P.J. is back home. He returned to Northeast Ohio and joined the FOX 8 News team in June of 2011.

P.J. was Sports Director of WVVA-TV in Bluefield, West Virginia for over five years.

Prior to that he served as Sports Director of KAWE-TV in Northern Minnesota.

P.J. won the West Virginia Broadcasters Association “Best Sportscast” for his anchoring of the Greenbrier Classic in 2010. During his time at WVVA and KAWE, P.J. covered everything from high school football to NASCAR, the NFL, MLB, Division I hockey and even the PGA Tour. He also had the opportunity to work on assignment at the Sugar Bowl and the Orange Bowl while covering West Virginia and Virginia Tech.

P.J. is a graduate of Kent State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. To get the latest local sports updates and to find out what P.J. is doing.

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    Residents call for change after teens injured in Sharon Township crash

    Sharon Township—Changes could be coming to a Sharon Township intersection after four teens were hurt in a crash earlier this week. Sharon Township is one of seventeen townships in Medina County and it is home to one wild intersection. “This site is just a danger site,” said Dale Turner who lives near the intersection. On Wednesday, four juveniles were injured when the truck they were traveling in was hit by another truck at the Boneta and Fixler Road intersection. The […]

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    Girl is gold medal swimmer thanks to gift of life from perfect stranger

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Life can change in an instant. The Seitz family from Hudson can attest to that. Their life has changed forever thanks to a complete stranger. Their daughter Kendra became ill at the age of four. “We thought she had the flu and a couple of days later it was not getting better,” said Lou Seitz. The family took Kendra to the doctor to be treated. Later that day, she was flown to the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital […]

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    Wicked winds toss trampoline around power line in Old Brooklyn neighorhood

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — It was a cold and scary Tuesday night for many across northeast Ohio as high winds whipped across the area leaving many without heat and in the dark. “It does get pretty loud when there is heavy winds; it gets pretty bad here,” said Howard Rowe of Cleveland. It was far from quiet Tuesday night at the Rowe House in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood. “All of a sudden we heard a big wind and we got spooked […]

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    Free furniture available….if Mother Nature cooperates

    CLEVELAND — How would you like to own thousands of dollars-worth of free furniture? You now can, with a catch of course, and that catch involves snow. “We really like to have a lot of fun here at Levin Furniture so this is an exciting promotion,” said Kristen Fitchko, sales manager at Levin Furniture in Mentor. It’s all part of a “Let it Snow” promotion. “We’ve been in business for 96 years and we have never done anything like this,” […]

  • TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 04:  Edwin Encarnacion #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after hitting a three-run walk-off home run in the eleventh inning to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in the American League Wild Card game at Rogers Centre on October 4, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

    A huge deal! Indians add 200 new season ticket holders after Edwin Encarnacion deal

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — So how big was the Edwin Encarnacion deal for the Cleveland Indians? Friday, the Indians ticket office was supposed to be closed, but they opened it following the news. Twelve people worked the phones as the team added what was first thought to be about 100 new season ticket accounts. The Indians said they ended the day at nearly 200 new accounts. Only 109 days until the boys are back home! **More on your Cleveland Indians**   109 days […]

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    Search for a new coach: Tom Arth to leave John Carroll University for Chattanooga

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– The search for a new head football coach will begin at John Carroll University as Tom Arth leaves the program to become the head coach at the University of Chattanooga (FCS). Arth was named the D3football.com national coach of the year on Friday night after leading the Blue Streaks to their second appearance in the national semifinals. John Carroll won the 2016 Ohio Athletic Conference championship outright for the first time since 1989 after beating Mount Union in […]

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    A historic road: John Carroll, Mount Union football teams both in national semifinals

    CLEVELAND — It has been a historic road for both the John Carroll Blue Streaks and the Mount Union Purple Raiders football teams this year. They are one win away from meeting each other in the NCAA Division III Stagg Bowl National Championship game in Salem, Virginia. John Carroll won the Ohio Athletic Conference title outright for the first time since 1989 this past season. The Blue Streaks also hosted a second round playoff game for the first time ever […]

  • DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 10:  Mitch Trubisky #10 of the North Carolina Tar Heels thows a pass against the Duke Blue Devils during their game at Wallace Wade Stadium on November 10, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

    Reports: Browns looking at Mentor grad for quarterback in 2017 draft

    MENTOR, Ohio — It’s no secret, Cleveland is the town where quarterbacks come to die. Over 25 different quarterbacks have started a game for the Cleveland Browns since 1999. Perhaps the next quarterback the Browns draft might be different. “He’s the great mix of that great thrower who can run, he’s not that runner that can throw it,” said Mentor football coach Steve Trivisonno. “He’s exactly what the NFL is looking for.” Trivisonno is talking about his former quarterback, Mitch […]

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    Ohio high school football playoffs continue for divisions 3, 5, 7

    CLEVELAND—The defending state champs, Akron Hoban continued their title defense by shutting out Howland 37-0 in Division III action on Saturday night. The shutout by Akron Hoban forced a running clock in the second half. The Knights will look to keep it going next Saturday night when the playoff games move to neutral sites. Buckeye lost to New Philadelphia in Division 3 playoff action on Saturday night. The Bucks had a hard time generating any offense in the first half. […]

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    Has Indians manager Terry Francona ever been to a ‘Party at Napoli’s?’

    It all started with an Indians fan. Now, you see “Party at Napoli’s” everywhere– on signs, shirts, and all over Twitter. So, someone asked Indians manager Terry Francona the all-important question: Have you ever been to a “Party at Napoli’s?” The short answer: No. **Watch Francona’s entire response in the video above** **FOX 8 is your home for World Series coverage and all of the games** **More on your Cleveland Indians**

  • GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 12: Cody Kessler #5 of the Cleveland Browns drops back to pass in the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on August 12, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

    QB Cody Kessler ‘working hard’ to prepare for Sunday’s start

    Berea, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns will fly down to Miami this weekend to face the Dolphins, and they will trot out their third quarterback of the season in the third game of the regular season. Cody Kessler starts Sunday for the injured Robert Griffin III who has a broken bone in his left shoulder, and for the injured Josh McCown who is recovering from a shoulder/clavicle injury suffered Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. “I don’t know if it has or […]

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    Browns’ Josh McCown to get first start of 2016 season against Baltimore Ravens

    BEREA, Ohio– It didn’t take long for the Browns quarterback carousel to start spinning. As the Browns prepare for their home opener Sunday, the team has already lost starting quarterback Robert Griffin III for a minimum of 8 games with a broken bone in his left shoulder. Josh McCown will get his first start of the 2016 season against the Baltimore Ravens. “For me, my mindset is go execute and play at a high level,” said McCown. Josh led the […]