Ontario Offering Swim Lessons This Summer

28 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Now that the last of winter is behind us (hopefully!), attention is turning to an Ohio summer and plans for fun and family.

One of the traditional parts of summer for young children is swimming, and swimming lessons are being offered this year by the City of Ontario Recreation Department.

To be eligible to participate, youth need to have completed Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, or Fifth grade this past academic year. Two sessions are on offer, both in the afternoon — 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM, and 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM. More…

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Easter Egg Hunt Scheduled For Marshall Park

17 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Easter is coming soon, and the City of Ontario is getting in the holiday spirit. Case in point — the Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Marshall Park on Saturday, March 27.

There will be two different times based on age groups:

  • Kids ages 3 and under, Preschoolers, and Kindergarteners will start their Egg Hunt at Noon (please arrive by 11:45 AM).
  • Kids in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade will have their egg hunt at 12:30 PM (please arrive by 12:20 PM).


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All About Richland

Things That Go Boom!

1 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

Quick upcoming holiday-related question — What was the day of the week on which our country was born?

If you guessed “Thursday,” good for you. This year, however, the Fourth of July conveniently falls on a Saturday, giving some local communities the chance to do a weekend fireworks show.

Or, in the case of the City of Ontario, what is billed as the “…largest and longest fireworks show ever detonated in Richland County.”

Ontario’s Boom Festival arrives on Saturday at Marshall Park. More…

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Ontario Unveils New Website

30 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

This spring, one Richland County community has given itself an opportunity for a new, spruced up impression for those seeking information online about what it has to offer.

The City of Ontario has dispensed with its former cramped, difficult to navigate website and replaced it with something much more up to date.

The new site’s home page contains a rotating gallery of bright, colorful images. Easy to read tabs provide access to learn about local government, businesses, events, and more. More…

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All About Richland

Super Sounds This Summer

23 Feb , 2020  

It’s never too early to start looking forward to a good thing! The City of Ontario has announced the lineup for the Summer 2020 Concerts in the Park.

All concerts are held at the Marshall Park Band-Shell from 6:00-8:00 PM with a rain date of the following Tuesday. Food vendors will be available.

This is the third year that an Open Mic night will be included. More…

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City Of Ontario Fall Event Calendar

25 Oct , 2019  


Trick or treat: Thursday October 31st from 5:30-7:00. If you wish to participate, please have your porch light on. Leaf pick up: will begin on Monday October 28th. Please have the leaves at the curb, no sticks or other debris. Depending on weather, pick up will continue until approximately Friday November 22nd.


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Ontario City Council To Consider Three Ordinances, Three Resolutions

18 Jul , 2018  

Six pieces of legislation (see below) are on the agenda for Wednesday night’s Ontario City Council meeting. Included are a third reading of an ordinance amending laws pertaining to dogs and other animals running at large, property maintenance and demolition, and a second reading on a municipal income tax increase for pothole repair. More…

History & Tourism

Ontario Sets 2018 Marshall Park Concert Calendar

30 May , 2018  

The City of Ontario has announced the 2018 Concerts in the Park calendar. All concerts are held at the Marshall Park Band-Shell from 6:00-8:00 PM, with a rain date of the following Tuesday.

Food vendors will be available; come out and enjoy a free concert. This is also the first year that there will be an open mic night. More details will follow. More…



Proposed Changes For Two Major Area Intersections; Comments Sought

25 Feb , 2018  

Two projects proposed by the City of Ontario will have an impact on two intersections traveled by many thousands of motorists each day.

First. the City is proposing to install pedestrian crossing markings, signals, and physical improvements at the SR 309 and Lexington-Springmill Road Intersection (Google Maps view below). This construction will be funded by the Ohio Department of Transportation. More…


All About Richland

Ontario Announces Marshall Park Concerts

5 May , 2017  

The City of Ontario has announced the line-up for concerts this summer in Marshall Park. More…


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Ontario To Have Localized Water Shut Off On Wednesday

11 Jan , 2017  

From the City of Ontario:

City crews will be repairing a water break on South Lexington-Springmill Road in the area South of Vivian Avenue, near Wappners. The water will be shut off for the area sometime during the morning hours on Wednesday the 11th, after 8:00AM. The water will be off for several hours. Traffic for Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.