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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
Bicyclist arrested on multiple drug-related charges

A Hope woman was arrested on multiple drug-related charges after Columbus police stopped her for an equipment violation while she was riding a bicycle. Columbus Police Officer Skylar Berry stopped Lacey N. Hoeltke, 35, near Pennsylvania and 19th streets at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday after he saw her riding a bike without a working front light, said Officer Alyson Rech, department spokeswoman.

Local man arrested after giving false name to police

Columbus police arrested a local man after he gave a false name to officers who later determined he was wanted on three warrants. Sgt. Oscar Olmeda was sent to a local hotel in the 2400 block of Jonathan Moore Pike at 9 a.m. Tuesday about a man walking around and acting suspiciously.

Fritz Kiel

Born Sept. 27, 1938, in Columbus, he was the son of Herbert and Julana Kiel, both of whom preceded him in death.

Local Police, Fire a " May 24

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following information was summarized from the records of city, county and state police, fire and hospital agencies. Geoffrey T. Jones, 25, 429 Mill St., Hope, Bartholomew County warrant, 5:21 p.m., by the Columbus Police Department, held with no bond.

Mom sorry about alert: Woman accused of abducting son apologizes

A mother who took her 1-year-old son from supervised visitation in Columbus over the weekend, generating a statewide Amber Alert, is apologizing for causing people to worry after the child was reported missing. "I want to apologize.

Glucose, hemoglobin screenings offered in June

The screenings, which will be by appointment only, will be conducted the mornings of June 13 and 27 at 2675 Foxpointe Drive, Suite B, in Columbus. Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic.

Mother involved in statewide Amber Alert apologizes to the community

A mother who took her 1-year-old son from supervised visitation in Columbus over the weekend, generating a statewide Amber Alert, is apologizing for causing people to worry after the child was reported missing. "I want to apologize.

State picks contractors for I-65 widening

The Indiana Department of Transportation has made a preliminary selection of a paving company and highway design partner for a $143 million project to widen and modernize 14 miles of Interstate 65 between Seymour and Columbus. The agency is focused on a proposal by E&B Paving, Inc., of Anderson and United Consulting Engineers, Inc., of Indianapolis, and will make details of the build-design team's plan available for public review starting at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Significant impact: Race funds benefit community's health, wellness

The instant gratification of the Mill Race Marathon is easy to see, with smiles, cheers and medals rewarding personal accomplishments. What may be less noticeable, but has equal importance, is the lasting impact that money raised by the event has had on the Columbus community's health and wellness.

Black Lives Matter hosts rally for Flint residents

Black Lives Matter of Columbus will join with other groups at a rally and march at 2 p.m. Saturday to raise its voice and money to help people in Flint, Michigan, get their tainted water problems resolved. The local chapter's leaders have had Flint residents on their minds since the organization began in July, said the chapter's organizer and chairwoman, Brittany King.

Traffic stop leads to arrest of local resident

Officer Brandon Decker stopped a vehicle after he noticed the taillights were not working at 11:15 p.m. Sunday, said Officer Alyson Rech, Columbus Police Department spokeswoman. After Decker stopped the car near Indiana Avenue and Mapleton Street, he noticed the driver, Julian White, 25, Columbus, was moving his hands and appeared to be concealing something in his lap, Rech said.

Next assignment, retirement: Long-serving employees share their stories

The end of the school year - nine days away - signals a two-month break for non-graduating Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. students. But for 15 BCSC teachers and 21 more support staff employees, closing out of the school year in most cases marks the end of a career.

Local Police, Fire a " May 22

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following information was summarized from the records of city, county and state police, fire and hospital agencies. Daniel P. Frodge, 32, 6714 S. Jonesville Road, Columbus, Bartholomew County warrant, 7:48 p.m., by the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department, released on $10,000 bond.

Vice president's brother gives commencement address at Sandy Creek Christian Academy

He also never thought he would be related to the vice president, know many of the cabinet members and have met the top people in the U.S. government. But because his brother, Mike Pence, dreamt big - going from serving as Indiana's governor to becoming vice president of the United States - Gregory has been afforded those opportunities.

One of a kind: Trinity only Four Star high school in state

"This is a collective achievement that requires the hard work and dedication of those committed to fulfilling our mission of educating, developing and preparing Christian servants and leaders," said Principal Ben Stellwagen, himself a Columbus resident. "It's also great affirmation of a job well done by our faculty, staff, students, families and local supporters."

SWAT incident ends in local man's arrest

The Columbus Police Department SWAT team and crisis negotiators were able to convince an armed Columbus man to surrender after nearly two hours. Columbus police initially responded to a 3 p.m. Saturday report of a naked man shooting a shotgun in the 2900 block of Bayberry Drive at the Candlelight Mobile Home Park, said Lt.

Taxing matters: When assessments rise, taxes don't always follow suit

Two rural lakeside neighborhoods experienced the largest increases in total assessed value during the recently completed Bartholomew County's spring tax season. As a whole, 2016 assessments on Harrison Lake properties on the county's far west side went up 24 percent from the prior year, Assessor Lew Wilson said.

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