More than $40,000 worth of jewelry was stolen in a string of burglaries at five homes that Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department officials believed were being watched by thieves.


Weather trimmed the crowds but not the spirits of people from several states who jammed the area near Clifty Park for the first Columbus Scottish Festival.


Three young Columbus girls were trapped more than 20 minutes but were rescued unhurt when a ditch in a Crump Estates subdivision construction area collapsed on them.