Looking Back – March 17


Several pieces of Columbus history, including a colorful mural of an ocean scene painted by Brown County artist W. Harold Hancock, were found in the basement of the Blockbuster building at the corner of 25th Street and National Road as it was being demolished to make way for new construction. The building was originally the Bob-O-Link restaurant, one of the city’s primary eating spots for more than two decades.


Nearly 400 children scrambled through Donner Park in search of 1,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes.


Grand opening festivities were conducted for Irwin Union Bank and Trust Co.’s new parking and drive-in banking facilities on Jackson Street between Fifth and Sixth streets.