WMO Remains OC’s Most Valued Special Event

WMO Remains OC’s Most Valued Special Event

There are several significant special events that annually pack an economic punch for the Ocean City area, but there’s no mistaking the most impactful of them all. It’s clearly the White Marlin Open and has been for many years.The key ingredient separating the White Marlin Open, confirmed as the richest billfishing tournament in the world… Read more »

Hits Keep Coming For Berlin Officials

Hits Keep Coming  For Berlin Officials

It’s been a rough 2019 for the Town of Berlin’s government and property owners.The year kicked off with officials letting it be known a major increase in property taxes and utility fees would be coming. The additional money grab from the citizens was needed to address significant revenue inadequacies, a result of consistent borrowing from… Read more »

Rare Air Incident With A Positive Outcome

Rare Air Incident With A Positive Outcome

Happy endings are uncommon when it comes to plane malfunctions requiring emergency landings, but that’s exactly what happened on Tuesday night in the ocean.The term “crash” is largely debated in this instance, as aviation folks seem to prefer soft landing or forced emergency landing. Whatever the case, the fact Tuesday’s situation off 23rd Street in… Read more »

Mental Health Funding Justified

Mental Health Funding Justified

It’s summer but education officials across Maryland are evaluating how to provide more mental health services for their schools while not breaking the budget.Mental health with children and teens is complicated by the variety of social and emotional needs. First, there are heightened instability issues at home today to confront in many cases. There’s also… Read more »

Pattern Requires Maximum Sentence

Pattern Requires Maximum Sentence

What should be the punishment for someone who causes another person’s death while drunk driving? Should it matter if the motorist has a habit of driving impaired?We need to look no further than earlier this year to learn about a possible sentence in this case if Cockeysville resident Todd Pivec, 41, is convicted of what… Read more »

Air Show Brings Economic Impact

Air Show Brings Economic Impact

In its 12th year, the OC Air Show has grown into an economic factor for the town and its businesses.While some businesses are direct benefactors of the event more than others, based on locales and visitor tendencies, there’s no dispute the event brings people to the resort. For many years, the question was whether it… Read more »

Anti-Casino Fight Seems Silly Now

Anti-Casino Fight Seems Silly Now

The times sure have changed for the Ocean Downs Casino over the last eight years.Today the casino has more than 880 slot machines and 10 banked table games. It employs hundreds and is an economic engine for the county.In the years leading up to its 2011 opening as a casino, the thought of the ocean… Read more »