Helen M Hesler Jerry L Dickson Ohio’s Traditional Deer-Gun Hunting Season begins Nov. 27 WWII veteran honored in banner raising ceremony Veteran of three wars honored for volunteer work Charlotte Evans Jason A Barr Why we celebrate Manchester man killed in single-car accident Adams County Election Results – 2017 Hubert Knauff To keep or not to keep Time again for the changing of the seasons November proclaimed as Adoption Recognition and Recruitment Month Local business is seven decades old and counting Local student gets Nashville call Senior Profile: Gabe Grooms Lady Indians fall in districts Quest For The Cup complete for Dragons Meeting a true sports hero WU’s McCarty named District Player of the Year With regional run, Pennywitt completes memorable career West Union eighth grade volleyball finishes as SHAC runner-up Senior Profile: Tray Brand Greyhounds drop home finale, finish at 4-6 Lady Devils fall in district semis Devils go down in district finals Matt Seas headed back to State XC Meet Senior Profile: Charlee Louden Lady Indians ousted in sectional final Lady Devils down Minford 4-1 in district semis North Adams volleyball claims fourth consecutive sectional crown Senior Profile: Brooklyn Howlett Afterschool fun begins at NAES Wearing it pink in October Kenneth L Austin Jay E Minnich Reuben E Hershberger Bobby L Williams 18 years just isn’t long enough Emotional, historic, and victorious Taking action against addiction Utilities commission approves DP&L electric security plan What matters and what doesn’t Oh dear, is that a deer? Junior Gaffin Charlotte J Thatcher Matthew D Miller Megan R Phillips Ralph M Swearingen Linda C Ackley Robert Ralston Shelly Seaman Increased access to treatment, Improving economic opportunity keys to combating Ohio’s Opioid Crisis Seas siblings are again SHAC Cross-Country Champions Lady Hounds cruise to sectional victory Senior Profile: Alyssa Hoskins 101 and another sectional championship Lady Indians claim sectional title North Adams tops Peebles for sectional soccer crown Senior Profile: Shay Boldman 13.5 seconds, heartbreak for West Union PHS JV Volleyball completes unbeaten season On the course that Nicklaus helped design On the ballot: Meigs Township Trustees West Union Christian Church will again be collection center for Operation Christmas Child Peebles voters will choose council members in upcoming election Seven candidates seek seats on ACOVSD school board A time for transformation What will future generations say? Finding all those treasures Janet K Campbell Robert D Hill Lady Devils blank West Union 7-0 in SHAC soccer finale Vikings invade and conquer the Greyhounds Outpouring of community support for local business woman with cancer Manchester mourns teen killed in single-car crash Kylie S Lucas Sharon R Grooms Steven L Wootten Forest J McDaniel Ralph O Grooms Adams County teenager dies in auto accident Charles N Vance Wesley M Baldwin James Kennedy Tom A Mihalovich Brand hat trick leads North Adams past West Union 5-2 in SHAC soccer action Senior Profile: Bryant Lung Lady Hounds pull off thrilling Senior Night win Volleyball milestones continue to pile up at North Adams Banner season for Lady Indians soccer SHAC holds Junior High Volleyball Tournament Tournament match ups set for volleyball and soccer Senior Profile: Morgan Edmisten Hounds dominate, improve to 3-4 Is this not the best time of the year? Volley For The Cure is another big success Getting everything we ask for Oh, that dreaded leaf project

Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident

By Patricia Beech – 

The Peebles community was shocked and saddened at the sudden and tragic loss of a former Peebles Elementary teacher who was killed Friday, May 19 in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of St. Rt. 32 and 41 in Meigs Township.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating the crash which involved a commercial motor vehicle.
A preliminary investigation conducted by Trooper Steve Taylor reveals that Lois Pertuset, 74, of Peebles was traveling east on Ohio 32 when she attempted to make a left-hand turn onto St. Rte. 41 North. Her 2016 gray Toyota Corolla was struck by a westbound 2001 red Peterbilt semi operated by Donald N. Dunlap Jr, 43, of Alkol, West Virginia.
According to Taylor’s report, the impact “pushed Mrs. Pertuset’s vehicle back across the eastbound lane and off the right side of the road” while “the semi slid off the right side of the road and overturned” forcing authorities to close down traffic in both directions for several hours.
An official from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) said traffic was detoured to St. Rte. 73, St. Rte. 770, and St. Rte. 247 for several hours. ODOT crews provided traffic control for law enforcement and emergency personnel.
Peebles Fire and EMS were on the scene, along with the Adams County Coroner’s Office. Mrs. Pertuset was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Adams County Coroner’s Office and was transported to the Montgomery County Morgue.
The driver of the semi was not injured in the crash. Both drivers were wearing the installed safety belts, and neither speed nor alcohol were a factor in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol – Georgetown Post.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© The People's Defender - All rights reserved