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A slicing, 20-mph wind and a temperature falling into the 30s made many a shopper dip their head determinedly against the cold and trudge...
Shelter visits rise as temps drop

Frigid temperatures blanketing the city are sending more people to Columbus' Brighter Days emergency shelter. The east-side facility at 421 S. Mapleton St. sheltered 20...
Award honors critical designs

Cummins Inc. has honored nine employees with its highest technical award for their contributions to significant technological advances that have benefited the company. The Julius...
Purdue extension offering free health insurance workshop at library

Purdue extension offering free health insurance workshop at library Purdue Extension Bartholomew County will present a free Smart Choice Health Insurance workshop at the Bartholomew...
Man arrested, accused of threatening woman with knife

A local man was arrested after he was accused of pulling a knife and making threats to a woman during an argument. Melvin G. Foree,...
Fire protection rating improves

Staff Reports An analysis of the structural fire protection delivery system for the Columbus Fire Department has resulted in an improved public protection classification rating...
Nominate a great Christmas light display

Nominate a great Christmas light display The Republic is looking for nominations of great Christmas light displays. If you know of one in Columbus or the...
Brown County Playhouse features fun holiday show

Deck the hall with bells of holly, and be sure and go see the latest production at the Brown County Playhouse. “Believe” is a...
CASA program gains new volunteers

Seven Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers gathered at the Bartholomew County Courthouse recently to be sworn in. The new volunteers are: Audrey Ogle, Jeffry...
Overdose antidote recall doesn’t affect county first-responders

Staff reports The recall of certain containers of an antidote given to heroin overdose victims will have no impact on Bartholomew County first-responders who carry...

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