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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…

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…

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 …

Protecting public health: Parks officials say safety at Donner pool could not be guaranteed

Among the facilities not opening this past weekend for the official start of summer was Donner Aquatics Center, which city officials say will not open this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The aquatics center, 739 22nd St., has long been a welcome re…

More than 40 COVID-19 patients receive blood plasma therapy

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 …

Voters head to Donner Center for in-person early voting

COLUMBUS, Ind. — A small, but steady stream of dedicated voters could be seen coming in and out of Donner Center on Tuesday. It was the first day that Bartholomew County residents could cast their votes in person for the June 2 presidential prima…

Winship hearings postponed

Court hearings for a driver accused of hitting and killing a bicyclist before leaving the scene have been delayed for about three months. Eric Winship, 28, of 3885 Rosewood Court, is accused of driving a red GMC Jimmy that struck and killed bicyclist K…

Ceremonies of remembrance: Hope honors those who gave their lives for their country

Staff Reports HOPE — Area residents gathered at American Legion Post 229 in Hope Monday in a ceremony of remembrance for those who have died serving their country, and also veterans who have recently died. While ceremonies in Columbus were canceled due…

‘Just four notes’: ‘Taps’ helps listeners remember the meaning of Memorial Day

It’s composed of only four different notes, performed in a prescribed rhythm in military precision, that a trumpet player performs on Memorial Day during remembrance services. “Taps,” created as a bugle call, has been part of U.S. military funerals for…

Metzger named new REMC leader

Staff Reports Bartholomew County REMC has named Courtney Metzger as its new chief executive officer after a nationwide search. Metzger becomes the 79th female CEO to serve one of the 941 nationwide electric cooperatives. Metzger, who previously worked …

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