Ocean View


Emergency Operations Center: Sussex County 'dodged' storm-Updated 12:45 p.m.. Sat. Sept. 4, 2010

Tropical Storm Earl made landfall near Western Head Nova Scotia around 10 a.m. according to officials. Severe tropical storm conditions are affecting a large part of the province. Meanwhile, coastal Delaware is pleasant with sunny skies.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:38am

Millville looking at numbers on joint policing possibilities

Ocean View and Millville officials this week confirmed that discussion of the possibility of joint policing of the towns has continued this summer, despite the cancelation of one planned meeting and a lack of externally visible movement on the...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:34am

Ocean View and 26 Centre reach settlement for rezoning

The Town of Ocean View and owners of three parcels that had been requested to be rezoned for commercial use recently reached a settlement on the issue after the town’s denial of two of three applications was challenged in court.

In...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:19am

OV considers comments on code revisions

The Ocean View Town Council held a special workshop on Aug. 31 to review and discuss the town’s existing Land Use and Development Code.

Administrative Official Charles McMullen distributed a packet of questions and comments he had received...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:14am

Rotary hears from Carper on health care issues

Southern Sussex Rotary heard from invited guest U.S. Sen. Thomas Carper on Thursday, Aug. 27, regarding health care and recent insurance reforms. Carper explained that the idea of larger purchasing pools that the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:01am

Nature center offering kids a kayaking field trip

Children who have enjoyed the weekly lessons on marine life, wetlands and other fun outdoor activities at the Bethany Beach Nature Center – and those that have yet to see what the fuss is about – are being invited on a special free guided kayak...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 3:55am

Local man’s portait to hang at Merchant Marine Academy

Ocean View resident Joseph Stewart holds the rank of two-star general in the Marine Corps and as a vice-admiral, or three-star general, in the United States Maritime Service. Stewart served as the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA)...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 3:33am

Carper meets with local business owners to talk shop

Some area businesspeople got to sit down and pick the brain of U.S. Sen. Tom Carper on Friday, Aug. 21. Mike Nally of Miken Builders, along with some of his staff, and Mike Jahnigan of the Sun Group of Businesses, with some of his staff, each met...

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 3:46am

Ocean View wins water connection lawsuit

On Wednesday, Aug. 6, the Town of Ocean View received the ruling from the Delaware Court of Chancery in a case filed by a resident who had refused to connect to the town’s central water system. The ruling was in favor of the town, and Mayor...

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 3:43am

OV continues to discuss revising land-use code

On Tuesday, Aug. 17, the Ocean View Town Council held the second public hearing and reading of an ordinance to revise the town’s existing land-use code.

Attorney William Scott of Scott and Schuman Law in Fenwick Island, a representative...

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 8:20am

South Coastal Library hosts annual book sale

The Friends of the South Coastal Library will host its largest book sale ever on Thursday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; on Friday, Aug. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held in the meeting...

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 8:04am

Ellen Rice Gallery event to benefit wounded U.S. soldiers this Saturday

The Ellen Rice Gallery is hosting the second of two Saturday events this weekend aimed at raising funds for a program that helps devastatingly disfigured U.S. soldiers who were injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Coastal Point •...

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 7:36am

OV to offer to send candidate to academy

A one-issue special meeting was held by the Ocean View Town Council on Aug. 6, to discuss and vote on whether to authorize Police Chief Ken McLaughlin to offer a qualified candidate a position and to be trained at the New Castle County police...

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:50am

OV holds first business meeting

The Town of Ocean View held its first Business Breakfast meeting, in conjunction with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, on Thursday, July 29.

Ocean View Councilwoman Michele Steffens said the breakfast was designed “to allow...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:49am

Local police warn of sweepstakes check scam

Ocean View police this week warned residents of a scam in which residents receive a check from Northern Lights Direct Response Television Ltd. According to Police Chief Ken McLaughlin, included with the check is a letter from Hallmark Financial...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:44am

Local girl heads to Australia for mission

Mindy Logan has been spending her summer raising money for a journey. On Aug. 26 she will be flying to Australia to work as a staff member for Youth with a Mission (YWAM). She will be working for the worldwide Christian organization for two years...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:38am

Golf Pilates helps to exhilarate the body

Andy White appreciates the benefits and advantages of keeping one’s body in good health. The retired high-school social studies teacher and cross-country and track coach found that living a sound life requires precise attention. After a...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:13am

Ocean View to hold special workshops

The Ocean View Town Council held its monthly workshop on Tuesday, July 27, at which they discussed a proposed revision of existing town code.

“This was undertaken because the code, as it exists today, is – I don’t want to say ‘archaic’ –...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 8:31am

Youth mission turns attention toward home

It’s one thing to go on a mission trip to a foreign country, or even to another state, but the mission of helping people in need in your own community is something altogether different.

Next summer, for the first time, Mariner’s Bethel...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 8:23am

Police: Please practice prudence while peddling

Summertime is in full swing, and many have been heading to the shore for a relaxing getaway and time with family and friends. But the increased number of vacationers inevitably leads to higher volume of traffic on the roadways. And while cycling...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 6:06am

NRG to shut down power plant's Unit 3

Bringing to a close discussions dating back to February, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary Collin O’Mara recently announced that the agency has finalized a consent agreement with NRG Energy Inc....

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:29am

CIB offers reports on cleanliness of Inland Bays waters

Whether doing cannonballs off the boat, taking off from the dock on a personal watercraft or swimming in the open bays, it’s nice to know how clean that water really is. And the Center for the Inland Bays’ second Recreational Water Quality...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:22am

Vacation Bible School a tradition

It was that time again this week: time for Ecumenical Vacation Bible School. In the Bethany Beach area, ecumenical means several churches working together for this annual vacation tradition, and the time in the middle of summer that some kids...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 5:42am

Ocean View approves long-awaited comp plan

The Ocean View Town Council met on Tuesday, July 13, holding a public hearing for their 2010 comprehensive land use plan. The council voted 4-1 to approve the plan, following a discussion in which some residents expressed concern about future...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 4:20pm

OV approves police staffing study

In a move Mayor Gordon Wood said was welcomed by himself and Police Chief Ken McLaughlin, the Ocean View Town Council voted unanimously after its executive session on July 13 to spend up to $7,000 for a study of staffing needs at the Ocean View...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 4:18pm

Lunch is simply Heavenly with this fundraising effort

For people fresh off the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, or for those just looking for an inexpensive way to do lunch for a good cause, the women of Ocean View Presbyterian Church will be having their Heavenly Luncheon fundraiser Wednesday, July 28...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 4:04pm

OV, Millville take step toward shared policing

The towns of Ocean View and Millville joined forces this week in a workshop to discuss public safety. Ocean View Town Councilman Bob Lawless opened up the discussion by saying that there is a “natural relationship there,” between the two towns....

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 4:41am

OV sending letters to those affected by plan

The Town of Ocean View will send out letters regarding its updated comprehensive land-use plan to affected property owners. Mayor Gordon Wood suggested this week that, even though there have been public hearings and a first reading of the plan,...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 4:30am

Ocean View, Millville to discuss public safety

Those interested in listening in on public safety discussions between the towns of Ocean View and Millville will get their chance on Tuesday, July 6, at 6 p.m., when representatives from the Millville and Ocean View town councils will meet in a...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 6:05pm

Route 26 detour construction project to begin next week

On Monday, June 28, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) held an informational public workshop on the Route 26 Detour Routes Project. DelDOT officials were on hand to answer questions and to explain the process of both the detour...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 6:01pm

Mease receives scholarship for volunteerism

Every evening, the Mease family sits down for dinner and conversation in their home at the Villages of Clearwater, off Kent Avenue. On one occasion in April 2009, the topic was the recession and the reality of hunger that some children experience...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 12:18pm

Workshop set on Route 26 detour project

The long-awaited Route 26 Mainline improvements project can’t happen without some preliminary work first being done on the back roads that will be the detour routes while the larger project is under way. And while right-of-way acquisition for the...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 4:52am

Kelly returns to hometown to practice law

Homegrown lawyer Meghan M. Kelly recently accepted a position in Ocean View, close to her home town of Dagsboro. Kelly will be assisting Steven P. Norman at the Norman Law Firm, formally known as Sussex Title and Escrow, located near Blockbuster...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 4:34am

Fresh new faces offering seafood in Ocean View

Running a seafood market is not exactly how David and Beth Long envisioned spending time as grandparents, but nevertheless, the opportunity came knocking on their door.

Coastal Point
The OV Seafood Crew stand with first-time...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 4:12am

From the Farm dinner to benefit Milton Theatre

“Farm-to-table.” The popular term in the culinary world refers to dishes that include local, seasonal and fresh ingredients – preferably from area farms. Chefs build entire menus around the philosophy, and farm-to-table dinners in restaurants are...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 3:54am

Millville, Ocean View attempt to resolve ‘no-man’s land’

Officials from Ocean View and Millville this week discussed the fate of a group of lots located in a “no-man’s land” between the towns, in which some of the lots – all located within the Country Estates community – are only partially in Ocean...

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 9:03am

Motorist spots gas theft in progress

An observant motorist last week alerted police to an apparent theft of gas from a vehicle. Ocean View Police said a motorist reported a suspicious person to an Ocean View police officer on patrol, leading to the arrest of a 35-year-old Dagsboro...

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 8:37am

Local Special Olympics team takes the gold

This past weekend, 15 local athletes from the Mighty Marlins – a community-based team from Ocean View – competed in the summer games for Special Olympics Delaware.

Coastal Point
Carol Bak, right, of the Ocean View-based Mighty...

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 7:22am

Property owners ask to keep future commercial designation

A proposal for commercial rezoning of Parcel 6 on land near the intersection of West Avenue and Route 26 was once again a subject before the Ocean View Town Council, at the council’s regular monthly meeting on June 8.

The lot – also known...

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 6:43am

Millville, Ocean View talking police

Extending some public safety services to Millville is once again a topic of conversation in Ocean View, as the town prepares a response to a request from Millville Mayor Don Minyon to “discuss the details of Ocean View’s possibly providing public...

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 6:32am

Mitchell files to run against incumbent Bunting

Ocean View Councilman Perry Mitchell has officially filed to run against incumbent state Sen. George Bunting in this fall’s primary election for the Democratic nomination for the District 20 senate seat.

Mitchell said he started...

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 6:28am

WEATHER ALERT: Strong thunderstorms moving into the region

At 3:35 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms moving into central and southern Delaware. Officials said the storms will be capable of producing small hail and gusty winds. In addition, very heavy rain will...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 9:53am

OVPD aims to keep competitive, staffed

The Ocean View Town Council on May 11 voted unanimously to revise non-exempt police officers’ salaries, effective the first day of the pay period following the approval of the resolution. New entry-level officers will see an increase of $2,000...

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:53am

Ocean View opening its doors

This weekend, residents and visitors alike can enjoy the revived Ocean View Homecoming – a long-held tradition that hasn’t been formally celebrated in the town since the 1960s. It will be brought back to life this Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m....

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:50am

Gardeners going native at annual plant sale

The sixth annual Gardening for the Bays Native Plant Sale is set for Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James Farm Ecological Preserve in Ocean View (off of Cedar Neck Road). Five nurseries will offer thousands of native plants; trees...

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:48am

Hudson 2010's top teacher at Lord Baltimore

Sherri Hudson was recently named Lord Baltimore Elementary School’s Teacher of the year. Hudson, a third-grade teacher at LB, has been at the school for seven years. Prior to that, she taught first grade for three years at Phillip Showell...

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:10am

Board concludes only minor changes needed with elections

The Board of Supervisors of Elections of Ocean View, at a meeting on April 22, heard complaints regarding the 2010 town council election from Ocean View resident Susan Rush. As a result of the meeting, the board decided the 50-foot boundaries...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 2:52pm

Steffens, Christ win council seats in Ocean View

Michelle Steffens beat out incumbent Richard Nippes in District I and Geoffrey Christ won over a third newcomer, Steve Ruback, in District II in Ocean View’s annual town council election, held Saturday, April 10. Steffens received 294 votes to...

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 9:02am

Ocean View adopts budget, honors outgoing officials

Ocean View bade farewell to Councilmen Bill Wichmann and Richard Nippes, honoring them for their years of service on the council at the council meeting Tuesday night, April 13. Councilman Bob Lawless personally thanked Wichmann and said the...

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 8:51am

Breaking News--Christ, Steffens, take Ocean View election

Michelle Steffens in District I and Geoffrey Christ in District II beat out incumbent Richard Nippes and challenger Steve Ruback respectively in Ocean View's annual election, held Saturday, April 10, 2010. Unofficial numbers have Steffens...

Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 11:29am