Welcome to the quickest way to learn the day’s most important local news.
We call it the Ithaca news cheat sheet. It features a rundown of the 10 biggest headlines from the area.
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— Jeff Stein
1 — We lead the cheat sheet with national news hopefully on everyone’s radar
Obama, in Speech on ISIS, Promises Sustained Effort to Rout Militants – President Obama on Wednesday authorized a major expansion of the military campaign against rampaging Sunni militants in the Middle East. NY Times
2 — More details on an attack at a local farm
Tompkins teen attacked in sleep is hard-working farmhand from Mexico – The teenager in Dryden violently assaulted and robbed in late August is a Mexican immigrant and farmhand who was sleeping on a rare night off when the attack occurred. The Ithaca Voice
3 — Sad news about the terrifyingly sudden death of an IHS student
Ithaca High School student dies at 17 after brief struggle with leukemia – John Kozak loved video games and his family. The Ithaca Voice
4 — Settlement reached in Cornell/Ithaca suicide lawsuit
Father’s suicide suit to end in settlement with Ithaca, new Cornell scholarship – The father of a student who jumped to his death from a bridge in 2010 has agreed to drop his lawsuit against Cornell University and Ithaca under the terms of a settlement. The Ithaca Voice
5 — A look at some cool stuff in a new Cornell history book
10 facts about Cornell in 1940s and 50s brought out in profs’ new book – Cornell professors Isaac Kramnick and Glenn Altschuler have published a history of the university from 1940 to the present. The Ithaca Voice
6 — Remembering a legenday Cornell lacrosse player killed on 9/11
Years After Sept. 11 Attacks, Eamon McEneaney’s Remarkable Legacy Lives On – John O’Neill will never forget his first glimpse of Eamon McEneaney. Inside Lacrosse
7 — A thrilling victory for Cornell men’s soccer
Connor Goepel’s late header clinches it for Cornell men’s soccer in double OT – After 106 minutes of gritty, physical soccer, there were plenty of tired legs amongst the players from Cornell and Lafayette. Big Red Sports Network
8 — The Journal reports on a hunger initiative
1,500 volunteers make 300,000 meals in three-day effort – This local effort is Ithaca’s connection to Feed My Starving Children. The Ithaca Journal
9 — The Sun reports on a protest related to the Ferguson shooting
Dozens of Cornellians Rally in Response to Ferguson Shooting – Members of the Cornell community rallied together on Ho Plaza Wednesday evening. The Cornell Daily Sun
10 — The Times reports on a local festival
Festival for Kids at T’burg Fairgrounds – Get your kids out of doors. Ithaca.com