Around Columbus

May 6

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.


Columbus police found a live pipe bomb at Owens Bend Park in German Township after an anonymous caller reported finding an explosive device near a boat dock. The bomb was filled with gunpowder, had a fuse and had been recently planted in about 10 inches of water about 8 feet from the shore.


Two Columbus-based manufacturers were ranked among the top five state public companies in an annual survey by Indiana Business magazine. Cummins Engine Co. retained its 1989 ranking of No. 3, and Arvin Industries moved up three positions to No. 5.


High wind blew down ceiling beams and rafters at the construction site of a new Jerry’s Drive-In on National Road just south of 17th Street. Several rows of concrete blocks were knocked off each wall as the beams fell.