25 years ago
The Belpre Women's Club is trying to raise $50,000 to build a bandstand/pavilion in Civitan Park to commemorate the Belpre Bicentennial. Anyone who donates $25 to the effort will have their name engraved on a brick built into the structure.
100 years ago
An oil gusher has been drilled in Washington County, which is showing for 250 barrels from the salt sand. The oil well is located 5 miles north of Newport on Archers Fork, and it is by far the best producer of the eight wells drilled on the lease.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.