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First Financial donates to inclusion park


First Financial Bank is providing a $50,000 grant to create the Greensburg/Decatur County Inclusion Park as a resource for those with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Seymour City Council approves Cummins tax abatements

By The Seymour Tribune SEYMOUR, Ind. -- The Seymour City Council approved three tax abatements for Cummins Inc. that have an estimated $20.4 million worth...

A superb sesquicentennial: The Republic turns a big page today in the community


The newspaper that readers first picked up from their porch just seven years after the Civil War ended now can be read online from a tablet or phone around the world.

Breast Health Center receives accreditation


The American College of Radiology has designated Columbus Regional Health’s Breast Health Center as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence in 2022.

Financial challenges plague rural hospitals, including in Indiana

Every time Paul Wilkinson walks into Rush Memorial Hospital, he says a small word of thanks that the 72-year-old rural hospital is still open for business.

Family partners dream up recipe for bakery’s prosperity

Her start in the food business was out of necessity. “I needed to support myself — and work somewhere where I could get in enough...

A wage-price spiral … again?


Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of columns from business analysts in the IUPUC Division of Business.

Lagging overseas travel: Fewer passengers means delays in adding international flights from IND


It’s been nearly two years since COVID-19 led Delta Air Lines to stop flying its Indianapolis-to-Paris route, and airport officials still can’t say when the flight will return.

Exploring innovation: LaMothe talks about entrepreneurship and the future

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Christopher LaMothe, retiring CEO of Elevate Ventures, once heard a story about a man who was recognized for his success and...

A downtown natural: Local entrepreneurs launch juice cafe


The pandemic contributed to many restaurants closing in Columbus, among them Indiana Smokehouse, Joe Willy’s Burger Bar, Le Petit Caraibes and Lincoln Square, to name a few.