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Ohio deputies raise ‘Thin Blue Line’ flag outside Justice Center after US flag stolen by protesters, sheriff says

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Sheriff’s deputies in Ohio hoisted a “Thin Blue Line” flag at a county jail Sunday after its American flag was stolen, authorities said.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil said the new black, white and blue flag was raised at the Hamilton County Justice Center to honor a Cincinnati police officer who was shot during a public demonstration over the weekend, according to a tweet from the sheriff’s office. The officer was wearing a ballistic helmet that was struck by a bullet near the University of Cincinnati early Sunday, WCPO-TV reported.

He was not injured, authorities said.

“Our American Flag was stolen during the Vandalism of the Justice Center,” the tweet read. “The Thin Blue Line was raised by our deputies to honor the CPD Officer who was shot. The flag has been removed and we will replace it with the American Flag in the morning.”

The “Thin Blue Line” flag is used by many law enforcement agencies and supporters to honor police officers. Chris Seelbach, the president pro tem of the Cincinnati City Council, decried displaying the flag to replace the American flag amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.

“Not unsurprising, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil @hcso_org is only making things worth by replacing the American Flag with the “Blue Lives Matter” flag at the Hamilton County Justice Center. Thank God voters sent him to retirement in the Democrat primary,” he tweeted.

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“Should have been replaced with American flag immediately,” Seelbach said in another tweet. “Not replaced with a politically charged blue lives matter flag when thousands are protesting in our streets because #BlackLivesMatter Sheriff Neil has only made things worse. Again.”

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Odell Beckham Jr. says ‘violence is not the answer’ amid George Floyd death, riots

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. expressed his feelings about the death of George Floyd and the unrest that devolved into riots on Saturday.

“IM FRUSTRATED,” Beckham Jr. wrote on Twitter. “More so because I don’t even kno how to speak or comment on this issue that’s been goin on for so long. I hate feeling defeated as if the words I wanna say will@never be enough to stop what’s goin on. I’m Tired. People are losing brothers sisters daughters.

“Losing fathers mothers aunties uncles etc…. VIOLENCE isn’t not the answer … cops killing us is not the answer, us killin cops is not the answer,” Beckham Jr. added. “VIOLENCE WILL ONLY BRING MORE VIOLENCE.”

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Floyd was killed as Minneapolis police officers had him in custody last Monday. A video appeared to show one officer with a knee on Floyd’s neck as he screamed for help and that he was having trouble breathing. Floyd later died.

The officer seen pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck has since been arrested and faced third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges.

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Ohio Dem rep, other officials pepper-sprayed during protest in Columbus

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Democratic Rep. Joyce Beatty and other local Ohio officials were sprayed with pepper spray Saturday in Columbus during protests that broke out in response to the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd while in police custody.

Beatty, D-Ohio, participated in the protests in downtown Columbus, according to her Twitter, along with Franklin County, Ohio Commissioner Kevin Boyce and Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin.

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According to local reports, during the demonstrations, a protester got into an altercation with law enforcement. Police reportedly took that protester down.

Beatty reportedly attempted to intervene, but police began using pepper spray or mace, according to reports.

In a video posted by Hardin on Twitter, he confirmed that he and Beatty did get sprayed, but said “we are okay.”

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“We understand tensions are high,” Hardin said. “We need change but the only way we will get change is peaceful demonstrations.”

Beatty described the protest, as “peaceful,” but noted that “there were times where people got off the curb and into the street.”

“But too much force is not the answer to this,” Beatty said, acknowledging that “it probably was not safe” for her to attend the protest, but said she is “so proud of my colleagues.”

“We want to continue to protest, but it must be peaceful,” she said. “And that does not mean that we are not standing up for justice.”

The protests and riots broke out across the nation in response to the death of Floyd.

Floyd was arrested Monday after an employee at a grocery store called police and accused him of trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill. Floyd, who is black, was then handcuffed by Derek Chauvin, who is white, and pushed to the ground.

A cell phone video shows Floyd’s head is turned to the side and he does not appear to be resisting. Chauvin had his knee pressed to the back of Floyd’s neck for several minutes as Floyd is seen gasping for air and begging Chauvin to stop. He does not. Bystanders are also heard shouting at Chauvin to take his knee off of Floyd’s neck.

Floyd, 46, died in police custody Monday night.

Minneapolis police officer Chauvin was charged Friday with 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter in Minnesota.

Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty contributed to this report. 

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Protests demanding justice for George Floyd ramp up again nationwide

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Another day of protests in wake of the killing of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer geared up Saturday as hundreds of people across the country hit the streets.

In Columbus, Ohio, dozens of protesters gathered outside the Ohio Statehouse on Saturday morning, many yelling “I can’t breathe,” “who do you serve?” and “no justice, no peace, no racist police.”

While it started largely peaceful, simmering anger quickly bubbled over, quickly getting out of hand.

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Local media reported police deployed tear gas after an officer was hurt in a confrontation with protesters. Images on social media showed police and protesters pouring water on their faces after the tear gas was deployed. A state of emergency was declared soon after.

In Tallahassee, Fla., unconfirmed videos appeared to show a driver of a red truck running vehicle into a crowd of protesters on Saturday. It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured.

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The Tallahassee Police Department did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Floyd, 46, was declared dead on Memorial Day hours after he was pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer, later identified as Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on his neck. A video from the incident showed Floyd struggling to breathe. In a video recorded by a bystander, Floyd is heard saying he cannot breathe.

Floyd was pronounced dead Monday night.

Four police officers — Chauvin, Tomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng — were fired from the force Tuesday. Chauvin was arrested Friday and charged with murder in the third degree.

Following a fourth-straight day of protests in Minneapolis, Gov. Tim Walz announced he had authorized “full mobilization” of the state’s National Guard — a first in the Guard’s 164-year history.

“The tactics and the approach that we have taken have evolved and need to evolve the same way, with a sensitivity to the legitimate rage and anger that came after what the world witnessed in the murder of George Floyd and was manifested in a very healthy gathering of community to memorialize that Tuesday night, which was still present to a certain degree on Wednesday,” he said Saturday. “By Thursday it was nearly gone and last night is a mockery of pretending this is about George Floyd’s death or inequities or historical traumas to our communities of color.”

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The anger that seized the nation also comes in the wake of the killing in Georgia of Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot after being pursued by a white father and son while out running.

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Several hundred protesters rally around the south steps of the Kansas Statehouse to protest George Floyd’s death in Minnesota, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Topeka, Kan. The participants also recalled the 2017 death of Dominique White, who was fatally shot in Topeka while he fled from police. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

In Austin, Texas, hundreds of protests gathered in front of the city’s police headquarters — remaining relatively calm. It was in contrast to an overnight demonstration that saw police officers fire bean bag shots and make several arrests.

According to organizers, they were also calling for justice in the shooting death of 42-year-old Mike Ramos, a black and Hispanic man who was shot and killed by Austin officer Christopher Taylor in late April.

Protesters were seen climbing onto U.S. Interstate 35 bridge. At least one person was reportedly arrested outside the police department.

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Other protests Saturday were seen in New York City, Albany, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Newark and other cities across the country.

In Columbia, S.C., protesters gathered peacefully outside Justice Square before marching to the city’s police department headquarters. There, they were met with officers dressed in riot gear, videos posted on Twitter show.

In Cincinnati, Mayor John Cranley announced a 10 p.m. curfew Saturday and Sunday in the areas of the city following damage to businesses during protests the night before.

Cranley said hundreds of people had demonstrated peacefully, with no major issues before 11 p.m., but those who engaged in criminal activity “were not part of the protest.” Eleven people were arrested and more arrests will come as suspects are identified, he said.

Outside one of the damaged buildings, a sign read: “Racism is real. Silence is compliance.” In the city’s Washington Park, a crowd swelled to more than 1,000 and began marching toward City Hall through the streets. Organizers said they didn’t want a repeat of Friday night.

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Outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, hundreds of demonstrators gathered, holding signs and chanting. There was also a gathering at Dilworth Park to kneel silently for nine minutes, as police watched.

Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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WATCH: Ohio troopers assist woman whose brakes gave out on highway

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Ohio police helped a woman corral her runaway car after her brakes failed on a busy interstate.

The 20-year-old woman was driving on I-77 Sunday when she ran into trouble, Fox 8 Cleveland reports. She couldn’t slow down or stop.

She called into the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and was transferred to the Cambridge Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, according to the station.

Police posted video showing the harrowing incident.

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A dispatcher then kept her calm while offering suggestions on how to stop her vehicle.

Troopers positioned themselves along the interstate to warn traffic, Fox 8 reported.

Eventually, the woman was able to bring the car to a stop by slowly applying the emergency brake as she was instructed.

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“With the suggestions from dispatchers, actions from troopers and the female’s focus, the situation ended with no injuries or damage,” police said Thursday.

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Jai Chabria: Fight against voter fraud comes to Ohio as state seeks to overturn ruling by liberal judge

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“As Ohio goes, so goes the nation.” We’ve heard that saying in presidential elections time and time again. Hopefully, that will not be the case in light of the latest activist ruling from a federal judge.

Once hailed as the most purple state in the country, Ohio’s changing demographics are making it redder by the year. That will not stop Democrats from putting resources into the Buckeye State to try to expand former Vice President Joe Biden’s path to victory in the November presidential election.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all facets of our lives, including our ability to vote. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, a Republican, has been focused on having as normal an election as possible in November.

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However, a federal judge for the Southern District of Ohio who was appointed by President Bill Clinton has thrown a wrench into the process. And it’s a precedent we are likely to see more of in the future.

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U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus Jr. recently ruled that because groups trying to get liberal pet issues into the Ohio Constitution “cannot collect signatures in person” by the legal deadlines due to the state’s stay-at-home order, the secretary of state must accept electronic signatures.

By allowing signatures to be submitted electronically, Sargus is effectively removing accountability from the process. No longer are witnesses required, and his recommendations essentially require a computer science degree to determine whether potential fraud may be occurring. Our democracy demands better.

In reading between the lines, here’s the simple strategy: the more liberal issues that appear on the ballot, the more likely it is that Democrats will vote. This is especially true when they are not enamored with their candidate at the top of the ticket.

I don’t believe that either voter fraud or voter suppression takes place to the degree advocates on either side of the debate claim. But activist decisions like the on by Sargus degrade the efficacy people have in the electoral process. The integrity of our elections is as important as the ability of citizens to believe their vote is counted.

Provisions for electronic signature gathering have been introduced in legislatures across America. Not a single one has been enacted. Currently, electronic signature gathering is only allowed in Massachusetts. That was ordered by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court just a few weeks ago. Notice a pattern?

Ohioans are being forced into this scenario even though the electronic signature gathering process has not been vetted in any meaningful way by any other state. Nor has it even been debated in Ohio.

We have foreign governments that we know have targeted our elections, yet it is OK for an activist judge to mandate a technology effecting the election without informing us about the potential downsides?

While Judge Sargus only made this ruling for a select group of liberal issues and only for this November’s election, we all understand how the slippery slope works. Once the goalposts move, it is almost impossible to have a sane discussion about returning to normalcy without voting groups screaming about suppression from the tops of their lungs.

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Once electronic signature gathering is allowed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, odds are that it will start to spread in 2021 and beyond.

Moreover, why would the use of electronic signature gathering only apply to issue campaigns? Signature gathering is the same basic process regardless of the type of vote is being held. Candidates will likely be granted the ability to use the Internet to gather signatures as well to get on ballots.

Thankfully, Secretary of State LaRose has asked Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost to appeal the decision by Sargus to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The appellate court has blocked Sarugus’ ruling from taking effect while it is being appealed.

Ohio has a good case, given that it has begun to open the state up again and that there will be more opportunities for signature gatherers to do their jobs.

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Additionally, Ohio’s leaders have carved out First Amendment exemptions in the stay-at-home order – a fact Judge Sargus overlooked.

Hopefully, Sargus’ ruling will be overturned. Regardless, electronic signature gathering is likely going to be the next hot topic in the battle over the ballot box. If it’s true that Ohio sets the tone for the nation, electronic signature gathering could be coming to your state if Sargus’ ruling stands.

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Protests seen in Denver, Columbus, Louisville after George Floyd death

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A protest in Denver over the death of George Floyd escalated into violence Thursday evening as demonstrators blocked traffic and vandalized property near the Colorado Statehouse.

Protesters calling for justice for Floyd — a handcuffed black man who died while n police custody in Minneapolis on Monday — smashed car windows and broke a window of the building.

Other protests broke out across the U.S., in cities such as Columbus, Ohio, and Louisville, Ky.

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In Denver, protesters marched through the downtown area, stopping traffic and briefly blocking cars from entering a freeway, prompting police to fire tear gas to get them to disperse.

Gary Cutler, a spokesman for the Colorado State Patrol, said a shooting happened in a park across the street from the Statehouse after most of the protesters had moved to downtown.

“We just got shot at,” state Rep. Leslie Herod tweeted. The Statehouse was locked down, Cutler said, and no one was hurt.

“We do believe that the shots were towards the Capitol, but we do not at this point have any correlation to the protest or the protesters,” Denver Police Department spokesman Kurt Barnes told The Denver Post.

GEORGE FLOYD UNREST IN MINNESOTA: FEDS, LAW ENFORCEMENT CALL FOR CALM, TIME TO INVESTIGATE AMID RIOTS

No arrests were reported and it was unclear who fired the shots.

“Tonight is a very sad night for our state,” Colorado Gov. Jared Polis tweeted. “While we are still uncovering all of the facts, a protest regarding the killing of George Floyd devolved into vandalism and violence, and I was absolutely shocked by video evidence of a motorist attempting to run over a protestor.”

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock tweeted, “I want to plead to everyone, let’s demonstrate but let’s demonstrate peacefully. Leave the weapons at home.”

In Columbus, protesters broke windows and went inside the Ohio Statehouse, according to reports.

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In Louisville, Ky, hundreds of protesters blocked traffic and shots around were fired around 11:30 p.m. while demonstrating against the death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Louisville woman who was fatally shot by police in her apartment after a “no knock” search warrant on March 13. There were no reported injuries.

The Louisville Metro Police Department said officers returned fire when Taylor’s boyfriend shot at them.

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Body of missing Ohio boy, 5, recovered from campground lake

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The body of a missing 5-year-old boy has been recovered from a lake after he went missing from an Ohio campground Monday, authorities said.

Cameron Walters was reported missing around 5 p.m. at the Mineral Springs Lake Resort in Peebles, a town located about 70 miles east of Cincinnati, FOX19 reported. His grandparents had a camper at the 350-acre campground.

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Searchers found the body of Walters, who did not know how to swim, in the water around 6 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said.

“We have recovered the 5-year-old missing in the water near the boat dock area,” Adams County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Mike Estep told reporters at the scene, describing it as “very very emotional.”

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The body of Walters was recovered from the lake on Tuesday. He did not know how to swim, authorities said. (Ohio Attorney General’s Office)

It was unclear whether he wandered off on his own, according to authorities. They said foul play is not suspected in the boy’s death.

Walters was last seen playing with his sister at the campground, longtime resident Mark Breetly told the station.

“He was riding around on his tricycle,” Breetly said. “Him and his sister were playing together. Nothing like this has ever happened before.”

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The search Walters included more than 100 volunteers, a K-9 team, and sonar equipment, WCPO-TV reported.

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Jim Jordan talks ‘Great American Comeback,’ IG departures, Clinton, Flynn case

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A report that the U.S. could see strong economic growth as states emerge from months of coronavirus shutdowns had U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, sounding optimistic Tuesday during an appearance on “Fox News @ Night.”

Host Shannon Bream pointed to the Politico report – in which former Obama administration adviser Jason Furman predicted a sudden rebound in the fall could spell trouble for Democrats’ election hopes.

She also noted a recent poll showing voters still trust President Trump over Joe Biden on the economy despite the virus-related slowdown.

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“He built the greatest economy in 50 years,” Jordan said, referring to the president. “I think, as the president says, as the economists are saying — I think it’s an Obama economist – they’re saying we’re going to have this good ‘V-shaped recovery,’ which I call the Great American Comeback. I think it’s going to happen, it’s going to be strong, it’s going to be robust. It’s going be hopefully like where we were just a few months ago before this shutdown.”

The key to the comeback will be the states choosing to reopen rather than to wait for a federal bailout, Jordan added.

“Back-to-work actually works,” he said. “That’s the best stimulus there is. And I think you’re going to see what this economist talked about.”

Jordan also blasted the Democrats, accusing them of playing politics rather than working toward bipartisan support of a U.S. economic rebound.

“The Democrats right away go to politics. Why can’t we all just be for what’s good for the country? It’s good for America, if we have a strong recovery, if we have that V, if we have this great American comeback,” he said. “That’s good for the country. But the Democrats always think politically ’cause their animosity and animus to the president is just so strong — and that’s unfortunate.”

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Bream next asked Jordan about the recent departures of inspector generals from the federal government – either by resignation or firings by President Trump. She referred to U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., who accused Trump of replacing “Mr. Cleans” with “Mr. Cronies,” with other Democrats saying Trump was looking to avoid accountability.

“Look, the president’s entitled to have the people he wants around him to do the things he told the American people he was going to get accomplished,” Jordan responded. “I think that’s fine.”

Jordan then said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had no inspector general oversight during her tenure at the State Department.

“No inspector general the whole time,” he said. “Maybe if we’d had an inspector general there, we could have gotten a little more information on what really happened, we had to do a whole select committee on the Benghazi tragedy, where Americans lost their lives on that night.”

Once again Jordan pointed at the Democrats.

“This president has been faced with more attacks from more places than any president ever,” he said, “and he’s entitled to have the people in office, supporting his administration so he can get done what he told the American people he was going to do.”

Jordan, 56, who serves as ranking member of both the House judiciary and oversight committees, then addressed the Michael Flynn case, in which the Justice Department sought to drop charges of lying to investigators against the former White House national security adviser. Jordan said he hoped to soon see transcripts of Flynn’s phone calls with former Russian diplomat Sergey Kislyak, which reportedly sparked the Russia investigation into the Trump campaign.

“I really want to see that call,” Jordan said, “and just as importantly I want to see the 302, the notes taken when the two agents – Comey snuck ’em into the White House to set up General Flynn and trap General Flynn.”

Jordan added he was hoping that John Ratcliffe, the newly installed director of national intelligence, would make the information available.”

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Jordan also credited Ratcliffe’s predecessor, Rick Grenell, with doing an “outstanding job” of uncovering information regarding the Flynn case.

“We know Rick Grenell, in three months — I said this last week, I think — compare three months of Rick Grenell to three years of [FBI Director] Chris Wray,” Jordan said. “Rick Grenell’s done an outstanding job. John Ratcliffe’s going to continue that outstanding work.

”But I look forward to seeing this document because what we’ve learned because of Rick Grenell’s efforts, [Flynn lawyer] Sidney Powell’s efforts, Attorney General Barr’s efforts … Jim Comey was the common denominator through it all. I hope John Durham [investigating the origins of the Russia probe] is still giving Mr. Comey a strong look.”

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Missing Ohio woman, 18, found safe: Left to ‘start a new life’

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An 18-year-old Ohio woman was found safe Saturday six days after her mother reported her missing.

Madison Bell, of Greenfield, disappeared after telling her mother she was going to a tanning salon that had reopened after Ohio coronavirus lockdown measures were lifted for some businesses.

Her car was found abandoned in a church parking lot that deputies cordoned off as a crime scene.

The announcement that she had been located and was safe was made around 6:30 a.m. Saturday by Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera.

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Bell was a graduating senior.

Barerra said she left home “to start a new life,” the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

He said law enforcement tracked her down at a location that was not local, according to the paper.

Barerra said Bell was not considered a runaway because she is an adult.

MISSING OHIO TEEN’S CAR, CELL PHONE FOUND AFTER DISAPPEARANCE

On Thursday, Barerra’s office released a photo of a man with a scruffy beard who they said was wanted for questioning in the disappearance.

Bell’s family asked for privacy “during this difficult time while we are emotionally raw,” Fox 19 Cincinnati reported.

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