Saturday, August 19, 2017

Emergency personnel rescued a man Friday night after he fell off a railroad trestle near the village of Weissport.

The incident began just after 8 p.m. when a woman reported she witnessed a man fall of the trestle 50 feet to the rocks below.

The trestle carries railroad tracks over the Lehigh river.

The Lehighton fire department responded bringing the victim to the surface with a stokes basket and ropes.

He was treated at the scene by Lehighton paramedics, then flown by Penn Star helicopter to a Lehigh Valley area trauma center.

I just read a blog suggesting it would be a worthwhile experience to go back to the favorite places we loved during our childhood.

Is that possible for you?

It’s not for me.

The town in which I grew up has changed so much that I barely could recognize anything I recall from my past.

The three movie theaters I loved are more than gone. The buildings have been demolished.

My favorite downtown stores are long gone, including the three five and tens — Woolworths, Newberry’s and the Jupiter.

Dear editor,

All right you Trump haters … knock it off! Hasn’t Republican President Donald Trump had enough bad publicityagainst him to fill a football stadium? I believe the president is trying his utmost to bring America back to some sense of normalcy since it’s been in dire straits for years. Obama didn’t leave the White House with the country in perfect standing. “Obamacare” is in sad shape, which Trump is truly doing his best to bring about some form of decent health insurance for those who do not have proper coverage.

Patricia Buskirk, 9, of Bath: “I like to play video games.”

“What do you like to do when it’s raining outside?”

Prothonotary’s report

A total of case 386 were started in July 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: