25 years ago
Local and state fire officials are attempting to determine the cause of gasoline leaking into the Muskingum River. Service stations along Muskingum Drive were asked for core samples of earth from around their gasoline storage tanks in an effort to locate the source.
50 years ago
Washington County Fair officials announced that this year's paid attendance was 21,630, the largest in the Fair's history to date. Estimated total attendance was well over 80,000.
100 years ago
Mrs. Harvey Hilton got too much liquor aboard and had to be stopped by police. She chased Lucy Davis with a club and hit Ann Munsey on the head before being taken to jail and fined $5 and costs.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.