Looking Back – October 28

Around Columbus

Oct. 28News 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.2005

Record shipments of the Columbus-produced Dodge Ram engine helped propel Cummins Inc.’s third-quarter earnings to a record.


About 35 good Samaritans, volunteers from First Christian Church and Ogilville Church of Christ, assembled at Turning Point homeless shelter to spruce up rooms with paint and wallpaper and other materials donated by local merchants.


City garage workers converted a used silo blower into a low-cost leaf “picker upper” that joined the city’s 4-year-old leaf scavenger on a 22-hour-a-day leaf collection schedule.