Looking Back, Sept. 12, 2023

Joe Kotnik and son, Daniel, 3, of Columbus, took a few trips down the slide into the water on the last day of swimming season at Donner Aquatic Center in 1998.

From The Republic archives

Sept. 12


The American Legion Post on 25th Street was closed indefinitely because of a lack of officers to run the facility.


East Columbus Christian Church announced plans for a $1.75 million, 24,000-square-foot expansion that included nine classrooms, administrative offices and a multi-purpose room for the church and its affiliate, Columbus Christian School.


Columbus’ first public housing authority was officially established to “work together to provide decent low-cost housing for our people.”