The Ohio Amber Alert Steering Committee had halted the cellphone alerts between midnight and 6 a.m. because people complained about the loud alarms.
Ohio has decided to resume sending cellphone alerts of missing children and other emergencies whenever they happen - even in the middle of the night.
The Ohio Amber Alert Steering Committee had halted the cellphone alerts between and because people complained about the loud alarms.
But the committee decided to resume the 24-hour alerts for people who have phones programmed with the wireless emergency alert.
Captain Rob Jackson from the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the committee said the urgency of finding an abducted child outweighs the middle-of-the-night disruption.
The alert system is coordinated through the federal government and the cellular phone industry.