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911 system

Franklin County has joined about a dozen others in Ohio by now allowing 911 emergency text messages. 

Delaware County residents may now text for emergency help. 

Delaware and Franklin Counties plan to test a system this year allowing residents with emergencies to text 911 instead of placing a call.

Delaware County officials want to ask voters to approve a tax levy this fall to fund 911 operations.

The city of Columbus is spending $1.9 million on new technology for the municipal 911 call system, allowing people to send videos, text messages and photos during an emergency.