25 years ago
The Marietta City Council members began considering a citywide 911 emergency system. The countywide system didn't make it to the ballot for November.
The Marietta Jaycees announced their 15th annual Raft Regatta. The event was co-sponsored by Domino's Pizza and was a two-day event consisting of three bands, a dance and the regatta.
50 years ago
Belpre City Council voted to seek a levy estimate on the proposed municipal building and fire stations from the Washington County auditor. The resolution calls for submitting at $353,870 bond issue to voters.
Belpre Township has started planning its 30th homecoming for August. The three-day event will have a parade, games, prizes and refreshments.
The city's plan for sewage sludge disposal took a new turn when it was proposed to ask farmers if they would put it on their fields. This would cut down on the number of days for burning the sludge which costs about $1,450 and takes about seven to 10 days to burn.
75 years ago
Marietta merchants will advertise items in The Times and have those items inspected by a committee to ensure fair pricing during Golden Rule Day.
The Marietta Paint and Color Company will build a laboratory to house extra personnel and help in the expansion of the company.
A Boy Scout Jamboree will bring 2,500 boy scouts to Marietta for four days. The event will take place the following year at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
Sewer work is going to close the Maple Street extension. Drivers are asked to use Lancaster Street to get to Harmar Hill.
100 years ago
Several boys were removing packing and oil from the journal boxes in the freight cars on the train stopped on the West Side. They put sand in its place. The train was inspected before it left Marietta.
The Marietta Fire Department received its new fire engine.
Compiled by Amanda Nicholson, Marietta College Special Collections.