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City bus service resumes in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Columbus resumed city bus service on Tuesday, as Indiana moved into phase three of the state’s Back on Track reopening during the pandemic. The buses are on regular service hours, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 6 a.m. to …

Two arrested after traffic stop

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Two people were arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop in Columbus early Wednesday morning. Shortly before 2 a.m., CPD officers stopped a vehicle for a minor violation near 10th Street and McClure Road, said Lt. Matt Harri…

State Road 11 to close for overpass work

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY — Milestone Contractors will close State Road 11 from .25 miles south of State Road 46 to State Road 46 in Columbus on Monday, June 1. The road will remain closed for 30 days while existing pavement is replaced and new drainage…

State’s confirmed, presumed COVID-19 deaths exceed 2,000

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)said 373 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 32,078 the…

I-65 delays possible with bridge work

Milestone Contractors will begin beam setting operations over I-65 at Carr Hill Road in Bartholomew County (south of Columbus) as part of a superstructure replacement project that began in February. Beginning Thursday evening, intermittent stoppages wi…

BMV branches to have extended hours for primary

Staff Reports INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles said branches will extend hours of operation for the primary. Branches will be open on Monday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, June 2, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to issue ID …

Turnout light but steady for early voting

A small, but steady stream of voters headed to Donner Center Tuesday — the first day local residents could cast their votes in person for the June 2 presidential primary. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the only early voting center open this week is Donn…

Bank donates to COVID-19 fund

A local bank which serves Bartholomew County has donated to the United Way of Bartholomew County COVID-19 Relief Fund. Horizon Bank donated $5,000 to the United Way of Bartholomew County COVID-19 Relief Fund. United Way launched the fund in March to he…

Plasma therapy goes to more than 40 patients

Columbus Regional Health has administered an experimental blood plasma therapy to more than 40 patients with COVID-19 since mid-April, with well over half of the patients improving after receiving the therapy. The treatment, called convalescent plasma …

Regional Hospital, Police – May 27

JENNINGS COUNTY Arrests Sunday Robert Summers, 48, North Vernon, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, 1:10 a.m., by the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, $905 bond. Derrick Wickline, 33, North Vernon, domestic battery, 1:39 a.m., by the Jennings …

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