25 years ago
- On Oct. 20, the West Virginia Department of Highways will start taking demolition bids on the Williamstown Bridge. A contractor will be selected within 30 days. The bridge is 84 years old.
- The Marietta Times is looking for people who could be considered modern pioneers. Anyone can enter. People who are selected will appear in future Times articles.
100 years ago
- The athletic council of Marietta College held a meeting electing R.M. Noll as the chairman of the council. Professor Merriam was elected as secretary.
- The musical comedy, "Madame Sherry," will be performed Oct. 10 at the Auditorium. The motif song, "Ev'ry Little Movement Has a Meaning all its Own," is expected to reveal deep and hidden significance to the play.