25 years ago
- A 35-mile-long oil slick floating in the Ohio River from a collapsed storage tank near Pittsburgh is expected to be cleaned up before it reaches the Mid-Ohio Valley.
- The Capitol Christmas tree will remain on display, decorated and lighted, until Jan. 7.
100 years ago
- A blinding snow storm delayed travel in the city. Trains are running behind and there are reports of several near accidents because of low visibility.
- The local post office saw an increase in business. People are sending small parcels regularly.
Compiled by Amanda Nicholson, Marietta College Special Collections