25 years ago
An estimated 5,500 attended the annual Broughton Ice Cream Social at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The event raised about $12,000, which will go toward new equipment for Washington County Emergency Squads.
A weekend flood at the Elkem Metals Co. power plant on Ohio 7 left the basement underwater and zapped steam and electricity from Elkem and three neighboring businesses.
100 years ago
Bids will be accepted Saturday, July 12, for a bridge across the Muskingum River at Putnam Street, to replace the one that went out with the flood.
Compiled by Amanda Nicholson, Marietta College Special Collections.