Thursday, February 28, 2013
The family of Jason Kasmer say that someone has stolen the roadside memorial dedicated to Jason after he died in car crash in 2011 on U.S. 422.
The family of Jason Kasmer, a Solon man who died in a car crash on U.S. 422 in 2011, is upset that someone has taken the roadside memorial dedicated to their loved one. Jamie Kasmer, Jason's sister, told Solon Patch that her father last saw the memorial on Monday. On Tuesday it was gone. The memorial was set up where Jason Kasmer died in November 2011, along U.S. 422 West between Harper and SOM Center roads. The memorial included a steel cross with Jason's name on it that was posted into the ground and a wooden cross next to it. Jamie Kasmer said that both crosses are missing. She said the post that was holding up the steel cross is still in the ground. "After everything we went through with Jason passing, why would someone do that?" Jamie…
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Jason Kasmer, 28, of Solon, was killed Nov. 19 when his Jeep flipped over while he was driving west on U.S. 422
A Solon man killed when his Jeep flipped on U.S. 422 in November was intoxicated at the time of the crash, according to the Solon Police Department and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office. Police say evidence suggests Jason P. Kasmer, 28, of Solon may have been drinking before his crash at about 2 a.m. on Nov. 19. Toxicology reports perfomed by the medical examiner indicate Kasmer's blood-alcohol level was .254, more than three-times the legal limit. There was no evidence that Kasmer was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the police report. Phone records also show that there were text messages sent from Kasmer's phone around the time of the crash, but it's unclear whether texting contributed to Kasmer …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Remembering those who left too soon
Editor's Note: Between Dec. 27 and New Year's Eve, Solon Patch will count down the top five stories of 2011. We compiled this list in two ways: Feedback from our users and our own editorial judgment. Want to comment on our choices? Head down to the comments section! Top Stories of the Year, No. 4: Tragic Deaths Top news isn't always good news - sometimes it's tragic. While we'd prefer to focus on good news about the community, politics, sports and school happenings, covering the awful things that happen in our community is sometimes unavoidable. This year, there were three fatal accidents that became big news stories. Our condolensces go out to the families and friends of the victims. Maliyah, 11 and Malaka Jones, 38 A fifth grader at …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The city will ask officials with the Ohio Department of Transportation to attend a meeting on Jan. 17 to discuss the new traffic barriers on U.S. 422.
Solon City Council members hope to meet with state transportation officials next month to discuss concerns with the new guard rails along U.S. 422. Council members met Monday to put the final touches on a letter to the Ohio Department of Transportation expressing the city's concerns with the rails, which were built close to the road and have prompted safety concerned from residents and some city officials. Along with the letter -- which will be mailed this week -- council members hope that ODOT officials will either attend the Jan. 16 council meeting at City Hall to answer questions about the guard rails or meet with Public Works Commissioner James Stanek and council representatives at another time to discuss the matter. "These are the …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Solon City Council members haven't been able to agree what to say in the letter asking the Ohio Department of Transportation to remove the new guardrails along U.S. 422.
Why has it taken the Solon City Council a month to write a letter asking the state to take down the new guardrails along U.S. 422? Because council members can't agree on what to put in it. Since Ward 3 Councilman Toni Richmond said she wanted the guardrails torn down on Nov. 7, council members have gone back and forth on the tone of the letter. Meanwhile, a fatal crash involving the guardrail has incited more worries that the guardrails are dangerous, although Solon police have said they can't speculate on whether the guardrails actually contributed to the Nov. 19 death Jason Kasmer, a 28-year-old Solon man. On Monday, Richmond said she disagrees with the "groveling" tone of the latest draft of the letter, dated Dec. 5. The draft thanks …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Police are waiting on toxicology results and the completion of other investigations into the crash that killed Jason Kasmer.
Solon Police officials say its impossible to know if the new guardrails on U.S. 422 contributed to a fatal crash in the early morning of Nov. 19. Lt. Bruce Felton, a police spokesman, said the police have no new information on the one-car crash that killed Jason P. Kasmer, 28, of Solon. He said they are waiting on toxicology reports from the Cuyahoga County medical Examiner, which could be weeks away, and the completion of other investigations. But some are speculating that the new guardrails on U.S. 422 may have contributed to Kasmer's death. Felton said there's no way to know. "In reality, there's no way to know what happened," he said. "We don't know what caused him to lose control." Kasmer was driving a Jeep Wrangler traveling west …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Kasmer, a Solon resident, was killed in a traffic accident on U.S. 422 on Saturday
Services for Jason P. Kasmer, 28, of Solon, who died Nov. 19 in a traffic accident on U.S. 422, will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Vito-Nero Funeral Home, 6130 Turney Road, Garfield Heights. Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the funeral home. Kasmer was the father of Chase; son of Paul and Kathi (nee Karasek); brother of Jamie, Ryan, Erik and Jessica; and grandson of Irene Kasmer and the late Leo Kasmer and John and Vivian Karasek.