25 years ago
Withering heat and a lack of rain have caused $6.5 million in damages to Washington County farm crops.
City Engineer Bob Badger said that properly repairing all of Marietta's city streets could cost up to $5 million, which is more than 10 times what the city plans to spend next year.
25 years ago
Pleasure boat traffic has been restricted on the Ohio River through all locks on the West Virginia-Ohio border. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said pleasure boats moving upstream will be sent through all locks on even hours only, while recreational boats heading downstream will be allowed to pass only at the 30-minute mark of even hours, such as 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30.
Marietta City Board of Education voted to accept bids from two companies for asbestos removal and ceiling replacement on the top floor of Phillips School. The work will cost $90,374, nearly $5,000 more than the money the school district will make on the sale of Marion School to St. Mary's Parish.
100 years ago
George Sersain and Joe Laurie, both residents of the West Side, were seriously injured by Alf Goddard, well known in police circles, and James Smith, of Columbus. Sersain was slashed with a knife and Laurie's jaw was broken when he was struck in the face. Goddard and Smith were arrested shortly after the fight.
A number of people who have violated the speed ordinance were ordered before Mayor Leeper. The speed limit is 15 miles an hour.