About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.

9-Year-Old Pedestrian Expected To Recover From Accident; Boy Struck Crossing Highway In Fenwick

9-Year-Old Pedestrian Expected To Recover From Accident; Boy Struck Crossing Highway In Fenwick

OCEAN CITY — The 9-year-old Pennsylvania boy struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Coastal Highway at Route 54 in Fenwick last Saturday night still faces a long road but is expected to make a 100-percent recovery.Just before 9 p.m. last Saturday, Zander Hartman, 9, of Lehighton, Pa., was crossing Coastal Highway at its… Read more »

Committee, State Tour West OC To Discuss Bike, Pedestrian Safety

WEST OCEAN CITY — Determined to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in the increasingly dense West Ocean City, leaders of a grassroots citizens group this week toured the known trouble spots with a state transportation official to begin exploring potential projects.Formed this spring, the West Ocean City Pedal and Pedestrian Committee has met on several… Read more »

Extreme Heat, Cool Water Led To Tuesday Morning’s Route 50 Bridge Malfunction; State Confident Sensor Adjustment Will Address Issue

Extreme Heat, Cool Water Led To Tuesday Morning’s Route 50 Bridge Malfunction; State Confident Sensor Adjustment Will Address Issue

OCEAN CITY — An extreme differential in the air and water temperatures caused the Route 50 Bridge into Ocean City to malfunction early Tuesday morning, but adjustments have been made to prevent a similar occurrence heading into the height of the summer season.Around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, the Route 50 Bridge was raised and lowered… Read more »