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Ontario to cut police, fire jobs under budget approved Thursday

The Ontario Police Department loses one officer under a budget approved Thursday. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ONTARIO ­‑ The city of Ontario will lose a police officer, a firefighter and two code enforcement officers under a budget approved Thursday night by the Ontario Budget Committee.

The committee threw only a temporary lifeline to the city’s popular Recreation Department, which offers soccer, basketball and other sports to area youth. Committee members voted to keep the department for six months, giving citizens time to form a separate recreation district.

And Ontario . . .