This weekend feature offers a recap of the week’s top local stories:
Oneonta is No. 13 in a ranking of cities with the lowest gender pay gap between men and women, according to a study by a consumer-oriented online company.
Also: The number of participants in the 10th annual Otsego County American Heart Association Heart Run in Oneonta on Saturday was the highest in recent years, an organizer said Sunday.
In sports: Juniors Mariah Ruff and Jordan Beers earned First Team selections on the recently released all-state girls basketball teams, which are selected by the New York State Sports Writers Association.
The city of Oneonta is negotiating directly with the developer of a proposed student apartment complex on terms of a possible tax abatement plan, which at least one Common Council member and several landlords said they opposed Monday night.
Also: Some schools are facing difficult decisions as they prepare budgets to go before voters next month in statewide voting, officials interviewed said.
In sports: Sophomore Brieanna Baker struck out 16 in a one-hitter and Oneonta High opened its softball season with a 7-0 Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory over visiting Johnson City on Monday.
Area residents with knowledge of the situation said they were unsure how military threats by North Korea would progress.
Robert Compton, SUNY Oneonta Associate Professor of Africana and Latino Studies and Political Science, said the heightened tension is the result of the country’s transition to its current leader, Kim Jong Un. Kim took over the post on the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, who succeeded his own father.
In sports: Junior Jon Gorshack, making his first varsity start, threw a five-inning no-hitter to lead host Sidney to a 22-0 Midstate Athletic Conference victory over Hancock on Tuesday.