Parents sometimes complain law enforcement agencies do not act decisively on reports of missing children. That certainly was not what happened when two East Ohio teenagers disappeared earlier this month.
A 15-year-old Harrison County girl and a 16-year-old Carroll County boy were seen last in Ohio on June 10. Their families notified the authorities they were missing and, within days, they were located.
The two may have run away from their homes, according to Harrison County Sheriff Joe Myers.
Law enforcement agencies in Ohio, West Virginia and Michigan were notified to watch for the two, then searchers were given reason to believe they were in Louisiana. Less than a week after they disappeared, New Orleans police picked them up and held them for their families.
That was excellent police work, by both the local and New Orleans authorities. Good for them for reacting as quickly and effectively as they did.