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Fair Oaks Corporation establishes vendor selection process

COLUMBUS, Ind. – The Fair Oaks design committee met Friday afternoon and established a timeline for selecting a firm to plan the design that will transform the former shopping mall into a vibrant community asset.


On the record – February 16

Cynthia Perdue, 66, Columbus, theft of more than $750 and less than $50,000, no bond; operating a vehicle while intoxicated, no bond, 4:08 p.m. Thursday. Jacobb Bradley Gay, 31, Seymour, theft, criminal mischief, no bond, 11:42 a.m. Thursday.


Local Police, Fire – February 16

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is summarized from the records of city, county and state police, fire and hospital agencies. Glenda I. Lopez, 21, of 3916 Williamsburg Court — 24A, Columbus, Bartholomew County warrant, 5:29 p.m., by the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, held on $3,500


Driver arrested on five warrants

Columbus police arrested a Hope man wanted on five Bartholomew County warrants during a traffic stop. Officers stopped a vehicle driven by Chanceton M. Daniels, 25, Hope, at 3:40 p.m. Thursday near 13th Street and Michigan Avenue after observing his car didn’t have a license plate.


Edinburgh Premium Outlets plan is green-lighted

COLUMBUS, IND. – At a public hearing Thursday morning, the Edinburgh-Bartholomew-Columbus Joint Plan Commission approved a request from Simon Property Group to revise its site development plan for Edinburgh Premium Outlets, a property it owns at the northeast quadrant of the I-65 and U.S. 31 interch


Environmental report on Jackson Street property comes back with little contamination

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.


Third Street repair taking longer than expected

Repairs to sunken pavement at Third and California streets near downtown Columbus are taking longer than expected. Columbus Utilities Executive Director Scott Dompke said Friday that the repairs may now require the street to be down to one lane until sometime Tuesday.


More snow for central Indiana this weekend

A cold front moved across the state early Friday morning and temperatures tumbled during the day. Temperatures will be colder on Friday night and snow will develop, well south of I-70, and continue through Saturday morning. 1-2″ accumulation is likely along I-64 from Evansville to Louisville.


YES Cinema shows IU/Purdue game

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Does your family support the “cream and crimson” or are you fans of the “black and gold?” Show your colors as YES Cinema in downtown Columbus screens the biggest rivalry game in the state this Tuesday evening, February 19. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30.


Two Columbus residents arrested on drug-related charges

Two Columbus residents were arrested Tuesday on multiple drug-related charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 65 in southern Jackson County. Gregory Scott Nasby, 53, and Theresa Marie Burns, 45, both face Level 5 felony charges of dealing in methamphetamine, Level 6 felony charges of possession o


Legal Aid free clinic offered

Legal Aid will have a free Legal Aid Clinic from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 25 at the United Way Center in Columbus, 1531 13th St., Suite G330. The clinic and pro bono program utilizes local volunteer attorneys, offering free legal consultations to low-income individuals. Individuals who visit the clinic can


Indiana gets first national park

Indiana got its first national park on Friday with President Trump 's signing of an omnibus spending bill. The bill included a measure to rename Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to Indiana Dunes National Park, making it the U.S.'s 61st national park.


I-65 traffic stop yields more than a pound of methamphetamine

JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) - Two Columbus residents are in custody after a state trooper found more than a pound of suspected methamphetamine hidden in a truck. It happened along Interstate 65 near Seymour. An officer stopped a vehicle for a moving violation and a registration problem.


Indiana restaurants ordered to pay $162,254 in back wages, damages

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Ji Enterprises will pay $81,127 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 12 current and former employees at two of its Bloomington, Ind., restaurants – Restaurant Ami and Toto


Indiana to split March SNAP payments

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) announced on Friday that it will split March benefit payments to eligible Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients.


Authorities in multiple Indiana counties reporting problems receiving wireless 911 calls

Multiple counties in central Indiana are reporting problems with receiving 911 calls from wireless phones. Emergency management officials in Madison County say AT&T is experiencing a 911 outage among wireless customers in several areas, including parts of their county. If you dial 911 and do not get


Couple arrested at Target for theft, battery, drugs

COLUMBUS, Ind. – A Bartholomew County pair was arrested on theft and drug charges Wednesday afternoon after scuffling with a department store security guard who was trying to apprehend them. At approximately 1:25 p.m., Columbus Police Department (CPD) officers were dispatched to Target, on National


Letters: Indiana's Sunday sales law shouldn't have been changed

Has anyone formed an opinion, as I have, when one has read or heard the news? We can learn by sharing them. I have one and, like it or not, that is the way it is. I would have written sooner but waited until the back-slapping and high-fives were done downstate for taking the blue law off the books.


Indiana Grown: Sandy's Cookies

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Every Saturday morning, along with our partners at Indiana Grown, we highlight a local company. This Saturday that company was Sandy's Cookies and the owner of the company, Sandy Wilson, stopped by Daybreak.


Senate rejects making it easier for minor parties to get on ballot

INDAINAPOLIS— The Senate voted no on equality for minor political parties in Indiana on Thursday. Senate Bill 571, authored by Sen. Greg Walker, R-Columbus, would have removed distinctions between major and minor political parties for getting their candidates on the ballot. But Republican and Democr