25 years ago
Diane Mitchell, who is set to be sworn in Aug. 9 as the newest member of the Marietta City Board of Education, will probably miss the meeting because she's expected to be in Austin, Texas watching her daughter try out for the Olympic swimming team.
Alfred Beaver, a former Newport Township trustee, pleaded guilty to a charge of theft in office. The charge was one count of a 10-count indictment returned by the grand jury in June. Sentencing will be Sept. 6 by Judge Boyer.
100 years ago
At a meeting for those interested in the Local Building and Loan Associations Thursday evening, a committee was appointed to make arrangements for the state convention of building associations, which is to be held in Marietta on Oct. 15 and 16.
Roy Holpp, 19, is in the county jail on a charge of grand larceny. Holpp was arrested on a warrant charging him with stealing a buggy valued at $60 and a harness worth $7 from James S. Warfield, of Belpre Township.