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Thursday, 30 April 2020 17:43

St. Louis Body Shop Still Slow After Storms

When 55 to 60 mph winds whipped through South City, they ripped gutters from buildings and tree limbs from the trunks, with the debris often landing on the parked cars below.

With Ohio and West Virginia re-opening many businesses, owners in the Ohio Valley are feeling hopeful for the first time in a long time.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020 17:57

GM Declines Land Option at OH Ex-Plant

General Motors has declined an option to lease back space at its former automaking plant in Lordstown, OH, but has an agreement with the facility’s new owner for some access to the property so GM can build its battery-cell plant next door.

Eureka Police in Missouri are investigating a burglary at Eureka Auto Collision Center, 1023 W. 5th St., where two cars and about $5,000 worth of tools were stolen.

The St. Louis I-CAR Committee held a virtual meeting April 23 with 22 people in attendance.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 15:47

Virus ‘Killing’ IL Car Repair Firms

The coronavirus stay-at-home orders and layoffs mean people are driving fewer miles, avoiding wear and tear on their vehicles, crashing less often and requiring fewer roadside assists.