Looking Back – September 11

Around Columbu

sSept. 11News 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.


Site preparation began on the long-awaited Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center in North Vernon, a 516,000-square-foot, $20- to $25-million warehouse facility that would employ more than 900 people.


A community effort to restore the one-room Simmons Schoolhouse in Hope was a runner-up in the historic preservation category of Midwest Living magazine’s Hometown Pride contest.


For the second time in two weeks, a Pennsylvania Railroad freight train derailed north of Flat Rock when six cars, including the caboose, four empty box cars and a gondola car loaded with coal, slipped off the track at 5 miles an hour.