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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
  • Water main break closes a portion of Superior Avenue

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A portion of Superior Avenue is closed due to a water main break. The road is blocked between East 79th Street and East 82nd Street. There is a large amount of water on the road. The break happened early Wednesday morning. It involved a 48-inch water main. As of 9 a.m., crews were working to turn off the water. A commercial building nearby has flooding in its basement, but it’s unknown if any nearby residents were affected. […]

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    Pedestrian hit, injured on Detroit-Superior Bridge

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A man was injured after being hit by a car on the Detroit-Superior Bridge early Wednesday. According to police, it happened just after 4:15 a.m. when the man was walking along the bridge pushing a shopping cart. The car that struck the man did stop, and police were investigating at the scene. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery. His condition is not known.

  • Video: RTA bus catches fire in Public Square, shuts down portion of Ontario

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — An RTA bus caught on fire in Public Square Friday morning. It happened at around 8 a.m. at Ontario and South Broadway. There were about 10 people on board at the time. The bus took a turn before someone pointed out it was on fire. They were all able to get off the bus safely. A portion of Ontario was blocked off as of 8:30 a.m. as crews were responding. Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for […]

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    One killed in crash involving SUV, ODOT truck

    WICKLIFFE, Ohio — One person was killed early Wednesday morning when an SUV and an ODOT plow truck collided. It happened at about 3:30 a.m. near the East 305th Street entrance to Route 2 westbound. That’s where a Ford Explorer hit the back of an Ohio Department of Transportation plow truck, Wickliffe police said. An ODOT spokesperson said the driver of the ODOT truck was taken to the hospital to be checked out, but is expected to be OK. Anyone […]

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    Crash involving multiple vehicles cleared on I-77N ramp

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A crash involving multiple vehicles backed up traffic on the Interstate 77 northbound ramp to Interstate 90 eastbound this morning. The accident happened just before 7 a.m. and involved at least 10 vehicles. The ramp to I-90E was being blocked, and traffic heading up I-77N was at a standstill. The scene has since been cleared. Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for more.

  • Fire chief: Massillon home explosion ‘not an investigation into a natural gas leak’

    **The video above was captured and submitted by a Fox 8 viewer** MASSILLON, Ohio — Firefighters in Massillon responded to a reported house explosion that injured one person early Monday on North Ave. and 10th St. N.E. Massillon Fire Chief Tom Burgasser told FOX 8’s Dave Nethers, it’s “not an investigation into a natural gas leak.” Burgasser called the investigation “very complex” and said Dominion investigated. Firefighters, along with the state fire marshal, are also investigating. One male who was […]

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    Water main break closes portion of Chagrin Blvd. in Shaker Heights

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Chagrin Boulevard is closed between Avalon and Lee roads in Shaker Heights due to a water main break. The break happened just after 4 a.m. Thursday, and due to the temperatures, is making an icy mess in the intersection. Water crews are on scene; a backloader is attempting to push ice off the road. Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for more.

  • Patty Harken's Zucchini Pasta with Shrimp

    Recipe: Patty Harken’s Zucchini ‘Pasta’ with Shrimp

    Recipe provided by FOX 8's Patty Harken. She calls this dish "delicious and light summer fare!"

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    Winter Storm So Bad Local Man Skis Home

    BAY VILLAGE, Ohio– Forget driving– only one mode of transportation was working for a local man during Wednesday’s wicked winter storm. Dick Patton of Bay Village told FOX 8’s Patty Harken that he took his skis to work last night knowing it would be easier to ski home rather than walk through all the snow. So– he used his skis to make the half-mile trek from a bus stop at Columbia and Detroit. Do you get creative when it snows? […]

  • Patty Harken’s Hometown Hero

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Fox 8 Traffic Reporter Patty Harken has called Lakewood her home for over twenty years. With its excellent schools, beautiful parks and walk-ability, it’s a great place to raise a family. It’s also a wonderful place to retire, thanks to a host of volunteers at the Barton Center, a senior activity and social center located on Detroit Road. The people who enjoy the Barton Center are also the ones contributing to its success by donating their own […]

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    Meet Patty Harken

    Stefani and Wayne take a little time to introduce viewers to the newest member of the Fox 8 family — Patty Harken.