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Lou can be seen weekdays as co-anchor of Fox 8 News at Six.

Lou Maglio came to WJW in 1994 as an anchor/reporter, serving as anchor of the morning and 5 p.m. newscasts. He later became the co-anchor of the 6 and 10 p.m. weekend editions of Fox 8 News.

Prior to joining Fox 8, Lou was an anchor at WEWS-TV in Cleveland from 1981-94. He was also a reporter and producer at WFMY-TV in Greensboro, N.C., from 1980-81. In 1977-80, Lou was a reporter at KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from 1977-80.

Lou graduated from Binghamton University in New York with a degree in mass communications. He also obtained his master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Lou has won two Emmy Awards.

During his free time, Lou enjoys playing soccer and golf, gardening and working with computers. He resides on the west side of Cleveland with his wife and three sons -- Zach, CJ and Joey. Spending time with his family and their many activities is Lou's greatest passion.


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  • Superintendent puts halt to prayer chain at area middle school

    MEDINA, Ohio — Medina residents are speaking out after a superintendent stopped a prayer chain at school, decided that it violated laws separating church and state. A weekly bulletin from the A.I. Root Middle School listed several school-related happenings, along with a note about a prayer chain. It said if people wanted to join, they could email the principal. A number of people in the community were dealing with tragedies and coping with hardships. The chain started small and was […]

  • Police investigate off-campus attack on Case Western Reserve University student

    CLEVELAND —  Police are investigating an off-campus attack on a Case Western Reserve University student. According to police, the female student was maced, then robbed on Mayfield Road near an RTA bridge. They said two suspects sprayed the student with mace then took her cell phone. She pleaded with them not to take her purse and cards. She did hand over more than $100 and the suspects took off running. The student suffered no visible injuries other than the effects […]

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    Police: Former Navy SEAL lied about shooting in plaza parking lot

    BATH, Ohio — Police said a former Navy SEAL lied about being shot outside of a store back in March. According to the Bath Police Department, Christopher Heben is charged with one count of falsification and one count of obstructing official business. Heben reported being shot after an altercation in the parking lot of the West Market Plaza on Medina Road in Bath Township. Heben described it this way to FOX 8 News, “The driver looks at the passenger and […]

  • Community comes together for beloved teacher critically injured by rock

    MASSILLON, Ohio — A massive show of support for a beloved teacher, Thursday night. Sharon Budd was critically injured in July when a boulder crashed through the family car in central Pennsylvania. Sharon has endured four surgeries and will need several more. She remains in a Pennsylvania hospital. Volunteers had a fundraiser for Sharon and her family at Thursday’s Massillon Tigers and Perry Panthers football game. Sharon is a teacher in the Perry district and she and her husband are […]

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    New era begins for American Greetings

    WESTLAKE, Ohio– It is a new beginning for American Greetings, the greeting card company that started in Cleveland 109 years ago. Company executives broke ground Wednesday on a new world headquarters building in the Crocker Park center in Westlake. The new, five-story building is scheduled to be open in the summer of 2016. American Greetings employs about 2,000 people who will move from the company’s current headquarters in Brooklyn. Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony. “Not only […]

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    Billboard in Akron takes shot at LeBron

    AKRON — A billboard that criticizes LeBron James is installed in the very same neighborhood where James spent most of his childhood. Media outlets report the billboard was paid for by Dan Le Batard. He hosts a sports talk show on a Miami radio station along with a national television show on ESPN. The billboard reads, “You’re welcome, LeBron.” It is signed, “Love, Miami.” Le Batard reportedly said, “It’s just fun anarchy. All meant in fun.” One Northeast Ohioan tweeted […]

  • ‘It was crazy': Golfers run for safety as tornado touches down

    HINCKLEY, Ohio– An unforgettable day for some people at the Valleaire Golf Course in Hinckley. “We were trying to putt through on the 11th hole and Mother Nature had other ideas for us,” said Brandon Donelan. A tornado touched down Tuesday afternoon, sending them running for cover. “We started hearing this freight train noise so we all took off running for a little gully, but there were trees and leaves flying everywhere. It was kind of crazy.” Golfer, Ryan Ward, […]

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    Photo: Gas station robbery suspect may have struck before

    TWINSBURG, Ohio– Summit County sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who entered a Twinsburg Speedway gas station carrying a knife. They are hoping clear surveillance images will generate tips. Authorities said he went to the counter of the gas station on Sunday evening, pulled out a large knife and demanded money. But when another store employee walked out of a back room, the suspect took off. Investigators think he might be responsible for a […]

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    In Logan’s memory: Teen honored at graduation

    ELYRIA, Ohio– A much-loved member of the senior class at Keystone High School passed away Tuesday but his spirit was everywhere at graduation ceremonies Friday night. Logan Stiner died of natural causes in his home. He was eighteen years old. Logan was the school’s prom king. He was an outstanding student and athlete. Friends remember him as someone who could lift the spirits of everyone around him. One hundred forty Keystone seniors graduated in ceremonies at the First Baptist Church […]

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    Men Accused of Stealing from Dead at Local Cemetery

    SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Police have one suspect in custody and are searching for a second suspect after the theft of more than 180 bronze vases from Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery. Gregory Wade faces felony theft charges. A warrant is out for the arrest of Daniel Parr. Akron police noticed a surge in bronze sales to local pawn shops and started investigating. It appears all of the thefts occurred at Hillside Cemetery in Springfield Township. Detective John Lombardi said the thefts […]

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    Suspect Gets Stuck in Vent During Bob Evans Break-in

    MANSFIELD, Ohio– A man busted at Bob Evans. Authorities said John Edmonds, 47, of Mansfield, climbed the roof and then got into the store after removing the vent cover. But, he got stuck in a ventilation duct and his foot tripped the alarm. According to authorities, a sub-contractor went into the store Tuesday morning, heard the alarm and saw Edmonds’ feet dangling from the ceiling. When firefighters arrived, they used a rope to pull him back up. He was arrested […]

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    Lunch Scare: Student Releases Pepper Spray at School

    PARMA, Ohio– A student at Normandy High School will be disciplined for releasing pepper spray in the school cafeteria during lunchtime on Monday. The area was evacuated right away and students in the immediate area were taken to the auditorium. A few complained of breathing difficulties and were evaluated at the school clinic. According to a statement released by the school, the Parma Fire Department and district safety and security team were called to the school. The area was ventilated […]