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Peggy Sinkovich joined the Fox 8 News team in September 2012 as an I-Team Reporter.
Before coming to Cleveland, Peggy
was a reporter at WKBN in Youngstown and began working as a newspaper reporter with the Hubbard News, a weekly publication, in 1989.

In 1990, Peggy started with the Vindicator in Youngstown. She worked there until 2005 when she went to broadcast, at WYTV 33. In 2007, the station was bought by WKBN and Peggy worked for both WYTV, WKBN.
Peggy has won several state awards, including two regional Edward R. Murrow awards.

She was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio.

Recent Articles
  • 18-year-old charged in shooting of Akron student

    AKRON – An 18-year-old has been charged in the shooting of a 16-year-old North High School student. Akron School District Superintendent David James told FOX 8 News, the student was shot as he exited a Metro Transit Authority Bus on Eastland and Tonawanda Avenues around 8:30 a.m. Jason M. Lee, 18, has been charged with felonious assault. Police say Lee and the victim had a fight on the bus. Shortly after, four shots were fired at the victim as he […]

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    Lima prison staff claims they warned that an escape was being planned

    LIMA, Ohio — Union staff at the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution claims they warned the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections that an escape was being planned at the facility. According to a release from the union — which represents the majority of workers in the ODRC — they issued that warning Wednesday, one day before T.J. Lane and two other inmates escaped from the facility. “One inmate was put in segregation as a result, but no additional measures were […]

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    Ohio State Highway Patrol releases infrared video of TJ Lane’s arrest

    LIMA, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol has posted video to YouTube of TJ Lane being arrested after escaping prison Thursday night. The 19-year-old convicted Chardon High School shooter escaped with inmates Clifford Opperud and Lindsey Bruce around 7:40 p.m. Thursday by scaling a fence. Bruce was apprehended just after the escape. Opperud was found under a boat on a private residence north of Bluelick Road. Lane was caught last — in a wooded area near the prison at […]

  • Patients possibly exposed to Hepatitis B virus at Fairview Hospital

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Clinic officials are in the process of contacting 13 dialysis patients at Fairview Hospital that may have been exposed to the Hepatitis B virus. The Fox 8 I-Team learned about the potential exposure and went to the clinic for answers. Hospital officials say the potential exposure to the Hepatitis B virus happened last month at Fairview Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital. Clinic officials believe the risk of exposure is low, but they wanted to make sure […]

  • Hostage situation at Mentor bank ends with one arrest

    MENTOR, Ohio — Police say a hostage situation at Huntington Bank in Mentor Ave. has ended peacefully with one arrest. Authorities said a suspect claimed to have a bomb and was holding three bank employees hostages. No one was injured. The incident lasted about 45 minutes. Some businesses in the area reported being evacuated as authorities surrounded the building. Update One suspect in custody and all bank employees are safe at Huntington Bank — Mentor Police (@MentorPolice) September 10, 2014 […]

  • Ice Bucket Challenge faces tough challenge from Diocese of Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– A popular fundraising technique to raise money for Lou Gehrig’s disease is now facing a tough challenge. The Diocese of Cleveland ‎spoke out against the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has poured millions of dollars into the ALS Association. Bishop Richard Lennon sent a letter to pastors and school principals stating that the ALS Association supports embryonic stem cell research. “The moral issue makes support of the ALS Association an unacceptable ‎ option for Catholics,” Bishop Lennon stated in […]

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    Suspect accused in murders of four men could face death penalty

    BUCYRUS, Ohio —  A suspect accused of killing four men in what police describe as a nine-day killing spree, could face the death penalty. The Crawford County Grand Jury indicted Donald Hoffman, 41, on 21 counts, including aggravated murder charges. He also faces several counts of aggravated robbery, kidnapping, felonious assault, and one count of abuse of a corpse. “The nature and the seriousness of the charges leaves little other choice other than to seek the death penalty,” said Crawford […]

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    Judge has ‘grave concerns’ as school board president is arraigned

    STOW, Ohio – The Nordonia Hills school board president was arraigned via video Monday on several charges including pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, inducing panic, discharging a firearm and assault. The charges stem from “questionable material” allegedly found on a computer and a standoff that ensued once a search warrant was served Friday. Judge has ‘grave concerns’ The judge set a $750,000 cash bond for Steven Bittel, saying she had “grave concerns.”  She was concerned Bittel may try […]

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    Police: Nordonia Hills school board president in custody, stand-off has ended

    SAGAMORE HILLS, Ohio –A stand-off involving the Nordonia Hills school board president Steve Bittel has ended, and Bittel is in custody. According to Sagamore Hills police, Bittel reportedly barricaded himself with a gun in the bathroom of his home Friday morning. According to a statement on the Nordonia Hills City School District’s website, area schools were placed on “modified lock-down” in light of all the police activity. It all happened after the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force along with […]

  • Families pack courtroom for hearing of man accused of murdering four people

    BUCYRUS, Ohio — For the first time since his arrest, a man accused of murdering four people in Bucyrus appeared in court. Donald Hoffman appeared via video at his arraignment Thursday morning in Bucyrus Municipal Court.  He faces four aggravated murder charges and bond is set at $10 million. Members of the victims’ families packed the courtroom to watch the hearing. Many were very distraught and can’t understand why the four were killed. “He did not deserve this at all,” […]

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    Bedford judge found guilty of soliciting, falsification

    CLEVELAND – A Bedford Municipal Court judge accused of misusing his position to have sex with prostitutes was found guilty of five misdemeanor counts, including soliciting and falsification. Judge Harry Jacob was found not guilty on all remaining felony counts, including possessing criminal tools, tampering with records and tampering with evidence. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Brian Corrigan issued the verdict Thursday. Because Jacob, 57, of Solon, was found guilty of misdemeanors and not felonies, it is possible for him […]

  • Police release new information on murders of four men

    BUCYRUS, Ohio– A man, who police say is a person of interest in four homicides, is expected in court Thursday. Police said Donald Hoffman, 41, has been held in jail since Tuesday and is expected to be charged soon. Bucyrus Police Chief David Koepke said Hoffman walked into the police station Tuesday and gave details on all four murders. Koepke said all four victims were killed the same way. “Typical injuries consistent with blunt force trauma to the head,” Koepke […]