The Valley News is Oswego County’s award-winning community newspaper serving the people in the greater Fulton area since 1947. We deliver award-winning journalism to our readers and results to our advertisers.
The Valley News is mailed to area subscribers each Wednesday and Saturday. Plus, we offer total market coverage in the Fulton & Phoenix areas each Saturday with the Patriot-Advertiser, direct-mailed to our local non-subscribers. Together our publications reach more than 12-thousand area homes.
Additionally, the Valley News produces more than twenty local special sections and supplements each year designed to meet the needs of our readers and business community. In 2010, the Valley News was acquired by the Scotsman Media Group in Syracuse, the long-time printer of the paper. As part of the Scotsman family of community publications we reach more than 230,000 households each week.
Debbie Groom, Managing Editor – Has been a journalist for 35 years and has written about people and events in Oswego County for about six years with The Post-Standard and The Valley News. She also has worked at the Utica Observer-Dispatch and Plattsburgh Press-Republican. Has long-time love for community news and any stories about agriculture. Has also worked as a local news and business editor.
Ashley M. Casey, Assistant Editor – A graduate of Le Moyne College, Ashley has written for Today’s CNY Woman magazine and The Finger Lakes Vacationer, both Scotsman Media Group publications.
Kelly LeVea, Photographer - Born and raised in Fulton, Kelly studied photography at Onondaga Community College. In addition, she works for Dayger Photography Weddings, Family and Senior Portraits, specializing in babies. She enjoys sports photography, especially wrestling. Some of her work has been featured in USA Wrestling Magazine.
Roy Hodge, Columnist - Roy began his career at The Fulton Patriot in February of 1959 as a linotype operator. During his long career, he performed every newspaper job — from paper delivery to editor and publisher. He has entertained readers with tales of his family’s antics and many interesting Fulton residents in his long-running “Hodgepodge” column. Roy retired from The Fulton Patriot in June of 2010.
Geraldine Hogan Kasperek, Columnist - Jerry writes “Jerry’s Journal,” a bi-monthly column featuring stories about local people and tales of the “good old days” in Fulton. She attended SUNY Oswego in the Writing Arts Program. She has written and edited newsletters for several different organizations and has had many articles published in various newspapers on community and environmental issues.
Leon Archer, Outdoors Columnist - Leon has been writing “The Sportsman’s World” column since 1985. He is a five-time first place winner of the New York State Outdoor Writers Association’s Excellence In Craft Award in addition to numerous other writing awards. He is currently an active member and vice president of the New York State Writers Association. His column covers a wide range of outdoor topics far beyond just hunting and fishing.