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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
  • 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 Fox8.com 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 Fox8.com 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 […]

  • Fire under control at Akron recycling center, road still blocked off

    AKRON, Ohio — Fire crews are on the scene of a recycling center fire in Akron. The fire is at the Recycling Coordinators Inc. building at 600 East Exchange Street. Firefighters say the fire is under control. East Exchange Street is blocked off between Fountain and Beaver. Annandale is also closed at East Exchange Street. Firefighters say the fire was caused by a large pile of metal shavings that apparently spontaneously ignited and caused a small part of the roof […]

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    5 people escape house fire on west side of Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Fire responded to a house fire on West 76th Street near Clark Thursday morning. Five people did escape the fire, and there is no report on any injuries. Police blocked Clark Avenue off between West 85th Street and West 73rd Street. Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for more.

  • 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 […]