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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State Rep. Lauer visits with DSI clients, staff

Staff Reports State Rep. Ryan Lauer, R-Columbus, visited with staff and clients at Developmental Services Inc. recently after the nonprofit agency invited the legislator to see its program operations. DSI serves more than 250 adults with disabilities in Bartholomew County, and about 2,000 individuals in central and southern Indiana. The former Bartholomew County Council president

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Quick Takes editorial

Heed warnings An unfortunate pattern continued during the most recent round of heavy rain, high water and road closures. Barricades would be set out to indicate areas of concern or roads that were closed, but motorists still continued to ignore them. Why that happens is mind boggling. The barriers are erected for a reason: to

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Area residents among photo contest finalists

Staff Reports Several amateur photographers with local connections are among the finalists in the third annual Farm & Nature Photo Contest, hosted by the Oak Heritage Conservancy and George Rogers Clark Land Trust. The prompt for the contest was, “What’s the Indiana that you imagine when you close your eyes?” Amateur photographers submitted more than

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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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Theater group holding auditions for play

Staff Reports Jackson County Community Theatre will hold auditions for the final show of its 2018-19 season, “Half and Half,” at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Royal Off-the-Square Theatre, 121 W. Walnut St. in Brownstown. Production dates are April 26 and 27, and May 3 and 4. In “Half and Half,” author James

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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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