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Jon Schoenike, 52, of Springfield. Jon Schoenike, 52, of Springfield.
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Family, friends, colleagues and members of the church community surrounded attorney Jon Schoenike's home Saturday night praying for his family and his safe return.

"When you stop and think of the reality that he's been gone -- we're going on dark in the second night -- it gets a little hard," says Lynn Maro-Schoenike, Jon's wife.

Lynn, who is also an attorney, last saw him just before 9 a.m. Friday morning as she left for work. Even though they had a law office in Boardman, he mostly worked out of their home.

When I left that morning, I asked him what his agenda was that day," Lynn explains. "He said he didn't have any meetings that day, but he had a couple of things he needed to get done. My daughter was home from college, they were going to be together."

When their daughter woke up between 10 and 10:30 a.m., Jon was nowhere to be found and his 2004, tan Ford Excursion was gone.

Police later found the vehicle in the parking lot of the Boardman Swim Club; his cell phone, wallet and a broken watch were left inside.

If anybody has a business along [state Route] 224 and you have surveillance cameras, look for that Rxcursion, look and see if it even drove past your business," Lynn says.

Jon is 52 years-old, 5 foot 11 inches, has a receding blonde hair and a slender build weighing 140 pounds.

He was the vice president of the Springfield School Board.

He and his wife have been married for 22 years. They have two daughters and his wife says he is a man of routine and integrity.

"This man, my husbamd, would not have walked away from here," she says.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mahoning County Sheriff's department. The FBI and a search dog team is also investigating.

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