Around Columbus

Dec. 9News 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

More than 5 inches of snow fell by 6:30 p.m., closing schools early, canceling evening events and calling out the snowplows. An additional 6 inches were predicted before the season’s first snowstorm left the area.


LaBomba’s Tex-Mexican Restaurant opened in FairOaks Mall.


The U.S. Department of Defense formally announced the closing of Bakalar Air Force Base and the placing of the 434th Troop Carrier Wing on inactive status.