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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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    Group steals 100+ cars from 12 Cleveland-area dealerships

    CLEVELAND– A group of prolific thieves is targeting car dealerships in Cleveland and neighboring suburbs. They’ve taken more than a hundred cars in the past two weeks and they are causing a lot of damage. The group has hit 12 dealerships. They break in, and steal car keys and temporary tags. Then they come back later for the cars. In one case, a suspect uses a tool to redirect a surveillance camera in the office of ARJ’s Auto Sales on […]

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    Strongsville police searching for two gunmen who robbed popular restaurant

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — Strongsville police are trying to identify two gunmen, who robbed the Brew Garden Restaurant on Howe Road on July 17. “They said ‘where are you going, lay down on the floor. I laid down. I said, don’t hurt me, I have three kids at home and just take what you want,” said Ivanne Meredith, the morning kitchen manager at the restaurant. Meredith and another employee told police that the two men wore masks, and were armed with an […]

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    Not all fun and games: Pokémon Go catching attention of local authorities

    It’s been downloaded by more than 7.5 million smartphone users since the game was launched last week. But, some Pokémon fanatics aren’t respecting boundaries. FirstEnergy says three teenagers were stopped by security at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant early Tuesday when they trespassed on the property in their pursuit of Pokémon. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is among the agencies warning players that their focus on the game may become a dangerous distraction. The Patrol issued an alert on Tuesday, advising users not […]

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    Digital sensation: Pokemon Go invades the CLE

    CLEVELAND – It’s the latest video craze. It’s driven up Nintendo’s market value by $7.5 billion. And it’s as big in Cleveland as it is in the rest of the country…and the world. “It” is Pokemon Go, a new smart phone  “augmented reality” game, which layers gameplay onto the physical world. It’s become the top grossing app in the iPhone app store just days after its Wednesday release in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. The game encourages players to wander […]

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    Police: Man poses as utility worker attacks homeowner in Shaker Heights

      SHAKER HEIGHTS- Shaker Heights police are warning homeowners after a man posed as a utility worker and attacked a woman inside her home. It happened Tuesday around 11:12 p.m. in the 3000 block of Palmerston Road when a man claiming to be a water department employee asked to come inside. The victim told FOX 8, “A young man came to the door and he said that he was from the water department.I was stupid enough to just let him […]

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    Elyria police: Attorneys make up story after drinking, crashing car into pole

    ELYRIA, Ohio– Two local attorneys admitted they were drinking together at the Train Station bar on East River Street in Elyria on June 9, police say. But investigators say what 42-year-old Kenneth Lewis and 26-year-old Heather Wilsey told them happened after they left the bar is in dispute. Police were called at about 1:15 a.m. after witnesses reported a car crashed into a utility pole. When Elyria officers arrived, they found the car was disabled, and spotted Lewis and Wilsey […]

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    All lanes of I-90 eastbound reopened after crash

    BRATENAHL, Ohio —  I-90 eastbound has reopened Friday following a crash near the Lakeshore Blvd exit in Bratenahl. The road was completely closed for several hours. As of 9 p.m., all lanes were opened near Eddy Road, but the right lane was still closed. Traffic was backed up for miles for much of the day. Earlier in the day, Cleveland police said the area could be shut down for several hours to allow for clean-up. State Route 2 eastbound was also closed to […]

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    Family escapes house fire during Father’s Day dinner in Camden Township

    CAMDEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio– A family of five eating Father’s Day dinner was able to escape a fire that started at their home on US 20 in Camden Township on Sunday. The house was fully engulfed in flames, as you can see in the video that FOX 8 viewer Dawn Hoffman sent to us; it was destroyed in about 10 minutes. Camden Township fire, along with other departments, responded and it took several hours to put out the fire with some spots still smoldering. There is […]

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    93-year-old recognizes himself in photo found in unearthed time capsule

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — Earlier this week, a time capsule buried for more than 70 years at a school in Strongsville was unearthed by demolition crews. A suburban Cleveland man has since come forward — still remembering that moment in time captured for prosperity. Rodney Wheller, 93, was one of the students in the Center Middle School Class of 1938. He was surprised when his daughter-in-law called him with news about the time capsule being unearthed. “She said they found this […]

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    Video: second Lorain jewelry store in two weeks hit by smash-and-grab gang

    LORAIN, OH – A group of smash and grab thieves have struck again – this time at Nielsen’s, a well-known jewelry store on Broadway in Lorain. This is the second major jewelry robbery in two weeks. And investigators believe the same gang that robbed the stores in Lorain has also been smashing into carry-out stores in Cleveland and grabbing ATM’s. There are five suspects – four who use hammers and bricks to smash display cases and one who serves as a […]

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    One of youngest Orlando shooting victims had ties to Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– One of the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting lived in Cleveland with his family for several years. Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, known to his family as Omar Capo, he was dancing with friends, including someone he knew from his days in Cleveland, when the gunman opened fire. Omar Capo’s sister told FOX 8 that she received a call from her mother on Sunday morning, indicating that Omar had gone to the club Saturday night, but was missing.  They later […]

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    Video: wrong way driver crashes into police cruiser

    AVON, OH – An Avon police officer may have prevented a tragedy when he stopped a car that was driving the wrong way on a busy road recently. As it turned out, the driver of the car had a serious diabetic issue and had blacked out behind the wheel and actually hit the police cruiser, stopping the car on its wrong way journey before an even worse accident occurred. Fox 8’s Jack Shea shows us the dashcam video of the actual […]