DeWine honors 690 missing OH children - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Kids release 690 balloons for each missing OH child

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is raising awareness about the astonishing number of children who are currently reported missing in the state. (Source: Ohio Attorney General) Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is raising awareness about the astonishing number of children who are currently reported missing in the state. (Source: Ohio Attorney General)
Kids released 690 balloons in honor of those missing. (Source: Ohio Attorney General) Kids released 690 balloons in honor of those missing. (Source: Ohio Attorney General)
COLUMBUS, OH (Toledo News Now) -

One day before National Missing Children's Day, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine reminded Ohioans about the hundreds of children who remain missing in the state.

Currently, 690 children are missing in Ohio.

DeWine attended a balloon launch at Columbus Preparatory Academy in honor of National Missing Children's Day, which is observed May 25. Children released 690 balloons representing each missing child in Ohio

"Some of these children have been missing for decades, but the discovery of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight in Cleveland this month reminds us that we can't give up hope," said DeWine.  

On Friday, DeWine also released the Ohio Attorney General's Missing Children Clearinghouse annual 2012 report. According to report, a total of 19,219 reports of missing children were made in 2012. Of those children, 98.8 percent were recovered safely.

DeWine and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children encourage parents to take 25 minutes to talk with their children about staying safe.

-Teach children how and when to use 911.

-Walk or drive the route to and from school with children, pointing out landmarks and safe
   places to go if they're being followed or need help.

-Remind children it's alright to say no to anything that makes them feel scared, uncomfortable, or
   confused.

-Practice "what if" situations and ask children how they would respond.

The Missing Children Clearinghouse documented 72 family abductions in 2012 and 12 non-family abductions. There were also 62 attempted abductions. Of incidents in which the outcome is known, 53 percent involved the children being able to walk or run away with no physical contact occurring.

View photographs and other information about current missing children cases being investigated by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

    Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:16 AM EST2018-02-25 07:16:08 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 10:47 PM EST2018-02-26 03:47:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>
  • 5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

    5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-02-25 07:25:46 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 10:38 PM EST2018-02-26 03:38:45 GMT
    (Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River  Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati.  Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...(Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati. Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

    More >>

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

    More >>
  • China paves way for Xi Jinping to remain leader for years

    China paves way for Xi Jinping to remain leader for years

    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:05 AM EST2018-02-25 09:05:47 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 10:17 PM EST2018-02-26 03:17:05 GMT
    Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a joint press briefing with French President Emmanuel Macron, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a joint press briefing with French President Emmanuel Macron, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)

    China's official news agency says the ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president and vice president.

    More >>

    China's official news agency says the ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president and vice president.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly