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Rescue Crews Call Off Search For Possible Person In River

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Shortly after 4:15 p.m rescue crews received a report that a person fell into the river at Mingo Park. Currently rescue crews are searching the area with a dive team on site.  So far no person has been found.

Update 4:50 pm

Footprints have been seen on the ice along with a fresh break in the ice.

There is no report of anyone actually missing at this point. At the place where there is a break, the water is very shallow. Authorities believe a person may have fell in and pulled themselves out.

4:58 pm Update

Rescue Crews call off search
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Semi Accident Snarls Traffic at U.S. 23 & U.S. 42.

U.S. 23 Backedup Due To Semi Accident

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Two semi’s collided this morning on U.S. 23 North at U.S. 42 spilling hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel in Delaware, Ohio. Tow trucks are on scene to remove the semi’s.

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Viable routes is S Sandusky to U.S. 23 South, Stratford Road to U.S. 23, or Braumilller Road to Cheshire Road to U.S. 23.

Any way you go, expect delays.

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#Breaking Delaware County Sheriff’s Actively Looking For Burglary Suspects In Sunbury

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects who fled after crashing a car following a burglary. 

Deputies are searching for the suspects near Plantation Road and Monkey Hollow Road north of Sunbury. 

You may see increased police activity as well as increased air support for the law enforcement units on the ground 

Delaware County Sherriff’s office has a perimeter set up for the area. 

The suspects are described as two white males wearing all black.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at 740-833-2800 

Instructions:

Call Delaware County Sheriff’s Office if you see any suspicious Activity in the area or anyone matching the description

Source Sunbury Police Department

Update: Delay In Restoring 6000 Delaware County Ohio Residents Power

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Power Outage Darkens Most Of Delaware County

Monday October 27, 2014 9pm Delaware, Ohio – It was a down feed from First Energy to a Delaware, Ohio sub-station that accounted for a power power outage for the Ciy of Delaware and portions of Southwest Delaware County.

Jeff Renni, spokesperson for AEP, stated power went out around 6:33 pm for over 18,000 customers. As of 9:00 pm 6000 area residents are without power with no ETA on complete restoration. Power crews will continue to work untill all power is restored.

Through a series of Tweets, the Delaware County Emergency Management Agency (DelCoEMA) stated they are monitoring the situation for the County.

As a reminder to Twitter users all non-funtioning traffic lights should be treated as a four-way stop.

Additionally the DelCoEMA encourages anyone who is experiencing a life threatening emergency or property damage due to the power outage to call 911 immediately.

DelawareO.com continues to monitor the situation and will update this page accordingly.  Refresh this page to check for new information.

Update Monday October 27, 2014 9:30 pm

Tweet from AEP Ohio regarding Delaware Outage: Restoration delayed due to complications. Crews checking equipment before they can safely re-energize. More info to come.

Update Monday October 27, 2014 10:16 pm. AEP Ohio shows about 4200 people are still without power.

Update Tuesday October 28, 2014 5:00 am AEP Ohio website shows 2227 Delaware County residents without power. No ETA for restoration.

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Small fire causes OWU building evacuation

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Dozens of Ohio Wesleyan students received unexpected time out of class after an apparent fire within a piece of laboratory equipment set off smoke alarms in the Schimmel-Conrades Science Center.

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Chief John Donahue of DFD meets with OWU PS Director Bob Wood, right, and Inspector Richard Morman.

The Delaware Fire Department responded with two engines and other vehicles but no ambulances; Chief John Donahue personally visited the scene. The Delaware Police Department was not on site, but Ohio Wesleyan Public Safety officers including Director Bob Wood were present.

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Firefighters exit the Schimmel-Conrades Science Center

Several firefighters entered the building wearing fire-resistant coats but did not appear to be using face masks or their oxygen tanks, while others entered without coats. Other individuals who appeared to be assisting the firefighters did not wear protective gear as well.

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Firefighters opened the scientific oven, then closed it when smoke came out.

The firefighters received applause from the students when they wheeled out a scientific oven, the source of the fire. It was then looked at OWU professors, Public Safety officers and Inspector Mark Huston of DFD.

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The fire occurred around 2:00 p.m., and re-entry began before 3:00 p.m., though the doors were left open to clear out the building.

Delaware Area Career Center On Precautionary Lockdown

Delaware Area Career Center Lockdown Is Preventative Measure

Delaware, Ohio -Alicia Mowery, Public Information Officer of Delaware Area Career Center (DACC),  confirmed today the DACC North Campus is on a “precautionary lockdown,” and “no one is on campus posing an immeadiate threat.”

The lock down stems from an altercation on campus yesterday between two students.

Per Mowery one of the students made a threat to come back to the school today to escalate the situation. According to Mowery, that student is not on campus today and no one is in immediate danger. Mowery continued  that this threat is based on “rumors from students” and  “hear say” that has not been confirmed.

Mowery went on to stress that “safety is our number one priority” and  the campus is safe and secure.

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Small Sinkhole Causes Big Problem on U.S. 23 Southbound.

 Sinkhole Shuts Down 1 Lane of U.S. 23 in Delaware at Hawthorn Boulevard.

32 inch deep sinkhole found on U.S. 23. Photo by Rocky VanBrimmer

32 inch deep sinkhole found on U.S. 23. Photo by Rocky VanBrimmer

Delaware City Police have shut down the passing lane of U.S. 23 South at Hawthorn Boulevard with City crews inspect and repair a 32 inch deep sinkhole.

The sinkhole was discovered earlier during an unrelated traffic accident.  It is unknown at this time how wide or long the sinkhole is.

1 lane of U.S. 23 is shutdown while City crews inspect and repair the sinkhole. Photo by Rocky VanBrimmer - DelawareO.com

1 lane of U.S. 23 is shutdown while City crews inspect and repair the sinkhole. Photo by Rocky VanBrimmer – DelawareO.com

City crews do not have an estimate at this time on how long U.S. 23 will be shutdown or how long repairs will take.

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Single Motor Cycle Accident Shuts Down Both lanes of U.S. 23 at Hull Drive

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Rescue crews move a motorcycle from middle of U.S. 23 North.

U.S. 23 North was shut down due to a motorcycle crash. Witnesses stated one rider was involved and transported by ambulance to an area hospital. The riders condition is unknown at this time.

One lane is currently open while law enforcement investigates.

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Police On Watch After Report Of Attempted Child Enticement Case

Letter from the Delaware City Schools.

We remain in communication with the Delaware Police Department about a possible child enticement case that happened yesterday after school. We encourage all parents to talk with your student(s) about what he/she should do if confronted with a similar situation.

Message from Delaware Police Department 

Delaware Police are investigating a possible child enticement that occurred yesterday after school. The initial report received is that a vehicle approached a juvenile female and the driver offered her candy in an attempt to get her to come to the car. This is reported to have occurred on Troy Rd., between the Dempsey school bus loop and Barrett St. The only available description is of an older, 4-door beige vehicle described as “curvy,” occupied by one white male. Information about this incident can be communicated to the Delaware Police Department at 740-203-1111.

Source Delaware City School Email

 

Delaware General Health District To Conduct Mosquito Fogging

DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware General Health District will be fogging within the city of Delaware in the area west of U.S. 23 near the Carson Farms subdivision after a resident this week was hospitalized with symptoms of LaCrosse Encephalitis caused by a mosquito bite.

The Heath District’s Residential Services Unit will be fogging on Thursday Sept. 4, 2014 weather permitting. As a preventative measure, additional fogging throughout the city will occur Monday through Wednesday next week. Fogging will start around 9 p.m. from marked Health District pickup trucks. Residents should bring children and pets indoors while fogging is being conducted.

Any resident who does not want their property sprayed is asked to call the Health District at 740-368-1700 and request to be placed on the no-fog list. Updated fogging plans will be announced on DelawareHealth.org and the Health District’s Facebook page.

LaCrosse Encephalitis is only transmitted by mosquitoes. Humans cannot transmit it to other humans. All residents are urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites. The most effective prevention is to eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can breed. Make sure your property is free of stagnant water in flower pots, bird baths, tarps, gutters and other places where it can collect. Avoid going outdoors in the morning and the evening when mosquitoes are most active. If you do go out, wear light-colored, long-sleeved clothing and apply mosquito repellant that contains DEET or Picaridin.

Source – Press Release