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Siblings abducted in Ligonier found safe in Ohio motel

| Saturday, April 28, 2012, 5:15 a.m.

Authorities canceled an Amber Alert on Saturday morning for two children reportedly abducted in Ligonier Borough Friday night after finding the kids safe at an Ohio motel.

Police in Liberty Township, Ohio, said a 14-year-old boy and his 8-year-old sister were found in a Quality Inn and a woman was apprehended. Police declined to identify the woman or whether she faces any criminal charges. The children's hometown was not listed.

The Trumbull County Sheriff's Department and Ohio Highway Patrol referred comment to Liberty police, who would not release any other information yesterday.

Ligonier Borough police could not be reached for comment. The Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety, which operates the county's 911 center, had no further information.

According to the Pennsylvania Amber Alert Web site, the children reportedly were abducted at 9:30 p.m. Friday on the 100 block of West Main Street in Ligonier by a black man in his 30s or 40s. The man, who was driving a white, four-door sedan, drove south from Ligonier, the site states.

Liberty, near Youngstown, Ohio, is about 120 miles northwest of Ligonier.

The Amber Alert was issued about 2:45 a.m. Saturday and canceled by 6 a.m.

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