HIT: To an honor for a local sports legend.
Tim Green will have his No. 73 jersey retired by Syracuse University during halftime of the football team's home opener against Clemson Sept 14. Green played for Syracuse between 1982 and 1985 and still holds the team record for quarterback sacks at 45.5. He went on to play eight seasons in the NFL before settling in Skaneateles, where he has worked in business and become a best-selling author.
More recently, Green revealed that he had been diagnosed in 2016 with ALS. He and his family have since started Tackle ALS, an effort to raise money for ALS research at Massachusetts General Hospital.
MISS: To settling a disagreement with a knife.
Police officers and emergency medical technicians rushed to an Auburn convenience store Feb. 2 after getting a report that multiple people had been stabbed. The injuries were not life-threatening, but at least one person was transported by ambulance with a deep cut to his hand.
Unfortunately, police have not been able to get to the bottom of what initiated the violence, and even though they had identified a suspect, an arrest was not immediately made because some of the witnesses were unwilling to cooperate.
HIT: To spreading the news about a life-saving technique.
Marissa D'Arpino, of Auburn, was honored recently for her part in saving the life of a coworker who had stopped breathing. Marissa said that her knowledge of CPR kicked in, and she worked to help get her colleague breathing again until medical professionals arrived.
Marissa said that she isn't interested in accolades for herself, but she hopes that her story will inspire more people to become certified in CPR.
The Citizen editorial board includes publisher Rob Forcey, executive editor Jeremy Boyer and managing editor Mike Dowd.