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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    Amy Mihaljevic’s father speaks out on 27th anniversary of daughter’s kidnapping: It will be solved

    Twenty seven years ago today, 10-year-old Amy Mihaljevic was kidnapped from a shopping center in Bay Village, by a predator who, according to investigators, called the Mihaljevic home and convinced the little girl to meet him to pick out a gift for her mother, who had recently received a job promotion. Amy’s father, Mark Mihaljevic, said, “It’ll never go away. It’s something that’s, you know, blazed into your brain forever; it’s never going to go away.” Mihaljevic said the overwhelming fear of […]

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    Incident that led to police-involved shooting in Willoughby started as call on outstanding warrants

    WILLOUGHBY, Ohio– Some new details were released Thursday following a police-involved shooting in Willoughby on Wednesday. Investigators say a man, now identified as Frank Sandor, 38, of Cleveland, was shot after he used his car to hit a police motorcycle and a patrolman. A FOX 8 viewer recorded the incident after he witnessed a confrontation between Willoughby police officers and Sandor in the parking lot of the Lowe’s store on Euclid Ave. “I see the cops trying to pull the […]

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    Rash of thefts from local gravesites upsetting families in Ashtabula County

    ASHTABULA COUNTY, OH – It’s a crime that family members cannot believe: someone is stealing flowers, ornaments, statues and even decorative lights from graves in Ashtabula County. The rash of thefts has gotten  so bad that families are calling on law enforcement to patrol the cemeteries. Some family members plan on setting up cameras in the hopes of catching the thieves. Fox 8’s Jack Shea has the story, above.

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    Two people hospitalized after a home explosion in Ottawa County

    OTTAWA COUNTY- Investigators are searching for the cause of an explosion that destroyed a house and damaged several others outside Port Clinton on Friday morning. The Ottawa County Sheriff says it’s a miracle that the two people inside the house, identified as Joyce Grau and her brother Larry Grau, survived the blast that leveled their home on East Harbor Road. Investigators say Joyce and Larry Grau were pulled from the burning debris by witnesses and were later taken to Toledo […]

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    Tribute to Elyria sailor who died at Pearl Harbor touches hearts of many

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– Thursday was a solemn homecoming for a son of Northeast Ohio, who died 75 years ago during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The remains of U.S. Navy yeoman Rudy Piskuran, 19, were returned to the Cleveland area, decades after he was killed on Dec. 7, 1941. Piskuran was on board the USS Oklahoma, when the ship capsized after being hit by Japanese torpedoes. The tribute paid to him has touched the hearts of Piskuran’s surviving relatives. “It’s humbling pride, […]

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    Paralyzed puppy that suffered gunshot wound in Mansfield gets wheelchair

    MANSFIELD, Ohio– The humane officers who rescued a group of puppies from a home in Mansfield on Sept. 17 were not optimistic that the one pit bull-mastiff mix would survive. Lilly’s back legs were paralyzed and another dog seized during the raid had already died. Dr. Jordan Phillips said X-rays revealed Lilly had been shot and suffered three broken ribs. The veterinarian said he believes the paralysis was the result of a violent act separate from the gunshot, and said […]

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    Local clown says recent crimes are affecting business

    CLEVELAND — Stories of creepy clowns are popping up across the country.  In fact, some school districts have banned clown costumes from Halloween festivities this year. Fox 8’s Jack Shea talked with a local clown, who said the negative headlines were affecting his business. Bob Ukovic, 63, says the hysteria over clowns is now at the point where many parents who want to hire him as entertainment at their children’s parties, are asking him not to wear his clown costume. […]

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    Brunswick Hills machete attack broadcasted on Facebook

    BRUNSWICK HILLS, Ohio– A Medina County man is recovering after he was attacked with a machete. Brunswick Hills police said a man, identified as 18-year-old Scott Carrabine, grabbed a machete when a rival came onto his property and challenged him to a fight. The simmering feud between Carrabine and 21-year-old Josh Patron boiled over. Patron reached for a tree branch to defend himself. A friend of Patron’s, 19-year-old Bret Cumbee, used his phone to broadcast the confrontation live on Facebook. […]

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    Duck suffers broken wing after suspects steal birds from Brecksville school

    BRECKSVILLE, Ohio– A family of ducks has become an important part of the education of students at Highland Drive Elementary School in Brecksville. The ducks, which were donated by Ann Koepke and her family, lived in the courtyard of the school and are visited daily by many of the 300 students here. “Some children don’t have pets at home so it really means that it’s the only pets they’re going to have. They love to come in and seem them and […]

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    Family, friends remember mother of three shot and killed at Burger King

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– Cleveland police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a murder-suicide that happened at a Burger King restaurant, Tuesday morning. Friends and relatives of the victim, identified as Erlyn Michelle Rivera, 38, said the mother of three was killed by her abusive ex-boyfriend. Police and paramedics were called to the Burger King at West 110th and Lorain at just before 8 a.m., after employees reported that one of their co-workers had been shot by her ex-boyfriend. Police discovered that Rivera […]

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    Elyria sailor who died at Pearl Harbor to be laid to rest 75 years later

    ELYRIA, OH – 75 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a local sailor is finally being laid to rest. That’s because the US Navy has been able to identify the remains of  then 19-year-old Rudy Piskuran  through DNA testing.  Piskuran was a yeoman on board the USS Oklahoma, which capsized when it was hit by a torpedo that December day. He was presumed to be one of the 429 sailors who died on the ship, but his remains […]

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    Man files lawsuit against Lorain police claiming excessive force

    **WARNING: Some of our viewers may find the video disturbing** LORAIN, Ohio– A Lorain man has filed a federal lawsuit against the Lorain Police Department, alleging police brutality. In September 2014, Lorain police narcotics detectives, responding to a complaint about drugs being sold in a neighborhood, encountered Pele Smith, 30, a man with a criminal history of drug and weapons violations. Detectives reported that when they attempted to arrest Smith, he tried to destroy drug evidence in his possession by […]