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Main Star Oil Company



            Why started?  Buckeye Pipe Line discontinued the haul of crude oil and the contract in four southeastern counties.  (Nobel Washington Guernsey and Monroe—in 1958.)

            Raymond Starling, Virgil Starling, Edward Snodgrass and Ray McMains bought the old Torner gas station and began the Main Star Oil Company in May of 1958.  Ed later sold his shares to the other three men.

            Ronald Starling was the first office manager. Secretaries were: Pat Bush, and Donna Perrine.  David Starling, son of Raymond, was the next office manager.

            The first drivers were: Glen Harmon, Albert Doyle Taylor, Chester Cline, Larry Boyer, Tim Reese and Vernon Smith.

            Later drivers were: Clyde Thomas, Lewis Thomas, Bill Braunburger, Chuck Walker, John Knight, Jerry Eddy, Charles Berga, Dale Berga, Raymond Beaver, Jim Busche, Earl Busche, and Oscar Starkey.

            The first mechanic was Paul Nichols.  The garage crew was: Carl Flannery, Terry Perrine, Perry Thomas, and Bruce Greenwood.