Welcome to the quickest way to learn the day’s most important local news.
We call it the Ithaca news cheat sheet. Sponsored by Quilters Corner, it features a rundown of the 10 biggest headlines from the area.
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1 — Major news about a change of the highest leadership position at Cornell
USC provost named Cornell University’s first female president – Cornell has never had a female president before Elizabeth Garrett. The Ithaca Voice
2 — We looked at some of her background
Cornell’s next president drew inspiration from working with Justice Thurgood Marshall – While at USC, Garrett gave a talk titled “What Matters to Me and Why.” The Ithaca Voice
3 — More bad news out of Lansing
2 more declared dead in tragic Lansing crash – Two more people have been declared dead in a fatal crash in Lansing, bringing the death toll in the tragic accident to three. The Ithaca Voice
4 — We asked city leaders for their views on Cornell’s next top dog
What do Ithaca officials hope to see from Cornell’s next president? – Some Ithaca officials say they hope Cornell’s next president — Elizabeth Garrett, a top USC administrator — will prioritize town-gown affairs and renegotiate the university’s voluntary contribution to the city. The Ithaca Voice
5 — Though we couldn’t ask the next president questions ourselves…
Ithaca Voice shut out from press conference about Cornell president – On Monday night, The Ithaca Voice broke the news that Cornell would be revealing its next president on Tuesday. The Ithaca Voice
6 — Police ID’d the farm employee who died this week while working
Police identify 46-year-old Lansing man killed in accident at farm – State police have identified the man killed after farming equipment he was working under collapsed on top of him on Monday. The Ithaca Voice
7 — Thunderstorms caused minor disruptions locally
Ithaca storm shuts stretch of Hanshaw Road; 1,924 lose power; Wegmans briefly closes – A storm in Ithaca Tuesday evening has closed a portion of Hanshaw Road and caused around 1,924 NYSEG customers to lose power. The Ithaca Voice
8 — Call police if you’ve seen Tyler Adams, who ran away from his Dryden home
Have you seen Tyler Adams? Police ask for help finding Dryden teen – Dryden police are still searching for the runaway teenager who first went missing last Monday. The Ithaca Voice
9 — The Journal reports on an honor for the IC baseball coach
Fleischman: Valesente elected to NYS baseball hall – The longtime Ithaca College head coach is going to be a baseball hall of famer. The Ithaca Journal
10 — And we’ve added some important national news
Ebola Is Diagnosed in Texas, First Case Found in the U.S. – A man who took a commercial flight from Liberia that landed in Dallas on Sept. 20 has been found to have the Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday. NY Times