The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce announces that board president, Jamie Persse, has assumed the responsibility of managing the daily operations of the organization effective June 27. Continue reading
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
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 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
By Ashley M. Casey
The Fulton City School District saw only 65 percent of its Class of 2013 graduate last year, according to data from the state Education Department.
The state’s report shows a 2 percent increase over the 63 percent graduation rate the district reported in October 2013. Continue reading
George G. Weldin, 85, of Oswego, died Monday June 23, 2014 in Seneca Hill Manor, Volney.
He was born in Granby, and has been a lifetime resident of Oswego County. Mr. Weldin retired from Carrier Corp. in Syracuse as an air compressor builder.
He was a former Granby Volunteer Firefighter, a member of the National Campers and Hikers Association, and the Fulton and Oswego Stamp Club.
Mr. Weldin was predeceased by his wife Charlene Weldin in 2014, his daughter Katrina, and grandson George Carvey.
He is survived by his children Ola (Paul) Williams of AK, Bruce (June) Weldin of SC, Donnajean VanBuren of Fulton, stepdaughters Florence Ross and Cynthia Masuicca of Oswego, sister Nellie Hillman of Oswego, and several grandchildren.
Funeral services, and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.
Submitted by Oswego County BOCES
Graduating seniors at John C. Birdlebough High School were not the only students to earn academic recognition and scholarships during year-end ceremonies.
A total of 15 junior students received major financial awards as well. Continue reading