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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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    On notice: Police cracking down on muni lot tailgaters after violations

    CLEVELAND, Ohio –- Before the Cleveland Browns‘ home opener, fans tailgating in the city’s muni lot were put on notice that police would be enforcing its rules there. The rules include no open-pit fires, no charcoal grills, no alcohol and the proper disposal of all trash. Signs posted throughout the muni lot warn the rules are by “police order” and will be “strictly enforced.” Many of the tailgaters openly disregarded at least some of those rules. Although police were on […]

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    OSP: Disengaged parking brake caused bus to roll, killing driver

    AKRON, Ohio — Authorities have determined that a disengaged parking brake caused a bus to start rolling, ultimately killing a bus driver during a safety drill at an Akron charter school Tuesday. Laura Zborowski, 51, of Akron, was doing the drill with about 38 students at Middlebury Academy at the time. Police said she was helping the last student evacuate the bus when it started to move. Zborowski is credited with saving the child by pushing her to the side, […]

  • Underwater mystery solved: Crews make surprising discovery in Lake Erie

    CLEVELAND– Since its discovery in 1992, the wreckage of a schooner 20 miles north of Cleveland in Lake Erie has never really been positively identified. Located under about 70 feet of water, the wreckage was believed for years to be that of the Mackinaw. But in 2013, the National Museum of the Great Lakes, in cooperation with divers of​ the Cleveland Underwater Explorers (CLUE), decided to take a closer look at the urging of diver Rob Rietschle, who discovered the […]

  • T.J. Lane, 2 others captured after prison break

    LIMA, Ohio — A tense night ended with convicted school shooter T.J. Lane back in the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution where he is serving three life sentences. Lane, 19, and two other inmates escaped from the Lima facility around 7:40 p.m. Thursday, apparently by scaling a fence. A perimeter was quickly established around the immediate area.  Residents were advised to stay inside and lock their doors.  Cars were searched and authorities used sensitive tracking equipment from the air. The prison is […]

  • Post prison break: A look at ‘minimum-medium’ security facility housing T.J. Lane

    LIMA, Ohio — Convicted Chardon shooter T.J. Lane is back in custody after escaping from Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution Thursday night. He wasn’t alone — Lane, 19, was with two other inmates: Clifford Opperud and Lindsey Bruce.  The three escaped around 7:40 p.m. by apparently scaling a fence. Bruce was caught near a church off of Blue Lick Road not long after. Lane was captured around 1:20 a.m. about 100 yards away from the prison. Opperud was arrested around 4:22 […]

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    Local K-9s go through once in a lifetime training

    SANDUSKY, Ohio – The experience is one local police K-9 Handlers are calling ‘once in a lifetime.’ K-9 Officers from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and numerous police departments are gathered for a week long training seminar along with German breeder Fritz Hofbauer, who has placed police dogs with officers all over the world. “Important for police dogs that you can work him like for explosives or narcotics,” said Hofbauer who says just as important is the dog’s character. “Very […]

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    Judge has ‘grave concerns’ as school board president is arraigned

    STOW, Ohio – The Nordonia Hills school board president was arraigned via video Monday on several charges including pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, inducing panic, discharging a firearm and assault. The charges stem from “questionable material” allegedly found on a computer and a standoff that ensued once a search warrant was served Friday. Judge has ‘grave concerns’ The judge set a $750,000 cash bond for Steven Bittel, saying she had “grave concerns.”  She was concerned Bittel may try […]

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    Police: Nordonia Hills school board president in custody, stand-off has ended

    SAGAMORE HILLS, Ohio –A stand-off involving the Nordonia Hills school board president Steve Bittel has ended, and Bittel is in custody. According to Sagamore Hills police, Bittel reportedly barricaded himself with a gun in the bathroom of his home Friday morning. According to a statement on the Nordonia Hills City School District’s website, area schools were placed on “modified lock-down” in light of all the police activity. It all happened after the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force along with […]

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    Arrests, damage following huge off-campus party called ‘Shermanfest’

    AKRON, Ohio– About a dozen people have been arrested following a party that police say attracted as many as 4,000 people over the weekend. The party, known as ‘Shermanfest,’ was held late Saturday on Irisdale Place, off campus near the University of Akron. Students said it started off as a good time with a manageable crowd but soon people started coming in from all across Akron and elsewhere. “Shermanfest was a party to kind of unite the City of Akron […]

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    Local college student killed in plane crash remembered as bright, successful

    MASSILLON, Ohio — The parents of Luke Marcelli say they suspected he was going flying with friends Monday after they became aware of a post he left on Snapchat saying “ready for takeoff.” Marcelli, 20, was among four people who died when a Cessna 172R, in which he was a passenger, crashed in Willoughby Hills late Monday. “We knew that he had two friends that were pilots and that he had mentioned before about maybe flying, ‘you know if you guys can’t […]

  • Settlement reached with couple accused of housing discrimination

    CLEVELAND– The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday it has reached a settlement with a local couple over accusations of housing discrimination. John Ruth and his wife, Mary, have agreed to pay $850,000 to settle a case in which the couple was accused of asking employees of apartment properties they owned and managed in northwest Massillon to avoid renting to African Americans. Court documents show the Ruths did business under the corporate name ‘Penson Properties.’ Depositions, under oath, from […]

  • Authorities address recent rash of fatalities with common thread

    ASHLAND, Ohio — Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Ray Durant says his department is aware of discussions on social media about dangerous games played by drivers at intersections. Games called “Frogger” and “No Cop No Stop,” where drivers intentionally run stop signs, are rumored to have contributed to accidents across the state of Ohio. “We are aware of it through social media, ” Durant said on Friday. “We are looking into it, investigating but there is no evidence of that […]