Amber Alert canceled for 5 year old girl


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – An Amber Alert has now been canceled for a child believed to be abducted from Franklin County, Ohio.

The child, Ella Barnhart, 5, was last seen at 836 Vista Drive in the City of Gahanna shortly after 4:00 p.m.  The Ohio State Highway Patrol confirms the Amber Alert was canceled just before 5:00 p.m.

The statewide Amber Alert described the girl four feet tall, 50 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.

The suspect was believed to be her non-custodial father, 32 year old Nicholas Barnhart.

The status of where the child was located is still being confirmed, but she is safe. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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