, 325 Virginia Avenue, Shenandoah Heights Village, West Mahanoy Township, was granted a divorce from Joseph Rutkowski, 10 Codorus Road, Barnesville. They were married December 5, 2009.

Robert L. Zellner, 1516 Penn Drive, Andreas Village, West Penn Township, was granted a divorce from Ronalda L. Zellner, 411 Golf Road, Tamaqua. They were married August 28, 2002.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Property transfers

Randall G. and Jamie Goddreau to James D. and Jeanne A. Schlotter, property on south side of MapleTerrace, Talk Oak Section, Lake Hauto Development, Rush Township, $375,000.

Onesimus Tavoc to Jamie L. Pierce, property on Tyson Street, New Ringgold, $47,500.

Kyle M. Mummey, Sheppton, East Union Township, to Matthew A. and Kelly A. Lucas, Zion Grove, parcel on south side of Jaypeak Lane, at the cove of Green Mountain in Cove Vacation Village, North Union Township, $144,000.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Eagle Rock Sales

Eagle Rock Resorts Company, Hazle Township, Luzerne County, recorded sale of lots in its Eagle Rock subdivisions in Schuylkill County to the following:

Ramoncito Benito and Edgar Lim, Rahrway, N.J., Lot 42, E Subdivision, North Union Township, $10 (full consideration $38,900).

Betchie R. Hermoso and Dennis R. Mercado and Joycy L. Villanueva and Emmanuel C. Suanzing, all of Phillipsburg, N.J., Lot 171 WSS5 Subdivision, East Union Township, $10 (full consideration $24,900)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Eagle Rock sales

Eagle Rock Resorts Company, main office in Hazel Township, Luzerne County, recorded in the Recorder of Deeds office in the Schuylkill County Courthouse the sale of 12 lots in its two subdivisions located in North and East Union townships. Sales made to the following:

Spencer E. Gawe and Wadzanai B. Hama, Marlton, N.J., Lot 71, ER Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, North Union Township, $10 (full consideration $25,900).

Nina and Pablo Santos, Kearny, N.J., Lot 70 AW Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, North Union Township, $10 (full consideration $28,900).

Thursday, April 12, 2012

File for divorce

Pamela Binder, 155 Kepners Road, New Ringgold, started a divorce action against Joseph J. Binder, 145 Kepners Road, New Ringgold. They were married Nov. 20, 1993.

Earl Bitzer, 119 E. Schmaltzdak St., New Ringgold, filed suit for divorce from Diane Bitzer, 710 Crystal Cave, Kutztown. They were married April 28, 1984.

Derek Jones, 306 Mush Dahl Road, New Ringgold, filed suit for divorce from Tara Lucas Monk Jones, 530 McIntosh Lane, of Andreas, West Penn Township. They were married Feb. 13, 2012.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Credit defaults

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

Main Street Acquisition Corp., Suwanee, Ga., filed against Keith Coyle, 32 Sam Brooke Circle, Lehighton, seeking $2,289.83.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sentence affirmed

Robert Warren McFarland, 40, Pottsville, lost his appeal as the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the sentence imposed Aug. 2, 2011, after he was convicted by a jury of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. He was sentenced to serve one to five years in the county prison.

On appeal McFarland raised a challenge to the sufficiency of the evidence to support the conviction. He was stopped at a checkpoint on SR61 in Saint Clair. He failed to stop at the designated area for driver inspection.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bench warrants

Daniel Peletsky, 30, of 421 Glenwood Ave., Tamaqua, had his bail reduced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin from $10,000 straight cash to $5,000 percentage cash and he must reside at 795 Valley Road, Pottsville R.D., and cannot relocate without court approval. Peletsky awaits trail on charges brought by Tamaqua Patrolman Matthew Houser, last March of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Prothonotary's report

A total of 320 cases were started March 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, April 7, 2012

Jeremy P. Cramer and Joshua D. Cramer, to Pine Valley Sportsmen's Club Inc., one parcel beginning at the intersection of north right-of-way of Indian Run Road (Twp.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 187 deeds, 206 mortgages and 448 other writs during the month of March.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $29,453.38. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $24,659.50; data processing fees, $1,726.75; notaries, $120; commission on transfers and writs, $1,869.23; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,077.90.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Divorces started

Berlyn R. Troxell Jr., 620 E. Front St., Lansford, filed against Angelia S. Troxell, 31 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua. They were married Dec. 9, 2007.

Mark Rawlins, 8 Panther Run Rd., Jim Thorpe, filed against Christine Rawlins, same address. They were married Aug. 17, 2002.

Janine M. Baltz, 34 Lentz Ave., Lehighton, filed against Glenn Baltz, 487 Blue Ridge Rd., Saylorsburg. They were married June 24, 2000.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Deeds recorded

Kidder Township

Anthony B. Markunas to Richard C. Olson, West Chester, property at 58 S. Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, $680,000.

Michael A. Peer to Steven F. Stankus, Clarks Summit, Lot 22, Phase 2A, Jonathan Point, $25,000.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal National Mortgage Association, Philadelphia, property at 96 Blue Heron, Lake Harmony, $1.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Greenkill Investments, LTD, Grand Cayman, property at 518 Spring Rock Court, Lake Harmony, $1.

Penn Forest Township

Saturday, March 31, 2012


Paroles and probation was revoked by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin of the following:

Andrew Cl. Bakerofskie, 21, Girardville, had his probation revoked and he was re-sentenced on two counts of terroristic threats to serve one to two years in a state correctional facility with credit for serving 53 days in the county prison. Bakerofskie had pleaded guilty on May 18, 2011, to the charges and was placed on probation.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Divorces started

Yanira Garay, 141 Meckesville Rd., Albrightsville, filed against Cristobal Garay, 218 Church Rd., Jim Thorpe. They were married May 29, 1998.

Ivonne Sierra, 31 Leonard St, Apt. 7A, Brooklyn, N.Y., filed against Kelly J. Snowe Sr., 233 Ridge St., Lansford. They were married Sept. 19, 2002.

Douglas J. Rimbey, c/o 1396 Red Hill Rd., Lehighton, filed against Valerie J. Rimbey, 311 S. Seventh St., Lehighton. They were married July 5, 2008.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Esther Sterzen and Stephen R. Sterzen, her husband, of 221 W. Howard Ave., Coaldale, to Joseph L. and Lisa M. Slakoper, 623 1/2 E. Patterson St., Lansford, property at 230 W. Phillips St., Coaldale, $1 (full consideration $10,000).

Jean M. Machamer, Tamaqua, to JCM Realty Holdings Inc., New Tripoli, 423 Glenwood Avenue, Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $6,000).

Jean M. Machamer, Tamaqua, to Thomas Rockwell, both of Tamaqua, property at 22 E. Union St., Tamaqua, $1 (full consideration $19,000).