The Big Lots store in Columbus Center was expected to remain open despite the national chain closing 170 of its 1,500 stores in 46 states.


Hope Plan Commission revived a proposal to make Schaefer Lake part of the town and ordered a technical report on the costs and procedure of annexation.


W. Calvert Brand of Columbus filed at the secretary of state’s office for the Republican nomination for state representative from Bartholomew, Decatur and Jackson counties.