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City to have public session on golf courses

City officials will meet with the public Wednesday in an informational session about proposed Columbus golf course changes. Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop and Columbus Parks and Recreation Board President Mark Levett will give a presentation on the propos…

North Vernon man accused of murder

NORTH VERNON — A North Vernon man was arrested on numerous charges related to the murder of a Jennings County man who has been missing since late March. Alan J. Marantos, 34, North Vernon, was arrested Thursday on charges of murder, robbery (Leve…

Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. The 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland, his Clarence…

Hit-and-run drivers destroy signs

Solar-powered flashing LED stop signs are designed to get the attention of distracted motorists. That’s why Bartholomew County officials are a little baffled how two of these expensive signs could be struck by hit-and-run drivers — within just one week…

Self-defense: Columbus police to offer SAFE classes

Staff Reports Columbus Police Department has scheduled its SAFE classes for 2020. SAFE, which stands for “Situational Awareness for Everyday,” is training offered by the department in a one-day safety course that was initially designed for high school …

2019 in review: Our top stories October through December

We are taking a look back at the top stories of 2019. In October, a baby was found in a

Multiple fire departments called to field fire in county on Sunday

German and Clay township volunteer firefighters were assisted by a number of area fire departments after a 5-acre field fire was reported at North County Road 500E and East County Road 275N. Firefighters were sent to the field fire at 4 p.m. Sunday alo…

Petersville to get flashing stop signs

Petersville will be the next rural community to receive flashing stop signs. Two of four solar-powered flashing signs being purchased by Bartholomew County will be placed on County Road 500E,where it intersects with East 25th Street, in an effort to re…

House fire on Cottage Avenue displaces family

A house fire in the 1700 block of Cottage Avenue kept Columbus firefighters busy Friday morning. Capt. Mike Wilson, spokesman

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 comm…

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