JACKSON, OHIO: Police in southern Ohio say two children have been found shot to death in their grandparentís home.

Jackson police said in a news release that the children, ages 9 and 12, were found shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday.

A dispatcher said no additional information was immediately available. The names of the children were being withheld by authorities until relatives could be notified.

Jackson is a city of about 7,000 people in mostly rural Appalachian Ohio. It is about 65 miles south of Columbus.