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1968

City Council Member Elvin Reynolds reported there is a serious problem with the floor of the Columbus fire station. Holes drilled in the floor indicated an empty space below the concrete that could give way. Reynolds favored a thorough investigation of the condition of all city buildings and develop a long-range plan. The idea of a comprehensive study was ignored by the City Council.

Fredrick Yarwood is the new owner of the Columbus Milk and Ice Cream Company. Yarwood purchased the business from Matthew Glavich who ran it for more than 24 years.

1978

Shoppers in downtown Columbus can take advantage of new shopping hours with stores open daily at 8:30 a.m., rather than 9 a.m., and adding Monday night hours with closing at 8 p.m. and Friday night closing at 9 p.m. Participating businesses include JC Penney, Sharrow Drug, Schultz’s, Paske TV, Gambles, Young Fashions, Sampson Pharmacy, The Bootery, Green Apple, Niehoff TV, Holtan’s Mens and Boys Wear, Oakridge Taxidermy, Coast to Coast, Paul’s Paint and Decorating and the Bottle Shop.

1988

The third annual Columbus Day Program “Picnic in the Park” will be presented by the Columbus Women’s Civic Club in conjunction with the 1992 Columbus 500th Year Celebration. The program will include the dedication of the Christopher Columbus statue.

Miss Columbus 1987, Wendy Thies, will represent the city at the Miss Columbus USA Pageant that is held in Columbus, Ohio. Thies will be the 25th Miss Columbus from our community to participate in the event. This will be the last year the pageant will be held.

1998

The Lions Club has been busy in Meister Park building a cinder block building that will be used for rest rooms, a concession stand, and storage.

All day, every day kindergarten is being studied by the Columbus School Board. Currently the district offers a half-day class for five-year-olds.

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