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Pence files re-election bid

Rep. Greg Pence, R-Indiana, is seeking a second term as the United States congressman representing Indiana’s Sixth Congressional District. Pence, 63, officially filed a declaration of candidacy Thursday with the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office in I…

City, county reject ‘sanctuary’ proposal

Bartholomew County and Columbus officials said they will not consider any proposals for either to become a Second Amendment sanctuary. The statement, from the Bartholomew County commissioners and Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop, was issued Thursday afterno…

Ivy Tech to host appeals hearing

Ivy Tech to host state appeals hearing Indiana’s second highest court will conduct oral arguments at Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the CLC Auditorium, Room 100. A panel consisting of Judge John G. Baker, Judge L. Mark Bailey…

Passenger arrested on drug-related charges during traffic stop

Staff Reports A traffic stop led to the arrest of a local man on drug-related charges. Bartholomew County Sheriff Deputy Ryland Fluhr stopped a vehicle at 8:43 p.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of North Dellasburg Road, deputies said. During the stop, a sh…

Fatal alcohol crash team formed

A new investigative team has been created to examine traffic crashes resulting in deaths or serious injuries where impairment is believed to be involved. Members of the Bartholomew County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (F.A.C.T.) will be called in when deeme…

CPD seeks driver accused of stealing vehicle, hitting patrol car

Columbus police officers are seeking information on the identity of a man who is accused of stealing a car and then striking an unoccupied CPD patrol vehicle before fleeing the scene of the crash early Thursday morning. At about 6:45 a.m., officers res…

Rough road ahead: DSI braces for financial challenges

A Columbus-based nonprofit helping individuals with mental, physical and emotional disabilities is bracing for tough financial times ahead. Developmental Services Inc. Chief Executive Officer Shane Burton used those words to describe the challenges his…

JNET arrests local man accused of dealing in meth

Staff Reports Bartholomew County’s Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, assisted by the Intelligence Lead Policing Unit, arrested a local man on multiple drug-related charges after a lengthy investigation. Christopher Hubbert, 40, Columbus, was arrested a…

Baby girl placed in Safe Haven baby box in Seymour

By The Seymour Tribune SEYMOUR — A healthy newborn baby girl was placed inside the Safe Haven Baby Box at Seymour Fire Station 3 on Thursday afternoon, less than a year after the box became operational. Seymour Fire Department personnel were noti…

Event to benefit area veterans set for Saturday in North Vernon

A special event Saturday, Jan. 25 in Jennings County to benefit area veterans. Niki Hartwell is a marketing consultant for

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