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Crume closes the door on 12-year career as Ontario city councilor

Norm Crume said it is time to step away from local politics after he served 12 years on the Ontario City Council. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

ONTARIO – Do your homework.

That proved to be at the core of Ontario City Councilor Norm Crume’s 12-year career representing the residents of the city.

With his last city council meeting on Dec. 22, the longtime Ontario resident said he looks back on his stint as a councilor with few regrets and a new appreciation for small-town politics. Crume, the longest-serving member on the council, chose not to run for re-election and will leave office in January.

“I am still alive. It didn’t kill me,” Crume joked recently.

Crume’s departure represents a shift in the composition of the council. Along . . .