Week in Review: Top 10 Cortland stories | July 27 - August 2

Welcome! Here are the top local stories of the past week.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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