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Ocala Health staging virtual ribbon-cutting events via Facebook Live

Ocala Health is inviting area residents to take part in two upcoming virtual ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

The events will be held Monday, Dec. 1 on Facebook Live. The first one will be at 10:30 a.m. for the cardiovascular recovery and operating room suites at West Marion Community Hospital. The second one will take place at 1 p.m. for the 34-bed cardiovascular inpatient unit at Ocala Regional Medical Center.

To view the ribbon cuttings, click HERE.

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Crime

Ex-Romeo Elementary employee jailed for lewd and lascivious conduct on student

A former employee was jailed Thursday for lewd and lascivious conduct on a Romeo Elementary School student.

Ocala man charged with strangling and threatening woman

A 25-year-old Ocala man is still in the Marion County Jail after he allegedly strangled a woman and threatened to slit her throat early Monday.

Man sought in road rage incident identified after Marion sheriff’s Facebook post

A man who is being sought in a recent road rage incident has been identified.

Ocala man jailed after tackling roommate during fight over money

An Ocala man with a violent history was arrested after he allegedly tackled his roommate from behind, possibly breaking his leg, during an argument over money.

Business

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion offering live workshops via Zoom platform

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will resume live employability workshops beginning Monday, Jan. 11 with Job Specific Resume Development.

World Equestrian Center coined ‘Disney World of Horse Industry’ by Marion County Chairman

The Marion County Commission Chairman coined the new World Equestrian Center as the "Disney World of the horse industry" recently.

Plenty of positives despite November’s mixed bag of employment news

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was 6.2 percent in November – up 0.6 percentage point over the month and 2.6 percent higher than the same time last year.

Health inspector shuts down Ocala eatery after finding more than 68 rodent droppings

A health inspector ordered an Ocala restaurant to close its doors recently after finding a large quantity of rodent droppings at the eatery.

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Headlines

Ex-Romeo Elementary employee jailed for lewd and lascivious conduct on student

A former employee was jailed Thursday for lewd and lascivious conduct on a Romeo Elementary School student.

Ocala man charged with strangling and threatening woman

A 25-year-old Ocala man is still in the Marion County Jail after he allegedly strangled a woman and threatened to slit her throat early Monday.

Bee Gees tribute band to perform at upcoming First Friday Art Walk

The First Friday Art Walk in March will celebrate the disco era of the 1970s with a performance by Bee Gees Now.

Tri-county area experiences deadliest day since COVID-19 hit Florida

A whopping 63 new deaths were reported from COVID-19 in the tri-county area on Saturday, marking the largest number of fatalities reported in a single day since the deadly virus was first identified in Florida in March.

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