Around Columbus

April 7

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.


Police investigated a resurgence of smash-and-grab thefts in which car windows, mostly in shopping center, school and church parking lots, were broken and valuables left in plain view on car seats were taken.


Bartholomew County’s unemployment rate rose to 6.9 percent.


Fair skies and 70-degree temperatures ended a two-day round of thunderstorms.