Ocean View

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.


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.


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

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