25 years ago
A drop in the enrollment of 18- to 20-year-olds has spurred Marietta College to adjust to the needs of older students pursuing a degree.
Barlow will host The Mid-Ohio Valley Steam Engine and Antique Power Show. The annual show will feature steam and gas engines, as well as a steam calliope, a flea market and food.
A total of 53 basketball players and coaches from France joined the fourth annual "Shoot for the Stars" basketball camp held at Marietta College.
50 years ago
Nearly 500 prizes will be given out to area boys and girls at the annual Police Picnic. Among those prizes are two new bicycles. The picnic will be held Aug. 8.
Voters in the Fort Frye district voted down a levy that would have brought nearly $65,000 to the school district.
Tomlinson Park was the site for the Home Demonstration Club picnic. Movies viewed were of the West Virginia turnpike and Blackwater Falls.
100 years ago
A storm blew through Washington County, leaving uprooted trees and parts of the railroads washed out, and trolley lines down.
The Ohio River is at a staging level of 23 feet. It is expected to crest at 30 feet.
Compiled by Amanda Nicholson, Marietta College Special Collections.