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1 - Cortland community mourns the death of 20-year-old Virgil man, who died cliff jumping in Ithaca
Virgil man who died at Ithaca gorge remembered as caring, adventurous - Friends remember Eric Richardson as a great motivator who loved to get others involved in recreational activities.
2 - Judge sentences three in connection with meth lab
Three sentenced in Cortland County meth lab operation – Robert Alberts, Terry Maricle and Kristina Yerian were previously convicted on one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, a felony.
3 - Readers weigh in on Main Street debate
Opinion: Main Street should stay one-way - In our first op-ed column, a reader makes the case for keeping Main Street a one-way street.
4 - After a hard-f0ught season, the Cortland Crush lose in the playoffs
Cortland Crush 2015 season comes to an end – After a 12-4 loss to the Outlaws in Game 3 of the NYCBL Eastern Division Semifinals on Tuesday, the Cortland Crush’s second season has come to a close.
5 - A Florida man will spend 9 months in Cortland County Jail after setting off Amber Alert
Man who sent off Amber Alert after abducting child in Cortland sentenced – A Florida man who led police on a 75-mile chase back in May after he took his child from Elmcrest Children Services was sentenced to 9 months in jail.
6 - Homer performing arts center gets new leadership
Center for the Arts of Homer announces new executive director – Ty Marshal will step into his new role on Monday as the executive director of the Center for the Arts of Homer.
7 - State police arrest a Cortland man for allegedly hitting his son with his van
Cortland man arrested after allegedly striking son with van – Police say David W. Sanford, 43, and his 16-year-old son had been involved in a physical dispute. Sanford struck his son with his van as he was driving away, according to police.
8 - Kids learn skills at Firefighter for a Day Camp
Photos: Firefighter For A Day Camp in Cortland – The camp for kids ages 3-14 took place at Suggestt Park and consisted of a hazmat station, a 911 dispatch station, TLC ambulance demo, fire engine rides, ladder truck tours, and a hose and hydrant demo.
9 - Ovid man to spend 2 and 1/2 years in prison for running Cortlandville meth lab
Seneca County man sentenced for making meth in Cortland – Holdan W. Hayes, 27, was one of four people taken into custody on April 8 after state police and the Cortland County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a home in the town of Cortlandville.
10 - Cortland women's lacrosse coach gets national honor
SUNY Cortland women's lacrosse coach gets Division III Coach of the Year Award – In her first season as Cortland's coach, Kelly Lickert-Orr led the Red Dragons to a 22-1 record and the program's first national title.
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