Ohio Community Awarded $5 Million in Legal Assistance Grants
COLUMBUS — Nearly $5 million in the federal Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) was awarded to help communities prevent and control crime. Annual grants support crime prevention efforts such as law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, correctional facilities, and crime victim and witness initiatives.
Richland County was awarded three grants totaling $178,403. More than half — $84,936 — goes to METRICH. The Mansfield Police Department will receive her $43,467 for training, and the remaining $50,000 of her will go to the Shelby Police Department for communications upgrades.
In total, 149 projects were funded in 57 counties. Grants are administered by the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services.
JAG funds are used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, strategic planning, research and evaluation (including forensics), data collection, training, personnel, equipment, forensic laboratories, supplies, contract support, and criminal justice information. system may be used. They are designed as seed money to establish new and promising programs to improve the criminal justice system.
Tree lighting ceremony and craft show in Ontario
The City of Ontario’s annual Christmas tree lighting will take place next Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in Marshall Park.
Activities include Rhapsody in Blue Show Choir, performance by jazz band and band assistant, hot chocolate and cookies, and arrival of Santa Claus at 5:45 PM. At 6:00 pm, the winners of the Lions Club of Ontario Coloring Contest will be announced.
The City of Ontario’s annual craft show will be held on December 3 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Admission is $2 per person or a new toy (excluding stuffed animals). All proceeds will benefit the Ontario Lions Club Community Projects and Ontario Recreation Department.
All toys are sent to the Springfield Township Fire Department and Ontario Police Department Toy Drive.
The Christmas season is underway at Oak Hill Cottage
Richland County Historical Society’s Oak Hill Cottage offers holiday tours. The Sunday 2-5pm tour runs through his December 18th. Leave a message at 419-524-1765 to book one of these evening tours.
The annual Ghost of Christmas Past event takes place on December 3rd from 5-9pm. Tours.
All tours in Oak Hill are $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under. Children with folded arms are free. For more information, oakhillcottage.org.