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All Aboard for Ashley and Oxford Township

1 ox 040Tucked up in the northeast corner of Delaware County, Oxford Township is mostly rural and home to the village of Ashley.  Ashley sits way up in the northeast corner of the township, surrounded by Morrow County.  This location may seem remote, but it’s easily accessible on U.S. Rt. 42 or S.R. 229.  The one stoplight in this town happens to be right at that intersection.

In 1810 Ezra and Comfort Olds built
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Early Morning Tornado Sirens and Power Outages Welcome Delaware County To Winter Meltdown

Shortly after 1 am, Friday February 21, 2014 the Delaware County Tornado sirens pierced through the night silence. As quickly as they went of, the National Weather Service canceled the tornado warnings. By 1:09 am, everything went back to normal, almost.

By 1:15 am, readers on Facebook and Twitter started reporting poweroutages on the Eastside of Delaware, and North part of the county. Areas served by AEP Ohio and Consolidated Electric Cooperative. AEP Ohio with just over 100 customers, Consolidated Electric Cooperative with 3339 customers in the Delaware County Area. Both electric companies state that they have crews working on the outages.

The Delaware County Emergency Management Agency released the following statement through Twitter: “Delaware County EMA continues to monitor the weather situation. If you experience a life safety or property emergency call 9-1-1.”

Updated 2:39 am 2/21/14

AEP Ohio and Consolidated Electric websites report no current outages for Delaware County Ohio.