Jan. 15

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.


Unusually warm weather, reaching a city record 64 degrees, melted heating costs and made life a bit easier for those working outside, such as construction crews.


Enkei America Inc. laid off about 100 employees because of a sharp drop in customer orders for its aluminum wheels.


First National Bank and Irwin Union Bank and Trust Co. reported banner years with bank surpluses up by significant amounts. First National was up $200,000 over 1964, to $1.5 million, while the Irwin Union surplus rose from $1.76 million from $1.61 million.