25 years ago
The Belpre Huntsman Chemical Corporation plant announces a $10 million expansion, which will be completed within one year. The company makes polystyrene pellets, which are used in a variety of products, including television cabinets and cartons for fast-food sandwiches.
50 years ago
Weldon Noland was marshal of the annual Veterans Day parade in Marietta. A memorial service was held at the Colony Theatre, and a bean soup and corn bread lunch was served to all veterans at the American Legion building.
100 years ago
The State of Ohio has launched a new campaign against the illegal use of morphine and cocaine. So many dope fiends are being arrested that officials do not know what to do with them. It is recommended that legislation be enacted to allow habitual users to enter state hospitals for the insane to be cured.