Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Fatal Crash Numbers Reduced So Far In 2021

6 Dec , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

It’s a bit counterintuitive, perhaps. At the same time that many Ohio counties have seen substantial increases in Ohio State Highway Patrol traffic enforcement activity in 2021, Delaware County’s numbers are running relatively constant, year-to-date.

The increase statewide may be due to a traffic increase related to the reopening of the economy after 2020’s economic shutdown.

In Delaware County, enforcement stops are actually down, from 7,505 in 2020 to 6,924 this year.


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Life in Delaware County

Fewer Travelers May Have Contributed To A Safer Thanksgiving Holiday

1 Dec , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

A reduced number of traveling motorists may have contributed to a somewhat safer Thanksgiving holiday period on Ohio roads, according to numbers shared by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Provisional numbers indicate that nine people were killed in nine crashes during that five day reporting period (Wednesday at midnight through Sunday at midnight), as compared to 15 fatal crashes in 2019 in which 18 people lost their lives.

Of the nine fatalities this year, four were not wearing a seat belt, and two involved impaired driving, according to the Patrol. More…

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Delaware County

Three From Sheriff’s Office Among Officer Graduates

3 Feb , 2020  

Members of the 143rd Basic Peace Officer Class received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held Thursday afternoon at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy. The 39 graduates will assume duties as peace officers for 23 Ohio agencies.

Included in those 39 were three from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Fatal Crashes Down Slightly In 2019

30 Nov , 2019  

The numbers are still unfortunately too high, however there is a positive trend along the streets and highways in Delaware County.

With one month until the end of 2019, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting that the number of fatal crashes, year to date, is down slightly in the county as compared to the previous two years. More…


Life in Delaware County

It Was A Dangerous Fourth Of July On Ohio, Delaware County Roads

10 Jul , 2019  

It was a dangerous holiday and weekend in Delaware County and across the state over the Fourth of July, according to numbers released this week by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

In fact, the county ranked as the fifth highest statewide in terms of reported incidents (1,288). That includes all manner of incidents in which the Patrol was involved, not just car accidents. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Felony Charges Filed, Drugs Seized After I-71 Traffic Stop

21 Nov , 2018  

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced on Tuesday that troopers have filed felony drug charges against two Ohio men after a traffic stop in Delaware County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 1 pound of methamphetamine, 4 Suboxone pills and drug paraphernalia valued at approximately $10,000. More…

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