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
  • No injuries in Cleveland Heights house fire

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio– No one was injured during a house fire in Cleveland Heights Friday morning. Firefighters were called the home on Atherstone Road just before 7 a.m. Smoke was wafting over Noble Road and other parts of the area. It appeared the blaze started in the basement and burned up into the first floor, fire officials said. It was under control at about 7:30 a.m. Crews from South Euclid, Shaker Heights and University Heights also responded to the scene.

  • Crashes on I-480 and I-271 lead to major delays

    TWINSBURG, Ohio – A two car crash on I-480 W caused major travel delays. The accident I-480 W at Route 91 happened just after 6 a.m. The backup stretched for about 15 miles. OHGO reports the travel delays were just over 60 minutes. No word on any injuries. The road reopened just after 7 a.m. A car flipped on I-271 N near the 480 merge, causing delays in that area.

  • 1 killed in crash near Greyhound bus station in downtown Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — One person was killed in a crash in front of a Greyhound bus station on Chester Avenue in downtown Cleveland. Two others were hospitalized. The crash happened at just before 6:30 a.m. Friday. Fox 8’s Patty Harken reports that Chester Avenue was closed between East 13th Street and East 15th Street in front of the station. The incident is still under investigation. Chester CLOSED at E.13-E.15 – in front of Greyhound Station — Patty Harken (@HarkenPatty) […]

  • One dies in pick-up truck vs. semi crash on Ohio Turnpike

    BOSTON HEIGHTS, Ohio — One person died in a crash involving a tractor trailer and truck pulling an RV on the Ohio Turnpike Friday morning. It happened around 2:15 a.m. Friday in the eastbound lanes of the Ohio Turnpike between mile markers 179 and 180 in Boston Heights. The tractor trailer was traveling eastbound in the right lane, and a Ford F-350 was also traveling eastbound pulling a trailer. The tractor trailer was struck in the rear by the pick-up […]

  • Vehicle hits Rockefeller Building in downtown Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A vehicle hit the Rockefeller Building in downtown Cleveland early Thursday. Fox 8’s Patty Harken reports that it happened at West 6th Street and Superior at around 5 a.m. The westbound lanes of Superior are blocked at West 6th Street due to the crash. Two people were trapped during the ordeal. There is no word on any injuries.

  • Crash on Dead Man’s Curve causes big back-ups

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Interstate 90 westbound was backed to at least Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard after a crash Tuesday morning. The crash happened on Dead Man’s Curve at just after 7 a.m. It’s not clear if there were any injuries.

  • Four in custody after chase ends in Westlake crash

    WESTLAKE, Ohio — Police have taken at least four people into custody after a chase that started in North Ridgeville early Thursday. According to police, the suspects were chased into Rocky River. They then turned around, heading west on Detroit Road just west of Clague Road. The driver lost control near Unity Church. Four suspects then took off. Three were caught relatively quickly. K9 officers helped in the search. At just before 6 a.m., a resident on Wonneta Parkway spotted a […]

  • Portion of U.S. 62 in Canton closed after crash involving truck carrying chickens

    CANTON, Ohio — U.S. 62 west is closed due to a crash involving a semi and a truck carrying chickens. The crash happened this morning at Cleveland and Market avenues. Canton police say one person was hospitalized. The truck carrying the chickens appears to have been traveling westbound and went into the eastbound lanes. Stick with Fox 8 and for more.

  • Crews deal with large water main, water line breaks in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Crews were dealing with a large water main break and a water line break in Cleveland Thursday morning. A water line break happened in the area of Detroit Avenue at the railroad overpass near Berea Road. Police directed traffic around the hazard. One lane in each direction on Detroit Avenue is open. The second water man break was located at Northfield Road at Alexander Road. Alexander Road was closed at Northfield Road and Independence Drive.

  • Garbage truck catches fire, closes U.S. 422 east

    SOLON, Ohio — A garbage truck fire closed a portion of U.S. Route 422 Monday morning. The route reopened at just before 8 a.m. It happened on U.S. Route 422 east just past Interstate 271. There were heavy delays on U.S. Route 422 along with on Interstate 480. Stick with Fox 8 and for more.

  • Speeding car crashes on sidewalk in front of police station

    ELYRIA, Ohio — A car traveling at a high rate of speed failed to negotiate a turn and rolled onto the sidewalk in front of the Elyria Police Department, The Ohio State Highway Patrol told Fox 8 News. The crashed happened on West Avenue around 3 a.m. Monday. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a 15-year-old girl was ejected from the car. She was taken to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. The 18-year-old driver was taken by medical helicopter to […]

  • Police: Alcohol a factor in Guilford Township rollover crash that killed one

    MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio — A Creston man is dead after a rollover crash in Guilford Township. The crash happened at roughly 3:30 a.m. Wednesday on Bell Road. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a 2006 BMW 330i was traveling west on Bell Road when it went left of center near Lee Road, went off the right side of the road and hit an embankment. It then rolled several times. The occupants were identified as Dylon Woody, 20, of Burbank, Ohio, […]

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