Ocean View

New bridge on track to open in December

The new Indian River Inlet Bridge is on track to open to traffic in December, transportation officials reported this week, with the two sides of the bridge expected to meet sometime in October.

According to the Delaware Department of...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 4:07pm

Ronald McDonald House benefits Ocean View

Ocean View has added a new modern-style jungle gym to the John West Park, thanks to a grant from the Ronald McDonald House.

The town was awarded a total of $12,000 in grant monies, with a $4,000 grant from the national organization, based...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 4:04pm

Coons and Carper to attend local event

The 38th District Democratic Committee is sponsoring its annual Picnic in the Park event at John West Park in Ocean View, on Sunday, June 12, from noon to 3 p.m.

“This event was well attended last year and was a huge success,” organizers...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 3:49pm

School emergency drill planned for Saturday at Lord Baltimore

On Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Ocean View Police Department, along with the Millville Volunteer Fire Department, Delaware State Police and other state agencies, will hold a closed School Plan Emergency Action Response (SPEAR)...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 3:42pm

Police Beat-Ocean View area

Sorority treasurer arrested for theft

Delaware State Police arrested an Ocean View woman for allegedly stealing more than $4,000 from a sorority that she served as treasurer.

Police said they received a call from Laura Tedesco, the...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 3:41pm

OV council approves controversial sidewalk ordinance

The Ocean View Town Council on May 24 voted 3-1 to amend the town code so that any new sidewalks erected within the town following the date the adoption of the ordinance and accepted by the Town, will make the Town responsible for the repair,...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:19am

Police Beat--Ocean View burglary, DUI arrests

Ocean View police interrupt robbery, arrest suspect

Ocean View police officers this week arrested a wanted theft suspect who was seen peeking into cars at a local restaurant and interrupted an apparent robbery in progress at another local...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:07am

Coons and Carper to attend Ocean View's Picnic in the Park

The 38th District Democratic Committee is sponsoring its annual Picnic in the Park event at John West Park in Ocean View, on Sunday, June 12, from noon to 3 p.m.
“This event was well attended last year and was a huge success,” organizers...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 7:43am

Reopened Assawoman Canal provides newfound opportunities for boaters

“Lifetimes have passed” and “not in my lifetime” have been familiar thoughts for many in the area when it comes to the dredging of one local waterway, but for a local business owner, the timing is just right.

Coastal Point • R. Chris...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 4:41am

Ocean View continues to talk, debate sidewalks in town

The second public hearing for an ordinance to add an article to the Ocean View town code relating to curbing, paving and duties of adjacent property owners was held on May 17.

As the proposed ordinance amendment reads, “After acceptance by...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:41am

Jerns named Teacher of the Year at Lord Baltimore

Jennifer Jerns said she enjoys teaching fourth grade, where she can interact with students on a higher level.

Coastal Point • Laura Walter:
Lord Baltimore Elementary School teacher Jennifer Jerns was recently honored as the school’s...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 5:47am

James Farm 'going native' for annual plant sale

Interested in finding out which plants attract butterflies or which ones are low maintenance?

The Center for the Inland Bays is inviting everyone out to their annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at James...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:37am

LB Fun Festival set for May 21

The school year is nearly over, and that means plenty of fun on tap for the school-age crowd. But on May 21, kids of all ages can get together for some pre-vacation fun at Lord Baltimore Elementary School’s Fun Festival.

The annual event...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:13am

D’Ortone’s Homestyle Italian offers authentic eats at down-home prices

The D’Ortone family always wanted quality Italian food at the beach, without the beach prices.

Coastal Point
From homemade sauce to fresh, hand-breaded chicken cutlets, D’Ortone’s Homestyle Italian restaurant offers classic Chicken...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 7:52am

Ocean View welcoming back friends and days of yore at Homecoming event

On Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, the Town of Ocean View, with the help of the Ocean View Historical Society, will host the town’s annual Homecoming event in John West Park.

The free event, which was started in...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 7:12am

Local 5K’s offer summertime fitness plan

The days are getting sunnier and warmer, the pollen levels are finally subsiding, and summer is quickly approaching. For many looking to get into a healthier lifestyle, improve their well-being or just get outside a little more these summer...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:48am

Local servicemen respond to Bin Laden's death

In the late hours of May 1, more than 56 million Americans gathered around their televisions to watch President Barack Obama’s announcement that Osama Bin Laden had been killed.

According to officials, last August, the White House received...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 6:38am

Mediacom franchise hearing held in Ocean View

On May 3, Ocean View held a public hearing to hear residents’ comments and concerns regarding the town’s renewal of their franchise agreement with the cable television and Internet service provider Mediacom.

“We’re jointly trying to...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 5:16am

Fundraiser aims to help Gichner family in time of need

For anyone living in coastal Sussex County, chances are they know the Gichner family. Whether they or their child had Joanne Gichner as a teacher at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, or played soccer at River Soccer Club or went to school with...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 4:58am

CRASH participates in '30 Hour' famine

From April 29 through 30, 25 youths from the Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church’s Creating Revolution and Saving Hearts (CRASH) Youth Ministries participated in the 30-Hour Famine, a nationwide fast powered by World Vision.


Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 4:57am

Local scouts display dedication to reach Eagle status

Jacob Townsend may only be in eighth grade at Lighthouse Christian School but he’s already hard at work trying to receive his Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America organization.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Al, Jacob and...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:38am

Ocean View awards grant to MVFC, swears in new council

On April 26 the town of Ocean View awarded Millville Volunteer Fire Company with a grant of $68,000 from their Emergency Services Enhancement Fund.

“They do an outstanding job,” said Mayor Gordon Wood.

MVFC Chief Richie Walls...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:34am

Ocean View solicits response to Mediacom

On May 3 at 6 p.m. at town hall, the town of Ocean View will hold a public hearing to solicit public input about the town’s cable operator Mediacom and to “identify future cable-related community needs.”

Ocean View teamed with Bethany...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:21am

New owner at Ocean View Animal Hospital puts emphasis on quality care

Over the past seven years, Dr. John D. Maniatty’s veterinary practice in Ocean City, Md. has been catering to pets and their owners throughout the community, offering medicine, surgical services and dentistry. Earlier this month, he broadened his...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 4:42am

OV Homecoming to feature Navy Cruisers band

The tradition of “Homecoming” in Ocean View began in 1902 and continued through the beginning of World War II. The idea was to choose a day for family and friends who had lived in the area but moved away to come back and visit. It was a very...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 12:55am

"Reviving the Dead Ladies," April 28 at Ocean View Town Hall--Online edition only

It’s hard to believe in this day and age that there was a time that women could not vote or own land without having a husband. With more women working outside the home and many women heading up households, it seems like ancient history. For that...

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 3:20am

Ocean View to construct solar carport, with aid from grant

Last year, the Town of Ocean View was awarded an energy grant of $458,000 from the Delaware Energy Office – the second largest such grant awarded in the state.

The town had originally considered installing a ground-level solar array at the...

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 6:11am

WEATHER ALERT: Wind Advisory and Flood Warning in effect until midnight



Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 12:43pm

Wood, Sheeran come out on top in Ocean View

On Saturday, April 9, Ocean View opened its election polls, and more than 500 residents cast their votes, along with more than 80 absentee ballots, to elect the town’s new mayor and District 3 councilman.

Mayor Gordon Wood won re-election...

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 6:29am

OV hears annexation request, helps Preserves residents

Representatives from Silverstock Builders LLC on April 12 introduced conceptual plans for an annexation petition requesting that 115.59 acres on Beaver Dam Road be annexed into the Town of Ocean View with mixed-use planned-community zoning.


Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 6:28am

On a shawl and a prayer

Sometimes, when people are hurting or sick, the warmth of God’s love and the knowledge that their church family cares is all that keeps them from a dark day and instead offers one filled with light. Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church’s...

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 3:48am

BREAKING NEWS: Wood, Sheeran win in Ocean View

On Saturday, April 9, Ocean View’s election polls were open, and more than 500 residents turned out to vote to elect the town’s mayor and District 3 councilman.
Mayoral incumbent Gordon Wood won re-election to his seat with a total...

Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 12:49pm

Ocean View loses controversial case over gas pumps

The Town of Ocean View on March 31 received notice from the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware that Norino Properties LLC is indeed “entitled to a declaratory judgment that its proposed convenience store with eight fuel pumps is a...

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 7:18am

Ocean View candidates get last word before election

The Ocean View election will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ocean View Town Hall.

Three men, incumbent Gordon Wood, and challengers George Pickrell and Lloyd Elling are battling for the mayoral slot. Incumbent...

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 6:45am

Springtime Jamboree bringing tunes and fun to IRHS

As warmer weather slowly approaches, it signals the first sign of spring. And with each and every season – at least for the past 29 years – so returns the Springtime Jamboree. For nearly three decades, local businessman and current state Rep....

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 6:41am

Bethel women aiming to put their men on the roof

Carwashes and bake sales are common fundraising avenues, but there’s nothing like some good-old fashioned competition to really get people paying attention. The folks at Bethel Tabernacle Church of God in Clarksville know that all too well, so...

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 4:34am

WEATHER ALERT: Tornado watch, severe thunderstorm warning and wind advisory in effect

UPDATE: The tornado watch for Sussex County has been dropped as of 7:05 a.m.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a tornado watch that will remain in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday morning for all of Delaware and...

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 11:59pm

WEATHER ALERT: Wind advisory issued for Monday afternoon

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a wind advisory that is in effect from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 4. The advisory covers the southern two-thirds of Delaware, a portion of Maryland’s Eastern Shore and a portion of...

Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 9:15pm

Ocean View holds public workshop on sidewalk plans

On March 29, Ocean View held a public informational workshop for the conceptual design of Phase II of the Pedestrian Improvements Project.

“We did get a lot of residents on West Avenue that were very receptive to the project. We’re trying...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:56pm

Spaghetti dinner to benefit Pat Muzik

On Sunday, April 3, beginning at 4 p.m., DiFebo’s Bistro at Bear Trap will be holding a family-style spaghetti dinner to raise money for Pat Muzik, who recently suffered two strokes, and her family.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 2:56pm

Ocean View to hold annual candidate's night

The town of Ocean View will hold its annual Candidates’ Night on Thursday, March 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 32 West Ave.

“The whole idea behind Candidates’ Night is to give the voter an opportunity to one meet the candidate, and to personally...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:51pm

Wood running for second term as Ocean View mayor

Incumbent Gordon Wood will be running for Ocean View mayor. Wood said he wanted to run for reelection because there is still plenty to do.

“The job is not done. We are in the middle of the five-year get-well program. I want to...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:46pm

County moves forward with sale of Ocean View property

Sussex County Council members at their March 22 meeting accepted a $20,500 bid from Robert Witting to purchase a 75-foot-by-242-foot piece of county-owned land at 16 Daisey Avenue in Ocean View.

The completion of the purchase is expected...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:30pm

Mitchell on the campaign trail in Ocean View

Ocean View District 3 Councilman Perry Mitchell is running for reelection. Since first running for a seat in 2008, Mitchell has been a strong proponent for zero tax increases for property owners.

“I want to continue to pursue the financial...

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 12:03pm

Ocean View approves its 2012 budget

At their March 8 meeting, the Ocean View Town Council approved the town’s 2012-fiscal-year budget.

“The council, in its wisdom, said, ‘We have to get well. We can’t keep doing this,’” said Mayor Gordon Wood, adding that the council has...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 8:32am

Elling throws his hat into the ring for OV mayoral race

Lloyd Elling is the third person to throw his cap into the mayoral race in 2011 for the Town of Ocean View. Having retired from residential care for adults with special needs, he said he hopes to bring his business savvy to good use, if elected...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 8:28am

WEATHER ALERT: Flood watch for beaches and inland Sussex, up to 2.5 inches of rain predicted

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has expanded a flood watch to include portions of Delaware, Northeast Maryland and New Jersey, including the Delaware beaches and inland Sussex County from Thursday morning through Friday morning...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 7:44am

OV holds budget workshop

On March 1, the Town of Ocean View held a budget workshop to address the town’s financial status and planning for the 2012 fiscal year.

The Council first discussed whether or not town employees should be given a 3 percent raise in 2012....

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 8:44am

Dock removals halted after uproar from home owners

“Ten years of memories gone in a day,” said Bob Angle of Annapolis, Md.

For the last few weeks, residents along the Assawoman Canal have watched as their decades-old docks were removed piece by piece and the debris loaded onto a barge for...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 8:28am

Sheeran announces candidacy for seat on OV council

Ocean View resident Tom Sheeran is running for a seat on the Ocean View Town Council. Sheeran has been involved in the town since he and his wife moved to Hunter’s Run in 2001, having retired from a 35-year career with the federal government....

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 8:11am