This weekend feature offers a recap of the week’s top local stories:
Domestic violence has been called “the hidden crime,” but for some local officials, it’s very present indeed.
Lt. Douglas W. Brenner of the Oneonta City Police Department said in an interview Friday that the department does not specifically track domestic violence calls, as information is not cataloged in those terms. But, speaking from experience, he said roughly one quarter of all calls answered by the Oneonta City Police Department concern domestic violence.
In sports: Wyatt Crowley finally found a place to put a soccer ball where Edmeston goalie Logan Vibbard couldn’t get to it. Then, for good measure, Crowley found another one.
Also: Margaretville is head and shoulders above the rest of the Delaware League. Matt Van Valkenburg helped the Blue Devils prove it Saturday at the Wright National Soccer Campus, elevating to head in a pair of powerful throw-ins from Kyle Short in a 4-1 crossover defeat of South Kortright.
Oneonta police respond to a mental health case every other day on average, the department lieutenant said Monday. The number of calls is increasing, reflecting a trend and prompting a need for increased training, Lt. Douglas Brenner said.
The Oneonta Community Alliance was greeted Tuesday by several local leaders as a welcomed route to boost efforts to attract private sector development to the area.
In sports: Nicole Welcome scored three goals Tuesday, leading the SUNY Delhi women’s soccer team to a 4-1 victory over visiting Tompkins Cortland Community College in a Region III B Tournament semifinal.
Also: Alyssa Cranston finished with eight kills and five blocks Tuesday to lead second-seeded host Sidney to a 21-25, 25-21, 27-25, 25-19 victory over visiting Bainbridge-Guilford in a Midstate Athletic Conference 1-4 Tournament semifinal.
The Future for Oneonta Foundation recognized the Oneonta Job Corps and six Properties of Merit Award winners Wednesday at its Annual Community Leadership Reception.