With an almost unanimous vote, Bartholomew Consolidated School Board approved a 3 percent pay raise for teachers, the biggest hike in five years.


An investment group in Tennessee tentatively agreed to buy Mariah Packing in Columbus from owner Purina Mills of St. Louis.


A 25-day-old strike at Vernco Corp. ended when members of the Sheet Metal Workers Union voted to ratify a new three-year contract offered by the company.