25 years ago
- Marietta City Council approved a five-year lease agreement with Harley Noland for a strip of city-owned riverbank on the west side of the Muskingum River. Noland will pay $100 per year to moor his sternwheeler Claire-E, which will be operated as a bed-and-breakfast for tourists.
50 years ago
- Marietta College is experiencing what is a national trend of surging admission applications, as over 1,800 applications have been received to date, compared with last year's total of 1,500. About 440 students are expected to enroll in the freshman class.