Life in Delaware County

Grady Memorial Hospital Earns ‘A’ Safety Rating

9 May , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

OhioHealth has announced that seven OhioHealth hospitals achieved the highest A rating in the Leapfrog Spring 2021 hospital safety grades, the only hospital rating system focused exclusively on safety.

OhioHealth hospitals with an A grade include OhioHealth Marion General Hospital.

An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your communities should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but these OhioHealth hospitals show us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio Governor Activates More National Guard As Columbus Shutters

16 Jan , 2021  

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Report for America/Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 1,000 Ohio National Guard members have now been activated to head to Washington in preparations for anticipated armed protests ahead of Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Friday.

The request came from the U.S. National Guard Bureau on Thursday night, DeWine said. The governor previously authorized more than 700 Guard members for service in Washington.

DeWine has also authorized 580 National Guard members to provide security around the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus through Wednesday, where they’re expected to be joined by numerous Columbus police officers and troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio Statehouse, State Offices To Close Amid Protest Threat

15 Jan , 2021  

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Report for America/Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Statehouse and other state buildings in downtown Columbus will be closed through Inauguration Day as police officers, National Guard members and state troopers provide security and authorities prepare for possible protests by supporters of President Donald Trump, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday.

“The sad truth is that there are people in our country who want to turn peaceful protests into an opportunity for violence,” said DeWine, a Republican, at a news briefing. “These are violent people, and their violence will not be tolerated in Ohio.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware Countians: Boat Sober, Please

13 Jul , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware; ODNR

When state officials talk about boating safety, there’s always a reason for local enthusiasts to take notice.

After all, Delaware County has more miles of shoreline than any other county in Ohio. The county’s collection of rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs boast over 140 miles of shoreline.

It’s not surprising, therefore, that it’s easy to find Delaware County residents out on the water.

WIth that mind, a recent item from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is all the more important: More…

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Life in Delaware County

How Safe Is Your Town?

19 Apr , 2019  

How safe are Delaware County and area cities as compared to the rest of Ohio?

SafeWise recently released its fifth annual Safest Cities report. The news was fairly good for the Buckeye State and the local area. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Genoa Township Shares Info About Carbon Monoxide In The Winter

13 Jan , 2019  

The Genoa Township Fire/EMS/Rescue has shared important words about the risks of carbon monoxide exposure, particularly at this time of the year.

Most carbon monoxide poisonings occur in the winter. Here are ways to reduce risks of exposure: More…

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