ONTARIO, Ore. June 24, 2022 – The Ontario Police Department and medics were dispatched to a call reporting an unresponsive man on Frost Way. Junior York, a 25-year-old from Ontario, was found deceased from a possible drug overdose or medical complication following drug use. The preliminary investigation indicates that Mr. York suffered from chronic substance abuse. The Ontario Police Department continues the investigation.
If you or a loved one is experiencing substance abuse, help is available. The Lifeways Ontario Clinic offers substance abuse counseling, to learn more contact the clinic by phone at (541) 889-9167 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Altruistic Recovery also offers substance abuse counseling, to learn more contact the clinic at 541-216-6068 or email@example.com.
UPDATE: ONTARIO, Ore. June 24, 2022, 8:30 pm – The area of SE 7th Street between Sierra Vista Dr and SE 9th St is now open for routine traffic. All police agencies have cleared. The Ontario Police Department will release more information on the investigation Monday, June 27, 2022.
UPDATE: ONTARIO, Ore. June 24, 2022, 4:00 pm – The Ontario Police Department continues to remain on scene to investigate the death of a juvenile. The Oregon State Police Criminal and Forensics Divisions and the Malheur County Sheriff’s Department have arrived on scene and are assisting with the investigation. The road remains closed from the intersection of Sierra Vista Dr and SE 7th St to the intersection of SE 7th St and SE 9th St. The road will not reopen until the scene is clear. The Ontario Police Department will release more information as the situation evolves.
ONTARIO, Ore. June 24, 2022, 10:00am– The Ontario Police Department responded to an incident on SE 7th St at 6:30 am this morning. The Department is currently on scene actively working the investigation. The road is closed from the intersection of Sierra Vista and SE 7th St to the intersection of SE 7th St and SE 9th St. There is no risk to the public. Only local traffic is permitted within the barricade during this time. Ontario Police Department asks nearby residents to share any camera footage, such as from a Ring camera, that they have of SE 7th Ave from June 23, 2022, at 3:00 pm to June 24, 2022, at 7:00am. Residents can send their footage by email to Liz Amason, Police Support Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Ontario Police Department will release more information as the situation evolves.
The Public Works Department will be hard at work chip sealing a few roads this week. Please see the schedule and map below.
Wednesday, June 22nd
Fortner – from N. Oregon to NW 5th Ave
NW 3rd St – From NW 5th Ave to W. Idaho Ave
Thursday, June 23rd
SW 4th Ave – from S. Oregon to SW 9th St
We would like your input on the future of Moore Park! The City, GGLO, and Trademark Design will be at the Spring Fling event downtown to gather community feedback on early concept designs and amenity options on April 9th from 11-3pm. If you cannot attend the event, please take our survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8H7W5WQ
The 2021 Fall Cleanup Program is scheduled to take place November 15-19, 2021! See the flyer below for full details.
Businesses in Ontario can now apply for up to $500 of matching grant funds to improve security measures at their physical locations. During the FY 21-22 Budget Committee Meetings, the committee approved $25,000 for this program. Guidelines and applications are available now here.
By: Ontario City Council
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM
Subject: Project Turnkey
Location: Ontario City Hall
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