25 years ago
Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) is asking to re-open its Marietta landfill and build a landfill on an adjacent 46-acre plot that will serve Washington County for the next 35 years.
The inside of a standing pier from the Williamstown Bridge caught fire. While the outside of the structure is concrete, the inside is hollow and made of wood.
100 years ago
Washington County is not expected to help the city rebuild the bridge across the Muskingum River. Commissioner Pryor informed the city, "We have nothing to do with it."
Civil service examinations will be given on May 21 to fill vacancies in both the police and fire departments.
Compiled by Amanda Nicholson, Marietta College Special Collections.