25 years ago
- The Kelly Miller Three Ring Circus will be at the Washington County Fairgrounds May 22. Trapeze acts, juggling, elephants and clowns will be featured.
- Marietta College President Sherrill Cleland has announced that he will retire in two years. He has been the college's president for 15 years.
100 years ago
- An immediate investigation of flood prevention possibilities in Marietta will be headed by a committee that will speak with federal and other engineers, railroad officials and other experts. The committee will discuss possible flood prevention measures as well as ways to finance them.
- W.P. Conerty, who has been missing for a week, is feared dead by his relatives. It is believed that he may have drowned in the Ohio River on his way to his home.