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May 21, 2020

The Lewis Family Branch will be closed from May 22nd to August 6th in coordination with Chaffey Joint Union High School District for necessary upgrades. For your convenience, the book drop located at Lewis Family Branch will remain open during this time.  You may continue to place holds on library material online or over the phone and pick up your items at Ovitt Family Community Library. For more information about the Lewis Family Branch or the Summer at Ontario City Library programming please visit or call 909-395-2004.

May 20, 2020

Traffic investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit and run collision.

On May 19, 2020 at 1:29 PM, a white sedan and a white semi-truck were invovled in a collision in the intersection of Airport Drive and East Terminal Way. After the collision, the white semi-tuck continued to drive west on Airport Drive and fled the scene.

The suspect vehicle is a white semi-truck, with a sleeper cab, towing a white 53 foot semi-trailer. The trailer should be missing the rear metal guard.

Anyone with information regarding… Read More

May 15, 2020

The City of Ontario announced today that the annual Independence Day Parade and Fireworks Spectacular are being cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The moves are among a variety of steps being taken that will impact the City’s recreation and community services over the next several months. Alternative virtual programing is being planned where possible, but a number of summertime staples – including concerts in the park and movies in the park – will not occur as they have in the past.

“It breaks our hearts to have to cancel, postpone or change events… Read More

May 14, 2020

On Monday, May 11, 2020 the Ontario City Library started a new service called Check Out, Ontario! Community members can pick up library materials they have placed on hold using their City of Ontario Library card. Customers can place up to ten holds through the library’s online catalog or by calling the library directly. Pick up is available Monday through Friday, from 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM at the doors north of the main entrance at the Ovitt Family Community Library. Customers picking up material are being asked to bring their library card, wear a face covering, and practice… Read More

May 12, 2020

Ontario, CA – This year Ontario’s National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Association of Town Watch has strongly recommended that all National Night Out 2020 areas celebrate on the new date. The health and safety of Ontario citizens is our number one priority.

The Ontario National Night Out Kick-Off meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, June 4, 2020 has been canceled. The neighborhood awards for the previous year’s event are typically given during the kick-off meeting. Ontario neighborhoods were eligible… Read More

May 6, 2020

All Road Users Are Essential: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Ontario, Calif. — May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the Ontario Police Department encourages the community to think about the safety of riders on two wheels and look twice for motorcycles.

“While we should be staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand people need to get out once in a while and run essential errands,“ Deputy Chief, Mike Lorenz said. “Don’t let safety on the road go by the wayside, whether you are on two wheels or four.”

With nearly 900,000… Read More