911 system Franklin County Now Offering 911 Text Option By Mike Foley • Jan 24, 2019 Franklin County has joined about a dozen others in Ohio by now allowing 911 emergency text messages. Delaware County Launches 911 Texting System By Jim Letizia • May 2, 2018 Delaware County residents may now text for emergency help. Two Local Counties To Test 911 Texting System This Year By Associated Press • Jan 3, 2018 Delaware and Franklin Counties plan to test a system this year allowing residents with emergencies to text 911 instead of placing a call. Levy To Upgrade Delaware County 911 Proposed By Jim Letizia • Jun 9, 2016 Delaware County officials want to ask voters to approve a tax levy this fall to fund 911 operations. Columbus upgrades 911 system By Jim Letizia • Oct 8, 2012 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.