On a mission: City celebrates formalizing Human Rights Commission 50 years ago

Fifty years ago in February, the city formalized by ordinance the Columbus Human Rights Commission in an effort to ensure equal opportunities for residents. The commission’s stated mission is to build and maintain an inclusive community. Among the commission’s methods for doing so is educating the public. The commission will do just that at its

Local Police, Fire – May 18

Police, Fire EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information was summarized from the records of city, county, and state police, fire and hospital agencies. Arrests Tuesday Victoria L. Copeland, 25, of 1609 Locust Drive, Columbus, probation violation, 4:06 p.m., by Community Corrections, held with no bond. Darren C. Smith, 36, Seymour, Bartholomew County warrant, 11:19 p.m., by

Bicycle, pedestrian update in works: City hires consultant for $95,500 to complete project

Columbus has approved a consultant to evaluate the city’s 2010 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and update it. Columbus Board of Works members on Tuesday approved hiring Rundell Ernstberger Associates of Indianapolis to complete the plan update, selecting the company from seven responses to a request for proposals. Total fees for the project will be $95,500,