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Ontario Neighborhood Watch Meeting Set

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  Original Published: 5/20/2013Ontario police and Springfield Township firefighters want to make Ontario a safer place to live. They're doing so through the Neighborhood Watch program, formed inOntario in 2007.It relies on the help of local residents.And Ontario residents can learn more about Neighborhood Watch at a meeting next week. It's Thursday, May 30th, at7-30 p.m., atElmcroft of Ontario, 2010Walker Lake Road. Police and fire officials will present a lot of important information, including the following: -- Keith Markley, from the Richland County Emergency Management Agency, will talk about tornado safety. -- Ontario Police Chief Rodney Smith will conduct a briefing on current crime trends and provide an update on the department. -- Detective Jon Sigler will provide details on the "See Something Say Something" initiative. -- Lt. Rob Griefenstine will explain the department's online tools which help bridge the gap between residents and police. -- Lt. Mike Mullins, from Springfield Township Fire/EMS will discuss fire and EMS issues. At the end of the meeting, a raffle will be held in which a representative from the Ontario Home Depot store will present emergency weather radios to the winners. Springfield Township Fire will also conduct a raffle in which they'll present smoke detectors to the winners. All Ontario city residents are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information on the Ontario Neighborhood Watch program, contact Lt. Rob Griefenstine at 419-529-2115, or by email, at [email protected]
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