Morning Mindbender Answers: 10-23 to 10-27

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Snappy Tomato Pizza Morning Mindbender Questions and Answers: Monday 10/23/2017: Q: According to a new survey, 28% of new cars don’t come with what? A: A spare tire Tuesday 10/24/2017: Q: Walt Disney Company is the 2nd largest employer of full-time musicians. Who’s number one? A: The US Military Wednesday 10/25/2017: Q: 23% of us love this… But only this time of year. A: Sour Candy Thursday 10/26/2017: Q: 19% of us are distracted at work by what? A: Online job hunting Friday 10/27/2017: Q: A new survey says this is the #1 way to feel young… A: Road Trip ...

Three arrested after theft from business

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Three men were arrested early Tuesday morning after a log splitter was stolen from a Columbus business. Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that officers were called to Rural King on National Road at approximately 3:15 a.m. in regards to an exterior alarm. When officers arrived, they reportedly found that a log splitter, valued at approximately $1,500, was missing from near the front of the store. A short time later, Harris says that a Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a truck carrying a new log splitter on a trailer on Washington Street near Riverside Drive. After confirming the equipment was stolen, the three men inside the truck were arrested. Police arrested 23-years-old Jacob R. Edwards, of Freetown, 25-year-old Paul E. Browder, of Columbus and 41 year-old Michael E. Kelly, of Columbus. Each of the men are facing a preliminary charge of Theft. In addition, Browder also faces a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana. ...

2017 Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Hours

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It’s almost Halloween… When all the little ghouls and goblins seek out candy! Here are local trick-or treat hours so you get all the treats! ...

You Want Some Yummy? They’ll HAVE the Yummy…

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It’s all going on at the Commons downtown, on Washington Street, on Thursday October 26. This year’s Taste of Columbus will have an incredible selection of samples from thirty eateries in town, everything from fast food to fine dining, coffee to beer to donuts to finger sandwiches and many other lovely and tasty things. Snap up your tickets for this 21-and-over event as soon as you can, because they go QUICK. Details about all of the above here. – Todd Berryman Middays on WIN 104.9 I’ll Have the Lot. With the Eggs on the Top. But No Wafer Thin Mint, Please. ...

Deputies looking for leads in summer church arson

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Bartholomew County deputies are looking for your help solving a church arson from this summer. The sheriff’s  department says that it is still investigating the arson and vandalism at the Ohio Chapel United Methodist Church from July 8th. Deputies were called to the church on W. County Road 525S, near Ogilville after a caretaker found someone has forced their way in and caused extensive damage.  Windows were broken out, many items were destroyed throughout the church and a room was set on fire. Luckily, the fire burned itself out. Sheriff Matt Myers says this case is a top priority. He says that “Any arson is very serious” and the department is using all of its resources to solve the crime. The sheriff says that people talk and you might have overheard the missing information needed to identify the suspect or suspects who burned the church. If you have heard anything, no matter how seemingly insignificant,  you should contact Detective William Kinman at 812-565-5926. Or you can call the sheriff’s department tip line at... ...

Legitimate prescriptions can lead to opiate addictions

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People might have an image in their mind of who a heroin addict is. But the reality is that many addicts locally were originally prescribed pain medication for legitimate medical issues. That’s from the research into the local drug problem being done by the Alliance FOR Substance Abuse Progress in Bartholomew County. The group will present its six month report to the community tonight with a community forum at The Commons. Julie Abedian with Columbus Regional Health has been heading up ASAP’s treatment team. Abedian said that addicts to prescription medicine can find cheaper drugs more easily on the black market than dealing with the medical system. She said that people get addicted to prescription medication prescribed by their physician and dentist after only a few days of use, and then turn to illegal drugs when their prescription goes away. Those people need help to get off of those drugs, she said. The forum is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at The Commons. ...

Yes Cinema hosting weekend film festival

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The Yes Film Festival will be this weekend at Yes Cinema on Jackson Street in downtown Columbus. For $35 you can get an all-access pass that allows you to see more than 20 films over the three-day festival starting Friday. There will also be question and answer sessions after some of the films with the directors and actors. YES Cinema has three Jury Prizes already chosen for the festival. The winner for best narrative is “The Sounding,” best documentary is “The Freedom to Marry” and the best short is “Lucky Chicken.” Attendees will be voting for the Audience Award during the festival. Showtimes are available at www.yesfilmfestival.com, by visiting the festival’s Facebook page or by calling YES Cinema at 812-378-0377. ...

Drugs found after vehicle stopped for speeding

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An Elizabethtown man is facing drug charges after being stopped for speeding Saturday evening by Columbus police. 39-year-old Nicholas J. Johnson is facing a preliminary charge of possession of methamphetamine after the traffic stop near 13th Street and Central Avenue. Police report that they stopped Johnson for speeding at about 6 p.m. Saturday and a sheriff’s department police dog alerted to the smell of narcotics in the vehicle. Police discovered 17 grams of methamphetamine under the driver’s seat, says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus police. ...

Next sheriff’s forum set for Petersville Wednesday

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Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers will be holding a neighborhood meeting Wednesday night at the Clay Township Volunteer Fire Station on 25th Street at Petersville. The sheriff says you don’t have to be a resident of Clay Township to attend. The sheriff’s department hold the neighborhood meetings to talk to residents and hear their concerns as well as share information about the department’s efforts. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. ...

Drunk driving charged after wrong-way trip

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Columbus police arrested a motorist on drunk driving charges after he was seen going the wrong way up Lafayette Avenue Friday night. 37-year-old Jorge Chavez, of Columbus is facing charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction and operating a vehicle without ever receiving a license. A Columbus officer allegedly saw Chavez driving the wrong way up the street at about 11:15 p.m. near 12th Street. After he was stopped, police found an open bottle of alcohol in the vehicle and found out that Chavez had never received a license. Breath tests revealed a blood alcohol level of .228 percent. ...