Looking Back – May 1

Around Columbus

May 1

News around Columbus and the surrounding area as reported on or about this date in the pages of The Evening Republican and The Republic 10, 25 and 50 years ago.


Retired Columbus East baseball coach Lou Giovanini was the special attraction as East and Columbus North played a 2-1 nail-biter. A throng of former East players and fans jammed Clifty Park to see the Olympians win and to honor the former coach during a special ceremony retiring his number.


Arvin Industries CEO Jim Baker was sworn in as chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


Columbus Communications Corp. was granted a franchise by North Vernon City Council and Board of Works to install cable television in North Vernon.