Around Columbus

Aug. 21News 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

Lightning struck a transformer at 25th Street and Talley Road, leaving 1,800 customers without power for three hours.


South Central Conference school banners that had hung from the rafters at Columbus North’s Memorial Gymnasium for years were stolen. The thief or thieves entered the gym through a door on the roof and used a catwalk that wound along the ceiling to gain access to the banners, valued at about $800.


Selection of the full block bounded by Fifth, Fourth, Jackson and Brown streets for a new $800,000 sectional mail-handling center in downtown Columbus was announced along with plans to abandon the old post office building on Washington Street.