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General John Tipton bought the land now known as the city of Columbus, and named the town Tiptonia. When residents changed the town name to Columbus a year later, Tipton was so upset he moved. When he became the Highway Commissioner of Indiana and was given the task of building a highway from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY, he constructed the first ever bypass road. Notable residents of Columbus have included Jamie Hyneman (Mythbusters host), shoe designer Chuck Taylor, author Ryan Nerz (Eat This Book), and producer Herbert Wright (StarTrek: The Next Generation).

Population: 40434
Local Newspapers: Republic Indianapolis Star
Local Sports Teams: Indianapolis Colts (NFL) Indiana Fever (WNBA) Indiana Firebirds (AFL) Indiana Pacers (NBA)
Local Colleges:

Zip Codes associated with columbus, indiana: 47201 47203
Towns/Cities near columbus, indiana : Edinburgh Taylorsville Elizabethtown Seymour

Columbus News
Interest in solar phenomenon heats up among area residents

The solar system is preparing to give the United States the show of the century when the "Great American Eclipse" reveals itself Monday. Columbus East biology teacher Derek Chastain already has been doing a bit of "astro-photography" to prepare for the eclipse.

Commons restaurants reshaped dining landscape

Operators of a few competing restaurants located elsewhere downtown said money the city of Columbus provided for build-outs of Commons eateries provided an unfair advantage to ones operating at 300 Washington St. Fork at 532, a locally owned restaurant at 532 Washington St., closed in 2013, when owner Doug Van Epps said his revenues were cut in half in 2010 by the economic crisis and an unfair playing field created by subsidies city officials pumped into new restaurants in the Fourth Street parking garage and the new Commons mall. Here's a recap of how the city has invested in The Commons restaurants and who has moved in, and out of, the space since 2011.

FFY Maker Studio open house planned

Foundation for Youth in partnership with Exhibit Columbus will have a Maker Studio Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in its new space at the Boys and Girls Club at Foundation For Youth.

Charlotte Joann Ellis

Survivors include daughters, Lesley Tyler of Charlestown, IN, Carla McKee and Victoria Jones, both of Needham, IN, and Brenda Anderson of Columbus; grandchildren, Dale, Jasmine, Sarah, Heather and Kyle; great-granddaughter, Aubri; and sister, Virginia Sypolski of West Minster, MD. There will be a visitation Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Norman Funeral Home in Hope.

Local churches seek volunteers for joint meal-packing initiative

When the co-organizer of a feed-the-hungry effort sits down to a simple meal, thoughts of how fortunate she is sometimes hit her. The convenience of pulling something from the fridge or pantry.

County road closed for U.S. 50 bridge project

The Indiana Department of Transportation closed County Road 975W at U.S. 50 in western Jackson County on Wednesday morning to make way for construction of a traffic runaround for the east-west highway at a bridge replacement site. INDOT officials contacted the only resident on County Road 975W affected by this two- to three-week closure.

Local firefighter wins gold at World Police and Fire games

A veteran Columbus firefighter who competed in the World Police and Fire games for the fourth time won another gold medal and set a record in the process. Columbus Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Ziegler traveled to Los Angeles to compete in the track and field competition at the games and won a gold medal with a first-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles.

Local Police, Fire a " August 19

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following information is summarized from the records of city, county and state police, fire and hospital agencies. Charles D. Newby, 23, 2605 15th St., Columbus, Bartholomew County warrant, 6:24 p.m., by the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department, held in lieu of $500 cash bond.

Two arrested after being observed breaking into a storage unit

Columbus police arrested two people for taking items from a storage unit facility after receiving a report about suspicious people carrying bolt cutters. Columbus police officers Marc Hutcheson and Matthew Prendergast were sent to Storage Express, 2650 Eastwood Drive, at 2 a.m. Friday where they found vehicle with a license plate that had been taken off the car and placed inside the vehicle, said Lt.

Council tackles junked vehicles

Columbus City Council members gave the first of two needed approvals on Tuesday, but questioned the feasibility of requiring private property owners to comply and whether the ordinance was clear enough to mandate compliance. Mary Ferdon, executive director of administration and community development, said the revisions being considered are a followup to the 2016 changes the council made about large-vehicle parking and storage, approved in December.

Suicide threat closes interstate, ends with no harm

A man who was threatening to harm himself while perched on the Interstate 65 bridge over State Road 46 was safely taken into custody after talking with negotiators. The incident began at 11 a.m. Thursday, when Columbus police and firefighters, ambulance personnel and Bartholomew County Sheriff's deputies were sent to the west side of Columbus where the man was reportedly threatening suicide.

Annual fundraiser plays vital role for facility

The facility's annual fundraiser, featuring dinner, live and silent auctions, face painting and a performance by an artistic horse, is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds in Columbus. Money raised will help the nonprofit organization gain most of its operating funds to support its programs, including therapeutic riding, equine-assisted psychotherapy and equine-assisted learning for children and adults with disabilities, victims of violence and at-risk youth.

Reel passion: Risk paying dividends for movie's director

World-class Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen took a significant risk when he built First Christian Church in Columbus 75 years ago. Its Modernist style looked nothing like churches of the day.

In 'Columbus,' John Cho Reckons With His Own First-Generation Culture Clash

John Cho's film credits include Harold in the raunchy Harold and Kumar comedies and Sulu in Star Trek Beyond. Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures hide caption John Cho's film credits include Harold in the raunchy Harold and Kumar comedies and Sulu in Star Trek Beyond.

Funeral set for Columbus soldier killed overseas

The funeral arrangements and profession route have been set for a Columbus soldier who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month. A procession will leave from the airport around 11 a.m. transfer his body to Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street.

Tonighta s CityJam moved inside

Members of First Time Caller are, from left, Brant Milholland, Kevin Kale, Shelby McMahon, Greg McGuirk and Phil Pierle. Submitted photo Due to the possibility of inclement weather this evening, CityJam has been moved inside to the Knights of Columbus building at 118 E. Second St. in Seymour.

C. Geoffrey Vincent

Charles Geoffrey Vincent was born in the outskirts of London, England, on April 14, 1920. He immigrated to America as a young boy, settling in Buffalo, New York, and was raised in an orphanage after his father's untimely demise.

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