25 years ago
The NCAA chose Muzzy Field in Bristol, Conn. as the site for the 1988 NCAA Division III World Series. One of the deciding factors to move the Series was a lack of lights for night games at Don Schaly Stadium.
The Marietta City Council determined to repeal a law later in the week that required $1 million liability insurance for any group wanting to use a public park.
As soon as the curbs are painted yellow, parking on Butler Street will be prohibited.
50 years ago
The YMCA is in the process of organizing an astronomy club. The club will be open to boys in the seventh grade and up.
A tree split and fell across Fort Street, near the intersection of Fort Street and Fort Square. The tree was removed by the street department.
4,500 attended the Williamstown Firemen's Social. 300 gallons of ice cream were sold and the firemen made a total of nearly $1,500.
Belpre Chamber of Commerce members enjoyed a fish fry as they finalized plans for the Belpre Homecoming.
75 years ago
Captain Billy Bryant's show boat will be in the Marietta wharf next week. The floating theatre will feature old fashioned melodramas.
The state attorney general's office ruled that municipal authorities in Parkersburg cannot ban the selling of alcohol on Sundays.
Deeds declaring West Virginia the owner of the bridges spanning the Ohio River from Marietta to Williamstown and Belpre to Parkersburg were left at the county recorder's office.
Compiled by Amanda Nicholson, Marietta College Special Collections.