Ocean View

Grand Jury returns indictments for murder of Georgetown police officer Chad Spicer

“Today, the Sussex County Grand Jury returned a 14-count indictment charging Derrick Powell with 1st Degree Murder, among other charges, for the Sept. 1 shooting that killed Georgetown police officer Ptl. Chad Spicer and injured Georgetown police...

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 9:56am

Ida leaves mark along Delaware’s coast [PHOTO SLIDESHOW]

Last weekend’s storm may not have impacted the Delaware shore the way the Storm of 1962 rolled up the coast, but restoration and recovery are definitely an eminent part of the weather’s aftermath.

Coastal Point • J. Pryor, S. Lyons, M.P....

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 9:15am

County seeking damage reports

Sussex County emergency managers are asking property owners and residents affected by last week’s coastal storm to report any damage to homes, businesses, cars or other property so officials can gain a clear picture of the extent of destruction...

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 9:13am

Ocean View Family Medicine recognized for being most recommended practice

The Peninsula Regional Health System in Salisbury, Md., recently recognized Dr. Danielle Giddins and the Ocean View Family Medicine staff for making significant improvements in the services they provide to the community.

Ocean View Family...

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 6:26am

Route 1 reopens, most other area roads deemed passable

The Delaware Department of Transportation has updated its list of roadways closed due to this week's storm, announcing that, about 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, all lanes of Route 1 in the area of the Indian River Bridge had been reopened.


Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 6:05am

Inland flooding and beach erosion remain after storm [PHOTOS]

Property owners and residents in low-lying areas of coastal Delaware continued this weekend to feel the impact of what many are calling Nor’Ida – former Hurricane Ida, turned nor’easter – despite the scaling back of the storm to a stiff breeze...

Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 4:08am

WEATHER ALERT (UPDATED): Bevy of Sussex roads closed due to high water, storm damage

The Delaware Department of Transportation has issued an extensive list of road closures in Sussex County due to this week's storm. The list was updated on Sunday, Nov. 15.

The closed roadways include: Old Mill Road in Millville, Holts...

Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 1:35am

WEATHER ALERT (UPDATED): Storm breaches dunes at Bethany, South Bethany, Fenwick and Inlet Bridge [PHOTOS]

The remnants of Hurricane Ida continued to wallop the Delaware coastal area on Friday, Nov. 13, with winds expected to continue to average around 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. While that is a reduction from Thursday’s 45 mph peak sustained...

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 4:44am

WEATHER ALERT: Delawareans urged to take care of pets, livestock, poultry in tropical storm

Friday’s state of emergency is not a hurricane, but the weather is severe, and Elainea Goldthwaite, Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) Delaware Animal Response coordinator, is urging Delawareans to be mindful of their pets and livestock as...

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 2:50am

WEATHER ALERT: Sussex County continues to see storm effects, more flooding expected

Sussex County emergency officials on Friday morning, Nov. 13, were continuing to monitor the major coastal storm affecting the region, but said they were optimistic that once the early morning high-tide cycle was complete, conditions might...

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 12:59am

WEATHER ALERT: State of emergency declared for Sussex, Kent counties

Gov. Jack Markell has declared a state of emergency for Kent County and Sussex County to better enable response to the current storm, effective at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Earlier on Thursday, Markell authorized the Delaware National...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 2:06pm

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal storm battering Sussex County (photos) -- IRSD schools closed Friday

Route 1 closed in both directions at IRIB

Delaware Department of Transportation officials have completely closed Route 1 at the Indian River Inlet Bridge as of 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12. The road is closed both northbound and...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 11:16am

Band-Jam Trivia offers entertaining alternative for restaurant patrons

As cooler weather rolls in and the heavy traffic of summer dwindles, local restaurants are looking for alternative ways to cater to their customers, especially in the current economy. For one musical duo, the answer is simple: Friends and...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:57am

Family, local vet pull together for Myriah

Long gone are the days when a pet was sick, there was little else to do but put them “down” or put them “to sleep.” Now, with the technological advances similar to that of human medicine, dogs and other companion animals can have a shot at longer...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:38am

Smoking ban proposal gets breath of fresh air

After deciding not to pursue the idea of a smoking ban further at a workshop a few months back, the Ocean View town council will again put it on the agenda after hearing from Sussex Tech freshman, and Ocean View resident, Kelsey Magill, at their...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:36am

Hocker’s offers savings of food and gas

Starting Nov. 13, Hocker’s and G&E will be offering customers a gas rewards program. For every $100 spent, customers will receive 10 cents per gallon off of gas purchased at Hocker’s or G&E. Through the Hocker’s G&E Gold Card...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:26am

Service group looks for members

Those looking to get involved in their community may want to give the Southern Sussex Rotary at try. The world’s first service organization is looking for members in the area.

“It’s a community thing,” explained Southern Sussex member...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:24am

County BoA confirms use for equipment storage

In a case that details the kinds of conflict that can happen as an area is developed, a 1-acre property near Millville has been the source of discord between the property owner and neighbors in recent years, as they battle over an ongoing use...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:14am

Town to move department to Melson building

Ocean View council voted on Tuesday, Nov. 10, to move the Permitting, Land Use and Public Works department to the Wallace A. Melson Administration and Public Safety Building. Town manager Conway Gregory had asked for up to $20,000 to make the...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:13am

Bluewater Wind acquired by NRG

In a move that garnered praise from Gov. Jack Markell and Delaware Congressional delegation, NRG Energy Inc. this week announced that it had acquired Bluewater Wind, one of the nation’s leading offshore wind development businesses, from Babcock...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:08am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood, high wind, high surf warnings for Delaware coast

IRSD schools closing an hour early

Due to inclement weather, Indian River School District schools will close one hour early on Thursday, Nov. 12. There will be no after school or evening activities, including adult education classes....

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 4:07am

WEATHER ALERT: Ida remnants bring high wind warning, high surf advisory, coastal flood watch for Delaware beaches

Issued by the National Weather Service
Philadelphia, Pa.
9:43 a.m. EST, Wed., Nov. 11, 2009

... High wind warning in effect from 6 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. EST Friday...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 4:42am

Ocean View talks budget, annexation

Ocean View, like many small towns, is facing tough budget decisions in the wake of the recent economic crisis. Mayor Gordon Wood this week challenged Town Manager Conway Gregory with a tall order: find ways to save $100,000 per year for each of...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 3:44am

County working on dog control ordinance

\With responsibility for dog control inside Sussex County transferring to county officials in January, county council members and staff began work this week on adoption of Chapter 60 of county code, the ordinance setting up the rules for the...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 3:42am

Town makes some room for the MillVols

The lack of a police department within Millville may have discouraged some residents in the past, but thanks to a small group of volunteers, the community can rest a little easier. A number of Millville and other area residents – as well as...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 3:26am

Local law firm stays true to coastal Delaware

The law office of Steen, Waehler and Schreider-Fox LLC may have relocated earlier this year, but the practice is still established as one of the area’s most successful.

Coastal Point • Ryan Saxton
Tempe Steen, Mary Schrider-Fox and...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 3:13am

Towns give bicycle safety another go around

The peak of bicycle season in coastal Delaware has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean local municipalities are putting the brakes on their efforts to improve safety for cyclists and motorists alike. Safety programs in both Ocean View and...

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 7:18am

New recycling drop-off center at Fresh Pond

While many municipalities in recent months have restructured their recycling service or changed their curbside recycling provider, or are considering doing so, people outside of town limits who are not curbside recycling customers now have a new...

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 6:24am

Mitchell appoints own group to advise on budget

Ocean View Councilman Perry Mitchell announced on Oct. 15 that he had “appointed” past Long Range Financial Planning Committee members Kathy Vanzago, former town councilman Roy Thomas and Cliff Mitchell as advisors during the town’s upcoming...

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 7:17am

OVP&Z votes against proposed CVS zoning

The Ocean View Planning and Zoning Commission voted 3-2 on Oct. 15 against recommending to the town council the rezoning of three parcels near West and Atlantic avenues from R-1 to GB. A recommendation to approve the rezoning would have paved the...

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 7:11am

Flu shots offered to IRSD students

During the week of October 19, letters and consent forms will be sent to the parents of every Indian River School District student in Grades K-12. Vaccination consent forms must be signed and returned by Friday, October 23. Parents are asked to...

Monday, October 19, 2009 - 8:55am

Indian River Inlet Bridge open house/tour postponed due to weather

Delaware Department of Transportation officials announced Friday, Oct. 16, that the open house and site tour planned for the Indian River Inlet Bridge project on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m., was being postponed until a future date that...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:33am

Lecture to focus on history of Ocean View

Bob Herrington, a native of Ocean View, will be the inaugural speaker at the town’s new Lecture Series, on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at the town hall.

Herrington, the town’s police historian, will split the two hours of the presentation...

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 7:47am

Ocean View P&Z considers rezoning for proposed CVS

The Ocean View Planning and Zoning Commission will meet on Thursday, Oct. 15, to review and discuss applications seeking to rezone parcels of land at 70 and 72 West Avenue from R-1 Residential to GB-General Business and to subdivide a piece of...

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 7:45am

Ocean View done with 2009 mosquito spraying

Ocean View completed its mosquito-control spraying program for the 2009 season in September, town officials confirmed this week, but some residents never saw the program in action this year.

Diana Ohterse of Ocean View wrote a letter to...

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 7:22am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory, Coastal Flood Watch issued for Delaware beaches/Sussex

A Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory and Coastal Flood Watch have been issued for the Delaware beach area and inland Sussex County by the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. They are as follows:

Coastal Flood Advisory

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 6:31am

Beauty meets courage at Oct. 12 event

A cancer diagnosis, as with much of anything, can be seen in two ways: as glass half-empty or glass half-full. It can be seen as scary and frightening and met with a sense of dread and despair, or it can be seen with a sense of hope and love, and...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 3:23pm

Sussex Amber Alert text is a hoax

State Police and local law enforcement said Tuesday, Oct. 6, that they were receiving numerous calls concerning an Amber Alert involving a 3-year-old boy or an infant that was abducted from a Sussex County hospital. Police say that alert is a...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 6:08am

Ocean View organist commemorating 50 years at Mariner’s Bethel

Anyone who has stepped into Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View – be it for worship, a wedding or another ceremony – has probably heard the talents of Ruth Davis. For more than 50 years, she has graced the sanctuary with her...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 7:08am

Warrant issued for suspects in area robberies

Businesses owners can rest easier now, knowing that the couple that police believe were responsible for several distraction-type thefts in the area this summer are no longer in Delaware.

Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin said this...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 8:07am

POW/MIA ceremony at VFW honors veterans

Members of the Ocean View VFW Post 7234 took time last Friday, Sept. 18, to observe National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Members of the VFW shared their words and prayers for those taken prisoner and unaccounted for in foreign wars.


Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 7:44am

Yesterday's Fun winds back the clock

They just don’t make toys like they used to – G.I. Joe, Rainbow Bright and Raggedy Anne, Linkin’ Logs. When most of people look back on their childhood, they remember the television shows, games and toys that kept them occupied. And many of those...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 7:35am

Ocean View council nixes non-resident voting

The Ocean View Town Council on Sept. 8 killed a resolution that would have put the question of non-resident voting to a nonbinding referendum on the April 2010 ballot. After much discussion and confusion, the council did not second Councilman...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:27am

Meetings set for input on Assawoman Canal pathway

For those interested in sharing their views on the proposed Assawoman Canal Pathway project, the first of several informational meetings will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Ocean View Town Hall, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The towns of Bethany...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:10am

Ocean View invites town's youth for input on program

The Town of Ocean View is inviting local youth ages 10 to 14 and their parents to give their input on a proposed Ocean View youth program at a special meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5:00 p.m. at the town hall.
Town Councilman Perry...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:09am

BREAKING NEWS: Four-car crash claims life of Ocean View man

Delaware State Police are investigating a four-car crash that killed a 75-year-old man from Ocean View on Thursday, Sept. 3. Police said the crash that killed James McCord occurred about 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, when McCord’s car was hit by two...

Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 7:05am

Court sides with Ocean View over proposed gas pumps

The Town of Ocean View has received good news regarding its denial of a proposed convenience store and gas pumps on Route 26 across from Savannah’s Landing.

After being sued by Baltimore-based Norino Properties, which argued that a...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 9:08am

Property owners, officials working on docks

Plans to expand the state property along the Assawoman Canal for a proposed, scenic walkway on either side of the canal will be worked out among county and town officials in upcoming months, but the idea has added to the worries of property...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 9:04am

Rotary Club donates to Ocean View

Ocean View officials received a check from the Southern Sussex Rotary Club this week in the amount of $1,125. They plan to use the money for a new park bench and bike rack, something John West Park does not currently have.

Mayor Gordon...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 9:02am

Raffle winners will get Top Chef’s Dinner

Time is running out for people to grab their shot at a dining experience of a lifetime. On Sept. 9, a drawing will be held to select the winners of the “Top Chef’s Dinner,” a first-of-its-kind benefit that unites some of the most prominent chefs...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:17am