More than 50 hot air balloons took to the air at Manufacturers Marketplace mall for an event called “Balloon Glow.”


Users of the People Trail between Noblitt and Mill Race parks reported the drought that was drying up much of Bartholomew County had completely drained a retaining pond alongside the river that usually served as a wildlife refuge for geese and ducks and had been taken over by vegetation.


Rep. Lee H. Hamilton reported the Department of the Air Force had approved “in principle” a request by the city of Columbus for joint “civilian/military” aviation use of Bakalar Air Force Base.