Ocean View

FOP donates emergency kit to Lord Baltimore Elementary

Last week, members of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 16 presented Lord Baltimore Elementary School with an emergency trauma kit.

“Just because of the shootings, we became aware of the fact that they needed some equipment here...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 4:24am

OV officials discuss chief’s contract

Earlier this week, Ocean View Councilman Geoff Christ asked council to consider forming a committee of council members to address Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin’s employment contract renewal.

Mayor Gordon Wood initially objected to...

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 10:14am

Paddling event at VFW offers support for wounded warriors

The first annual Warrior Paddle Race is scheduled for May 18 in the waters off the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post #7234 in Ocean View. Race shirts will be provided to the first 100 registrants. The day includes a three-mile stand-up paddle (...

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 8:37am

Local woman going bald in support of cancer research

It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, but those in a charitable frame of mind can consider giving some green to “St. Baldrick” by supporting a local woman, Ann Margaret Donato — who plans to shave her head in the name of research on childhood cancer....

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 8:05am

Olsen running for District 1 council seat in Ocean View

Bill Olsen has been involved in Ocean View politics for nearly 20 years, having moved to the area in 1995.

“When we first moved here, I went to a meeting and met Bob Orem, who was the president of the council at the time,” recalled Olsen...

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 9:16am

Ocean View planners recommend revised land-use ordinance

The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission voted unanimously this week to recommend an ordinance amending the Town’s 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and residential and commercial zoning around the Foxwoods community.


Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 9:10am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm expected to impact area Wednesday and Thursday

Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:

• Low Pressure from the Midwest is expected to...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:47am

OV mayor directs police chief to report to town manager

Following an executive session this week, Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood told town council members that he had presented a written directive regarding the Ocean View Police Department.

“I hereby direct Kenneth M. McLaughlin, Chief of Police...

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 8:38am

Local first-responders honored at annual Valor Awards

They perform CPR. They investigate rape cases. They use kayaks to check on residents during hurricanes and floods. They also write grants and keep up with administrative needs, cover shifts, and go above and beyond their call of duty.


Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:59pm

Oscar-nominated shorts to be shown at Bear Trap Dunes

Any film buff who has been preparing for Oscar night has likely gone to the movie theater to see many of the nominated feature-length films. But it’s not as easy to see some of the other films nominated, so the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:56pm

Ocean View to send recruit to police academy

The Ocean View Town Council this week voted to approve a schedule for hiring a new police officer, who would be sent to the state police academy for training. Councilman Tom Sheeran told fellow council members that the Town would have to extend...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:43pm

Route 26 Working Group discusses early action work

Delaware Department of Transportation officials, community leaders and state legislators gathered in Millville on Jan. 29 for the second Route 26 Working Group meeting ahead of construction of the Route 26 Mainline Improvements project. Even...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 5:55am

Additional hearing planned on sewer district expansion

Sussex County will hold an additional public hearing on the proposed expansion of the Millville Sanitary Sewer District. The expansion would include an additional 82 parcels located along Route 26 that are contiguous to the existing sewer...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:55am

Sidewalks planned on West Avenue

The Town of Ocean View is preparing to make one neighborhood a little more pedestrian-friendly. The Town and Delaware Department of Transportation have designed Phase II of the Pedestrian Improvements Project under the Federal Transportation...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:53am

WEATHER ALERT: High wind warning issued for tonight, gusts up to 55 mph predicted

A high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 7 p.m. Wednesday evening to 4 a.m. Thursday. Winds are predicted to be from the south at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph.

The strongest winds are expected...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 3:07am

BREAKING NEWS: Referendum public meeting postponed until Monday

The Indian River School District's public referendum meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 24 has been postponed due to inclemenent weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School.


Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 5:19am

Beebe gets another Distinguished Hospital Award for excellence

For the fourth year in a row, Beebe Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Beebe is the only hospital on Delmarva to receive the award four years running, and the distinction puts them...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:50pm

Hocker hosts first 'Coffee's on Me' as state senator

Same-sex marriage? Check. Gun control? Check. IRSD referendum? Check.

“What do you want to talk about?” said state Sen. Gerald Hocker (R-20th), to the audience at his latest “Coffee’s on Me” talk. “Gun control? Video lottery machines at...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:44pm

First-responders train for large-scale emergencies

On the cold, rainy afternoon of Jan. 18, about 40 emergency responders geared up at Ocean View Police Department to prepare for an event they hope never happens. They were finishing a two-day seminar on managing casualties in a large-scale...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:40pm

Gun sales boom, while state locks down

Gun sales have increased in the area since the December shooting in Newtown, Conn., according to several local gun retailers, but they also said that sales had already been rising because of the number of home invasions reported in the area in...

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 4:49am

Arrests made in local home-invasion incident

Last week, four local men were arrested and charged after allegedly participating in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford.

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Antonio Pedrow, 23, of...

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 3:53am

Relay for Life Coastal Delaware striding into Camp Barnes

For its 100th birthday, the American Cancer Society is coming to the beach. The organization’s signature Relay for Life will make tracks May 10 with an overnight walk at Camp Barnes.

Relay for Life “celebrates, remembers and fights back,”...

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 3:52am

Hocker's offering new gas card and lower gas prices

It’s a new year, and as they say, ‘Out with the old, and in with the new,’ which is exactly what Hocker’s and G&E have done, with a revamped Hocker’s Gold Card and gasoline now coming from Liberty Gas.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 3:06am

At 91, Ocean View woman is queen of the gym

It’s never too late to start something new. And age really is just a number. Just ask Neva O’Hara, 91, a regular at World Gym in Ocean View. O’Hara has been a member since it opened and has met many friends along the way.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 2:40am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watch issued, up to 6 inches of snow predicted Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night, Jan. 17, projecting snow accumulations of between 2 and 6 inches.

The NWS is predicting that rain will mix with snow starting...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 8:40am

BREAKING NEWS: Four men arrested for Plantation Park home-invasion

Delaware State Police detectives have arrested four suspects in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford on Thursday evening.

According to police, the incident occurred around 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10,...

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 6:44am

Castaways developers drop applications for controversial project

Castaways Bethany LLC has officially withdrawn their applications to Sussex County Council that would have paved the way for multi-family duplex residential units, an RV campground and a waterpark on Cedar Neck Road near Ocean View — a proposal...

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 12:00pm

Ocean View considers extending or paying for accrued vacation

The Ocean View Town Council met earlier this week to discuss possibly extending the use date for excess accumulated employee vacation days.

Town Manager Dianne Vogel said the Town’s personnel policy states that the total accumulated...

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 11:41am

Quiet Resorts gives largest donations to Meals on Wheels

Sussex County’s senior population got a boost recently when the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) presented its largest donation ever to help fight hunger through Cheer’s Meals on Wheels.

“We’ve never gotten anything to close...

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 3:20am

Blue Christmas service hopes to offer comfort to the lonely

For the past five years, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View has been offering a different kind of service during the holiday season — because, while the Christmas season is one of joy and hope for many, for some it may be a...

Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 6:00am

Commissioners recommend denial for Castaways project

The Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission this week recommended denial of the three applications by Castways LLC that would pave the way for Castaways Bethany, a proposed development consisting of a campground, multi-family duplex...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 1:24pm

Ocean View begins work on 2014 fiscal budget

The Ocean View Town Council has begun to work on the town’s budget for the 2014 fiscal year.

Town Manager Dianne Vogel said department heads met last month to discuss their goals for the town, as well as their own departments. The goals...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 1:21pm

Mariner's bringing live nativity to Ocean View on Dec. 18

For more than a decade, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church has been offering the community a chance to share in the Christmas story, through their Live Nativity.

“We were brainstorming one day. In one of those God-moments, somebody...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 12:56pm

Nativity Festival offers a look at the world of creches

“As you look upon your Nativity set, may you remember and celebrate God’s love for His creation. To show His abundant love, mercy and forgiveness, He became a person like us. This is what the creche symbolizes.”

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Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 5:33am

Ocean View grants approvals for three variances

The Ocean View Board of Adjustment met last week and unanimously approved variance requests from the land use and development code.

Robert and Kathleen Wooster, whose property is in Country Estates, submitted their application for a...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 12:31pm

Police Briefs-- Ocean View/Millsboro

Man arrested after allegedly fleeing police

A 27-year-old Millsboro man was arrested recently after allegedly fleeing from Ocean View police on Nov. 5.

The OVPD reported that about 8:10 p.m. on Nov. 5, officers had attempted to stop...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 12:26pm

Police Briefs -- Ocean View

Suspects sought in park vandalism

Police are seeking help identifying the individuals responsible for damaging property at John West Park in Ocean View. According to police, unknown people have damaged and vandalized park property on...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 12:24pm

Thanksgiving weekend offers peek in to local artists’ studios

From South Bethany to Bethany, Ocean View to Dagsboro, little Southeastern Sussex is full of artists willing and able to open up their working studios and galleries to people who are interested in seeing them in action, creating their...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:32am

Ocean View council approves increase in police officers

Earlier this week, the Town of Ocean View approved increasing its number of authorized police officers from 7.5 officers to 8.5 officers.

“This will occasionally result in being slightly overstaffed, but it will ensure the ability to...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 6:58am

State police seek help in identifying, apprehending gun thief

Police this week were seeking a suspect in the theft of numerous guns from G & E Hardware on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View. The white male subject was captured on surveillance cameras as he stole the guns.

The subject — believed to be...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 6:54am

DelDOT prepares to close Windmill Road from Nov. 19-Jan. 7

For two weeks, a large traffic sign has warned Millville-area motorists that Windmill Road is next in the Route 26 Detour Routes project. The Delaware Department of Transportation will close the road near Millville Town Hall at 7 a.m. on Monday,...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 6:52am

Ocean View storm patrol yields suspects in substantial burglary sting

Two local residents were arrested this week in connection with a string of burglaries plaguing the area for the last year. Jake Fox, 22, of Dagsboro and Heidi Hitchens, 24, of Frankford were recently arrested and charged with burglaries and...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 6:50am

County planners postpone Castaways vote again

To the dismay of many of those following the Castaways applications for the change of zones and a conditional use through Sussex County Planning & Zoning, P&Z has again decided to postpone a decision.

Sussex County Planning &...

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 7:01am

New bridge survives Hurricane Sandy

On Oct. 30, Gov. Jack Markell announced that after much concern, it has been determined that the Charles W. Cullen Bridge, also known as the Indian River Inlet Bridge, did not sustain any structural damage during Hurricane Sandy.

“One of...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:23am

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:23am

Hurricane Sandy swings hard, community still standing

After anticipating Hurricane Sandy for days in advance, expecting the worst and hoping for the best, the area was hit with winds and rain from the brunt of the storm for most of the day and into the night on Monday as she made landfall near...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:09am

AfterGlo Spa to host holistic expert 'Dr. Tom' for seminars

AfterGlo Spa & Wellness Center in Ocean View will be hosting Dr. Tom Baldwin in the coming weeks for seminars on everything from the secret to weight loss to myths of modern medicine.

“Dr. Tom” graduated from the University of Maryland...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:02am

BREAKING NEWS: Ocean View reports minimal damage from hurricane

Ocean View police are reporting this morning that the Ocean View area suffered very little damage from Hurricane Sandy.

According to Police Chief Ken McLaughlin, several homes in the Cottages and along the White’s Creek did experience...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 7:00am

BREAKING NEWS: Ocean View offers Sandy situation report, nabs burglary suspects amid storm

Ocean View police offered a situation report Monday morning, as the area awaited the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

Police reminded motorists that Gov. Jack Markell instituted a Level 2 Driving Restriction beginning 5 a.m. Monday morning,...

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 5:06am

WEATHER ALERT: Flooding and wind warnings in effect as conditions worsen from looming Sandy

A coastal flood warning is in effect until midnight Monday night, as the eye of Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall south of Atlantic City, N.J., according to National Weather Service officials. A flood watch is in effect through Tuesday...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 9:29pm