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Third graders watch Bob "crack" without a seat belt

Ada third graders witnessed a great lesson on seat belt safety this week.

Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief, used  SAFER Bob the Egg in his demonstration.

"For the past 12 years, when I ask the kids what we should name the egg, our crash test dummy, the name has always been "Bob."

He adds: "This is a very valuable lesson in seat belt use. We crash the car with Bob in a seat belt and he survives. When we take the belt off, Bob is ejected from the car and cracks. An excellent visual and great reminder to always wear your seat belt.

Alec Cooper named "2016 Top Cop"

Ptl. Alec Cooper was, this week, selected as the 2016 Top Cop for D.U.I. Arrests for 2015, for the Ada Police Department.

Ptl. Cooper was presented his award on April 26 the Mother's Against Drunk Driving of Allen, Hardin and Putnam Counties.

Ptl. Cooper had 17 D.U.I. arrests in 2015 and his efforts make Ada  a SAFER Community.

Missing Ada teen found in Indianapolis

Elizabeth Saracson 14-years-old, who had spent the evening with her sister in Ada, and had left her home during the night hours, was found in Indianapolis, Ind., according to Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief.

On Monday, the Ada Police Department in concert with the Forest Police Department and the F.B.I. tracked Elizabeth down to a house in Indianapolis, Ind., where F.B.I. agents successfully located her and recover her from the home.

As initially believed, Elizabeth did leave Ada and arrive in Indianapolis on her own accord, according to Harnishfeger.

The investigation continues as to exactly how Elizabeth was transported to Indianapolis.

14-year-old Ada girl reported missing by police

On April 23 the Ada Police Department took a report of a missing juvenile. 

The incident occurred in Ada.  According to the report, Elizabeth Saracson was spending the night at her sister's on Friday April 22.  Elizabeth was last seen around 10 p.m. that night at her sister’s house. 

Elizabeth is 14 years old and is a white female with brown hair slightly below her shoulders and brown eyes. Elizabeth has a mole on her neck. 

Elizabeth is 5-8 and 140 pounds.  She was last seen wearing blue jeans, tennis shoes, and a Bowling Green t-shirt.  She is also carrying a blue duffel bag with the name “Lizzy” in sparkle letters.

Bluffton Circle K camera shows robbery in process - Tuesday AM

Bluffton police filed this report this morning to the Icon concerning a robbery at Circle K on Commerce Lane.

Police encourage anyone with information to contact police department at 419-358-2961.​

On Tuesday, April 5, at approximately 4:48 a.m., the Circle K store located on Commerce Lane in Bluffton, Hancock County, was robbed by a white male with a firearm. 

Ada fire, EMS, police have meth lab focus

Earlier this week the Ada-Liberty Township Fire Department, EMS, and police participating in a training sessions with Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

The focus was on methamphetamine lab awareness and the potential hazards faced by first responders. (From the fire department Facebook)