50 years ago
A wage increase for city employees will be considered by the finance committee of Marietta City Council. Marietta's street department workers, averaging a 44 hour work week, earn $1.49 an hour, water department laborers draw $1.61 an hour, and police patrolmen earn $1.89.
100 years ago
Build your own home in Barnett Addition at Waterford, Ohio. Offered by Bell and Martin, this tract is in an ideal location on the edge of town and has been surveyed and platted into 36 lots with beautiful surroundings.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.