Thumbnail and title and perrmalink questions regarding Autoblog

Ok, I am using Autoblog for the first time. How I am presently using it, I've gotten permission to repost someone's blog posts to which you'll see on the home page under the heading "Humans of Grand Rapids." You will also so that a thumbnail image for each of the 2 posts displayed is not showing up. And there is no title for the post showing up. How do I fix this?

Second, the URL for the posts to the pages where they are autoblogging to, end up looking like this: with the post number in the URL. I'm wondering if there is a way to adjust the permalink somehow so that there are words, such as "humans-of-grand-rapids" or or even "hotg-143" so that the link is more descriptive?