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Jack has been a general assignment reporter at Fox 8 since 1995.

In 2009, Jack Shea received an Emmy Award for Fox 8's live coverage of the Cuyahoga County Government corruption raids.

Among other honors he has received, first place in the country from the National Headliners Awards, for leading Fox 8's coverage of the Huron County
"Kids in Cages" Story.

Jack has received a number of other awards during his career, including two WICI Crystal Awards for his coverage of the impact of NAFTA in Mexico and the U.S., and a series on illegal political fundraisers.

Jack is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. He attended the University of Toledo, where he was President and Prudential of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity.

Jack recently fulfilled a lifelong dream by making a pilgrimage to County Kerry Ireland, the homeland of his grandfather before he immigrated to America.

Jack and his family live in Avon Lake.


Recent Articles
  • Wrongly convicted man baptized after 20 years in jail

    AKRON — Dewey Jones was baptized on Tuesday, nearly a year after a judge threw out a murder conviction that landed Jones in prison for 20 years. The 53-year-old Akron man had maintained his innocence since 1993, when he was arrested for the robbery and murder of 71-year-old Neal Rankin, a Goodyear retiree who was found bound and shot to death in his home on Valentine’s Day. Jones’ claims fell on deaf ears until the Innocence Project examined his case […]

  • Akron woman’s ashes recovered after getting lost in the mail

    AKRON – The ashes of an 81-year-old woman have been recovered after getting lost in the mail over the weekend. The package carrying the remains of Catherine Stermock was discovered in Philadelphia at the post office. Stermock’s family had been searching for her ashes since they went missing Saturday. Her remains had been placed in a priority mail express package at the U.S. Postal Service in Cleveland on Friday. The package was scheduled to arrive at a funeral home in […]

  • ‘I’m just plain disgusted with the mail service': Akron woman’s ashes lost in mail

    AKRON –It was the dying wish of 81-year-old Catherine Stermock of Akron that she be cremated and that her remains be buried in Pennsylvania next to her mother, father and sister. Her daughter, Kimberly Phillips, told Fox 8,  “she’s missed her family, my mom has always been about family, grandchildren, her kids, she’s always given of herself before anybody else.” Acting on directions from employees at the U.S. Postal Service’s Ellet Station, Catherine Stermock’s daughter says she placed her mother’s […]

  • Police charge resident for responding to crash

    LYNDHURST, OH–The trouble for 20-year-old Grace Jones of South Euclid began on August 18, when she got into what she thought was a minor accident at the intersection of Richmond and Cedar in Lyndhurst. “The light turned green, so we all started rolling ahead and then I look up and the brake lights are on and they’re like, slammed on. So, I slam on my brakes to try and slow down and I bump into her rear end.” Jones thought […]

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    Police: City hall arson suspect says he was making statement about Ferguson

    PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio — An arrest has been made in the November arson at Parma Heights City Hall. Parma Heights police confirm that Matt Janowski has been charged with arson in the case. He is in North Royalton City Jail. A police officer spotted and reported the fire just after 3 a.m. Nov. 26. The fire was seen coming out of a window in the rear of the building in the area of the mayor’s office. Firefighters were able to […]

  • Family of two killed in police chase and shooting pleased with Attorney General’s announcement

    CLEVELAND- The sweeping reforms now demanded by the federal government are what the families of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams have been seeking since November 2012. That’s when Russell and Williams ran from Cleveland police and were then chased across the city, before being killed in a hail of bullets. “They need to come in here and do a whole sweep of the department, and correct a lot of things, this has been going on for years,” said Jackie Russell, […]

  • Reward offered to help catch Parma Heights City Hall arsonist

    PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio- A reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of the arsonist, who set a blaze at Parma Heights City Hall that destroyed the office of Mayor Michael Byrne. The blaze was discovered early last Wednesday morning by a police officer on patrol. An investigation has revealed that the perpetrator smashed out a window, poured accelerator inside and then set the blaze. Mayor Byrne told Fox 8, “it has been unsettling, there’s no doubt […]

  • RTA police: Attacks on bus drivers still relatively rare

    CLEVELAND — Sunday’s attack on a defenseless RTA driver by a teen armed with a rock in a sock is just the latest in a series of crimes committed against bus drivers in Cleveland. Fox 8’s I-Team reporter Jack Shea learned that the RTA tried so-called “enclosures” in 2012, but it was the drivers who did not like them. Click here for continuing coverage on this story.

  • Woman credits Akron police officers for saving family

    AKRON– A Summit County woman credits the bravery and marksmanship of Akron police for saving her life and the lives of her daughter and the man who was threatening to kill them. Adriane Hartwell of Akron says she was enjoying Thanksgiving with her children when her daughter’s boyfriend, 31-year-old Earion Feaster, burst into their home in a violent rage over the still unexplained death of the couple’s three-month-old son. Hartwell told Fox 8, “she came in the door, then he […]

  • More than a game: Turkey Bowl honors man who died saving teen

    MEDINA, Ohio- A Northeast Ohio man, who lost his life over the summer while saving a teenager in Lake Erie, was honored at a charity football game on Thanksgiving. Turkey Bowl participants showed support for the family of Peter Radke in more ways than one. Watch Jack Shea’s story above for more.

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    Family and friends pay final respects to Akron police officer Justin Winebrenner

    AKRON —  A thin blue line of hundreds of police officers from across the state of Ohio gathered at the University of Akron on Saturday morning to pay tribute to one of their own, Akron Police Patrolman Justin Winebrenner. The 32-year-old Winebrenner was shot to death early last Sunday when he and two other men confronted a gunman causing a disturbance in a crowded tavern near closing time. Fraternal Order of Police President Paul Hlynsky told the mourners who packed […]

  • Video: Self-proclaimed martial artist accused of kicking officer in the groin

    WILLOUGHBY, Ohio-  Video obtained by the FOX 8 I-Team shows how a Willoughby woman having a bad day, made it worse by kicking a police officer in the groin. The officer and his co-workers were not amused by the antics of Kim Weingard, 45, a self-proclaimed martial artist, and the video shows that she continued to be combative in the booking area of the Willoughby City Jail. Police had been called to Weingard’s home on a report of a disturbance, […]