Ithaca woman charged with shoplifting

On May 19th at approximately 3:10 pm deputies in Tompkins County arrested an Ithaca woman following a larceny complaint. Deputies charged Seok Young Jo, 22, of Ithaca with petit larceny after a shoplifting complaint was filed with authorities. She posted bail and was released with an appearance ticket for Lansing Town Court on May 23rd. more

Attorney General: Massive heroin network busted up in the Finger Lakes

A massive 217-count indictment named 31 people in the Finger Lakes, and according to many state officials — could have taken a serious amount of heroin off the streets. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the indictment on Wednesday, which included New York, Bronx, Queens, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins counties. “Today’s arrests should send the message to those terrorizing and... more

The craziest softball game Groton may have ever seen

Groton defeated visiting Lansing, 17-10, on senior night Tuesday at the Groton Elementary School field. All 17 runs came in the bottom of the sixth inning with the Indians trailing 10-0. “It was amazing,” said Groton head coach Ed Dow, who has been a modified and varsity coach at Groton for more than two decades. “I’ve never been in a... more

Lansing girl sets Section 4 record in pole vault

Lansing’s Emily Gallagher set a Section 4 record in the pole vault Friday during the Bobcats Field Festival at Lansing. She cleared 12 feet, 3 inches. The previous sectional record of 12-1 was set by a pair of Vestal athletes — Camille Ginyard in 2010 and Kari Stromhaug in 2014. Gallagher also won the long jump at 15-10 1/2. IthacaJournal.com:... more

Water rescue deployed to save a man, dog in Lansing

A man and his dog have several departments to thank today, after a water rescue Friday night in Lansing. Fire Officials say the pair were walking near Ludlowville Road around 6:00 pm, when the dog jumped into Salmon Creek. The man jumped in after, and both were swept away by the rapid water. The Lansing Fire Department were first on... more

Vann no longer employed as Tompkins deputy

A Trumansburg man convicted of three misdemeanors is no longer employed as a deputy in the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. The Human Resources Department of Tompkins County confirmed he was not working for the sheriff’s office on Wednesday. A department representative declined to comment on whether he was fired. The Ithaca Journal is awaiting a response from the department on... more

More Lansing pushback on gas moratorium

Village of Lansing Mayor Donald Hartill says he will volunteer to join the Tompkins County Energy and Economic Development Task Force (EEDTF) to 'try to bring some sense' to its plan that would extend Lansing's moratorium on natural gas indefinitely in order to force developers to use sustainable energy solutions. Hartill said that a proposed plant that would have brought... more

Tompkins Co. dealing with more overdoses by the day

After officials released information outlining the possibility of eight overdoses in a short period of time — Ithaca and Tompkins County added another potential two overdoses to that list. Heroin has become one of the biggest, if not the outright biggest fight that local and state officials are trying to combat. The Ithaca Voice has extended coverage on the recent... more

Town responds to anti-semitic graffiti in Ludlowville Park

Lansing Supervisor Ed LaVigne said he is outraged at anti-Semitic graffiti found carved into playground equipment in Ludlowville Park. Councilwoman Katrina Binkewicz alerted LaVigne to the vandalism Wednesday after seeing a post from a Ludlowville resident on an online chat board. She obtained a picture of the damage, and asked the Parks and Recreation Department to investigate. The graffiti was... more

State Police investigating anti-Semitic graffiti found at a Lansing playground

State Police are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti found carved into playground equipment at Ludlowville Park in Lansing. On Thursday morning Karen Armstrong and Lynn Green went to see if they could help clean it up. Armstrong and Green help design playgrounds for Parkitects and could not believe someone would bring messages and symbols of hate to a place where the community... more

Ithaca Walmart shooter has complicated history

The Ithaca man accused of fatally shooting a UPS driver at a Walmart parking lot had a lengthy history with law enforcement, despite the fact that he worked as a master social worker from September 2008 until May 2016 at St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Massena. According to reporting by the Ithaca Voice, “he attacked a man in Lansing, had... more

Tompkins Co. supports NYSEG plan to reduce Lansing energy burden

Members of the Tompkins County Energy and Economic Development Task Force (EEDTF) announced Monday that NYSEG (New York State Electric & Gas) has requested the the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) review a plan that provides an alternate approach to providing energy to the Lansing/Freeville Reinforcement Gas Pipeline Project. The project, also known as the 'West Dryden Road... more

Richards difference-maker in T’burg vs. Lansing

Trumansburg wasn’t playing around this time, not with an IAC division-clinching game on the line. IAC Large North opponent Lansing had given the Blue Raiders tough, physical games and kept pace just enough that the team with an undefeated IAC record couldn’t secure the title until their final Friday of regular season play. Ithaca.com: Read More more

NYSEG proposes alternative fix to gas needs in Lansing

With a proposed $17.8 million natural gas pipeline in development to boost service to existing customers in the Lansing area, officials at NYSEG have agreed to consider an alternative option. Several Tompkins County legislators and community leaders gathered in the legislature chambers Monday to announce NYSEG has presented the alternative option — building a small compressor station in Lansing —... more

Lansing tech firm plans new HQ, new jobs

From bytes to bricks. The Computing Center, a computer services firm specializing in encryption products and security systems, is planning to build a new headquarters on Warren Drive in the town of Lansing. The company was founded in Ithaca in 1978, back when PCs were seen as expensive hobbies rather than essential tools. Over the years, the company has evolved... more

Lansing school taxes will likely increase due to power plant devaluation

For eight years the fate of the Cayuga Power Plant has loomed over the Lansing Board Of Education's budgets. Starting in 2010 the value of the district's largest taxpayer has plummeted by 100 million dollars, and Lansing School District Business Administrator Mary June King says it is likely to lose even more value after the current negotiations with Tompkins County... more
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