Around Columbus

March 25

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.


Several Columbus Sanitation Department workers were trained to extract freon from cold-producing appliances so the items could be put out by city homeowners during the annual “Spring Cleanup.” The city previously paid about $35 for each unit to be shipped and emptied by a qualified company.


Authorities fought high winds, blowing snow and bitter temperatures to help motorists involved in dozens of weather-related traffic accidents in the region, including a 20-vehicle pileup involving 13 semis near Greensburg.


Columbus Mayor Eret Kline and other city officials explored the idea of purchasing the Columbus Post Office building at Seventh and Washington streets from the federal government to be used as City Hall.