Decatur Stiles


Decatur starter Brad Stiles delivers a strike against a Bennett batter in the second inning against the Clippers on Tuesday. Bennett went on to win the game, 10-0, in the season opener for both teams.

Photo by Shawn Soper

Police Investigating Man’s Hotel Fall

OCEAN CITY — There were more questions than answers late yesterday surrounding a local man’s fall from the broken window of sixth-floor room at a north-end hotel in Ocean City early Wednesday morning. Shortly after 4 a.m. on Wednesday, a not-yet-officially identified man fell to his death from a sixth-floor room at the Fenwick Inn on 138th Street under what … Continue reading

New Alcohol Tax Hike Proposed

BERLIN — With the so-called “Dime-a-Drink” legislation apparently languishing in both the House and Senate, a compromise bill of sort introduced this week would create a special tax that would add on single percentage point to the existing sales tax on alcoholic beverages each year for the next three years. The proposed “Dime-a-Drink” bill, formally known as the Lorraine Sheehan … Continue reading

State Court Sides With YMCA In Pines Land Dispute

OCEAN PINES — The Mid-Delmarva YMCA did satisfy the terms of a contract with the Ocean Pines Association (OPA) when it obtained a building permit to construct a wildlife observation platform on a site just south of the community formerly slated for the development of a YMCA for Worcester County, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals opined this week. In … Continue reading

Salisbury Seeks Federal Gang Grant

SALISBURY — Salisbury officials last week successfully submitted a grant application for $750,000 from the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to assist with the city’s Gang Reduction Initiative. Mayor James Ireton, Jr. last week announced the submittal of a three-year, $750,000 grant from the OJJDP for gang-related initiatives. Like Salisbury Safe Streets, the Gang Reduction Initiative is … Continue reading

Funding Issues Cloud Future Of Wor-Wic’s Therapy Labs

SNOW HILL — Labs designed to house Occupational and Physical Therapy training classes are completed but empty and, unless more funding is found, they will remain that way into the near future. The labs, which are part of Wor-Wic Community College’s new Allied Health Building, were recently constructed and will likely be dedicated in August. The building, which cost approximately … Continue reading

Bone Marrow Donor Drive Planned To Help Local Family

OCEAN CITY — The Harrison Group community was recently rocked when it learned one of its own is currently fighting for her life against Acute Myelogenous Luekemia (AML). According to an email seeking help that was widely distributed this week, Colleen Rutzler, whose husband, Eugene serves as the general manager of Reflections, immediately began treatment at Johns Hopkins late last … Continue reading