LIMA, Ohio (WDTN) — This statewide Missing Child Alert has been canceled.
All four missing children were located safely.
A statewide missing child alert has been issued for the children, ranging in ages 8 to 13.
Police say the children were taken by their non-custodial mother, Marianne Merritt early Tuesday morning.
According to police, Merritt took the children and was thought to be heading to Florida along with her boyfriend Charles Perkins.
Police say Perkins has a history of being abusive towards the children.