Ocean View

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

Bazaar first-timer wins coveted quilt

Holding her handmade quilt stitched with love at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, Cay Cutright was still giddy with excitement over winning the coveted raffle prize.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Cay Cutright stands with...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 6:16am

As school year nears, OVPD offers safety tips

With back-to-school time right around the corner, it’s a great time to go over safety tips with kids. And for people who don’t have school-age children, this time can serve as a reminder to be a diligent driver as the buses start running again...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 4:56am

Ocean View delays roof repairs on Shores House

It’s been more than 200 years, what’s one more?

The Ocean View Town Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday, Aug. 11, with Councilman Richard Nippes dissenting, to wait at least a year before making any moves regarding replacing the roof on the...

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 7:22am

Ocean View looking at restrooms again

It’s déjà vu all over again for Ocean View Town Council.

After deciding last month that they would table any decision regarding the restrooms at the Wallace A. Melson Administration and Public Safety Building, the issue was once again on...

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 7:22am

VFW Post 7234 joins the green movement

Smokers have to step outside at the VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View after a decision to curtail the health affects of second-hand smoke for the members.

Brought up at a general meeting this Spring, the decision passed with little fanfare....

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:15am

Accident causes ash cloud release at IR power plant

On Tuesday, July 28, just after 8 a.m., an inspection port on a silo at the NRG-owned Indian River Generating Station (power plant) near Millsboro malfunctioned while employees were performing routine maintenance, allowing fly ash to escape while...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:57pm

Ocean View gets packed house for voting issue

Non-resident property owners in Ocean View don’t have a vote in town elections – at least, not yet – but those who turned out on July 28 for a special town council meeting on non-resident voting still made their voices heard.

Although not...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:53pm

BREAKING NEWS: Ash cloud released at IR power plant

Around 8:15 on Tuesday morning, July 28, while employees at the Indian River Indian River Generating Station near Millsboro were performing routine maintenance on an ash silo, an inspection port on the silo failed, causing ash to land on the...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:23am

OV delays decision on building renovations

After much discussion of the possible renovation of the upstairs restrooms in the Wallace Melson Public Safety and Administration Building, the Ocean View Town Council decided this week to postpone any decisions on spending money until next year’...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:47am

Ocean View to consider non-resident voting

There has been no formal first reading of legislation or any action taken yet regarding a proposed charter change in Ocean View that would allow non-resident voting, but a compromise has already been offered.

Ira Broadman, a full-time...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:41am

VFW Ladies Auxiliary hosts Warrior Weekend

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 1324 recently treated “Warrior Weekend” participants to a crab feast at the VFW post in Ocean View. Warrior Weekend provides rest and relaxation for soldiers and Marines who have been injured in combat in Iraq and...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:52am

Beach Cottage offers treasure trove on Route 26

Thousands of people pass the Beach Cottage situated along Route 26 in Ocean View each day in the summer, but it’s the ones with vision, or experience, who pull in at the yellow house and discover the unique items that await them inside. Carol...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:46am

Back Bay Tours meets Ocean View Marina

Nestled off Elliot Avenue in Ocean View is a hidden gem. Ocean View Marina, formerly known as Harbor View Marina, is now owned by Tom Fowler of Back Bay Tours. Their location, at the north end of the Assawoman Canal and Whites Creek provides many...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:43am

Local teens conducting summer food drive

In the summertime, with school out and the beach to go to, it might be easy for area teenagers to forget about everything but themselves and having fun. Not so for two upcoming seniors at Indian River High School.

Coastal Point • Monica...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:35am

Youth group brings mission work home

Because need knows no boundaries and people everywhere are hurting, the youth at St. George’s United Methodist Church in Clarksville took their mission trip this year without even leaving home.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:43am

This week's Beach and Bay Cottage Tour

For nearly two decades, the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour has been benefitting the Friends of the South Coastal Library (FOSCL), which has, in turn, served as a crucial element of the library’s tremendous expansion and recent reopening. The South...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:35am

Ocean View conducts bicycle safety checkpoint

In an ongoing effort to educate cyclists about safety and the rules of the road, the Ocean View Police Department held a bicycle safety checkpoint Thursday, July 9, between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Route 26 in Ocean View.

Coastal Point •...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:25am

Non-resident voting not 'Bear Trap versus Ocean View'

The Ocean View Town Council is weighing their options regarding the issue of non-resident voting, first brought up by Councilman Richard Nippes at their June 30 council workshop. But some on the council want people to know it is not an issue of...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 8:18am

Police warn cyclists and motorists to be aware

The Ocean View Police Department responded to an accident involving a bicyclist and a pick-up truck on Saturday, June 27, at about 10:30 a.m. The accident came just two days after a similar incident in Bethany Beach.

OVPD officers said...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:57am