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OregonEisenhour, Spangler families vow to survive Detroit’s snub
Written by John Szozda   
Thursday, 21 May 2009 13:27

Small-town America buys American, so it’s hard to understand the rationale behind the move by Chrysler and GM to slash 1,800 dealerships.

The owners of two of those dealerships, Spangler in Oak Harbor, and Eisenhour Motor Sales in Pemberville, expected the news their franchises would be pulled, but still both expressed disbelief when it actually happened. Rick Spangler said he was “sort of shocked” because he had exactly what Chrysler wanted in its reorganization plans—a dealership that carried all three lines—Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep. Many dealers who lost franchise rights carry only one of the three.

 
Granddaughter was victim Christian biker vows to honor Kaycie, fight child abuse
Written by John Szozda   
Thursday, 07 May 2009 12:42

Mike Wallace was content to ride his 1995 Harley Softail into his Golden Years. He was 49, engaged to be married and his airbrushing-sign business paid the bills.

In his spare time, Mike rode in bike runs as president of Disciples of Jesus Biker Outreach, a Christian motorcycle group he founded.

 

This ex-outlaw biker thought he finally out ran his past, but that ugly past reemerged when his granddaughter Kaycie Bork, 3, was murdered in October, a victim of child abuse.

 
These four put a face on area’s high unemployment numbers
Written by John Szozda   
Thursday, 30 April 2009 15:14

Carol Smith has been out of work for two years, Donna Shireman, one year, Bill Howe and Mark Keil since the first of the year.

These four have different backgrounds, but they have at least one thing in common: they have placed Job Wanted ads in The Press classifieds.

Carol has been out of work for two years. She left her job in the midst of a divorce when her husband died of a massive heart attack.

 
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