Around Columbus

Sept. 2News 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

Columbus Redevelopment Commission members voted 5-0 to adopt a recommendation from the Vision 20/20 Downtown Steering Committee for a sweeping downtown face-lift aimed at turning the city into a center for amateur sporting events and creating a bustling entertainment district.


A crowd estimated at 7,000 people crowded into Bartholomew County Public Library Plaza to hear former Buckinghams leader Carl Giammarese and his band belt out 1960s music at the annual free Hospice concert.


Purdue University officials disclosed their intention to establish a university extension center here.