Times past for Aug. 8
25 years ago
The sixth annual Marietta Baseball Card Show will be held at Marietta College's Hermann Fine Arts Center. Admission is $1 and all proceeds go to benefit the Marietta College and Marietta Senior High School baseball teams.
The Washington County Community Improvement Corporation donated $1,000 to help fund county economic development.
50 years ago
Marietta merchant, Robert Ley, attempted to follow two men and a woman to Parkersburg after receiving a suspected forged check. After reporting the fraud to the Parkersburg Police Department, Ley started back toward Marietta only to pass the trio. He turned and followed them and as they stopped outside of the police department, Ley ran in and told police. The trio was apprehended for stealing 27 checks from Brown Excavating Co.
A dump truck took out nearly 52 feet of guardrail on Fort Harmar Drive. The driver, Leon Schofield, went into the guardrail to avoid hitting a car that suddenly stopped in the intersection.
100 years ago
A petition circulated about establishing a clearing house in the city. It was signed by about 50 business men and has been forwarded to the Merchant's Association for action.
The concrete foundation of the dam at Gallipolis washed away causing about $300,000 in damage to the structure. The dam cost about $1 million to build. It will take roughly a year to fix the dam.
Compiled by Amanda Nicholson, Marietta College Special Collections.