25 years ago
- Marietta police arrested two 17-year-olds in connection with the St. Luke's Lutheran Church break-in and fire.
- Marietta is on the campaign stop for vice president and Republican Party presidential nominee George Bush.
100 years ago
- A number of witnesses were examined in the case of Goldie Carpenter against the county commissioners. Testimony dealt with road conditions at the spot of the accident where Carpenter's sister died two years ago.
- Seventy-five students will graduate from Marietta High School this year, the largest class to graduate in the history of the school. Commencement has been moved back to June because of the cancellation of class during the flood.