Campus Auto to reopen soon

Three months after Campus Auto & Tire’s sudden closure in late December, the College has found a new mechanic to operate Gambier’s only auto repair shop.

Rahn Wilson, a Mount Vernon resident with 15 years’ experience repairing cars in the auto industry, will begin operations at Campus Auto on April 10. Wilson owns Details Auto Care on Coshocton Ave. in Mount Vernon.

Campus Auto will be open from 8 a.m. to 4. p.m. Monday through Friday, and also during some busy weekends on campus. Wilson will be working with mechanics Christine Clapham and Ken Stacey, according to a Kenyon News Bulletin sent via a Student-Info email on April 1.

Wilson did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The reason former owner Jim Lee, who operated out of the space for 10 years, shut down Campus Auto in December remains unclear. Mark Kohlman, chief business officer of Kenyon, said Campus Auto violated the terms of their lease with the College, but would not provide specifics.

Bill Gardner

Bill Gardner

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