50 years ago
A new home will be built at 127 Rathbone Road for Mr. and Mrs. Pete Thorn. The contractor will be J. A. Schwendeman and Sons, with plumbing by Bergen Brothers, and electrical work by Heldman.
100 years ago
Miss Lena Shaffer, a beautiful, wealthy, 38-year-old woman of Equity, near Marietta, died under mysterious circumstances while staying at the Hotel Hartsock in Licking County, Ohio. The possibility of suicide is being investigated, but it is thought by the dead woman's mother that her daughter may have been poisoned, as she had enemies.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.