Man Reported Missing in Springfield Township

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Police and K-9 search units are out Saturday in Springfield Township looking for a man that was reported missing Friday.

Springfield Local school board Vice President Attorney John Schoenike was reported missing early Friday afternoon by his wife.

Police said Schoenike’s vehicle was found at the Boardman Swim Club on West Boulevard, near the man’s law offices. Schoenike is not a member of the club and his family said there was no reason for him to be there.

His vehicle contained his car keys and cell phone.

Schoenike’s wife told police she hasn’t heard from her husband since early Friday morning and calls made to his cell phone were not answered. She said the behavior is uncharacteristic of her husband.

At the request of Springfield Township Police Chief Matthew Mohn, the FBI has been called in to assist with the investigation.

“I have contacted the FBI to assist me in this investigation,” said Mohn. “We’re concerned for his welfare at his point, his safety trying to locate him and find out what’s going on.”

Police said they found Schoenike’s car when they “pinged” his cell phone.

Schoenike’s wife told police she last saw her husband at their home on E. Middletown Road in Springfield Township.

Typically, an adult is considered missing after 24 hours, however, Mohn said because of the circumstances of this case he is treating it as suspicious and said time is critical. Police said Saturday that Schoenike is considered “endangered.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 330-542-2895

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