ST. MARYS — With local highways expected to be busy with holiday traffic, a local state trooper stressed safety as motorists hit the road.
“The biggest thing this time of year is weather related,” said Sgt. Brian Jordan of the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol. “I know we are supposed to get some snow this week.”
While driving in inclement weather, Jordan cautioned against tailgating.
“The biggest thing we see is assured cleared distance,” Jordan said.
Harold “Shep” Simon, 86, of Russia, died at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, surrounded by his loving wife and eight children.
He was born on July 8, 1925, in Russia, to Alfred L. and Christine (Monnier) Simon, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 20, 1948, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, he married Martha Bollheimer, and she survives him in Russia.
Kay Guyer, 57, of St. Marys, died on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at St. Marys Living Center.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Lola Brautigam, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta.
Sue Gasson, 62, of 909 Motz St., St. Marys, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Nov. 26, 1949, the daughter of Leota (Keiber) Brincefield, and her mother preceded her in death.
On June 17, 1967, she married Paul Gasson, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 2011.