Reliable crystal balls aren’t on the market, and every year brings its store of surprises. But a number of issues, projects and investigations that have occupied Ontario County and its environs in 2012 are expected to remain prominent in 2013. The coming year will bring a feast of challenges for local officials and residents, from implementing a new educator-assessment system in schools to deciding the ultimate fate of the Ontario County Health Facility — and, more importantly, its elderly residents. The area economy may move closer to some boosts, with a new high-end tenant coming to Eastview Mall and positive developments hoped for the Canandaigua lakefront and the Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack. And some high-profile criminal cases — involving murder and larceny — will go to court in the upcoming months. Following is a sampling of 10 people, places and issues to watch in 2013: Lynne Erdle entered 2012 as the assistant superintendent for instruction at the Canandaigua City School District, and ended the year as the superintendent of the district. Erdle was appointed the interim superintendent Aug. 30, shortly after Donald Raw Jr. — who had been superintendent since 2006 — announced his retirement three weeks before the first day of school. After a search for Raw’s permanent replacement that included assistance from University of Rochester’s Warner Center for Professional Development, Erdle was appointed to the position Nov. 29. Her first full year as the superintendent will include various challenges, such as constructing the 2012 budget, and the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) — an assessment system for teachers and principals. The case of Rose Chase, the Stanley woman charged with killing her husband, Adam Chase, in June, is expected to be presented to an Ontario County grand jury in January, said Ontario County District Attorney R. Michael Tantillo. Rose Chase was charged Dec. 14 with second-degree murder after the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office spent Isabel Marant Sneakers months investigating the disappearance of Mr. Chase, 31. Sheriff Philip Povero said information provided by a private investigator hired by Mr. Chase’s family led the sheriff’s office to search the Chases’ Mott Road home, as well as a property in Potter, Yates County, owned by Rose’s mother. Povero said the investigation indicates Rose allegedly pushed Mr. Chase down two flights of stairs at their residence and transported his dismembered body to the property in Potter. The long-debated future of the Ontario County Health Facility, in jeopardy due largely to its strain on the county budget, will likely be settled in 2013. After a proposal fell through this year to partner with Thompson Health in providing long-term care to the elderly, the county Board of Supervisors this month decided to execute an agreement with a brokerage firm for marketing the sale of the facility.