The price of a gallon of self-serve regular unleaded gasoline spiked about 30 cents to $3.19 overnight at some Columbus stations, eclipsing the previous local record by 10 cents.


Free bus service for the day launched several new routes and an aggressive promotion campaign to encourage ridership and brighten the image of public transportation in Columbus.


A sales record and substantially increased earnings in the first half of the year were reported by Hamilton Cosco.