Rightway Fasteners asked Columbus City Council for a 10-year tax abatement after announcing plans to spend $2.32 million on upgrades and add 12 employees to its 211-employee workforce to handle increased business.


Big Blue Stores announced the April 15 reopening of its location in the former J.C. Penney building on National Road, which was destroyed by fire in March 1990.


Mail service outside a 150-mile radius of Columbus was curtailed because of a nationwide railroad strike.