David serves as a general assignment reporter for various editions of Fox 8 News.

Prior to joining WJW in December 1997, Nethers worked as an anchor/reporter at WPBF Television in West Palm Beach, Florida, WALB Television in Albany, Georgia, and was News Director of WJAZ Radio in Albany. He also served as Public Relations and Marketing Director of Colquitt Regional Center, an accredited hospital in Moultrie, Georgia.

A graduate of the University of Akron, Nethers holds a bachelor of arts degree in mass media communication. While attending the university, David worked as news director and station manager at WRHA Radio in Akron.

Dave has also worked as an Emergency Medical Technician, and served as a rescue specialist on an emergency management rescue team in Georgia.

Named to Outstanding Young Men of America, Dave was also awarded “Best Feature Reporting” and “Best Spot News Photography” honors for his television work in Georgia.

He currently resides in Broadview Heights with his wife Cindy and their sons Matthew and Johnathan.


Recent Articles
  • Man accused of impersonating officer claimed to be part of ‘Scared Straight Program’

    AKRON — Using the name ‘Sincere Henderson,’ Christopher Hendon posted on Facebook “…I was once a trouble teen and my life has been forever changed by some officers from APD…I know that I and few others can do the same for another child..” But Summit County authorities said his activities crossed a line when, on four occasions, Hendon dressed as a police officer, carried a gun and took kids in handcuffs to the Juvenile Detention Center and on April 3 […]

  • VIDEO: Firefighters rescue owl caught in a kite

    HARTVILLE, Ohio — Firefighters with the Jackson Township Fire Department rescued a great horned owl that had become stuck in a kite. The police department posted video on its Facebook page Sunday, saying firefighters responded to North Park for a “rather unusual call.” The owl seems to have suffered an injury to its right wing. Officials with the Wildlife Conservation Center in Hartville, who are caring for the animal, say it could have been tangled up for several days. The bird […]

  • Dash cam and body cam video shows what officers experienced during flooding

    BROOKLYN, Ohio — Many areas are still cleaning up from heavy rain and floods this week. Local police and rescuers were responding to the scene of dramatic flash flooding on Wednesday even as the water was still rising. The Brooklyn Police Department released hours of dash camera and body camera video on Friday, showing exactly what they saw and experienced when they first arrived at one of the hardest-hit areas including Sam’s Club. **FOX 8’s Dave Nethers has more on […]

  • Newcomerstown officer accused of fabricating shooting is fired, could face felony charges

    NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio — The Newcomerstown police officer accused of falsely claiming he was shot by two armed suspects last week prompting a search for the shooters has been fired. Bryan Eubanks, 37, also potential faces multiple felonies, the Newcomerstown police chief told Fox 8’s Dave Nethers. Last Monday, Eubanks told authorities that he had been pursuing two suspects in a black Geo Tracker on Johnson Hill Road in Newcomerstown, when they began shooting at his patrol car, striking him in the arm. […]

  • Canton’s reverse 911 system helps locate missing 10-year-old girl

    CANTON, Ohio — When 10-year-old Nahje’ Adkins, of Canton, did not come home after getting off of her school bus on April 11, a desperate search began to try to find her. For the first time ever, the city used a system to send thousands of texts to residents within several blocks of her home alerting them to the search and her description. Kevin Massa got one of those texts. “It was basically just describing the little girl, what she […]

  • Local group plans second trip of supplies for ranchers devastated by Oklahoma, Kansas fires

    MOGADORE, Ohio – Volunteers who helped drive 500 bales of hay from Ohio to ranchers in Oklahoma and Kansas who were devastated by wildfires say they knew they would be going back. The group made the trek in March from Duma’s Meats in Mogadore. “When we rolled up and we saw the first sign that said fire damage, from that point on until the time we got back to Ohio, it was just nothing, but crying,” Joe Farwell said. “Everybody came […]

  • Camp Ravenna being considered for defensive missile base

    RAVENNA, Ohio– With the United States launching Tomahawk missiles in Syria and bombing our enemies in Afghanistan, local officials are awaiting word on whether a new defensive missile base will be built in Northeast Ohio. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency was expected to have decided by now where it will recommend placing a new missile interceptor base with Camp Ravenna Joint Training Center as one of the options. The site would be able to launch ground-based defense missiles to protect […]

  • Medina Township man who created Chief Wahoo: ‘It was never meant to offend’

    MEDINA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Walter Goldbach was 17 when Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck came to his family’s graphics business and requested a character drawing to represent the team. At the time, the club was using a sketch of a Native American in full headdress on their uniforms. “So he says, ‘Pick out which one you like the best. Ask your neighbors, ask everyone who works here. And just go ahead and you got my OK to make this drawing,'” said […]

  • Bond set at $1 million for man accused of setting fire at Warrensville Heights apartment complex

    WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio– David Chislton appeared in Bedford Municipal Court on Tuesday appearing restless and obstinate as Judge Melling read off a list of charges including arson and inducing panic. Chislton is accused of setting a fire that destroyed an apartment building in the Miles Landing Apartment Community following a domestic argument and a standoff with SWAT officers on Monday. The woman identified in court as the victim of the domestic argument testified before judge Melling on Tuesday hoping to get […]

  • Alliance city leaders left in the dark after police chief is placed on leave

    ALLIANCE, Ohio – City officials at the highest levels of government in Alliance have placed Police Chief Scott Griffin on paid administrative leave, saying they are conducting an independent investigation. But they will not say why, not even to members of their own city council. Some here believe the decision regarding Chief Griffin is eroding confidence in city officials as well as damaging their credibility. Mayor Alan Andreani has become the target of criticism as well, as the city’s law […]

  • Man’s third trial for same murder begins in Summit County

    AKRON, Ohio – A jury has been selected to hear the third trial of a man who has already been twice convicted in the murder of his 26-year-old girlfriend. Charlene Puffenbarger, a mother of two, was strangled and beaten in her Twinsburg Township apartment in 1992. From court records, a coroner concluded Charlene had several scalp lacerations, defensive wounds on her hands, and a leather strap wrapped twice around her neck. The crime went unsolved for more than a decade, then […]

  • Family angry over charges against suspect accused of shooting, killing man during dirt bike sale

    AKRON, Ohio — Relatives of a man who was shot and killed during a dirt bike sale are angry over the charges brought against the accused gunman. The most serious charge right now is one that carries a 1-5 year sentence if there is a conviction. The family of  24-year-old Keith Johnson believes the charges should be more serious. Supporters joined the family at a rally on Friday in front of the Akron Police Department. **Watch Dave Nethers’ report above for more** […]