Looking Back – December 4


Columbus Regional Hospital requested rezoning of about eight acres to accommodate its plan to build a 445,000-square-foot expansion over a three-year period, including 62 private rooms and a new emergency department.


Fire destroyed a Regal Industries warehouse near Crothersville, leaving nearly 120 employees without work and causing about $300,000 damage.


Arvin Industries announced all hourly employees in Columbus plants and offices would receive a 6-cents-per-hour wage increase, and employees in skilled trades and toolmaking would receive an 8-cents hourly increase.