50 years ago
Forty-eight petitioners have requested that Marietta City Council change the record, as well as the street markers, to "Colegate Road," instead of "Colgate." The original intention of the name was to honor and perpetuate the Cole family and their farm.
100 years ago
The Muskingum River is gorged with ice for seven miles between Eagleport and McConnelsville, and the ferry at the latter place had to be abandoned. Many country people who wanted to cross had to give up their business trips after traveling miles over bad roads in cold weather.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.