50 years ago
A building permit was issued for the new Social Security office building. Valued at $22,600, the structure will be located at 331 Fourth St. in Marietta.
100 years ago
Area residents will enjoy Sig Shutelle's Nine Big Shows in tents pitched on the old show grounds, corner of Greene and Fifth streets. The performance will be preceded by a circus parade through the streets of Marietta, with prancing steeds, golden chariots, hyenas, cougars, four bands of music, and a coterie of funny clowns.