Jan. 20

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.


The outbreak of war in the Persian Gulf sent oil prices down, but local consumers expected unstable world markets to push gasoline prices as high as $2 a gallon.


Approximately 225 people wearing black arm bands, nearly a third of them children, took part in the sixth annual pro-life march and rally to mark the 18th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion.


A list of traffic-problem priorities for state and city action was presented to Columbus Traffic Commission, calling for action in 13 problem traffic areas on state and federal highways passing through the city, among them the intersections of 25th Street and National Road and 25th Street and Central Avenue.