Around Col

umbusNov. 25News 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

Higher coal and natural gas prices were expected to hike the average local PSI Energy bill by about 10 percent during the first quarter of 2006

1990

Melissa Lentz, a student at Central Middle School and local winner of a State Police-sponsored anti-drug essay contest, was picked up by helicopter and flown to Seymour for lunch with two state troopers.

1965

A massive pre-winter storm rolled toward the area prompting heavy snow and freezing rain warnings.