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Ohio introduces central child abuse hotline

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio residents who suspect child abuse or neglect can now make an anonymous report using a central toll-free telephone number.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced Thursday the launch of the number - 855-OH-CHILD, or 855-642-4453. It connects callers to automated telephone directory that will link them directly to a child welfare or law enforcement office in their county.

The number was introduced successfully in northwest Ohio in September and now is available to all 88 Ohio counties.

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