UPDATE: Frank Ott, Missing Since Monday in Bethlehem, Found Alert and Responsive

2:25 p.m. Update

Frank Ott was found earlier this afternoon following a community-wide search, authorities say.

Ott, who had last been seen at around 4 p.m. Monday, was found near the baseball fields by Interstate 470. Authorities said he was coherent and talkative when found and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Dozens of volunteers scoured the areas of Bethlehem and Elm Grove beginning Tuesday morning to look for Ott, a Moundsville man who was dropped at the Marathon gas station in Bethlehem along W.Va. 88 Monday afternoon.

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A search is underway in Bethlehem as Ohio County Sheriff’s deputies, Bethlehem volunteer firefighters and other volunteers are combing the community for Frank Ott, who was reported missing Monday.

Ott, 85, was dropped off at the Marathon station in Bethlehem along W.Va. 88 Monday afternoon. He is from Moundsville and not familiar with Bethlehem, family members said.

He was last seen walking toward Village Plaza about 4 p.m. Monday.

Dozens of volunteers gathered at 9 a.m. Tuesday to plan the search. The search is focused on the Village Drive area headed toward Elm Grove. Anyone with information on Ott can call the sheriff’s department at 304-234-3680.


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