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Oversight committee proposed for ASAP effort

The creation of a new arm of local government to process funding requests regarding the opioid crisis was proposed to the Bartholomew County Council...
Video: You’ve got to watch the synchronized display in Hopevideo

Hope is having a blue Christmas this year. White, red and green, too. The sights and the sounds of the season have grown amid a...
Truck fire described as ‘suspicious’ by investigators

Columbus firefighters are considering a truck fire near a home in the 2100 block of Home Avenue to be “suspicious.” The Columbus Fire Department was...
Driver arrested after police see weaving vehicle near 25th Street and U.S. 31

Columbus police officers arrested a driver with a breath-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit after seeing his vehicle weaving near 25th Street...
Stewart switching gears focusing on short-track racing

Tony Stewart put the brakes on his NASCAR racing career this year, but next year he plans to go full throttle with short-track racing. After...
Well-known local veteran dead at 96

A retired engineer widely considered as one of Bartholomew County's most well-known and respected veterans has died at the age of 96. John C. Walter,...
Nonprofit looking to purchase location for medical-addictions treatment center

A mental-health provider is in negotiations to purchase a building in the Columbus AirPark as the possible location for a medical-addictions treatment program. Centerstone, a...
Historic holiday display

Doll houses and furniture, holiday postcards and nativity scenes — all from the 1900s — are on display this month at the Bartholomew County...
Good Samaritans extinguish restaurant fire

Three good Samaritans helped evacuate part of a local shopping center and extinguish a restaurant fire along 25th Street. Columbus firefighters were called at 3...
BCSC playground upgrades moving along

The Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. is moving ahead with upgrading 12 elementary school playgrounds in 2018 that will cost more nearly $3.7 million. BCSC school...

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