The Daily Star
---- — This weekend feature offers a recap of the week’s top local stories:
Several locals said recently they are ready for today’s deadline to enroll in health coverage through the New York State of Health insurance marketplace.
On Nov. 22, the Obama administration gave consumers eight more days past the original deadline of Dec. 15 to enroll in a plan, as mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Act.
In sports: Walton wrestlers won four championships, helping the host Warriors to a third-place finish in the Cuneen-Doane Tournament on Saturday. Caleb Robinson (99 pounds), Logan Robinson (120), Dylan Wood (126) and Dawson Beers (160) won their weight classes as Walton finished with 149.25 points.
Police are still searching for Barry M. Renert, a former store manager at the Seventh Inning Stretch store in Cooperstown, for menacing his former employer with a firearm yesterday morning.
“Right now, yes,” said Cooperstown Police Chief Mike Covert, when asked if the manhunt was the top priority of Otsego County law enforcement.
In sports: Twenty-three of Jordan Gutierrez’s game-high 29 points came in the first half as Oneonta High’s boys opened a 25-point lead en route to a 73-44 Southern Tier Athletic Conference boys basketball victory at Chenango Forks on Monday.
The Daily Star did not publish on Christmas Day.
Barry M. Renert, identified by law enforcement officials as the gunman who menaced a Cooperstown shopkeeper Monday morning before he himself dodged gunfire from his intended victim, has been captured by police in Richmond, Va., Otsego County District Attorney John Muehl said Tuesday.
Also: The area’s economy is under construction as projects have won state funding and local groups jockey to boost the vitality of the region’s business, commercial and private sectors -- and find and promote opportunities for growth next year and beyond.
Area public schools dealt with one familiar problem in 2013 and one that was becoming clear, some familiar with the situation said.
The year began with concerns over budgets in area schools. Fittingly it made the news in January, as it has for the last few years, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed his state budget.
In sports: The annual Oneonta Family YMCA Frost Bite 5K Fun Run will start at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Race day registration and number pickup runs from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the YMCA. The race will begin on Market Street in Oneonta.