School transportation van with 3 students on board shot at in Cleveland, no injuries

Patty is excited to be joining Fox8 as the morning traffic reporter.

Patty is a life long Clevelander, having grown up in Lakewood and Avon Lake. She studied Radio and TV at Butler University in Indianapolis.
An internship at WMMS brought her back to Cleveland, and she has never left.

Patty spent over a decade serving area listeners as a radio traffic reporter. She had many aliases, with her favorite being “Holly Copter.”

Patty enjoys being with her 2 kids and 2 cats, hanging out at the beach, exercising, golfing, bowling, and her Cleveland Indians. She also enjoys
volunteering at the Barton Center in Lakewood.

Recent Articles
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    Multiple car crash cleared on Interstate 77

    SUMMIT CO. — A six- to seven-car crash has traffic backed up on Interstate 77 northbound in Summit County, but the area has since been cleared. The crash happened at Interstate 277. Additionally, another accident was reported on Interstate 77 northbound at Ghent Road. That crash has since been cleared. Stick with Fox 8 and for more.

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    Roads reopened after crews battled fires in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Fire crews battled a fire involving two buildings in the West 76th Street and Detroit Avenue area Wednesday morning. Cleveland Fire Department spokesman Larry Gray said one of the buildings involved in the fire off of Detroit Avenue was leaning into the street and could be in danger of collapsing. Detroit Avenue was closed between West 75th and West 85th streets. Lake Avenue was also closed between West 76th Street and Detroit Avenue. All roads have been reopened. Gray said the fire broke out […]

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    Akron woman dies in one-car rollover crash on I-77

    COPLEY TWP., Ohio — One person died in a crash on Interstate 77 southbound in Copley early Tuesday. The crash happened at about 4:40 a.m. on I-77 southbound south of state Route 21. Sydney C. Hanlon, 21, of Akron, was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer south on I-77 when she drove off the left side of the road, overcorrected and drove off the right side of the road, then hit an embankment rolling over multiple times. She was ejected and […]

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    Big back-ups after crash on I-77 northbound in Akron

    AKRON, Ohio — A crash on Interstate 77 in Akron caused big traffic delays in Summit County this morning. The accident happened at Interstate 77 northbound near the central Interchange at just after 7 a.m. Fox 8’s Patty Harken reports traffic was being delayed by more than 30 minutes for some drivers. At least four tow trucks were on the scene. The crash involved eight vehicles. Stick with Fox 8 and for more.

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    Fire breaks out at east side home, spread to a second house

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Crews responded to a house fire on East 187th Street in Cleveland early Thursday morning. The fire was reported at about 4:30 a.m. Fire officials said people on the first floor of the home were able to get out. The fire spread to a nearby home as well. No injuries were reported. Stick with Fox 8 and for more.

  • Police: Man driving stolen vehicle is shot after pulling gun on officers

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Authorities say a man was shot by police after being pulled over in a stolen SUV, running away and then pulling a gun on officers in Cleveland. No officers were injured in the incident. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams briefed media on the situation at just after 7 a.m. Williams said that at around 4 a.m. the man was reportedly driving erratically with the music turned up loudly in the Puritas Avenue area. Police pulled the man […]

  • New traffic pattern begins for drivers on I-90 eastbound

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Drivers on Interstate 90 eastbound should expect some traffic pattern changes starting today. All drivers coming in from the west on Interstate 90 eastbound toward the Innerbelt in the West 25th Street area will be affected. Drivers wanting to get to the Innerbelt should take the second right lane. Those wanting to get to Interstate 71 southbound should take the far right lane. The changes are part of the ongoing Innerbelt Bridge construction project. Stick with Fox […]

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    Traffic Alert: Only left lane of I-77N at I-480 open after accident

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — The left lane of Interstate 77 northbound has reopened at Interstate 480 after an accident. The accident involved a vehicle that lost buckets of paint. Crews are working to clean up the scene. Police have also closed the Interstate 480 westbound ramp to Interstate 77 northbound as crews clean up. Drivers should use state Route 176 north to access Interstate 77.

  • Portion of I-480W reopens after crash involving stolen vehicle, police arrest 3 suspects

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — A portion of Interstate 480 West at Interstate 77 temporarily closed after a crash involving a stolen vehicle. As of 7 a.m., the highway was being reopened. Two mini-vans collided and one caught fire, according to police. The fire has been extinguished. It’s not clear which vehicle was considered stolen. Police say there were three males inside the stolen vehicle. One was arrested after the crash, and two others began running in the direction of Seven Hills […]

  • Heavy rain causes road in Fairview Park to collapse

    FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio — A portion of Mastick Road in Fairview Park is closed due to a road collapse. The road is closed between West 210th Street and Eaton Road. The problem started when the heavy rain began yesterday. The road is being monitored by crews. Motorists are asked to avoid the area. Stick with Fox 8 and for more.

  • Fire destroys vacant house, damages neighboring home

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A home was destroyed, and a neighboring home was damaged by a fire early Tuesday morning. Cleveland firefighters say the fire broke out at around 5 a.m. at a vacant home at East 193rd Street and Pawnee. Firefighters say a neighboring home was damaged, but no one was injured. A garage was also totally destroyed. Stick with Fox 8 and for more.

  • Road reopens after fatal overnight crash

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — One person was killed in an overnight accident in North Ridgeville. According to North Ridgeville police, it happened on Sugar Ridge Road and Maddock Road at just before 3:30 a.m. As a result, Sugar Ridge Road was closed between Race and Route 83. It has since been reopened. The accident involved one vehicle. The driver went off the north side of the road, hitting the guard rail. There were no passengers. The identity of the driver […]