Marion County elementary school gets new principal

Sat Jun 15 06:51:00 PDT 2019

Marion County elementary school gets new principal

There will soon be a new face at the head of Oakcrest Elementary school in Ocala. Current principal Diane Leinenbach will be joining the Florida Department of Education. As far as a replacement, it depends on the schools grade. If it receives below a C, then it will receive an external operator next month.

Classmates mourn loss 7-year-old boy killed in hit-and-run

Second graders at Sunrise Elementary in Marion County are mourning the loss of a classmate who was killed in hit-and-run

New carpentry program expands education for construction workers

A new apprenticeship program is being offered at the Marion Technical Institute that will help with a growing Marion County.

Area colleges launch new program to help returning students finish degree

The new 'Last Mile Completion Program' is a part of the governor's challenge to move Florida from number 24 to number 1 in the nation for its workforce by 2030.

UPDATE: NTSB releases new details on deadly Halloween plane crash in Ocala

New details continue to emerge as the National Transportation Safety Board or NTSB continues to look into the deadly plane crash that took place in Ocala on Halloween.

OPD addresses gun violence study by non-profit 'Gun Violence Archive'

Just how dangerous is the city of Ocala? A study by the non-profit 'Gun Violence Archive' reported by the Miami Herald claims Ocala has more gun incidents than Chicago and Detroit. But officials with the Ocala Police department said this is wrong and misrepresents the city.