Month: February 2021

Fire damages Folsoms Auto Sales, Service & Salvage in Skowhegan

SKOWHEGAN — An accidental fire caused extensive damage Monday morning to Folsoms Auto Sales, Service & Salvage, a longtime, family-owned business in Skowhegan.

The cause of the blaze at 232 Rowe Road was deemed accidental, Fire Chief Shawn Howard of the Skowhegan Fire Department said later in the afternoon.

“We’re looking at failure of a certain piece of equipment,” Howard said.

Howard said investigators from the Office of State Fire Marshal had been called to the scene to assist in the investigation. He did not have additional information on the equipment that caused the fire and said it will likely be the insurance company that investigates further.

The fire was reported just before 10 a.m. Howard said additional alarms were sounded because of the location of the fire and the potential for it to get worse because of the vehicles inside the garage.

“With the large fuel load and the

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Heartland auto shop sees rush of winter weather vehicle repairs

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) – Much of Wednesday’s snow has melted away and the roads are clear, but conditions caused dozens of wrecks across the Heartland.



a car covered in snow: Missouri State Highway Patrol says they got more than 100 calls from people needing service during the snow Wednesday.


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Missouri State Highway Patrol says they got more than 100 calls from people needing service during the snow Wednesday.

Now, local repair shops face a rush of new customers.

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Car repairs pick up during the winter at James Auto Body and Glass.

The manager, Josh Lineberry, said in a few days he expects to see more cars coming in with damage due to Wednesday’s road conditions. “There’s a little bit of a delay in when the calls and cars start coming in from the initial accident times.”

“They’re usually taken to salvage yards if they slide off and need to be towed before they make it here,” stated Lineberry.

He said insurance is part of the

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Atlantic City Indoor Auto Racing events cancelled for 2021

The Atlantic City NAPA Auto Parts race weekend has officially become the fourth and final COVID-19 victim of the 2021 Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels. The 19th annual event promoted by Len Sammons inside the famous Boardwalk Hall had originally been planned for January 29th and 30th.

The race weekend was then postponed a month to the end of February in hopes that conditions would improve and restrictions be loosened allowing the event to held. However, strict New Jersey State gathering restrictions have remained in place for large seating indoor arenas.

While a recent trend of improving COVID-19 cases and a growing number of vaccination gives hope for the future, it has come too late to salvage the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP in 2021.

“It’s with great regret that we cancelled the fourth and final scheduled race on our indoor series

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Lorain planners, salvage operator wrangle over Elyria Avenue site | Lorain County

A truck salvage business and city officials are wrangling over the best way for the company to operate in Lorain.

On Feb. 3, the Lorain Zoning Board of Appeals denied a conditional use permit for Peanut Propertis Ohio LLC to operate at 3618 Elyria Ave.

But the company will return for city authorization.

The city Planning Commission held in abeyance a rezoning request for the company and owner Joseph Burda of North Ridgeville.

That allows more time for Burda, his lawyer and city staff to determine how Burda can comply with a court ruling filed in the case when he appealed an earlier city denial to operate at the site.

Trouble in the past

The city actions were the latest step in legal disputes going back for more than two years.

Burda is the former owner of JB Acquisitions LLC, the indoor auto and machinery salvage yard at the intersection

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