25 years ago
Washington County Courthouse workers were evacuated due to a bomb threat. Inmates at the county jail in the annex were transferred to the two cell blocks farthest from the courthouse. The caller who made the threat claimed the bomb had been placed due to problems with the parole office. A search of the building was made, but nothing suspicious was found.
50 years ago
Bus service will return to Marietta next week, with bus fare set at 25 cents. The Marietta City Bus Lines, operated by Ray E. and Wanda B. Phillips, will run three 1964 model 12-passenger Ford Econovan buses over two routes. It is hoped that services may be extended to the Harmar Hill and Williamstown neighborhoods in the future.
25 years ago
Michael Wootton, president of Marietta-based Connex Pipe Systems, announced contracts totaling more than $30 million to build high-pressure pipe systems at power plants in Taiwan, Peoples Republic of China, and Ohio. The contracts will mean hiring 50 to 70 additional union workers at the Marietta plant.
100 years ago
While at work in a coal mine near Lower Salem, 38-year-old Otho Berg was instantly killed when a chunk of slate, 4 feet long and 2 1/2-feet thick, fell on him. Berg's 13-year-old son, Harry, witnessed the accident, as did Arthur Hupp, another miner.