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Food basket pickup begins; Love Chapel assistance to aid 1,000
Bartholomew County families approved for Love Chapel's Christmas food assistance baskets can pick them up 10a a.m. to 1a p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through Dec. 21 at 806 Jackson St., said Elizabeth Kestler, the pantry's executive director.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Coroner: Inmate likely died of natural causes
A Columbus man who went into cardiac arrest last weekend at the Bartholomew County Jail likely died of natural causes, said Bartholomew County Coroner Larry Fisher.
Heavy snow forecast, schools close
With the threat of 6 to 10 inches of snowfall, on top of a shin sheet of ice, Bartholomew County's two public school systems called off classes for today.
Report of Illegal Drug Activity Leads to Man's Arrest
Columbus Public Safety spokesman Lt. Matt Myers says the Columbus Police SWAT Team executed a high-risk search warrant at 4970 North Indianapolis Road Monday after narcotics detectives learned that 43-year-old Michael Sample Sr. was allegedly selling crystal methamphetamine from the home.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Columbus woman sentenced to 5 years in prison
Angela Assmann, a 40-year-old Columbus woman, was sentenced to a total of five years in prison in connection with charges of receiving stolen property and drug possession.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Residents raise plenty of questions about voting centers
Bartholomew County officials are considering implementing centralized voting centers for future elections, but residents raised a range of concerns about the idea at a public meeting addressing the issue.
Ornament sales help make medical equipment available
Bartholomew County residents can spread Christmas cheer easily in their homes this holiday season - and among those without sufficient insurance to cover needed medical supplies.
Jammed rifle shell results in hand injury
An exploding round of ammunition injured a Columbus man severely enough that he was eventually transferred to an Indianapolis hospital, police said.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Columbus man dies in county jail
A Columbus man who went into cardiac arrest at the Bartholomew County Jail on Saturday morning died after being transported to Columbus Regional Hospital.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
State Police promote Columbus resident
Indiana State Trooper Steve Holland, a Columbus resident, has been promoted to major and will serve as commander over the Indiana State Police Laboratory Division.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Conservationists connect with faith community
Winding Waters, Columbus' chapter of the Sierra Club, is expanding its outreach efforts to find points of common interests with the faith community.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
OPINION: Column: For the birds
Alesia Cosby sat beside her prize-winning Christmas goose in the 1988 Best Dressed Concrete Goose competition.
Illegal burning call turns into police chase
A routine investigation of illegal burning west of Columbus turned into a multiagency pursuit ending with a man being captured in a creek, police said.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Driver airlifted to hospital after Taylorsville crash
A two-vehicle crash Monday in Taylorsville resulted in an Edinburgh man being flown by LifeLine helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital, police said.
Columbus man sentenced in jail drug case
A Bartholomew County jail inmate who pleaded guilty to dealing in a Schedule III controlled substance while behind bars must serve 14 years in prison, Circuit Judge Stephen Heimann has ruled.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Slaying suspect's return hinges on extradition
Slaying suspect Ryan A. Klug, arrested in Galveston, Texas, over the weekend, is jailed roughly 1,100 miles from the apartment in Columbus where police believe he slashed the throat of his female roommate.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Local Police & Fire
Ryan Nicholas Roberts, 18, 3882 N. Tudor Court, Columbus, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of syringe, Shaine D. Ferguson, 29, 7222 N. Leisure St., Columbus, out-of-county warrant, 3:13 a.m., by the Edinburgh Police Department, no bond.
Aromatherapy program wafts into Red Room
A free program about aromatherapy will be at 6:30a p.m. Dec. 9 in the Red Room of the Bartholomew County Public Library, " 536 Fifth St. Learn about traditional scents for the holidays, including frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Crash kills Hope man
An unoccupied pickup truck, with a grain trailer attached, rolled onto 25th Street east of Columbus, starting a chain reaction that killed a Bartholomew County driver and sent his passenger to the hospital, police said.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Journal and Courier
United Way meets goal
The United Way of Greater Lafayette had more to praise than its 90th anniversary at its 2013 campaign celebration Thursday night.