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Sheriff’s office hopes Nancy Jo Scamurra cold case reminder jogs memories

Scamurra
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It was July 1, 1984 when Nancy Jo Scamurra went missing.

The then 14-year-old was last seen walking alone in the late evening hours of July 1 in the area of Scamridge Curve and Evanshire Lane in her hometown of Amherst, outside Buffalo.

Police believe she may have been walking the family’s German shepherd dog, which returned home.

On the 30th anniversary of her disappearance, the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office is bringing the cold case to the public eye again in hopes someone remembers seeing something, hearing something that could be helpful in the case. Continue reading

Editor’s Note: Early deadlines next week

It’s now summer and the Fourth of July is barreling down on us.

And with that holiday, comes some changes at The Valley News.

We will have early deadline this coming week. If you want to get a notice, letter to the editor, calendar items or anything in the paper for Saturda,y July 5, I must have it in my email or on my desk by 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 1. 

We will be putting the Saturday paper together on Wednesday, July 2, instead of Thursday so that’s why we need items in early. Continue reading

Liverpool man dies in Hastings motorcycle crash

A Liverpool man died Thursday night in a motorcycle accident on County Route 12 in Hastings, Oswego County Sheriff’s deputies said.

Anthony J. Gorgoni, 46, was driving a 2012 Harley Davidson in a southwesterly direction at about  8:45 p.m. when the motorcycle left the north side of the road, hitting a marker post and earth embankment.

Gorgoni was taken to Upstate University Hospital by SOVAC Ambulance and was pronounced dead.

Members of Central Square Police Department and Central Square Fire Department assisted at the scene. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

It’s time for the Oswego County Fair!

An overview of the hustle and bustle at the Oswego County Fairgrounds in Sandy Creek during the annual Oswego County Fair. The fair opens its run this year Wednesday July 2 and runs through Sunday July 6. There is free admission and free parking, but some grandstand shows may charge an admission fee. The fairgrounds is on Ellisburg Street, a left turn off Route 11 if you’re heading north right by the Tops grocery store.
An overview of the hustle and bustle at the Oswego County Fairgrounds in Sandy Creek during the annual Oswego County Fair. The fair opens its run this year Wednesday July 2 and runs through Sunday July 6. There is free admission and free parking, but some grandstand shows may charge an admission fee. The fairgrounds is on Ellisburg Street, a left turn off Route 11 if you’re heading north right by the Tops grocery store.

fairBy Debra J. Groom

It’s summer, time to get outdoors and have some fun.

And what better place for some fun than the Oswego County Fair.

July 2 kicks off the 2014 version of the fair, complete with everything attendees have come to know and love and even some new attractions. Continue reading