50 years ago
The Newport Trojans baseball team, which holds the county, sectional, and district championships, will compete in Class A regional semi-finals in North Canton. The starting lineup includes seniors Wick Van Wey, Burl Hays, Denny Hewitt, and Bobby Mendenhall.
100 years ago
Two stone lions will soon decorate the entrance to the Washington County Court House, one on each side of the steps. The statues flanked the entrance to the old Wells homestead on Second Street for many years, and were donated to the county by Tasker B. Bosworth.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.