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Divided city council votes to buy former downtown Sears building

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A divided Columbus City Council on Tuesday night approved a resolution to allow for the city’s purchase of the former Sears building downtown, now owned by Cummins Inc., by a 5-2 vote.

Two BCSC board members vote no on school contract

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Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. board members approved a contract with Taylor Bros and Pepper Construction to work as construction manager as constructors (CMc) on the new westside elementary school in a split vote 4-2.

Sonic Cyborgs compete in international robotics competition

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A local elementary school robotics team has returned to Columbus after competing in an international tournament.

Designing affordability: Architecture student works with local builder to create affordable homes

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A student at the J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program in Columbus designed two unique houses being built on the city’s east side geared with affordability in mind.

Plan commission considers new airport access drive

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The Columbus Plan Commission on Wednesday voted to approve a request for a new access drive at Columbus Municipal Airport, along with two waivers related to the city’s zoning ordinance to allow for it. All three votes were 10-0.

Plan commission sends favorable recommendation to council on Toyota annexation

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The Columbus Plan Commission on Wednesday passed two motions giving a unanimously favorable recommendation to the city council to annex and rezone property where a leading local employer plans to build a 260,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.

A focus on ‘the good’: Columbus’ oldest Black-led church smaller but still looking forward

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A downtown Columbus church that first welcomed Black residents 145 years ago when many other houses of worship did not still has its arms and doors open wide.

City plan commission sends ‘no recommendation’ on proposed annexation

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The Columbus Plan Commission voted to forward no recommendation to the city council on annexation of nearly 300 acres in eastern Bartholomew County for the purpose of a long-term future residential development.

United Way part of Black History Month events

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The United Way of Bartholomew County is partnering with Black History Month Columbus and other community organizations to participate in two upcoming events.

‘Caddyshack’ event wows the crowd to benefit kidscommons

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A crowd of about 300 people easily got into the swing of things at the kidscommons children’s museum fundraiser Carnivale: Caddyshack held Friday at The Commons in downtown Columbus.