January 22, 2019

Top 10 web picks of 2018

Joe McIntyre/staff photographer

Fire crews fill collapsible water retention pools as a team from Cortlandville Fire and Rescue, left, carry a rescue sled to the scene of the fire at BoltWorks Tactical Firearms Aug. 7 on Beam Hill Road in Dryden. The story about the fire drew the most views of any published online during 2018.

The Cortland Standard website allowed the newspaper greater reach in 2018 to disseminate the news. Based on viewer impressions, or views, we ranked the most popular stories of the year. The most viewed story was about a Sept. 7 fire at BoltWorks Tactical Firearms in Dryden.

1

September 7

A September 7 fire at BoltWorks Tactical Firearms drew the most views of any story published online during 2018.

2

August 8

A Cortlandville man was killed in August when his tractor rolled over.

3

April 25

Cortland tattoo artist Josh Payne won televised competition “Ink Master.”

4

July 6

Ivanka Trump visits Suit-Kote facility in Preble.

5

August 3

Fire departments need volunteers as membership dwindles

6

April 23

More serious charges were filed against a man in the death of a 2-year-old.

7

November 24

Events were in jeopardy of being canceled after county funds were cut.

8

January 8

Cortland tattoo artist Josh Payne participated in a televised competition.

9

May 25

A Broome County man holed up with a hostage in the Cortland Hampton Inn.

10

August 29

A 32-year-old man was stabbed to death on Main Street in Cortland.

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