Ocean View

Ocean View Police Department hosting naloxone workshop

With heroin the focus of the nation in terms of drug use, the Ocean View Police Department has been working to address the growing local issue.

For the second time, OVPD will host a Delaware Overdose Survival Education class (DOSE),...

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 11:58am

It’s official: Ocean View traffic signal to stay permanently

Ocean View will definitely be keeping one of the traffic signals originally installed for the Route 26 Mainline construction project.

Two traffic signals on Central Avenue were meant to be temporary, used during the wintertime detours this...

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 12:04am

Ocean View council continues trash talk

Although William Olsen doesn’t yet have the votes needed for Town-managed trash collection, he’s moving forward in an attempt to simplify waste hauling in Ocean View.

At the Nov. 10 Town Council meeting, Olsen modeled his current proposal...

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 12:01am

History Mix planned at The Café on 26

The public is being invited to join the members of the Ocean View Historical Society in a History Mix social hour at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, at The Café on 26, located at 84 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View.

The theme of the mix is “...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 9:22am

OVPD invites Cops & Goblins to first Halloween festival

This Saturday, the Ocean View Police Department is inviting the public to its inaugural Halloween festival, Cops & Goblins.

“We were just hoping to host a nice event for the kids in the area,” said Cpl. Rhys Bradshaw. “Unfortunately,...

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 10:45am

The fallen tree: Man rows across Atlantic, gets stuck in Assawoman Canal

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Victor Mooney kneels on his boat, pointing towards his most recent challenge in rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, a fallen tree laying across the Assawoman Canal near Ocean View.What does a Delaware tree have in...

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:47am

OV continues looks at trash, truck traffic

At its September workshop, the Ocean View Town Council discussed the possibility of a town-wide trash program.

“Essentially, we beat that one to death and said you can take another look to it,” said Mayor Walter Curran at Tuesday night’s...

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 9:31am

Fall Festival ready to kick off at Lord Baltimore next Saturday

This week, kids will want to go to school on a Saturday, as students and the community are being invited to Lord Baltimore Elementary School’s Fall Festival — a day of games, food and fun. The Fall Festival has been rescheduled from Saturday,...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:26pm

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT closes Route 1 between Bethany and Dewey

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials announced around 4:30 p.m. that, due to high water, Route 1 northbound and southbound was being closed between Bethany and Dewey Beach (including the Charles Cullen Bridge over the Indian...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:51am

Ocean View discusses trash removal, emergency services

At its October council meeting, the Town of Ocean View will continue its discussion of the feasibility of Town-negotiated trash service.

In January, council directed Councilman Tom Sheeran to research what it would entail to create a town...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 8:59am

Bringing bikers to the VFW: All welcome for veterans benefit

You don’t have to be a military veteran or a biker to enjoy an inexpensive fundraiser for Delaware vets on Saturday, Sept. 19. The Desert Knights MC 2nd Annual Bike Week Bash returns from noon to 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View.


Friday, September 18, 2015 - 5:50am

Local woman’s fight against ovarian cancer has supporters ‘going teal’

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Ed and Amy Hiner pose in front of their mailbox, which displays a teal bow, the official color of ovarian cancer awareness. Hiner was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer in November of 2013.Amy Hiner of Ocean...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:57am

That giving spirit

Ocean View resident Luca Donoto recently turned 7. But Donato — a fan of Star Wars, Godzilla and soccer — decided to forgo receiving birthday presents at his party, and instead have his guests donate food for a local food pantry.


Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:05am

Delaware State Police still investigating OV accidental shooting

The Delaware State Police this week were continuing to investigate an incident in which a 2-year-old child was believed to have been accidentally shot by her father at their home just outside of Ocean View over the weekend.

Around 1 a.m....

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:01am

Christine’s Consignments celebrating five years with Labor Day sale

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Christine Hinz with Chrisinte’s Consignments mascot, Evelyn, pose for a photo in the Ocean View shop.From wine night every Thursday in the off-season, to group trips up to New York City and the shop’s mascot — a...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:34am

Doctor’s license officially suspended

A Dover-based dermatologist was only practicing in Ocean View one day each week. But that just decreased to zero days, after the State of Delaware suspended his medical license on Aug. 19.

Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock and the Board...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:33am

Gallery One artists say ‘Welcome to my World!’

Coastal Point • Submitted: Dale Sheldon’s ‘Autumn near Greve’ is an acrylic painting to be featured in Gallery One’s ‘Welcome to my World’ and will be held from Sept. 3-30.Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced its September show theme, “...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 8:40am

One fatality in Ocean View fire

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : The southern side of this home in Ocean View shows extensive fire damage from the Sunday morning fire, where one person was found dead.

Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office this week was investigating an...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:37am

State: Dermatologist ignoring probation, ‘putting the public at risk of harm’

An Ocean View dermatologist is reportedly practicing medicine in blatant disregard of his being on probation, and the Delaware Attorney General’s Office is calling for his license to be revoked.

On Aug. 14, the AG’s Office...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:34am

OVPD adds off-road vehicle to its fleet

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Cpl. Rhys Bradshaw of the Ocean View Police Department stands with the department’s new off-road vehicle.

Last week, the Ocean View added a Honda Pioneer — an off-road vehicle — to its police department....

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:00am

Ocean View Police Department receives naloxone donation

Through a donation, the Ocean View Police Department now has a more efficient way of dispensing the life-saving opiate-overdose medication naloxone, more commonly known as Narcan.

The new kits, called EVZIO, are an auto-injector of...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 5:41am

Officials cut the ribbon to open the new Assawoman Canal Trail

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Gov. Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary David Small at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.Gov. Jack Markell on Wednesday joined DNREC Secretary David Small, federal highway officials and community leaders and groups, to...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 1:20am

‘Cluck, Pluck & Luck’ offers look at poultry industry

In 1923, Ocean View housewife Cecile Steele placed an order for 50 baby chicks, but ended up receiving 500. From that one mistake, the Delmarva poultry industry was born.

“Aside from Caesar Rodney riding up and Delaware voting for the...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 5:19am

OVPD to host Halloween festival this fall

The Ocean View Police Department is making plans to host Cops & Goblins, a Halloween festival, this fall.

“We’re fortunate that we’ve got a great rapport with the community here in Ocean View, and we want to maintain that,”...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 4:46am

OVPD makes arrests after alleged sale of fake drugs

After an officer recognized a vehicle’s passenger as an individual with a warrant out for their arrest, the Ocean View Police Department this week ended up charging two area residents with multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.


Friday, August 7, 2015 - 4:39am

Gallery One show ‘Color — The Wheel Goes Round and Round’ to debut July 30

Coastal Point • Submitted: Pat Riordan’s acrylic, ‘Nature Color Wheel’ will be featured at Gallery One’s August show, ‘Color — The Wheel Goes Round and Round.’Art lovers can go to Gallery One in August to see how the artists make use of the...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 7:37pm

Ocean View works to add more improvements to park

The Town of Ocean View continues to improve one of its greatest assets — John West Park.

At the July 14 council meeting, Town Manager Dianne Vogel said the Town did receive the $10,000 grant from Sussex County for park improvements, which...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:02am

Fourth of July festivities galore this weekend

Coastal Point • File Photo: Young paraders carry the Bethany Beach sign at the front of a past annual Fourth of July Celebration parade.To commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Americans gather together each year to...

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:44am

Gallery One to take ‘New Directions’ in July

Coastal Point • Submitted: Tara Funk’s ‘TuttiFruitti Palms,’ an acrylic/fabric/paper piece of art to be featured during Gallery One’s risk taking show entitled, ‘New Directions.’ The show will be held at the gallery on Route 26 during the month...

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 6:05am

Historic complex offering free tours this summer

For the second year, the Ocean View Historical Society (OCVHS) is offering community members and visitors the chance to visit their historic complex free of change on Wednesdays in the summer months.

“Last year, we had restored our...

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 9:58am

McCaskill, Shearon, Sheldon to exhibit ‘Coastal Colors’

Artists Lesley McCaskill, Dianne Shearon and Dale Sheldon paint to the theme of “Coastal Colors” in July’s special exhibit at Gallery One, running from June 30 to July 29, with a public reception to meet the artists on Wednesday, July 1, from 5...

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 8:14am

Ocean View aims to clarify sidewalk maintenance ordinance

Ocean View Mayor Walter Curran introduced an ordinance at the June meeting of the Ocean View Town Council that would amend, and possibly clarify, the town code related to curbing and paving, and the duties of adjacent property owners as it...

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 12:59pm

Donations being collected for area woman affected by fire

Coastal Point • Submitted: An early morning fire damaged the home of Ocean View resident Bonnie Cooper. Community members are rallying to support Cooper in her time of need through donations of giftcards and checks.In the early morning hours of...

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 6:16am

Mariner’s invites leaders to attend Global Leadership Summit

Community leaders are being invited to a two-day conference in August at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church, which aims to provide opportunities to develop future leaders as a host site for the Global Leadership Summit.

According to...

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 11:21am

In case you missed it, there have been some changes here

Plenty has happened around the community over the off-season. In case you’ve been out of town, or have just been too busy to stay on top of things, here are some of the items that could most affect your summer season.

Bethany Beach parking...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:31pm

Meet the artisans of the 2015 Lord Baltimore Artisans Fair

The annual Artisans Fair will return to Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View on Saturday, bringing along with it some of the area’s top artisans, as 49 exhibitors from the local area and beyond will put their work on display from 9 a.m...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 12:06pm

Route 26 moves to nighttime lane closures — for summer

Late-night work is getting a little later this summer on Route 26. The Delaware Department of Transportation was already scheduled to begin a second year of overnight work on the road construction project, from May 15 to Sept. 30, in a schedule...

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 10:34am

Ocean View keeps traffic lights, discusses micro-surfacing

Based on a request made by the Town of Ocean View, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will keep in place past May 15 the two temporary traffic signals at the intersections of Windmill Avenue and Cedar Drive with Central Avenue....

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 10:32am

Annual cornhole tournament to benefit foundation

The Beta Sigma Phi sorority will host its 6th Annual Cornhole Tournament, benefitting the Russell White Scholarship Foundation, next month in Millville.

“We do it to keep Russell’s memory alive,” said Emily Harne, a member of Beta Sigma...

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 10:06am

Ocean View Police Department gets training simulator

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: OVPD Chief Ken McLaughlin runs through a use-of-force simulation with Cpl. Rhys Bradshaw.In an effort to continue providing quality officer training, the Ocean View Police Department recently acquired a use-of-force...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:49am

VFW Post 7234 hosting 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War

The Ocean View Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 will be hosting a 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War on Saturday, May 9. Beginning at noon, a ceremony, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Vietnam Veterans of America Delaware, will...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:35am

Community invited to enjoy an old fashioned ‘Homecoming’

Coastal Point • File Photo: Some children enjoy a merry-go-round during a precious Ocean View Homecoming event.This weekend, the Town of Ocean View will hold its 2015 Homecoming event, inviting the community to come together and enjoy fellowship...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 8:18am

Teen got the ball rolling for clean water

Emma Rider has collected 100,000 pairs of shoes in five years. But those are just the tips of the laces that tie her tale together.

At 18, Rider has a knack for transforming old kicks into clean water. She explained the basics to the Lord...

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:14pm

Mayor shares the state of the Town of Ocean View

Ocean View is a small, quaint town. This is a natural progression of the years and population growth. The fact that it is a nice place to live, and increasingly so in the last three years, is because elected officials have worked hard to ensure...

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:06pm

Put something friendly in the ground: CIB Native Plant Sale returns with cocktail party

Coastal Point • File Photo: Gardeners galore shop the native plants at a previous sale at the James Farm Ecological Preserve off Cedar Neck Road.Native plants are the best of both worlds; they bring natural beauty and wildlife to the back yard,...

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 8:31am

Ocean View asks DelDOT to keep temporary traffic signals

Lawless reflects on time on council

At this week’s Ocean View Town Council meeting, councilman Bill Olsen suggested the Town request that the two temporary traffic signals at the intersections of Windmill Avenue with Central Avenue and...

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:38am

Bodine emerges in council election

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Carol Bodine will be sworn in as Ocean View Town Council District 4 council person on Tuesday, April 28 at 6 p.m.Following eight hours at the polls, Ocean View residents had made their voices heard by electing Carol...

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:34am

OVHS house to be placed on National Register

Last week, representatives of the Ocean View Historical Society attended a hearing before the Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation, following the nomination of the Evans-West House to the National Register of Historic Places....

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:06am

Ocean View Homecoming set for Saturday, May 9

The Town of Ocean View will hold its 2015 Homecoming event on Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., rain or shine.

The event, which will be held in John West Park, located at 32 West Avenue, will include some traditions from the...

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 1:35pm

Ocean View council election set for Saturday, April 11

On April 11, the Town of Ocean View will hold a municipal election for its District 4 councilperson. The seat is currently held by Bob Lawless, who is term-limited. Four candidates — Carol Bodine, Jon DeBuchananne, Kent Liddle and Don Walsh —...

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 1:11pm