58 year old Charles Bangle was released from a federal prison on Friday. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the owner of Ocean City’s popular Manco & Manco pizzeria served his time for tax evasion charges. Bangle reportedly got piles of cash from his business delivered to his home covered in pizza dough.
A 54 year old man has admitted that he defrauded the Federal Emergency Management Agency out of thousands of dollars of Hurricane Sandy relief funding. Nicholas Ochs pleaded guilty in court Monday to the crime that was connected to his mother’s home in Ocean City.
Ocean City Police have charged three adults with drugs and weapons offenses following a search warrant that was executed in the 900 block of Wesley Avenue. Police found several weapons including an AR-15 rifle, drugs, and $10,000 in cash during the raid. All of the suspects are from Ocean City.
Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian is fighting back against an effort by a local citizens group to derail the purchase of a car dealership property. Gillian sent an email Wednesday saying “Fairness in Taxes” is trying to circulate a petition to block the city’s attempt to buy the former Harry Klause car dealership lot. Gillian…
Morey’s Piers has delayed the closing of a 35-year old roller coaster by a week due to weather. The official closing of the Flitzer roller coaster will now be held on Sunday, September 30th on the Surfside Pier.
Some road work associated with a drainage project in Ocean City is expected to begin this week. City officials say road work will be conducted on Fifth, Second, and Fifth streets and on a portion of Simpson Avenue. Some storm drainage pipeline will be installed along Seventh Street.
A two block portion of West Avenue in Ocean City will be detoured next week for a major sewer project. City officials announced that the detour will be to Asbury Avenue, from 40th to 4n2d streets. The detour will be in effect for about a week.
Ocean City is going to pay former car dealership owner Harry Klause $9 million for the lot that used to be his car dealership. City Council voted Thursday night to pay for the property, which is nearly two acres in size. The city intends to use the lot for some sort of public benefit.
Ocean City Third Ward Councilman Tony Wilson was arrested for operating a boat while intoxicated over Labor Day weekend. The Press of Atlantic City reports that a passenger was injured when Wilson’s boat hit a sandbar September 3rd in the Great Egg Harbor Bay. A 52 year old man was injured in the accident.
Two Ocean City student athletes have selected schools to continue their careers. Baseball pitcher A.J. Campbell has selected Frostburg State in Maryland to play baseball. Alex Vitola, who plays softball for the Red Raiders, will attend Flagler College in Florida. For more, see Tom Williams’ story on CoastSportsToday.com.