50 years ago
The drilling of new oil wells in Ohio may be banned until new regulations take effect in March. Permits have been issued at the rate of 100 per week since the oil and gas boom hit central Ohio.
100 years ago
The recent snow, ice and cold winter weather have caused real suffering in Marietta. From their hall on the corner of Third and Greene streets, the Salvation Army distributed 81 baskets of provisions and sacks of flour to needy families last weekend.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.