25 years ago
David B. Baker has been named chairman of the 1988 Greater Marietta United Way campaign. A vice president and trust officer at Peoples Banking & Trust Co., Baker is president of the United Way board of directors.
50 years ago
Roger Green, a graduate of Waterford High School, received the vocational agriculture award from the Marietta Rotary Club. Frank Newell of the State Forest Nursery, chairman of Rotary's agriculture committee, presented Green with a $100 check.
25 years ago
Sale of Borg-Warner Chemicals, Inc., in Parkersburg to General Electric Plastics, should be final next week, after the Federal Trade Commission approved the $2.3 billion deal.
100 years ago
One of the biggest oil strikes in Washington County in a long time was made yesterday on the Jacob Dauber farm on Pleasant Ridge, Lawrence Township. The oil was flowing so strongly that the well could not be controlled, and it filled a 250 barrel tank Sunday night. The lease belongs to several local young men: W. A. and Louis Dauber, A. H. and Harry Prunty, James H. Dye, B. A. Plumer, and Howard T. and W. Raymond Torner.
Within a few hours after he purchased a new buggy, Ed Blatt had the vehicle damaged when it was struck at the corner of Second and Putnam streets by an automobile driven by Miss Dunn. Blatt and his passenger, Scott Morris, were forced to jump to escape injuries.