The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the Columbus area, noting that heat and humidity were expected to combine to make the temperature feel above 100 degrees by afternoon.


A requested Bartholomew County budget increase of $1.4 million coupled with a sharp decline in revenue made a tax increase seem inevitable.


Nearly $50 in cash, a .25-caliber pistol and about 25 cartons of cigarettes were stolen overnight from Shultz’s Cigar Store at 412 Fourth Street.