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 and Phoenix areas each Saturday with The Patriot-Advertiser, direct-mailed to our local non-subscribers. Together our publications reach more than 12,000 area homes.
Additionally, The Valley News produces more than 20 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 longtime printer of the paper.
Debbie Groom, Managing Editor – Debbie 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 The Plattsburgh Press-Republican. She has a longtime love for community news and any stories about agriculture. Debbie has also worked as a local news and business editor.
Ashley M. Casey, Assistant Editor – Ashley is the former associate editor of Today’s CNY Woman magazine. Her work has also appeared in the Finger Lakes Vacationer. She is a 2012 graduate of Le Moyne College, where she majored in Spanish and Communications.
Columnists and contributors
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.
THE VALLEY NEWS
A twice-weekly journal for and about people in the Fulton area and Oswego County
Founded October 1947
67 S. Second St.
Fulton, NY 13069
Telephone: 315-598-NEWS (6397)
- Richard Westover, associate publisher (sales)
- Debra J. Groom, managing editor
- Ashley M. Casey, assistant editor
- Allyson McManus, advertising sales
- Roxanne Seeber, advertising consultant
- Brittany Hoffman, assistant advertising consultant/editorial
67 S. Second St.
Fulton, NY 13069