Improvements coming to Edinburgh outlet mall

Edinburgh Premium Outlets is upgrading several areas of the 30-year-old mall. The upgrades, which have been in the planning stages for more than two years, were unanimously approved Thursday by the Edinburgh/Bartholomew/Columbus Joint District Plan Commission. Simon Premium Malls, which owns the property, has been working with Ben Houle, owner of Landworx Engineering of Indianapolis,

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Few contaminants found at Jackson St. property

An environmental report examining a Jackson Street property the Columbus parks department wants to purchase for storage showed little contamination and ruled out the presence of asbestos. The parks department sought a Phase II environmental assessment from Indianapolis-based Ark Engineering Services late last year after local resident Ken Fudge expressed concern that the building might

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All revved up: Stewart ready for NASCAR’s start, motorsports honor

Tony Stewart has a lot of reasons to be excited at the moment. For starters, the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Series kicks off Sunday with the legendary Daytona 500 race. The Columbus resident and Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner welcomes a new driver to the fold, following the team’s strong 2018 campaign. Stewart-Haas Racing features drivers Aric

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Digging in: Workers discover century-old infrastructure under Third Street

An excavation digging into sinking pavement at Third and California streets has revealed hand-made brick infrastructure dating back to a century ago when Columbus’ sewer system was first installed. Workers from Culy Contracting in Winchester excavated the sinkhole on Wednesday, creating a 10-foot by 10-foot hole, about 12 feet deep, in Third Street, one of

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ASAP hires leader for its Hub

Staff Reports The Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress has hired a leader for its ASAP Hub, a recovery support center where individuals and families can begin or receive ongoing support for a successful recovery. Nathan Walsh is the new Hub manager, joining the ASAP team at the end of February. Walsh has more than a

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Three killed in multiple-vehicle accident on I-65

SEYMOUR — Three people died when multiple vehicles collided in a construction zone near the 54 mile marker in the southbound lanes of I-65 at about 10 a.m. Wednesday. The three victims were in two separate vehicles. Indiana State Police said the initial investigation by Trooper Matt Holley, of the Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction

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Safe Haven Baby Box to be installed in Seymour

SEYMOUR — Seymour will install a Safe Haven Baby Box thanks to the efforts of a Columbus North High School student. City council members unanimously accepted a donation from senior Hunter Wart of Hope during a meeting Monday. Wart raised $10,000 by mowing yards and scrapping metal to have the baby box built with plans

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An ironing board, a fence and rules: Devoted couple met by chance in a local neighborhood

When a husband and wife remain devoted to one another for seven decades, there’s usually something much stronger and long-lasting than just romance involved in their union. After 65 years of marriage, Doyle and Colene Rich of South Jonesville Road plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day dancing at the Eagles Lodge in Columbus tonight. While the

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Love is a roller coaster: Couple finds thrills in the ups and downs

Valentine’s Day is a holiday often marked by red and pink hearts and mushy, heartfelt cliches. But one old adage “love is a roller coaster” is no cliche for Sean and Jessica Pendleton of Columbus. The Pendleton’s 18-year relationship has been full of ups and downs, twists and turns with no end in sight, but

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Southbound I-65 closed due to semi fire

11:10 a.m. UPDATE: First reponders have notified dispatch that the accident could involve as many as three fatalities. Indiana State Police are asking motorists to avoid the area as a lengthy delay for the road closing is anticipated. 11:05 a.m. UPDATE: Indiana State Police are shutting down I-65 southbound at the 64 mile marker and

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