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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.


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    Bus driver guilty of child endangering after slapping boy

    ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland City Schools bus driver who was caught on video slapping an 8-year-old-boy was found guilty Monday of child endangering. The incident happened on January 17, and the video from an on-board camera shows driver Cathy Goetz interacting with the boy, who was upset when he got on the bus. According to the police report, the 43-year-old told investigators she did not know the child had autism and that when he started screaming, she tried to […]

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    Police: Avon Lake victim’s head was wrapped in plastic

    AVON LAKE, Ohio — A press conference was held Friday regarding the arrest of an Avon Lake woman accused of murdering her husband, Michael C. Gabel, 55. According to Avon Lake police, the arrest of Jeane L. Harrington is the result of an investigation into the man’s death, which happened on Aug. 16, 2011. “Due to the nature of this crime, we wanted to make sure we had conducted the most thorough and comprehensive investigation possible prior to making an […]

  • June 26 armed robbery of bus driver

    Suspect in armed robbery of bus driver arrested

    CLEVELAND — An arrest was made Tuesday in the armed robbery of a bus driver and authorities are thanking an unnamed TV viewer for providing the tip that led them to the suspect. An RTA spokesperson said charges of aggravated robbery, kidnapping and disruption of public service are being sought against Darryl Griffin, 39. Griffin is accused of the hold-up that happened just before 4 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, when a veteran driver stopped at East 82nd and St. […]

  • Remembering Jim Brennan: Funeral held for local restaurant owner

    UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio — A large crowd gathered today for the funeral of a local restaurant owner and community leader. Jim Brennan was shot at Brennan’s Colony, the restaurant he owned in Cleveland Heights  on Monday around 1 p.m. According to Cleveland Heights police, two suspects broke in to the closed bar.  Brennan was shot several times during a struggle and later died. Four men have been charged with his murder and gave full confessions to police. The funeral mass […]

  • 60 years later: CLE’s most enduring murder mystery still unsolved

    BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — It is Cleveland’s most enduring murder mystery, and July 4 marks the 60th anniversary of the brutal slaying of Marilyn Sheppard. The 1954 bludgeoning death of Sheppard and the arrest and conviction of her husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard, still resonates with visitors to the Bay Village Historical Society. BVHS member Eric Eakin, who helped put together a display on the Sheppard case, told Fox 8, “it was just such a one of a kind thing, where […]

  • Video shows RTA driver robbed at gunpoint with passengers on bus

    CLEVELAND — RTA has released surveillance video of the armed robbery of a bus driver, in the hope that the suspect can be identified. The hold-up happened just before 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, when the veteran driver stopped to pick up a man at East 82nd and St. Clair. The video shows the man pulling out a gun, and putting it to the driver’s head. Passengers looked on in stunned silence, as the suspect threatened to kill the […]

  • Owner of Brennan’s Colony killed in Cleveland Heights shooting

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — The owner of Brennan’s Colony, Jim Brennan, has died, following a shooting at the restaurant, MetroHealth Medical Center confirmed to FOX 8 on Monday. Monday night, people were leaving flowers, candles and special messages for Brennan, 61. Police are still looking for the two male suspects involved in the hold-up and shooting at the restaurant on Lee Rd., that happened just after 1 p.m. Investigators say two people came into the restaurant and announced there was […]

  • Investigators: Arson suspect sent woman text before fire

    CANTON, Ohio — Canton police say they quickly made an arrest in an arson case, when the suspect returned to the scene of the crime and was identified by witnesses. The story began to unfold on Sunday afternoon, when Canton firefighters responded to a report that a home on the city’s northeast side was engulfed in flames and that the fire was spreading. Of primary concern to neighbors was the safety of the woman and two small children who live […]

  • Lincoln Electric settles allegations of African American applicant discrimination

    CLEVELAND– Investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor say a contract compliance evaluation of Lincoln Electric, found that between 2005 and 2007, the global welding giant systematically rejected the job applications of more than 5,557 African Americans seeking entry level positions at the company’s Cleveland facility. Bradley Anderson, a supervisor with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, said, “The majority of the applicants were African American. It turned out the majority of the hires were white, and that’s what […]

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    Jury in foster mom murder conspiracy trial to continue deliberations Wednesday

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio– The jury in the murder conspiracy trial of Kevin Knoefel deliberated for several hours on Tuesday and will continue deliberations Wednesday morning. The 43-year-old is accused of seducing his foster daughter, Sabrina Zunich, and then convincing her to kill his wife. Zunich, 19, said it was Knoefel who hatched the plan to kill his wife and collect $785,000 from various life insurance policies. She said she was following Knoefel’s plan when she stabbed Lisa Knoefel 178 times in […]

  • Sister’s testimony brings Knoefel to tears in wife murder conspiracy trial

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio– A Willoughby Hills police detective testified on Monday that 43-year-old Kevin Knoefel went on a spending spree, that included guns, new cars and a complete home remodeling, after his wife, 41-year-old Lisa Knoefel, was stabbed to death by the couple’s foster daughter, 19-year-old Sabrina Zunich, in November 2012. Prosecutors said Knoefel collected $785,000 from various life insurance policies. He is accused of seducing Sabrina Zunich and then convincing her to kill his wife. Cell phone records indicate that […]

  • Police use hidden camera to speak with husband in foster mom murder

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio– Testimony on Friday in the murder conspiracy trial of 43-year-old Kevin Knoefel revealed that in July 2013, police sent a witness carrying a hidden camera to speak with Knoefel. The Willoughby Hills man is accused of convincing his foster daughter, 19-year-old Sabrina Zunich, to kill Knoefel’s wife in November 2012. Sabrina Zunich testified on Thursday that Kevin Knoefel seduced her after she was placed in his home as a foster child, and for months, the two engaged in […]