25 years ago
The Marietta Harbor Project's cost increased because of the demolition of several buildings and compliance with the federal flood plain regulations. The price was driven up from the original $297,000 to about $341,000.
Intersection construction at the intersection of Seventh, Putnam and Glendale streets has increased to $30,800, which is roughly $8,000 more than expected. Marietta College has pledged $7,700 toward the bill. Improvements to the intersection include the rounding off of curbs and the removal of parking spaces on Putnam Street in which a turn lane will be added.
The Marietta Senior High School will play a special march during the bicentennial celebration. "The Bicentennial March" was written by Ray Bumgardt of Dayton and has been performed once, as a practice, at a previous parade.
100 years ago
A Marietta man returns to the city after eight years and picks the pocket of another man to celebrate his homecoming.