Ocean View


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

Ocean View council candidates have their say

Don’t like the decisions that are coming out of the Ocean View town council? Or, love them and want to stay on the same track? Either way, voters will be able to make their voices heard on Ocean View’s annual town council elections, to be held on...

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 11:04am

Mayor defends OVPD against ‘set up’ allegations

Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood called a press conference on Tuesday, April 6, to address what he called “a serious accusation made by a member of the town council concerning the Ocean View Police Department.”

“It involves Councilman Mitchell...

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 7:10am

SDCS to present ‘Opening Night on Broadway’

Throughout the cold, snowy winter, 65 members of the Southern Delaware Choral Society took on a new and challenging series of weekly rehearsals in anticipation of their spring concert, “Opening Night on Broadway.” The concert will feature songs...

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 5:23am

Ocean View homecoming draws near

The Ocean View Historical Society, in conjunction with town staff, have been planning for months to reenact the Homecoming event that characterized Ocean View from the early 1900’s through 1941. And Saturday, May 15, will soon be here.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:59am

MSO season finale set with Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Music Director Julien Benichou has prepared what he hopes will be a fitting conclusion to a dynamic season of “Great Classics.” The concert is set for at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, at Mariner’s Bethel Church...

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:58am

Ocean View preps for town council election

The town of Ocean View will hold a candidates night on Wednesday, March 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at town hall.

Four candidates have been qualified to run in the election and the deadline for filing has passed. Dr. Richard Nippes, the...

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 7:54am

Ruback upset with disorderly conduct charge

Ocean View candidate for council in District II, Steven Ruback, was charged with disorderly conduct on Friday, March 19.

According to police, they were dispatched to the area of Holly Lane in Ocean View in response to a 911 call. After...

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 7:51am

CATS help control feline population

Many people will notice cats throughout their town or development that seem to have no home, wandering from place to place. Most are not able to determine if the cats have been spayed or neutered, or whether they have received their rabies...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 3:46pm

Golf event to benefit memorial

Hole sponsors, and donations of raffle prizes, door prizes and silent auction items are needed — as are golfers — for a charity golf event to be held at Bear Trap Dunes Golf Course on Friday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m. The golf event is just one part...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 3:38pm

Wichmann censure stands in Ocean View

Anyone who closed their eyes in Ocean View Town Council chambers this week, clicked their heels and repeated, “There’s no place like home; there’s no place like home,” might just have thought they had been transported back to 2006, as debate...

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 5:19am

Ocean View gets legislators' input on charter

Ocean View officials welcomed state Rep. Gerald Hocker and Sen. George Bunting to a discussion this week on the town’s proposed charter changes. The town has been in the process of compiling proposed changes over the past year and half and,...

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 5:13am

MVFC to get grant from Ocean View

The Ocean View Town Council this week voted to grant the Millville Volunteer Fire Company monies from the town’s Emergency Services Enhancement Fund.

Since the town had about $64,000 in the fund as of March 9 but still has two months left...

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 5:12am

Ocean View residents team up for council run

Ocean View residents Michele Steffens and Geoff Christ announced this week that they are joining forces in their campaigns to run for the two district seats in this year’s town council election, set for April 10.

Steffens will be running...

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 5:08am

Helping Hands for Haiti event set for Saturday

On Saturday, March 6, from 4 to 8 p.m., DiFebo’s Bistro on the Green at Bear Trap Dunes will be holding a Helping Hands for Haiti fundraiser.

“I just think that we just try to help out wherever we can. I think the restaurant is a great...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 3:05pm

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood warning in effect until Thursday (March 4) morning

A coastal storm, combined with astronomical high tides and a full moon, has resulted in the National Weather Service issuing a coastal flood warning and a hazardous weather outlook for the Bethany Beach area. Minor coastal flooding during...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 4:33am

Responding to emerging problems: Flooded roads, potholes replace snow as the travel hazard du jour

Although snowflakes are few and far between in Delaware as of 3:30 p.m., Thursday, the National Weather Service predicts that snowfall will gradually increase over the state and continue through Thursday night into Friday. However, forecasts for...

Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 9:59am

Bradley indictment alleges 103 child victims

This week saw new developments in the case of Earl Bradley, and the pain that has been felt in the community in the wake of allegations of child sexual abuse by the Lewes pediatrician has only become more far-reaching.

Earlier this week,...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 4:37pm

Would-be vet assists in first surgery, at 6

For some people it takes years of schooling and maybe even post graduate education and a trip backpacking through Europe before they figure out what they want to do with their lives. Even then, some never figure it out. And yet, for others, it...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 3:30pm

Meredith pushes removal of Wichmann's censure

At an Ocean View Town Council meeting on Feb .16, Mayor Gordon Wood read correspondence from former mayor Gary Meredith, encouraging the town to rescind the censure Councilman Bill Wichmann received in July 2006, after he admittedly authorized a...

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 7:04am

Ocean View extends police chief's contract

Ocean View Town Council members voted 3-1-0 on Tuesday, Feb .16 – with Councilman Richard Nippes abstaining and Councilman Perry Mitchell dissenting – to extend Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin’s contract by two years.

Mayor Gordon...

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 6:55am

Coastal Town Museum could get boost from students

The Ocean View Town Council on Tuesday heard from Christine Thomas of Preservation Delaware and the National Trust, regarding the former Shores House. Thomas has been working with the Ocean View Historical Society and was following up with the...

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 6:51am

Wood: No 'Draconian' changes in town budget

The Ocean View Town Council got through most of the budget and capital improvement plan on Tuesday evening before calling it a night and starting their regular council meeting. The council plans to meet again in the next week to go over the rest...

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 6:31am

WEATHER ALERT: Residents encouraged to prepare for more snow; 8 inches possible on Monday

The State of Emergency in Delaware was lifted at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, by Gov. Jack Markell. But even as the state works to clean up and restore services following the back-to-back snow storms of this month, another snow event is threatening....

Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 1:04am

WEATHER ALERT: Officials urge caution as motorists return to roadways

Delaware remains under a State of Emergency on Friday morning, Feb. 12, 2010. The State of Emergency has been in effect since 12 midnight, Feb. 10. The travel bans contained in the original State of Emergency declared by Gov. Jack Markell that...

Friday, February 12, 2010 - 1:03am

BREAKING NEWS: Travel ban lifted in Sussex and Kent counties as of 6 p.m.

State of Emergency remains in effect
 
Gov. Jack Markell has ordered the driving restrictions for Kent and Sussex counties to be lifted as of 6 p.m. tonight.  However, the State of Emergency will remain in effect for the entire state...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 12:38pm

Bunting to join Hocker at next 'Coffee' event

Next Thursday, Feb. 18, state Rep. Gerald Hocker (R-38th) will welcome state Sen. George Howard Bunting (D-20th) to his monthly “Coffee’s on Me,” scheduled for Thursday evening, Feb. 18, at the Bethany Beach Fire Hall, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 8:20am

Mitchell makes U.S. Senate run official

After recently announcing his potential run for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by now-U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Ocean View Town Councilman Perry Mitchell has hit the ground running. He has formed an exploratory committee...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 8:06am

Serving with valor

Despite the impending blizzard, members of eight local law enforcement agencies and fire companies, and members of the public, gathered at the Bistro at Bear Trap Dunes on Friday, Feb. 5, for the 2010 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards, honoring...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 7:44am

BREAKING NEWS: Abandoned and stranded vehicles to be towed; plowing efforts being hampered

Kent and Sussex counties are still removing disabled and abandoned vehicles from roads on their secondary and local back roads, state officials reported Thursday afternoon, noting that the vehicles have been hampering efforts to clear roads and...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 7:40am

World Gym offers fun fitness for couples on Valentine’s weekend

This weekend, World Gym in Ocean View is inviting guests to keep up with their New Year’s resolutions while getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit at the same time. At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, Feb. 13, certified fitness instructor Lisa...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 7:26am

BREAKING NEWS: Travel ban and State of Emergency to remain in place Thursday

As of 9 a.m., officials announced Thursday morning, after consultation between the Governor’s Office and state and local emergency management officials, it was decided that the State of Emergency declared by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell will remain...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 4:01am

WEATHER ALERT [UPDATED]: Offices, schools closed, events canceled

[UPDATE] Due to inclement weather, all Indian River School District schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 12. All 12-month employees will be informed of their status at a later time, officials said.

Winds continued to remain gusty early...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:32pm

WEATHER ALERT: Farmers asked to assist emergency responders with tractors

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center late Wednesday night put out the call for additional farmers throughout the county to lend equipment and aid so fire and ambulance crews can reach residents in an emergency.

EOC Director Joseph...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:30pm

WEATHER ALERT: Help wild songbirds survive winter

Delaware’s frigid temperatures, high winds and recent snowfalls can be difficult for the more than 40 species of wintering songbirds that share the state’s nature resources, state officials reminded the public mid-week. Their food sources – nuts...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:22pm

URGENT WEATHER ALERT: Vehicles blocking roads will be moved, those stranded in cars must clear exhaust to avoid death or injury

State officials sent out an urgent message about 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, noting that presently there are stranded and abandoned vehicles that are blocking some roads in Sussex County to the point that ambulances cannot proceed to make emergency...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 5:49pm