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Mar 21

Fire hydrant flushing

Posted on March 21, 2017 at 11:22 AM by Laura Oldham

Beginning April 1, 2017 ending April 30, 2017 the Grandview Heights Fire Department will be having crews on the street flowing and pumping hydrants. This will take place during the daylight hours.

You may experience a slight lost in water pressure for a few minutes. You may also notice a slight discoloration in your water. This discoloration is just sediment in the mains and will clear up in a short time. Laundry should not be done while you are experiencing water discoloration because articles of clothing may become permanently stained. Some of you may not experience any problem at all.

If you experience a prolonged problem, please call the Grandview Heights Fire Department (614-488-5904) or the Columbus Division of Water (614-645-8270).

Grandview Heights Fire Hydrant

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Mar 07

Tips to reduce exposure to lead in your water

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 9:57 AM by Laura Oldham

The City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities shared this brochure with tips to reduce exposure to lead in your water. Check out the image below or download a PDF here


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Mar 03

Indictment filed for aggravated burglary

Posted on March 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM by Laura Oldham

On January 14, 2017, a burglary with forced entry was reported in the 1500 block of Wyandotte Rd. The residents came home to find a male suspect in their residence. The suspect was confronted by the homeowners, and he fled the residence with several articles of jewelry and a purse that contained personal belongings.

The scene was processed for evidence and several items were collected, including a weapon that had been left behind and did not belong to the homeowner. Gerard W. Powers, 40, of Columbus, was identified as a suspect from the evidence that had been collected. Powers was found to be incarcerated at the Franklin County jail for an alleged bank robbery offense that occurred on January 17, 2017, in the City of Columbus. Detectives interviewed Powers at the jail in reference to the burglary on Wyandotte Rd, and he confessed to the crime.

The completed investigation was forwarded to the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office for review. On March 1, 2017, the Grand Jury returned a four count indictment on Gerard Powers for aggravated burglary, burglary, and two counts of theft.

Gerard Powers

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