Delaware County, OH – The week of March 18, 2023, was filled with a mix of news stories in Delaware County, from high-speed chases to eating at the new restaurant in town. Here are the top 10 headlines that caught the attention of readers on DelawareeO.com. The week was marked with a swatting hoax at Olentangy High School, an anonymous request for student records being withdrawn at Big Walnut, and an Ohio Wesleyan student and his father feared dead after a kayaking trip.
Meanwhile, residents of Delaware enjoyed the taste of New York City at the newly opened NYC Deli Mart and found a parking hack that saves them money.
10. Olentangy High School Put on Lockdown after Swatting Hoax Olentangy High School was put on lockdown after a swatting hoax on Wednesday. The school was searched by law enforcement, and no evidence of a threat was found. The lockdown was lifted after about an hour.:
9. Anonymous Request for Student Records Withdrawn: An anonymous request for student records at a Delaware County school district has been withdrawn. The district did not release any information about the request or the person who made it.
8. Ohio Wesleyan Student, Father Feared Dead on Kayaking Trip An Ohio Wesleyan University student and his father are feared dead after they failed to return from a kayaking trip. The two were reported missing on Monday, and a search and rescue operation is currently underway
7. Construction Underway at Site of Lewis Center BJ’s Wholesale Club Construction is underway at the site of the new BJ’s Wholesale Club in Lewis Center. The club is expected to open later this year and will feature a variety of products and services, including a gas station and tire center.
6. Patrol Driver Leads Troopers on High-Speed Chase in Stolen Minivan in Delaware County
A patrol driver led Ohio State Troopers on a high-speed chase in a stolen minivan in Delaware County. The chase ended when the driver crashed the minivan into a ditch and was arrested.
5. Downtown Parking Hack: The City of Delaware Does Not Widely Advertise
Parking in downtown Delaware can be challenging, but some parkers have found a hack that helps them avoid parking fees. The City of Delaware does not widely advertise the hack, but it has become a popular way for those who park downtown to save money.
4. Recognize Them? Delaware Co. Sheriff Seeks Tips on Theft from Outlet Mall
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two people suspected of stealing merchandise from an outlet mall. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office.
3. Checking out NYC Deli Mart in Downtown Delaware Delaware residents and visitors can now enjoy the taste of New York City at the newly opened NYC Deli Mart in downtown Delaware. The deli features a variety of sandwiches, soups, and salads, as well as imported and domestic groceries.
2. Arson Charge after Pickup Truck Torched outside Delaware, Ohio, Bar
An Ohio man was arrested and charged with arson after he allegedly set fire to a pickup truck outside a Delaware bar. The truck was destroyed in the fire, but no one was injured.
And the number 1 story in Delaware County reported on DelawareO for the week!
1. Driver Hits Parked Car, Flips While Fleeing Delaware Police
Video of driver crashed into a parked car and flipped over while trying to flee from Delaware police on Thursday. The driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was charged with multiple offenses.
This is going to be a twofer… I’m excited for not one, but two performances from the high schools in the area: the winter guards and winter drumlines. The upcoming Ohio Indoor Performance Association state finals are highly anticipated, and I wish all the groups the best of luck as they prepare for their performances this week. I really can not wait for next week!
1. Delaware Hayes and Olentangy gear up for state championships after Hilliard Darby performance Delaware Hayes and Olentangy are both gearing up for state championships following their recent performances at Hilliard Darby. The Delaware Hayes Winter Percussion group placed first in their class, while Olentangy placed third in their class. Both groups are now preparing for the OIPA State Championship, where they will compete against other top percussion groups from around the state.
2. Olentangy Liberty Winterline Percussion maintains optimism despite setback Despite a setback in their recent competition, the Olentangy Liberty Winterline Percussion is maintaining their optimism as they prepare for the OIPA State Championship. The group placed second in their class during the Hilliard Darby competition, but they remain focused on improving and delivering their best performance at the state championship.
There you have it Delaware, the top 10 stories is ranked by views for the last week along with my favorite pics.
Feel free to leave a comment below on what your favorite story of the week was.