Missing Ravenna children found after search Tuesday

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A report of three siblings missing in Ravenna Tuesday evening had friends and neighbors combing the streets for the trio, ages 11, 6 and 4 until they were found some two hours later and safely returned to their parents.

Ravenna police were called at 6:46 p.m. and were told that the three had not been seen at Green Acres Apartments, 529 E. Main St., for about 45 minutes.

Ravenna police, assisted by the Ravenna Fire Department, the Portage County Sheriff's Ofice, Streetsboro police, and the Ohio highway Patrol, began a search of the area.

The Ravenna Police Department also activated its "A child is missing" program, which sends out a mass alert phone call to Ravenna residents.

The three were spotted several blocks away and two hours later by a family member on his way to join the search. Police said the three were found near South Prospect Street and Bacon Lane in southern Ravenna.

The family member took the children to the Ravenna Post Office and turned them over to Ravenna police at 8:46 p.m. The children and their parents were reunited shortly after, according to a statement released by Chief Tim Adkins.

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