The Daily Star
---- — 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.
Also: The State University College at Oneonta received notice recently that some bus service has been unavailable because students have been throwing up on the downtown-bound vehicles.
In sports: Gilboa coach Dan McGlynn said Hunter Grace’s teammates call him “Scrappy.” That’s because of Grace’s ability to find loose balls around the net and turn them into goals. Grace scored three goals Wednesday to carry the 13th-seeded Wildcats to a 3-2 upset of No. 4 Delhi in a Section Four Class D first-round game at Delhi.
Several people in the local farm community said legislation to cap agricultural land taxes recently signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is helpful.
In sports: Torri Halaquist scored two goals in the first half to lead third-seeded Unatego to a 4-1 Section Four Class C quarterfinal girls soccer victory over visiting Sidney on Thursday.