50 years ago
The Rio Vista Motel, along Ohio 7 below Marietta, was purchased from Margaret Smith by Mr. and Mrs. James D. Radabaugh. The Radabaughs will continue to own and operate the New Mecca at 216 Putnam Street.
100 years ago
The bulk of the estate of the late Miss Sarah Warren, estimated at $25,000 to $30,000, is bequeathed for the purpose of establishing a free public hospital for the city of Marietta. Until such hospital is established, the income from the funds is to be used to provide hospital services for the worthy poor.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.