Car enthusiasts Anoop and Komal Choong are no strangers to the frustrations that can come with getting your tires serviced for a flat or routine maintenance. Their busy schedules made it difficult to find time, and once at the shop, they didn't like being sold on unneeded services. They also were skeptical of the lack of transparency about who worked on their vehicles. “We saw the pain point firsthand,” Anoop Choong said.So the brothers asked themselves, "Why can't the tire shop come to you?"In the age of on-demand delivery and to-your-door services, the brothers hope you never have to see the inside of a tire shop again. Their startup Zohr offers services for everything you might need for your car's tires right at your home or office, with just the push of a button on their website. The Kansas-City based company just expanded to Dallas, its second major metropolitan area. “We’re basically just trying to fix a somewhat … [Read more...] about Startup that brings the tire shop to you expands to Dallas area
Aleanna Siacon Detroit Free Press Published 10:26 AM EST Jan 18, 2019 Two fire departments worked quickly to extricate a mechanic trapped between two tractor-trailer tires in Plymouth Township on Thursday evening, officials said. Livonia Deputy Chief Michael Kelly said they responded to the scene on Pilot Drive around 6 p.m. after the Plymouth Township Fire Department called for assistance. Kelly said the man trapped was approximately 35 years old and was servicing the tractor-trailer's refrigeration unit when another person attempted to move the truck — unaware that the man was there. The firefighters worked for about 40 minutes to extricate the man, who was treated at an area hospital, Kelly said. According to a Facebook post on the Livonia Professional Firefighters IAFF Local #1164 page, the victim had only minor injuries. Livonia firefighters helped to perform manual removal of the outside tire on the … [Read more...] about Firefighters rescue man trapped between semi tires
Associated Press Published 8:33 AM EST Dec 27, 2018 The mayor of Dearborn Heights believes he was politically targeted by whoever punctured all the tires on three vehicles at his home. Dearborn Heights Mayor Daniel Paletko says his family was preparing to leave for a Christmas church service when they found the damage Tuesday morning. He says the side walls on tires to his personal and city vehicles, along with his daughter's car. More on freep.com: Dearborn Farm Market sold after 35 years in the Hughes family Edward Hotel in Dearborn closed due to fire code, maintenance violations Paletko says he "absolutely" believes someone was trying to send him a message but he doesn't know over what. The cars parked in Paletko's driveway were the only ones along his block to be damaged. He says a friend drove them to the church service. … [Read more...] about Car tires punctured at Dearborn Heights mayor’s home
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Steve Eder New York Times December 26, 2018 In the fall of 1968, Donald Trump received a timely diagnosis of bone spurs in his heels that led to his medical exemption from the military during Vietnam.For 50 years, the details of how the exemption came about, and who made the diagnosis, have remained a mystery, with Trump himself saying during the presidential campaign that he could not recall who had signed off on the medical documentation.Now a possible explanation has emerged about the documentation. It involves a foot doctor in Queens, New York, who rented his office from Trump’s father, Fred Trump, and a suggestion that the diagnosis was granted as a courtesy to the elder Trump. Advertisement The podiatrist, Dr. Larry Braunstein, died in 2007. But his daughters say their father often told the story of coming to the aid of a young Trump during the … [Read more...] about Did a doctor in Queens help President Trump avoid service in Vietnam?
By Michael Hixon | [email protected] | The Beach ReporterPUBLISHED: December 14, 2018 at 3:30 pm | UPDATED: December 14, 2018 at 3:31 pm Tired of taking the trash or recycling out every week? Going on a vacation and worried the trash will be left out on the street? Does an injury or age stop you from moving heavy trash cans? Manhattan Beach’s Mark Edwards launched Roll Valet, a ‘waste valet’ service for waste containers to be moved to and from the curb, in October, to help remedy those issues. “I was walking my dog (and seeing) all of these containers always all over the street,” said Edwards, who also runs a digital ad agency. “Then you kind of notice, ‘Oh wow, that’s been sitting out there for a long time. That’s definitely saying I’m out of town. Could there be a potential risk of criminals?’” Edwards is targeting travelers, property managers, senior citizens, and the injured or disabled. He currently has more … [Read more...] about Too sick or tired to take out the trash? There’s a valet for that in the beach cities