New Marathon gas stations replacing the former Swifty brand are bringing back the discounts for cash that made the locations popular here.
But even more popular could be the possibility, with store dealer approval, that employees at the new stations could pump gasoline for customers.
Bluffton-based National Oil & Gas purchased the three stations from Seymour-based Swifty Oil Co. in May with plans to build new Marathons with enhanced convenience stores.
The new Marathons will reflect the growing trend in the gas station business that customers expect more amenities beyond just paying for gasoline when they fill up.
For more on this story, see Thursday's Republic.