25 years ago
- The Marietta City Board of Education cut two administrators, laid off four teachers' aides and rejected the idea of a citizens' advisory panel. Cutbacks are estimated at $40,000 more than originally thought.
- Mayor Nancy Hollister is expected to veto a council-approved plan designed to create on-street parking on Butler Street near the restored Tiber Way building.
100 years ago
- The Ohio River is rising slowly in Marietta. Its current stage of 11 feet is slowly creeping toward 12. This slow rise was preceded by a rise of 2.5 feet yesterday.
- Peter Jennings was rescued from the brink of the Muskingum River dam. The incident happened when his raft broke free from its mooring on the left side of the river due to fast rushing water.