Mayor, Ambulance Involved In Crash

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan was among those involved in a four-car crash on Coastal Highway on Tuesday morning that also included an ambulance carrying a patient, a county Liquor Control Board (LCB) van and a tourist’s vehicle.Around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, an Ocean City Fire/EMS ambulance carrying a patient bound for… Read more »

Cops Find IED In Vehicle

OCEAN CITY – Two Pennsylvania men were arrested Wednesday morning after a suspicious explosive device was found in their vehicle after a routine traffic stop for a seatbelt violation in Ocean City. Around 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, OCPD officers conducted a routine traffic stopped a vehicle in the area of 7th Street and Baltimore Ave…. Read more »

President Lifts Offshore Drilling Ban

OCEAN CITY – When President Bush this week lifted a decades-long moratorium on offshore drilling for oil along the nation’s coastlines including right here in Maryland, the move was quickly viewed by many as merely a symbolic gesture to address rising gas prices and the U.S. dependence of foreign oil, but the measure is being… Read more »

OC Hopes To Iron Out Downtown Park Lease

OCEAN CITY – Hopes to begin work on the Downtown Recreation Complex by the year’s end remained high this week, as town officials moved forward with design discussions in hopes of finally reaching an agreement with the county over the land. The Downtown Recreation Complex, to be located between 3rd and 4th streets from Philadelphia… Read more »

Resort Increases Fest Beer Prices

OCEAN CITY – Beer prices will reflect a $1 increase from now on at Sprinfest and Sunfest, after a unanimous decision by the Recreation and Parks Committee and the City Council this week to increase the price of beer. “We have not increased the price of beer in five years,” reported Special Events Director John… Read more »

Expert Stresses Gang Awareness At Training Session

OCEAN CITY – “It can’t happen here,” was a common misconception addressed at Monday afternoon’s Gang Recognition Training Session, with members of the community quickly learning that Ocean City is not immune from gang violence. The Ocean City Police Department held a gang recognition and identification training session Monday and Tuesday this week, in an… Read more »

Resort’s Top Cop To Study Death Penalty

OCEAN CITY – Governor Martin O’Malley this week named Ocean City Police Chief Bernadette DiPino to the Maryland Commission on Capital Punishment, a diverse 22-member body charged with exploring the state’s death penalty policy and making a recommendation to the General Assembly on the controversial issue in December.DiPino was chosen for the commission because she… Read more »