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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.


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    MEDINA, Ohio- Investigators and prosecutors met on Friday to compare notes, sharing what each has learned in the case of a man accused of leaving the body of his deceased toddler in a crib for more than a month after she died. Police said the remains of 21-month-old Ember Warfel were found inside an east Reagan Parkway apartment on Wednesday. The child’s father, Eric Warfel, is being held on $1 million bond for abuse of a corpse with more charges […]

  • Akron man surrenders two dogs to humane society, faces several animal cruelty charges

    AKRON, Ohio – Appearing in Akron Municipal Court on Wednesday, Markee Turner, 28, voluntarily surrendered ownership of two dogs to the Summit County Humane Society. He is facing two first degree misdemeanor charges of animal abuse and neglect and two second degree misdemeanor charges of cruelty to animals. The court telling Fox 8 News that Turner rejected an attempt to resolve the case without going to trial. Turner was arrested after police responded to a Tampa Avenue home earlier this […]

  • One day after laying off all employees, E.J. Thomas Hall promises to honor scheduled events

    AKRON, Ohio– One day after laying off employees at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, the University of Akron has released a statement saying it will honor and deliver on all previously contracted events, including a performance scheduled for August 8. Employees from ticket sales to stage hands were sent home Monday as the University exercised its plan to eliminate 215 positions in an effort to reduce a $60-million budget deficit. “The budget that was passed by the board on June […]

  • Family suing former principal for allegedly kicking their child with special needs

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  • Lakewood police call child’s fall from apartment window ‘very unfortunate tragedy’

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    Volunteers stand guard outside armed services recruiting center in Richland County

    ONTARIO, Ohio- Armed volunteers stood watch outside the armed services Recruiting center in Ontario, Ohio on Wednesday, vowing to do what they can to protect the unarmed recruiters inside. The activity is in response to the shooting of five service members in Chattanooga, Tennessee last week. More information on the Tennessee shootings here The volunteers have joined a growing movement across the country and though their intentions are good, various branches of the armed services are discouraging the activity. On […]

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  • University of Akron being asked to consider changes to football program

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  • University of Akron credit hour fee hike angers many

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  • Medina County homeowners pack courtroom to block proposed pipeline

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  • Officials: Body of missing man found in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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