25 years ago
Washington County commissioners contemplated the benefit of a sheriff's levy that will generate $1.3 million. Official action is expected in two weeks.
An Ohio State University professor and his summer class boarded a boat for a floating classroom. The class stopped by Marietta to tour DuPont and Blennerhassett Island before it was to move on to Ravenswood.
The YMCA is set to offer a week of free child care beginning July 27. Children ages 5 through 12 will be accepted. Swimsuits are required.
50 years ago
The Marietta High School Band will put on a second summer performance later this week. It will be held at Muskingum Park.
A copy of the proposed ballot for $3.5 million was filed with the Washington County Board of Elections by the Marietta City Board of Education. Voters will decide the levy's fate on November 6.
The Marietta Country Club hosted a swim and dance. Members and their guests attended the teenager's dance.
75 years ago
John George, owner of the fruit stand and confectionery on Greene Street, contacted police after a bicycle fell into his watermelon, destroying some. The boy who had parked his bike among the melons agreed to pay all damages.
Firemen were called to the Elks Club where a vehicle was on fire. There was no extensive damage to the car.
100 years ago
Marietta was one of the most important shipping points for the agricultural needs of the county. B. & O. shipped over 200 cars of produce through the city.
The remodeling of Otto Bros. has started. After completion, the store is expected to add a line of ladies', misses' and children's millinery.
Compiled by Amanda Nicholson, Marietta College Special Collections.