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Jan. 31

News around Columbus and the surrounding area as reported on or about this date in the pages of The Evening Republican and The Republic 10, 25 and 50 years ago.

2005

Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong highlighted educational and economic development efforts in his 10th State of the City address.

1990

Marilyn Smith, the voice of Phone Club on WCSI Radio for 29 years, retired from full-time work at the station but continued to host the station’s long-running program.

1965

About 100 women donned boots and warm clothing to participate in the annual Mothers’ March of Dimes, collecting $1,343.71.