25 years ago
- The 35-year-old Fairview School, which houses kindergarten through second grade, is being closed because of the city schools' financial crunch. The closure will save nearly $850,000.
- Marietta City Council agreed to spend $16,000 to find out why a city water well contains industrial cleaning solvent.
100 years ago
- The barber's union has raised the price of a shave to 15 cents.
- Three road petitions were given to county commissioners regarding the repair of roads in Lawrence, Belpre and Liberty townships.