Week in Review: Top 10 Cortland stories | January 10 – January 17

These are the top local stories of the past week.

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1 – MRI facility coming to Cortland Regional Medical Center

Cortland Regional Medical Center to add MRI facility – Cortland Regional Medical Center plans to expand its operations to include a facility that will house state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment.

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2 – Fleetwash employees steal company credit card

Former employees of Homer business made over $5,000 in unauthorized purchases – Two former employees of a business in the village of Homer are accused of using a stolen credit card from their employer and making thousands of dollars in unauthorized purchases, the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday.

Nathan Sloughter and Alex Grosshans (Cortland County Sheriff's Department)

Nathan Sloughter and Alex Grosshans (Cortland County Sheriff’s Department)

3 – TC3 to host math and science conference for girls

Tech Savvy comes to TC3 – The Cortland and Ithaca branches of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) have been awarded a $5,000 grant to help fund Tech Savvy, a daylong event designed to show girls firsthand how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields can lead to exciting careers. Conference registration will open in mid February.

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4 – Will speed limit on McLean Road get reduced?

State DOT will consider lowering speed limit on McLean Road – The New York State Department of Transportation has agreed to reconsider lowering the speed limit on a stretch of Cortland/McLean Road that has been the site of several accidents over the years.

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The Environmental Education Center at Lime Hollow, which opened in June, is located on McLean Road (photo courtesy of Lime Hollow Nature Center).

5 – Two county residents are accused of making meth

Two charged with making meth in Cortland County – State police have charged two Cortland County residents with unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine following a traffic stop Jan. 6, troopers announced Tuesday.

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6 – ‘Hoverboards’ banned at several colleges nationwide

SUNY Cortland bans ‘hoverboards’ over safety concerns – SUNY Cortland is the latest U.S. college to ban hoverboards on its campus. Hoverboards, also called self-balancing smart scooters, caught the attention of federal officials last month after consumers reported that the devices unexpectedly combusted.

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7 – Sheriff’s deputies allegedly find meth in camper in Cortlandville

Sheriff: Two found with meth in camper in Cortlandville – Two people were arrested Saturday after sheriff’s deputies found methamphetamine in their camper, the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday.

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Joshua Morris, left, and Abby Alexander (Cortland County Sheriff’s Department)

8 – SUNY Cortland program get $1M state grant

SUNY Cortland tutoring program wins $1 million grant – SUNY Cortland will receive a $1 million grant to expand a highly successful online tutoring network considered a key component of the 64-campus SUNY system’s plans to improve student completion rates, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher announced today.

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9 – After legal holdup, a Freetown man is sentenced for making child porn

Cortland County man sentenced to 15+ years for making child porn – A Freetown man was sentenced Tuesday to 15-25 years in prison in connection with a 2011 child pornography case.

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Photo: Peter Blanchard/Cortland Voice

10 – In wake of protests, Ithaca College president announces retirement

Ithaca College President Tom Rochon announces retirement – Mass protests at Ithaca College last semester made national news after students and faculty members called for Rochon’s resignation, following several incidents that people said were racially and culturally insensitive, among other complaints involving governance and diversity.

Tom Rochon, Ithaca College's president. (Courtesy of Adam Baker of Ithaca College)

Tom Rochon, Ithaca College’s president. (Courtesy of Adam Baker of Ithaca College)


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