Indianapolis Colts' tight end Ben Utecht cheered with a gymnasium full of Parkside Elementary students during his visit to celebrate the school's third consecutive Healthy Hoosier Award in 2007. From The Republic archives


Local fire departments received numerous reports of lightning-to-building strikes as a charged-up weather system rolled through Bartholomew County.


Columbus Police Chief Charles Imel, responding to a suggestion by the Mayor’s Task Force to Improve Citizen Police Relations, proposed a reorganization of the department to get wider representation among officers involved in decision making.


Plans for a 30-lot subdivision, “Chapel Square,” to be located on eight acres near 31st Street, were submitted to Columbus Plan Commission for approval.