Looking Back – January 13


Walmart Corp. enlisted ArvinMeritor and Cummins Inc. to develop diesel-electric hybrid technology to increase the fuel economy of its truck fleet.


Area highway officials mounted snow blades, prepared 600 tons of salt and de-icer mixes and placed employees on call as weather agencies predicted several inches of snow.


Mayor Eret Kline and his special committee studying the lack of parking in downtown Columbus recommended the purchase of a quarter-block site at Sixth and Jackson streets for $76,000 for use as a parking lot.