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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
  • Prayers From Maria- thieves steal from volunteers (image from Dave Nethers story)

    Thieves strike volunteers helping Prayers From Maria: ‘We were crushed’

    AVON, Ohio– By September, a fifty-acre field along Interstate 90 in Avon will become a sea of sunflowers. It is the third year of the display originally planted by Ed and Megan McNamara as a sign of hope and to draw attention to their mission to help fight juvenile cancers. “We were inspired to plant the field because we lost our daughter to a brain tumor back in 2007 and not a lot was being done for these kids and […]

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    Cleveland streets cleaned up following the Republican National Convention

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Less than one full day after the close of the Republican National Convention the streets of Cleveland were returning to normal. A short while after the balloons fell, marking the end of the week, long event crews were already starting to dismantle and remove the fences and barricades that lined Ninth Street and closed off parts of the city around the Quicken Loans Arena and the Convention Center on Lakeside. On Friday, a company out of Maryland […]

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    Donald Trump: ‘Your police chief has done a fantastic job in Cleveland’

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– Donald Trump praised Cleveland, police chief Calvin Williams, and the entire police force, before leaving the city Friday afternoon following the Republican National Convention. “I want to thank the police of Cleveland, the Cleveland Police Department, the mayor… I want to thank the police chief; he’s amazing. Your police chief has done a fantastic job in Cleveland.” Speaking at the Westin, Trump also thanked the people of Cleveland and all of Ohio.  “This was probably one of the most peaceful, most […]

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    Expected RNC business a bust for downtown bars, restaurants

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Bars and restaurants in Cleveland prepared for crowds during the Republican National Convention by stocking up on extra inventory and hiring additional staff but on the final day of the convention many say they have not seen anything close to the crowds they expected. From the bars on West 6th street to the trendy restaurants on West 9th Street to the Flats, even the bars that were given permission to stay open until 4 a.m. have been […]

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    Protesters preparing to come to Cleveland for the RNC

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Republican National Convention will bring with it a steady diet of demonstrations, rallies and marches. Many of the people with a message are already in Cleveland. Organizers of a coalition against Trump were in Mall ‘A’ near the Cleveland Convention Center on Friday distributing fliers in an attempt to rally support for a demonstration planned for noon on Monday. “What we are planning is a large family friendly event the kind of protest that you can […]

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    North Canton 16-year-old battling rare brain condition taken off life support

    NORTH CANTON – Zach Herrera, a football player at Hoover High School who has been fighting for his life, has been taken off life support, according to a close family friend. Tim Swanson tells Fox 8’s Dave Nethers that Zach’s family decided to let him pass after speaking with doctors. **see a previous story above** His friends, teammates and family members have been given time to say goodbye. Back in June, Zach was rushed to the hospital, where staff determined he suffered […]

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    How the RNC is affecting people who work and live downtown

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– When the Republican National Convention gets underway in Cleveland the city will be a gracious host to visitors with all of downtown open for business but for many of the people who live and work and study here the routine will be anything but normal. Streets close to the Quicken Loans Arena will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic; some off ramps will be closed and ODOT will be closing parts of local interstates during pre-determined hours of […]

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    Community mourns three Euclid High students killed in weekend car crash

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Euclid High School offered grief counseling on Monday after the deaths of three students in a car crash over the weekend. Alexandria Winegarner, Takia Jackson and Daija Wynne, all 17 and all students at Euclid High School, were passengers in a car driven by Kareem H. Walton. Police say Walton was driving well above the posted 25 mile per hour speed limit on Kirby Avenue just after midnight on Saturday when he lost control of the car. The […]

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    Authorities ID woman found assaulted in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    PENINSULA, Ohio — Authorities tell Fox 8’s Dave Nethers they’ve identified the woman found shot multiple times in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park earlier this month. **For previous coverage on this story, watch the video above** The victim was found by joggers July 3 lying in a fetal position not far from a trail in an area off of Akron Peninsula Road. That’s about two and a half miles south of the Peninsula Police Department. When the victim was found, […]

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    Tri-C students build robot to assist Cleveland police during RNC

    CLEVELAND – When the Republican National Convention gets underway police in Cleveland will have a brand new tool available for them to use. That tool is a robot created and built by students at Cuyahoga Community College with input from members of the Cleveland Police Department’s bomb squad. The robot is called ‘The Griffin.’ It is described as a ‘spybot’ or a “scout bot” because it can go into tight places and remotely send back pictures from a rotating video camera. […]

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    Summit County Sheriff’s Office continues preparations for RNC

    AKRON, Ohio – Deputies with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office who will help provide security for the Republican National Convention were picking up their protective equipment on Thursday, making sure it fits as they continue to gear up for the convention. Between twenty and thirty deputies from Summit County will be helping with RNC security. They include members of the department’s mounted unit, SWAT team members, the Summit County Bomb Squad, K-9 officers, and members of the Sheriff’s Office Mobile Field […]

  • Air National Guard returns home 7/6/16

    VIDEO: Emotional reunions as Air National Guard members return home after months overseas

    MANSFIELD, Ohio– There were dozens of emotional reunions Wednesday afternoon as members of the  179th Airlift Wing of the Air National Guard returned to Ohio from an overseas deployment. Families and friends cheered the returning service members when they touched down at their base in Mansfield. More than 50 Air National Guard members returned on two of the C-130 Hercules aircraft. Those who were deployed have been away from home for between 3-6 months. For some families, it was their […]