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Want to become a U.S. citizen? Free prep classes return to Ontario Public Library this fall

Attendees gathered this summer at Global Village Festival’s first ever ceremony to honor naturalized citizens of the U.S. (Submitted photo)

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ONTARIO – Becoming an American citizen is no simple task, but free citizenship classes returning to the Ontario Public Library this fall may help make it a little easier. 

The 10-week classes kick off Sept. 24 and run through Nov. 26. Students will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

This is the third time the Four Rivers Welcome Center has offered the citizenship preparation class. 

Renee Cummings, center director, will teach the classes, which walk students through the interview procedure with U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services as well as the exam that applicants must take covering U.S. history and civics . . .