Change coming to AMBER Alert notifications

A change is being made to how Ohioans will receive AMBER Alert notifications.

Emergency messages will now be capable of sending 360-character text messages rather than just the traditional 90-character messages.

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This change is due to increased technology by both wireless carriers and wireless device manufacturers, according to a media release.

The added characters will allow law enforcement to provide more in-depth details and urgent information.

Some older devices may only be capable of receiving the 90-character message, the release states.