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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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    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 […]

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    Teen boys attacked in two Garfield Heights home invasions

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio– The Garfield Heights Police Department is investigating a pair of terrifying home invasions. On May 23 at about 3:30 a.m., a man climbed through the bathroom window of a house on East 93rd Street. He went into the bedroom, where he groped a sleeping 17-year-old boy. When the teen woke up, the suspect in a hooded sweatshirts tried to bling him with a cell phone flashlight. The man fled back through the bathroom window. “I just think […]

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    Some Ashtabula County residents have concerns over highway repaving project

    ASHTABULA COUNTY, Ohio–  Some people in Ashtabula County are upset over an ODOT project to resurface the heavily-traveled State Route 7. A paving contractor from Pennsylvania is being paid in Ohio tax dollars to repave a stretch of the highway in Pierpont Township. The paving process, known as chip seal, begins with a layer of liquid asphalt, then crushed stone is laid down and packed into the asphalt with rollers. A business owner on Route 7, who says the project […]

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    Lorain family grateful after neighbor alerted them that their home was on fire

    LORAIN, Ohio – A 911 caller gave dispatchers the wrong address for a house fire on Wednesday night, delaying the arrival of firefighters. After nearly 20 minutes, they arrived at the correct house on Denver Avenue. The homeowner said she didn’t even know the back of her house was on fire until a neighbor knocked on her door. “My heart goes out to him more than he knows, I’m thanking God every day,” she said about her neighbor. “It seems […]

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    Suspects arrested in connection with shooting death of high school student

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– Two suspects wanted in connection with the shooting death of a high school student at a gas station have been arrested. FOX 8’s Jack Shea says Dontez Long and Alonzo Patterson were taken into custody just a short time ago on East 90th Street after a woman saw them and called police. The victim, Diamond Russell, was a senior at Ginn Academy. Ted Ginn Sr., Glenville High School’s football coach, confirmed to Fox 8’s Jack Shea that Russell is his nephew. Russell was […]

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    Gas station shooting victim is nephew of Glenville football coach Ted Ginn Sr.

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — The victim shot and killed at an East Cleveland gas station Wednesday night has been identified as Diamond Russell, a senior at Ginn Academy. Ted Ginn Sr., Glenville High School’s football coach, confirmed to Fox 8’s Jack Shea that Russell is his nephew. Russell was a football player set to graduate from high school on Sunday. Police say the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday outside the Shell station at Euclid and Superior avenues. Gas station workers say Russell […]