50 years ago
The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce and the Belpre, Ravenswood and Parkersburg Chambers of Commerce finalized plans for the formal ground-breaking ceremonies for the Belleville Dam.
The board of education approved a tentative budget of $1.9 million for Marietta City Schools.
County commissioners approved the request to have microphones and amplifiers installed in the common pleas court room at the Washington County Courthouse.
100 years ago
The local button factory of the McKee-Bilven plant is set to start running in about three weeks.
Terrapin Park in Parkersburg was fully renovated and said to rival some of the best amusement parks in the country.
Compiled by Amanda Nicholson, Marietta College Special Collections.