john kostelnik said: June 15th, 2016 11:29 pm
I worked in Medina, Ohio at the (Gary) Torgerson's Sohio on S.R. 42. He also owned a 2nd SOHIO, south of the square by one block, also on 42. I was there after school in the mid 1970's. My first week there, someone brought in a BRAND NEW 1974 Firebird Trans Am with the honeycomb rims. They wanted ATLAS STUDDED SNOW TIRES put on. I obliged, and proceeded to lift the car, pull the back wheels and put the first one on the tire break. Dismount went well, and the new snow went most of the way on by itself. I picked up the rubber hammer to knock the bead down on to the rim, and when I struck I hit a part of the rim, and the rubber mallet went flying clear across the shop and hit the credit card swipe machine by the front door! I didn't know that the honeycomb pattern was molded on RUBBER, so rubber striking rubber is one HECK of a bounce ! Your station is amazing! What a time wharp!.
Richard Harris said: October 28th, 2014 7:57 pm
Hello, Its great your preserving the history of SOHIO. I would like to paint my mustang the correct gorgeous Standard Oil Blue. Can you help me with the correct paint code for this blue please. I figure you must have used a gallon or 2 LOL. Many thanks Richard.
DEAN R FIRESTONE said: September 28th, 2014 5:35 pm
THX FOR THE MEMORIES I DID TEN YEARS WITH RBORON ON INTO BP BUT MY HEART WILL ALWAYS BE AT THE RED WHITE BLUE PUMPS HER IN PITTSBURGH PA I ENJOYED QUTE A FEW LUNCHES ON TOP OF OL PUMPS I STILL HAVE ONE UNIFORM I THINK IT WONT FIT BUT HEY LOL JUST FOR KICKS LETS HEAR IT DING !! DING!!
DEAN R FIRESTONE said: September 28th, 2014 5:34 pm
THX FOR THE MEMORIES I DID TEN YEARS WIYH BORON ON INTO BP BUT MY HEART WILL ALWAYS BE AT THE RED WHITE BLUE PUMPS HER IN PITTSBURGH PA I ENJOYED QUTE A FEW LUNCHES ON TOP OF OL PUMPS I STILL HAVE ONE UNIFORM I THINK IT WONT FIT BUT HEY LOL JUST FOR KICKS LETS HEAR IT DING !! DING!!
Jay Graham said: August 5th, 2014 10:44 pm
I am going to have to make a visit to this fine operation. I worked for SOHIO Dealer Earl Holland my junior and senior years in high school. I graduated high school in 1970. I started attending an Electronics School in Cuyahoga Falls,OH in Sept 1970. I landed a pert time job in a SOHIO company operated station at Exit 12 of the Ohio Turnpike. (Boston Heights) I quit school in March 1971 and became an Associate Manager on April 1, 1971. On April 4th I was called into the Akron Division office and was given a temporary manager position of a station In Mantua,OH (Portage County). This lasted 2 months. At the end of my tour of duty in Mantua, I was offered the manager position of a brand new station just south of Kent,OH. I opened that station new in June 1971. I left SOHIO in March 1972 to move back to St.Clairsville,OH to go into the auto repair business with my dad. I worked part time for Dealer Earl Holland in St.Clairsville from 1973 to 1975. That was my last work in service stations. Dad and I used SOHIO motor oils in our repair business. I was fortunate enough to get the SOHIO sigh off of the front of Earl Holland's station when it became BP. The sign just happened to be double sided!!! I still have the sign and name tags off of my shirts when I was manager.
John Morgan said: July 31st, 2014 11:55 pm
I was in Pittsburgh on business, and had to drive over and see your station. This is the holy grail of petroliana. It is a real treasure. You have done an awesome job of restoring the station to a previous era. It was a privilege to visit. Well done.
Nolan Burkett said: December 23rd, 2013 12:57 pm
Hi, let me know if you are interested in purchasing a 1957 International B200 wrecker. It is a die cast model. I bought it at the BP refinery in Oregon Ohio. If interested Gmail or call 352-228-4860.
Ray Harlow said: July 25th, 2013 8:10 pm
My dad Harold was a transport driver for Sohio at Steubenville, Martins Ferry and Tiltonsville. Bill Ashbrook and Sam Ferroni were both friends of his. His last job for Sohio before retiring was working in the station on Wintersville Hill. I worked for Sohio for almost 20 years. Love what you have done with the station and will visit first time I an down there. Thanks Ray Harlow
JOHN NELSON said: July 24th, 2013 10:22 pm
I am Connie's 2nd cousin, 1st cousin to her deceased mother Aurelia (Vincent) Cunningham....i.e. "ARLIE". We live in Wilmington, NC , but will be visiting on g. 13th, 2013. Look forward to this trip down memory lane.
Mike & Jeanne Metzger/Sauk Rapids, MN said: December 27th, 2012 7:13 pm
Wow! Fun to see what you have done with the station. It brought back many memories for Mike and was fun to hear him tell different stories from that time of his life. You had a huge impact on him in his teen years and for that I am truely grateful! We hope to stop in this spring!
Dolly Vrabel said: December 12th, 2012 5:11 pm
Barry and Connie: What a nice surprise and clever Christmas Card. Thanks to a very thoughtful couple and MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all. Dolly
Judy Vesco said: October 20th, 2012 2:55 pm
Barry and Connie, It was a "real "pleasure to visit you this week and for me to get a good look at your museum Sohio station. Bob told me how great it looked and I just had to see for myself. Its true after seeing it in person. You are great people and Bob and I enjoyed our chat with you. It brought back many memories. Thanks Connie, for sharing part of your dads passion for tools. If your ever in Coshocton, please stop by.
von h.harenberg said: October 2nd, 2012 4:07 pm
stopped by in march to see your station lots of good memories. i was a sohio distributor in springfield,ohio thru 1986.moved to florida when BP came along. lol von
Tom Costine said: October 2nd, 2012 10:26 am
Barry; wanted to thank you and your wife for having us old Sohio people to your station the other day.; It was great to see Bob Vesco and Earl Cramblett again, perhaps we can get together again sometime.
Dolly Vrabel said: September 24th, 2012 10:42 pm
The article was quite a spread in the paper. Impressive. We can't wipe the smiles off our faces when we discuss our trip to SOHIO in Steubenville. Such a welcome. Thanks again. Dolly
Fred Bobovnyk said: September 15th, 2012 5:26 pm
Barry and Connie, WOW! I can't tell you in words how much I enjoyed our local Sohio groups trip to Sunset and Wilslhire on September 12, 2012.It was deja vue all over for me. What a pleasant trip down memory lane. Your hospitality was gratifying to say the least. Thanks, also, for the great lunch at Appelbees with great conversation. I will attempt to come down again to see both of you and your crew. I will search my house for any Sohio items I can find. Thanks again. I have also slhown the pictures I took with my I Phone. I have also related the story of your station and its history to everyone I've been in contact with since returlning. Keep up the excellent history of SOHIO. Regards, Fred Bobovnyk, former Supervisor for SOHIO and bp.
Bob Vesco said: September 6th, 2012 8:04 pm
Good job! As an ex sohio employee and manager from 1956 thru 1984, then 1985 thru 1992 with BP as a dealer sales rep. Its amazing what you have done with your station. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
greg cook said: August 7th, 2012 4:26 pm
wow does that bring back some good memories of where i started out my automotive career back in the 70's
Tom Betters said: May 8th, 2012 3:49 pm
I began my 30 year career with the Boron Oil subsidiary in the Pittsburgh Division in 1963 and retired in 1993 as a supervisor in the Atlanta Division.Thanks for the memories.
Bill Blake said: April 25th, 2012 12:43 pm
Nice job, so cool what you are trying to do, figures BP corporate does not appreciate what they have and where they came from. Sohio was the best known name brand in Ohio before BP tried to demolish it.
NORM GRIFFIN said: April 22nd, 2012 5:50 pm
Brings back memories of the 60's when I worked at the same style of Sohio station in Cleveland. East 72 St & St Clair Ave. Good Memories that I will never forget. Thanks for bringing back the memories. Great Job .
Dolly Vrabel, Sohio/BP office, 24 years. said: April 18th, 2012 1:29 pm
Sister of Donna Barnett who stopped by the station and brought this to my attention. Some retirees meet for lunch and will do so on May 9th. Will pass this info on to them. We just might get a caravan together and come down for a visit. Virgil Kornbau usually comes to the lunch and will be glad to know all this. keep it up!!!
Fred R. Bobovnyk, Supervisor Sohio/BP said: April 17th, 2012 5:28 pm
It is nice to still see the name SOHIO in Ohio. I worked for SOHIO from 1958 until 1989 and then retired from BP in 1996. Good Luck on the Museum.
James E. Smith said: April 14th, 2012 11:54 am
Lots of memories ----you did a great job Barry.
Michael P Kalinkiewicz said: March 8th, 2012 11:22 pm
Proud to be a third generation customer. I love that song from Doobie's play list, (sletz hamer).
Doug Day said: February 24th, 2012 11:38 am
What a great collection of photos and all of the memorabilia. A lot of super memories come flooding back. I worked at the SOHIO on Stoney Hollow Blvd. in the early seventies. When I started it was managed by Al Perry. Gene Harlow worked there too. I remember Jack Wise in Wintersville and a lot of the guys. Employment there was a greart time in my life. You have done a great job with the station. It was a fixture in Steubenville. Doug
Just Call Me Champ! said: February 13th, 2012 3:44 am
Congrats my friend on a very nice site. Enjoyed the pictures and info. Alot of good and funny memories over the years (I didn't see any pictures of the Admiral). Very evident that you and Connie have put a lot of time and effort into this as you have throughout the years at the station. Your dedication of service and care to your customers, as well as your high level of personal integrity, will continue to keep you and your crew busy. I, as well as all your loyal customers, do hope that you will be selling gas again in the near future; your separation from the gas service has caused a deep sadness to many. I, personally, feel like shit getting my gas elsewhere. It's hard to say bye to a dinosaur; you don't know what you have until it's gone. Enough nice said. On any given day, I will continue to come in and stir the shit on any topic at hand, as well as pee on the floor of your clean restroom. Best always.
AL LUCENTA said: February 13th, 2012 1:40 am
LOVE THE WEBSITE. GREAT JOB CONNIE AND BARRY!!!
Tim Kohart said: February 4th, 2012 4:37 pm
There was s Sohio station in my hometown of Oakwood, OH when I was a kid. This brings back great memories.
Dan N. said: January 30th, 2012 11:34 pm
Great collection of pics and info!
Connie cunningham said: December 4th, 2011 11:21 pm
Congratulations on all of the hard work getting the Station restored!
SUNSET & WILSHIRE
2701 Sunset Blvd.
Steubenville, Ohio 43952