50 years ago
Ben H. Putnam Jr., of Marietta announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for Congress from the 15th Ohio District. This puts two Mariettans in the GOP race for Congress, as Attorney Randall Metcalf is also running.
100 years ago
Mrs. Polen, who with her husband operates the gasoline ferry at the foot of Post Street, made complaint against the owner of a rival ferry boat, the Eureka, this morning. Mrs. Polen claimed that the other boat had moved into her territory and the owner was using profane language.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.