Around Columbus

Feb. 24


After a need for rural transportation in Bartholomew County was identified, more than 30 community members attended a meeting with state and local officials to discuss implementing a countywide public transportation system.


Hills Department Stores Inc., one of the nation’s largest discount store chains with 214 stores, filed for bankruptcy court protection, but the local store, in Columbus Center, was not among the 28 slated for closing.


Candidates seeking their parties’ nominations in the May 3 primary elections wasted little time in opening their bids, with a total of 57 political aspirants filing their candidacy at the county clerk’s office.