25 years ago
The Betsy Mills Club offered the Marietta High School swim team use of its four-lane swimming pool for practices. The YMCA wanted to expand the facility's offerings to members during the team's practice time. The swim team is set to request permission from the Pleasants County Board of Education to use the pool at Pleasants County Middle School for its competitions. The Betsy Mills Club pool will cost $10 an hour to rent, while the Pleasants County Middle School Pool will cost $17 an hour.
Plans for Marietta's Bicentennial parade have been finalized. The parade will include local bands, floats, a 1934 Duesenberg car, valued at $1 million, and an elaborately costumed string band of Mummers. (Mummery today is most often considered a type of folk festival and dates back to ancient Rome where it stood as a symbol of gaiety.)
Richardson Printing Corp. is producing a bimonthly magazine called the Glass Collector's Digest. The magazine will include reports on new discoveries of antique glass, current information on price trends, glass clubs, activities, sales, auctions and reproductions. There will also be authorized reprints of various stories including classic articles and humorous stories about the glass trade.
100 years ago
Three girls were rescued from drowning in the Muskingum River.
A man whose car was struck by a B. & O. train has several broken ribs.
The Marietta Masonic Club will hold a picnic at Fern Cliff Park.