Ocean City Gazette

Home Bank supports Ocean City baseball

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 01, 2014 02:33 pm

Marshall Schmeizer of the Ocean City Baseball Boosters presents Katie Greck of Ocean City Home Bank with a plaque in recognition of the bank signing a five-year field sign advertising contract with the baseball boosters. Marshall Schmeizer of the Ocean City Baseball Boosters presents Katie Greck of Ocean City Home Bank with a plaque in recognition of the bank signing a five-year field sign advertising contract with the baseball boosters.

OCEAN CITY — Marshall Schmeizer of the Ocean City Baseball Boosters presents Katie Greck of Ocean City Home Bank with a plaque in recognition of the bank signing a five-year field sign advertising contract with the baseball boosters.

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Ocean City teachers shed pounds for a cause

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 01, 2014 02:18 pm

The Ocean City School District’s “Biggest Loser” contest winner, Eric Baroni, center, a computer graphics teacher at Ocean City High School, lost 41.1 pounds in the annual weight loss competition. The Ocean City School District’s “Biggest Loser” contest winner, Eric Baroni, center, a computer graphics teacher at Ocean City High School, lost 41.1 pounds in the annual weight loss competition.

OCEAN CITY — Eric Baroni, a computer graphics teacher at Ocean City High School, lost 41.1 pounds and was declared the winner of the school district’s “Biggest Loser” weight loss challenge.

The Upper Township resident donated his winnings of $317 to the Sunshine Club and the health office at the high school.

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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of April 2, 2014

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Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:39 am

Bill Barlow / The beach at 57th Street at high tide Monday, March 31. City officials expect a federal project to add sand to the beach by the end of the year, but some are worried about the beach this summer. Bill Barlow / The beach at 57th Street at high tide Monday, March 31. City officials expect a federal project to add sand to the beach by the end of the year, but some are worried about the beach this summer.

OCEAN CITY — The following items were discussed when Ocean City Council met Thursday, March, 27 at the Ocean City Library.

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Wanting to elevate after Sandy, duplex owners feel duped by state

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:19 am

OCEAN CITY — Because their home was a duplex when Hurricane Sandy sent 15 inches of flood water into the first floor nearly 18 months ago, Debbi and Barry Longenecker have been denied grant funding to elevate the Sunset Place structure.

Sitting in a low-lying area, the Longeneckers said the structure needs to be raised, but with an estimated cost in excess of $100,000, they said they need financial assistance to accomplish that.

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Ocean City Council candidate profile: Eric Sauder

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:00 am

Eric Sauder Eric Sauder

With the slogan “It’s your town, too,” Eric Sauder is making his first run for elected office.

Sauder says he is not driven to run for City Council by personal ambition, rather he is “running on a cause.”

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Ocean City Council candidate profile: Michael Hyson

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:00 am

Michael Hyson Michael Hyson

A retired Philadelphia police officer, Michael Hyson is new to the community and never served as an elected official, but said he is excited to be running for City Council.

“I have a good feeling,” he said. “It’s a grassroots effort. I’m going door-to-door, meeting a lot of really nice people.”

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Ocean City Council candidate profile: Keith Hartzell

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:00 am

Keith Hartzell Keith Hartzell

Seeking a third term on City Council, Keith Hartzell said he is going to continue what has worked best for him.

“I have always been in a position where I have challenged the administration,” he said, adding that he remains independent and calls it as he sees it.

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Ocean City Council candidate profile: Pete Madden

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:00 am

Pete Madden Pete Madden

Hoping to use his professional experience to “move the city forward,” Pete Madden, a sitting member of the Ocean City Board of Education and former board president, is throwing his hat in the ring for a seat on City Council.

Madden, 36, a broker for Berkshire Hathaway and manager of the Battersea Road office, said he would bring a “fresh look” to council.

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