Ithaca mayor named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

thaca mayor and Cornell University graduate Svante Myrick can now add Forbes’ 30 under 30 list to his impressive list of accomplishments. Just 29 years old, Myrick landed on the Forbes 30 under 30 list Tuesday for Law & Policy after making history in 2011 when he became the youngest mayor in Ithaca’s history at age 24. Syracuse.com: Read More more

Learning through play at the Ithaca Sciencenter

One of my absolute favorite museums to take my children to in the Finger Lakes Region is the Sciencenter in Ithaca. Just arriving at the parking lot promises an excellent experience with a moving sign that teeter-totters back and forth and an alluring out-door play space you have to pass to reach the entrance. Once inside, it is a world... more

Cornell hockey’s win streak snapped with OT loss

The men’s hockey team’s six-game winning streak came to close Thursday when it suffered a 2-1 overtime loss to Colorado College in the championship game of the Florida College Hockey Classic at Germain Arena. Senior forward Jake Weidner scored the Big Red’s lone goal on the power play early in the third period. CornellBigRed.com: Read More more

Wegmans recalls stuffing over peanut concerns

Wegmans Food Markets has recalled its 5-Grain Wild Rice & Mushroom Stuffing sold in 32-ounce family packs over concerns that Worcestershire sauce in the item may contain undeclared peanuts. The product is also sold by the pound or as a side from service chef cases at 25 of the grocers’ stores throughout its six-state footprint, including the following Rochester-area stores:... more

Ithaca Travel Corridor misses out on state funding

For the city of Ithaca's Collegetown Travel Corridor project, it's try, try again. As previously reported, the state issued its Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) grant awards, including those for the Southern Tier. The Ithaca Voice looks at what could have been for the Ithaca's Travel Corridor, had funding come through. Officials say it's a bad move, and those the... more

ITHACA MURDER: Suspect has mental health job history

The man accused of murdering a UPS driver in Ithaca — he now claims he was trying to kill President-elect Donald Trump — has a history working with the New York State Office of Mental Health, officials confirmed Thursday. Justin Barkley, 38, remains in the Tompkins County jail, awaiting an evaluation about whether he is competent to stand trial, after... more

Ithaca woman donates about 1,200 cans of dog food to SPCA — a yearly tradition

An Ithaca woman’s annual holiday tradition is unlike most people’s. She packs her vehicle with about as much canned dog food as she can, drives it to the SPCA of Tompkins County, and unloads the months supply of food. “Let’s hope that this inspires others as well,” said Jutta Locker. “The animals — they need us.” IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Ithaca child rapist sentenced to five years in prison

An Ithaca man charged with sexually abusing two children for years was sentenced to five years in state prison on Thursday afternoon at the Tompkins County Court. Ever Benites, 36, plead guilty to charges of first-degree course of sexual misconduct against a child and first-degree sexual abuse in November. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

FRAUD: Ex-Ithaca accountant misuse $1.5M, prosecutor says

Over the course of a decade, prosecutors say, Bruce Kane tapped into $1.5 million out of $10.5 million from investors that included his friends and neighbors so he could "live a life of royalty." Kane, a 62-year-old former accountant from Ithaca, used his investors' money to rent a waterfront condominium in Florida and spend thousands on a boat, among other... more

Man accused of murder in Ithaca believes he killed President-elect Trump

Accused Ithaca killer believes he killed President-elect Donald Trump, prompting questions about his mental health on Monday. His next appearance in court will be on January 6th. Judge John Rowley, who will reside over the case is left in difficult position as Justin Barkley walks the courtroom through the moments leading up to the murder of a UPS driver he didn’t... more

NEWFIELD MURDER: 5 conspired in fatal robbery, DA says

Prosecutors say five people conspired together to commit the robbery and murder of a 30-year-old Newfield man in early December. The Tompkins County grand jury has indicted Roy Clements, Jamie Gerhart, Colleen McColgin, Melissa Minnick, as well as unnamed defendant “John Doe,” on charges in connection with the Dec. 2 homicide of Camden Rundell at his residence, 221 Burdge Hill... more

Ithaca Police Chief John Barber to retire; sends letter making announcement

After working nearly 30 years in law enforcement, I have decided to hang up my duty belt and retire early next year. My last work day will be Thursday March 9th, 2017. As I’ve reflected on my career, I thought I’d take a look back over the years and share some of my experiences. In 1989 I began my career... more

Wyoming’s first half run does In Cornell, 97-78

Wyoming used a 35-10 run to close out the first half and run away with a 97-78 win over Cornell on Saturday evening at the Arena-Auditorium. The game, the Big Red’s first in nearly three weeks due to exams, is the first of four straight prior to Christmas as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. CornellBigRed.com: Read More more

Ithaca man charged with theft, accused of multiple trespasses on Cornell Campus

An Ithaca man turned himself in to Cornell University Police on Wednesday, about a week after authorities named him a suspect in a theft and two trespassing incidents on campus. John S. Gould, 55, was arraigned this week in Ithaca City Court and charged with third degree burglary — a class D felony, attempted petit larceny — a misdemeanor —... more
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