50 years ago
- Proponents and opponents of a carry-out beer license for the Rebel Restaurant at Lancaster and Alta streets appeared before city council to state their cases. About 30 names are on a petition objecting to the license due to the close proximity of a church and school.
100 years ago
- The new Marietta City Council received a "legacy" of unpaid bills from the previous administration. Over $3,000 in old debts had been contracted for and approved, but never paid, so the current council must find the money somewhere.