Bus driver cited after minor crash

Bus driver cited after minor crash

A Marion County school bus driver was cited for careless driving Tuesday following a minor crash. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Ford F-150, driven by Hallard Martin, was stopped at a red light on Southeast 31st Street facing west in the outside lane. The bus, driven by Felecia Lewis, was stopped behind the […]

School officials speak out about school bus incident, parents furious

School officials speak out about school bus incident, parents furious

[Last updated on November 7, 2016, at 12:23 p.m., to include a second statement from school officials.] Marion Oaks — At the request of several parents, Ocala Post reached out to school officials about an incident involving a school bus Friday morning. Marion County school officials spoke out Saturday about that incident. The accident occurred when […]

A Marion County school bus accident left parents fuming

A Marion County school bus accident left parents fuming

[Published on November 4, 2016. Last updated on November 5, 2016, at 6:50 p.m., to include a parent’s statement.] Marion Oaks — A Marion County school bus accident Friday left parents fuming when they were not immediately notified. In an e-mail to Ocala Post, a resident wrote, “Parents should rightfully be pissed.” According to the unnamed […]

Transgender bathroom ban passes 4-1

Transgender bathroom ban passes 4-1

Ocala, Florida — The resolution to ban transgender bathrooms in Marion County schools has been officially adopted. During a Tuesday emergency resolution meeting, the Marion County School Board passed the resolution with a  4-1 vote. Marion County Public School Public Relations Officer, Kevin Christian, said, “The resolution limits school bathrooms to students based on birth […]

Marion County School Board supports transgender bathroom ban

Marion County School Board supports transgender bathroom ban

Ocala, Florida — In an e-mail, the Marion County School Board confirmed that they will aim to make sure that school bathrooms used by students who claim to be transgender will be based on the biology of a student’s sex instead of their identity. Marion County Public School Public Relations Officer, Kevin Christian, said, “In […]

Marion County School Board employee arrested

Marion County School Board employee arrested

Ocala, Florida — On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Detectives Daniel Clark and Jessica Wong arrested Michael Stephen Ziebart, III, 23, on charges of Dealing in Stolen Property and Violation of the Florida Pawn Broker’s Act – a total of 41 charges — so far. Ziebart was, at the time, an employee […]