Peggy Gallek joined the Fox 8 News team in September 2012 as an I-Team Reporter.
In October 2014, I got married!! I now live in Summit County with my husband and two cats, Cupcake and Felix.
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.
HUDSON, Ohio (WJW)– A state lawmaker filed a report with the Hudson Police Department after receiving what he believes to be a threat. State Rep. Casey Weinstein, D-37th District, said on Thursday he found several papers in his mailbox with threatening memes printed on them. “A lot of anti-gun control memes that were left on there and one in particular caught my eye , where it referred to shooting people that tried to take away guns,” Weinstein said. He said […]
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (WJW)– A local priest has been indicted on 21 counts including charges of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor. According to the indictment, Father Robert McWilliams “did with knowledge of the character of the material or performance involved, create, record, photograph, film, develop, reproduce, or publish material that shows a minor participating or engaging in sexual activity, masturbation, or beastiality.” Read the indictment. McWilliams was indicted Thursday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. He is expected to be […]
STARK COUNTY, Ohio (WJW)- Stark County sheriff deputies are investigating after an injured dog was found with what appears to have been a gunshot wound to the face. The dog was found Wednesday and is being held at the Stark County Dog Warden’s office. “Someone found the dog near the Stark County and Tuscawaras County line and took it to a vet for treatment, “ said Major C.J. Stantz. “That vet then contacted our Dog Warden Division. “ Stantz told […]
WELLINGTON, Ohio (WJW) — The Wellington Exempted Village School District superintendent tells the FOX 8 I-Team an investigation is underway to determine why a cafeteria staff member took a lunch away from a middle school student who allegedly owed $6.40. “This should have never happened,” said schools superintendent Edward Weber. “The student went through the line, got his lunch, sat down and started eating. The staff member then took his lunch. That should not happen.” Weber said the district’s policy […]
CLEVELAND (WJW)– A proposed ordinance to lower penalties for misdemeanor marijuana offenses in the city of Cleveland is getting closer to becoming law. City council’s safety committee discussed the ordinance Wednesday. It will now go to council’s finance meeting. “Council could vote on this by the end of the month or the first week of February,” said Ward 6 Councilman Blaine Griffin, who proposed the ordinance. The ordinance calls for eliminating all fines and jail time for people who are […]
PORT CLINTON, Ohio ( WJW)- Port Clinton police on Tuesday said it’s not the outcome anyone wanted, but the family of Harley Dilly now has some closure. Port Clinton Police Chief Robert J. Hickman confirmed the 14-year-old’s body was found in a house on Fulton Street Monday evening. They say no foul play is believed to be involved. A repeated canvas of the neighborhood led police back to the home on Monday afternoon; it had been checked multiple times. There […]
PORT CLINTON, Ohio (WJW) — Police sources tell the Fox 8 I-Team that the body of Harley Dilly has been recovered. No further details have been released. There will be a 12 p.m. press conference to provide an update on the case. There was a heavy police presence in an unoccupied house on E. 5th Street Monday night. It’s right across the street from the house where Dilly lived with his family. Early Tuesday, Police Chief Robert Hickman was seen […]
JACKSON TOWNSHIP (WJW)- The Fox 8-I-Team has learned authorities are investigating a woman’s murder. Police sources say she worked at a group home in Jackson Township and was stabbed when she was leaving work Sunday around 11 p.m. Her body was found by her car early this morning. The Stark County coroner tells FOX 8 the victim is 51-year-old Lisa Isom. Jacob Beichler, 23, of North Canton, was charged with aggravated murder and felonious assault. He is currently being held […]
CLEVELAND (WJW) — The FOX 8 I-TEAM has uncovered the story behind what Cleveland City Hall only called a “security incident” at Hopkins Airport involving Deputy Commissioner Eric Turner. The I-TEAM obtained a letter placing Turner on paid leave, outlining what sparked a city investigation. The letter says on November 23, 2019 Turner met a relative and “improperly escorted” him through a secured area to his city vehicle. Then, Turner and his guest went out the security gate there and left […]
CLEVELAND (WJW) – The FOX 8 I-TEAM helped get action for a victim of a hit and run driver that also got hit in the wallet by city hall. Sheri Latessa reached out to FOX 8 on Thursday saying the city of Cleveland would not release her SUV until she paid towing and impound lot fees. “I didn’t think it was fair because I was a victim. I did nothing to cause this crash,” Latessa said. “I was injured in […]
CLEVELAND (WJW) – A woman whose vehicle was struck by a car fleeing from police is wondering why she is now stuck paying city impound and towing fees. Sheri Latessa tells the I-TEAM she was driving on Lorain Road near the West Side Market around 9 p.m. December 10 when a suspect in a stolen car crashed into her SUV and fled the scene. “I saw him coming at me four seconds before he slammed into my car,” Latessa said. […]
EUCLID, Ohio (WJW) – An armed robber was arrested after police say the quick work of the victim helped them identify the suspect. Euclid Police Captain Mitch Houser told the FOX 8 I-TEAM the suspect entered the convenience store on East 222nd Street with a gun in his hand on December 19. “The suspect came in and pointed the gun right at the clerk,” Houser said. “He was pointing the gun at the clerk, and then dragged him across the […]