Around Columbus

April 1

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.


A masked robber tied up the clerk at 7th Street Cigar Co. and escaped with the store’s cash register.


About 25 workers were evacuated from Heekin Can Inc. at Woodside Business Center after an accidental chemical reaction blew up a 55-gallon drum and created a potentially dangerous vapor. Four workers who were exposed to the fumes were treated and released at Bartholomew County Hospital.


Bartholomew County Cancer Society announced the establishment of a fund to help defray hospital costs of cancer patients who needed financial aid but didn’t qualify for assistance from government sources.