Ocean View


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

WEATHER ALERT: Storm updates as of 2:35 p.m. -- Power, road crews temporarily suspend operations

A brief storm update from state officials as of 2:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10:

• Delmarva Power crews in Sussex County have temporarily suspended operations due to visibility problems.

• Delaware Electric Cooperative crews in Kent...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 7:53am

WEATHER ALERT: Vehicles ordered off roads as area again under blizzard warning

Gov. Jack Markell declared a State of Emergency covering the entire state of Delaware effective at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, with all non-emergency vehicles ordered off the roads.

With the second winter storm in five days setting in, snowfall...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 11:01pm

WEATHER ALERT: Power outages persist as area prepares for more snow and wind

State officials were reporting nearly 14,000 electric customers still without power – mostly in Sussex County – on Monday morning, as crews from Delmarva Power and Delaware Electric Cooperative struggled to reach and repair outages from last...

Monday, February 8, 2010 - 3:35am

WEATHER ALERT: Road clearing and power restoration under way, up to 2 feet of snow in Sussex

With the National Weather Service reporting snow totals of 20 to 25 inches with drifts in Sussex County, 25 inches in New Castle County and 22 inches in Kent County from this weekend’s blizzard, a State of Emergency remained in effect at 9 a.m....

Sunday, February 7, 2010 - 2:34am

WEATHER ALERT: Travel ban lifted as blizzard conditions end with more than 15 inches of snowfall

Snow from this weekend’s blizzard had begun to taper off around 8 p.m. on Saturday night, leaving much of the state paralyzed and snowbound, and tens of thousands without power, with as many as 39,000 homes and businesses left in the dark at peak...

Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 1:01pm

WEATHER ALERT: Snowfall tops 14 inches in Selbyville; whiteout conditions, power outages, travel prohibitions continue

A winter storm warning is in effect in the area until 7 p.m. on Saturday evening. Light to moderate snow with embedded areas of heavy snow near the Atlantic coast was occurring across the area late this afternoon, adding about 6 inches of snow in...

Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 10:18am

WEATHER ALERT: Snowfall tops 8 inches in coastal Sussex; non-emegency vehicles still prohibited from travel

With snow totals statewide topping 15 inches in some locations and more than 8 inches of snow in the local area, Delaware emergency officials on Saturday morning were reminding the public of the State of Emergency currently in force and the...

Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 2:45am

WEATHER ALERT: Snow accumulating and winds beginning to build

Snow is beginning to accumulate, the plows are out, and residents everywhere are settling in for a long weekend, state officials reported Friday evening as blizzard conditions hit Delaware. As of 9:30 p.m. on Friday Delaware State Police reported...

Friday, February 5, 2010 - 7:08pm

WEATHER ALERT: Governor declares state of emergency as area braces for 1 to 2 feet of snow, strong winds

State of Emergency declared for state as of 8 p.m., vehicles ordered off roads as of 10 p.m.

Gov. Jack Markell declared a State of Emergency covering the entire state of Delaware effective at 8 p.m. Friday, with vehicles ordered off the...

Friday, February 5, 2010 - 12:21pm

WEATHER ALERT: Blizzard warning in effect Friday and Saturday, up to 18 inches of snow, strong winds forecast

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a blizzard warning, which is in effect from 4 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday. The previous winter storm watch is no longer in effect.

A storm system developing over the Gulf of Mexico...

Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 1:43pm

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm watch in effect from Friday afternoon to Saturday evening

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a winter storm watch that is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday evening.

A storm system developing over the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday will pass off the Carolina...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 11:29pm

WEATHER ALERT: IRSD schools closed on Wednesday

Due to inclement weather, all Indian River School District schools will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 3. All 12-month employees should report two hours late.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 11:17pm

WEATHER ALERT: Delaware readies for more snowfall with 1 to 3 inches forecast and possible weekend storm

With a weather advisory from the National Weather Service in effect, state agencies on Tuesday were preparing to meet the challenge of yet more snow.

The National Weather Service Mt. Holly office issued a winter weather advisory for...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 8:58am

WEATHER ALERT: Schools closed Monday, additional closures expected

Due to inclement weather, all Indian River School District schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 1. All 12-month employees are not required to report.

Other Monday closures, as they are reported to Coastal Point:
Cape Henlopen...

Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 8:18am

WEATHER ALERT: Road conditions remain dangerous; 8-13 inches of snow on the ground, below-freezing temps continue

National Weather Service officials are warning of icy roads on Sunday morning. With very cold temperatures in place, any snow from the storm Saturday night that melts on Sunday will freeze on roadways and other untreated surfaces. Caution was...

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 11:56pm

WEATHER ALERT [UPDATED]: Winter storm warning in effect through Sunday morning, 5-8 inches of snow predicted

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a winter storm warning for snow, which is in effect from 9 a.m. Saturday morning to 4 a.m. Sunday. The previous winter weather advisory is no longer in effect.

An area of low...

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 1:35am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter weather advisory issued for Saturday snow of 2-4 inches

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, which is in effect from 7 a.m. Saturday to midnight Saturday night.

Low pressure developing along the Texas Gulf Coast on Friday afternoon...

Friday, January 29, 2010 - 11:59am

Ocean View councilman plans Senate run

Mitchell for Senate?

Ocean View Town Council Member Perry J. Mitchell is currently considering the possibility of running for the Delaware U.S. Senate seat once held by now-U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Mitchell, who ran for the...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 5:39pm

String of thefts from vehicles hit area

Ocean View police on Monday, Jan. 18, reported that, over the weekend, the surrounding area had seen at least eight car burglaries that police knew about. They occurred in Savannah’s Landing, Ocean Way Estates and Summerfield, police said, noting...

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 7:07am

Mitchell questions legality of executive session

Ocean View Town Councilman Perry Mitchell is again questioning procedures in Ocean View politics. Mitchell recently sent a letter via e-mail to Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III, which was copied to the Coastal Point, asking...

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 6:58am

OVPD arrests man on sixth-offense DUI

The Ocean View Police Department stopped a car Monday evening for displaying a fictitious tag and ending up arresting the driver on his sixth DUI offense.

Cumens

After the officer detected and odor of alcohol and a subsequent...

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:12am

BREAKING NEWS: Ocean View police issue warnings after weekend car burglaries

Ocean View police on Monday, Jan. 18, reported that, over the weekend, the surrounding area had at least eight car burglaries that police knew about. They occurred in Savannah's Landing, Ocean Way Estates and Summerfield, police said, noting that...

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 3:33am

Ocean View approves re-zone for one parcel

After months of controversy over the proposed commercial rezoning of three parcels near Route 26 in Ocean View and weeks of consideration by the Ocean View Town Council, the council on Tuesday voted to rezone just one of the three parcels,...

Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 6:18am

OVPD's Norman promoted to corporal

PFC Justin Norman of the Ocean View Police Department was promoted to corporal this week by Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin, at the Ocean View town council meeting on Jan. 12.

“Thank you all for coming,” said the chief to laughter,...

Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 6:12am

Delmarva Power asks for support on MAPP

The Ocean View Town Council heard this week from John Allen, vice president of Delmarva Power, who asked Tuesday for their support for the proposed Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway (MAPP) project. The project is a 150-mile long 500,000-volt...

Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 5:57am

WEATHER ALERT [UPDATED]: Schools closed and caution advised, with winter weather advisory in effect until noon

Due to snow, all Indian River School District schools are now closed on Friday, Jan. 8. Officials had previously announced a two-hour delay. All 12-month employees should report at their regular time. The Cape Henlopen School District is also...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 11:31pm

Town split over possible CVS

Although still in the public-hearing stages for a possible change of zone, three lots in Ocean View that have the potential to become the home to a commercial establishment such as a CVS have lots of people talking. More than three times the...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 4:49am

OVPD makes do with one fewer officer with budget cuts

Like many department heads and managers across the country, Chief Ken McLaughlin of the Ocean View Police Department these days is trying to do more with less. As the town scrambles to find ways to cut even more costs this year to offset reduced...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 4:04am

Fun and fellowship offered for Christian singles

Christina DelViscio was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, a far cry from the “Quiet Resorts” of coastal Delaware. Having lived in the area for the past five years now, DelViscio noticed that something was missing: activities for...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 3:50am

Abuse victims, parents urged to contact state hotlines immediately

On Dec. 23, Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III held a press conference to update the public on the investigation of Lewes pediatrician Dr. Earl B. Bradley. In addition, Biden provided information about victim services that are available...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 1:28pm

WEATHER ALERT: Wind advisory in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a wind advisory, which is in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Strong gusty winds will accompany an Arctic cold front that will move through the region late Monday night. The strong...

Monday, December 28, 2009 - 8:52am

Powell and Phillips donate toward museum

The Ocean View Historical Society accepted two checks last week to go toward their Coastal Towns Museum. The museum will encompass history from local coastal towns, such as Millville, Bethany Beach and Ocean View. “There’s no museum yet, so we...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 10:39am

WEATHER ALERT: Snow/rain mix across eastern Sussex, State of Emergency in Kent, New Castle counties

As heavy snow continued to blanket the entire state on Dec. 19, state officials said agencies were working hard to keep the primary roads passable and tending to stranded motorists. Additionally, Gov. Jack Markell declared a State of Emergency...

Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 8:48am

BREAKING NEWS: Additional 24 charges filed against Lewes pediatrician in rape, exploitation cases

Lewes pediatrician Dr. Earl B. Bradley was charged with an additional 24 charges on Friday, Dec. 18, after turning himself in to Delaware State Police Troop 4 detectives on Friday morning. Police said more alleged victims have been identified in...

Friday, December 18, 2009 - 11:36am

WEATHER ALERT: Snow/rain mix across eastern Sussex, State of Emergency in Kent, New Castle counties [UPDATED, 3:45 p.m.]

WEATHER ALERT: Snow/rain mix across eastern Sussex, State of Emergency in Kent, New Castle counties [UPDATED, 3:45 p.m.]

As heavy snow continued to blanket the entire state on Dec. 19, state officials said agencies were working hard to...

Friday, December 18, 2009 - 11:15am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm watch issued

National Weather Service, Mount Holly, N.J., 3:30 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009

A winter storm watch will be in effect from late Friday night through late Saturday night. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch....

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 9:24am

Ocean View police help push car-seat safety

Last week, the Ocean View Police Department held its first child safety-seat and child passenger program. Despite a smaller-than-expected turnout, Ocean View police chief Ken McLaughlin said the department was glad to be of assistance and to help...

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 5:15am

Ocean View votes on various fees

After a lengthy public hearing in which the Ocean View Town Council deferred a vote on the requested rezoning of three parcels from residential to general business, the council breezed through the rest of their agenda on Dec. 8, voting...

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 5:00am

Local company offering service on an international scale

An international company with roots in Sussex County is making leaps and bounds in customer care and work-from-home opportunities. All-American (AA) Teleservices LLC is a national provider of enhanced telephone support services, geared toward...

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 4:46am

OV council extends consideration of rezoning for CVS

The Ocean View Town Council on Tuesday, Dec. 8, held a public hearing on the requested rezoning of three parcels at West and Atlantic avenues from residential to commercial use. But in considering one of the more controversial rezoning decisions...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 2:24pm

OV council gets working on budget

“I’m crushed,” said Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood, after a less than stellar turn out at the Ocean View council’s first meeting about the draft for next year’s budget. “I did everything I knew to get public awareness.”

Regardless of the...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 2:19pm

WEATHER ALERT: Caution advised as flash-flood, wind advisories continue [UPDATED, 5 p.m.]

A wind advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday evening to 6 p.m. Thursday. A deep low pressure system to the north will cause a cold front to cross the area early Wednesday evening. Strong and gusty winds from the west or southwest will...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 3:22am

OV mayor invites public to help with budget

Smaller Christmas this year? Put off college? Sell the car? Get a second job?

Just like many families across the nation, municipalities are being faced with questions of how to once again make their financial picture a comfortable one....

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 12:50pm

HOA fighting Delmarva Power on interconnect and payment

For anyone driving near the intersection of Parker House and Beaver Dam roads near Ocean View, the two solar arrays with 12 panels each in the common area of the Forest Reach community, near the pool, may look pretty impressive, but they are only...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 12:03pm

WEATHER ALERT: Wind, surf and flood advisories issued for Delaware coast

A stormy 12- to 18-hour period is being forecast at the Delaware shore, with the National Weather Service having issued wind, high-surf and coastal flood advisories for the area through Thursday morning, Dec. 3.

NWS forecasters predicted...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 7:58am

WEATHER ALERT: Tidal flooding anticipated ahead of Dec. 2-3 storm

Sussex County emergency officials are urging coastal residents and property owners to be alert to weather conditions for the next several days.

Joseph L. Thomas, director of the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, warned Sussex...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 8:52am

Gallery One offers artistic holiday cards

For the first time, Gallery One has publish a set of holiday cards.

Each box has 16 different images – one from each of the gallery’s artists. This premier set of cards is available at Gallery One, located at 32 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 7:21am