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April 14, 2014 April 14 50 years ago - Former Marietta resident Gretchen E. Otto has the starring role in “Delayed Journey,” a film showing the experiences of patients from mental hospitals who attend a summer camp. more »»

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April 12, 2014 April 13 50 years ago ¯ Dr. Joseph Manley, Marietta College’s first football coach, died at the age of 9. more »»

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April 11, 2014 April 11 50 years ago ¯ “Return to Tara” will be the theme of the Marietta High School Junior Prom to be held in the Betsey Mills Club gymnasium. more »»

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April 10, 2014 April 10 50 years ago ¯ Election of officers was held at a recent meeting of the Junior Fair Board. Steve Zimmer was elected president, and Ellen Thomas will serve as vice president. more »»

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April 9, 2014 April 9 50 years ago ¯ Fort Frye High School’s Junior Class play, “Phantom Bells,” will be presented in a matinee performance for school children and their parents. more »»

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April 7, 2014 April 7 50 years ago - To mark the city’s 176th birthday, the Marietta Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, presented a copy of the play, “Marietta, Queen of the Northwest Territory,” by... more »»

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April 5, 2014 April 6 50 years ago ¯ Brown’s Bakery at 124 Front St. was completely destroyed by an early morning fire. more »»

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April 4, 2014 April 4 50 years ago ¯ Construction of towers for a new Marietta radio station, WBRJ, is underway on Pennsylvania Avenue. more »»

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April 3, 2014 April 3 50 years ago ¯ The annual Mid-Ohio Valley Science Fair, sponsored by area chemical industries, is being held at the Ohio National Guard Armory. more »»

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April 2, 2014 April 2 50 years ago ¯ Reports of fraudulent practices by Washington County welfare recipients are being investigated. more »»

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April 1, 2014 April 1 50 years ago ¯ Mrs. Shirley Wilson of Marietta submitted the best safety slogan and essay from Washington County in the statewide Ohio Department of Highway Safety contest. more »»

Times Past for March 31

March 31, 2014 50 years ago - The state’s mobile chest X-ray cruiser will visit 14 testing sites in the Washington County during March and April. more »»

Times past for March 29-30

March 29, 2014 March 30 50 years ago ¯ Mariettans traded their Easter bonnets for warmer clothing when two inches of snow blanketed the area and temperatures dropped to a low of 18 degree. more »»

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March 28, 2014 March 28 50 years ago ¯ Allen E. Rupp, who has been superintendent of Marietta City Schools since 1960, will retire in August. more »»

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March 27, 2014 March 27 50 years ago ¯ Forty-eight Fort Frye High School seniors left by train for a trip to Washington, D.C., and New York City. more »»

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March 26, 2014 March 26 50 years ago ¯ Washington County and Marietta health board members have agreed to continue the joint arrangement of employing a city-county health commissioner. more »»

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March 25, 2014 March 25 50 years ago ¯ The recently organized Belpre Historical Society met at the junior high school to review and revise their constitution and by-laws. Mrs. more »»

Times Past for March 24

March 24, 2014 50 years ago - SP-4 Michael L. McKitrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce McKitrick of Marietta, was named “Group Soldier of the Month” in Okinaw. more »»

Times Past for March 22-23

March 22, 2014 March 23 25 years ago ¯ Employees of Rossi Pasta are busy dyeing eggs for the company’s egg hunt in Muskingum Park. More than 2,000 eggs are being colored for the event. more »»

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March 21, 2014 March 21 50 years ago ¯ Phillip Ullmann of the Barlow area was one of the first farmers in Washington County to establish contour strip farming this year. more »»



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