Looking Back – August 7


Police reminded motorists to remove valuables from their vehicles and lock car doors as they investigated a rash of nine theft reports on Washington Street, Riverside Drive, Sycamore Drive, 25th Street and Driftwood Avenue.


Columbus offered to help residents of the historic downtown residential district replace sidewalks at about one-third the cost it would take to do it on their own.


About 100 people attended the city’s second bicycle auction in the basement of the Law Enforcement Building, purchasing 23 bikes that had been abandoned on city streets for a total of $371.