25 years ago
Sites for the replacement of the current Putnam Street bridge over the Muskingum River are being considered by the Washington County Engineer's office. Alternative locations include Greene Street to Market Street and Butler Street to Maple Street.
50 years ago
Plans for construction of a pedestrian bridge across Glendale Road between the high school and the YMCA will be presented to city council for consideration. At a cost of $12,000 to $14,000, the walkway would alleviate traffic danger for students crossing the street to reach swim classes.
100 years ago
Halloween was celebrated last night with a parade through the streets of Marietta, followed by a carnival on the show grounds. There were parties throughout the city, but other than some soaped windows and throwing of corn and rice, the evening was quiet.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.