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
  • 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** […]

  • Local group collects hay, donations for ranchers affected by Oklahoma wildfires

    MOGADORE, Ohio – After learning about how wildfires devastated ranchers out west, Dan Duma wanted to organize an effort to help. “There’s 30 homes been burnt to the ground, you know, over 2 million acres of trees and pastures and things like that were burnt. And they are saying just about a million cattle dead,” Duma said. He explained after the fire destroyed pastures and barns, the surviving cattle have no hay. So he decided to do what he could to […]

  • Work continues on $600 million Pro Football Hall of Fame renovations

    CANTON, Ohio– Work to transform the Pro Football Hall of Fame from a tourist stop to a $600 million, football-themed destination is quickly moving from concept to reality. Among the most visible improvements is work that is being done to the new Tom Benson Stadium, a one-of-a-kind football stadium with a stage literally built into the stands for concerts and the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies. But bulldozers are also excavating land behind the existing museum in preparation for next […]

  • Man charged in deadly Akron shooting over stolen dirt bike

    AKRON, Ohio- A 24-year-old man was shot and killed late Monday after offering to sell a dirt bike on social media. A local family believed the $4,000 Yamaha dirt bike to be the same one that was stolen from their garage in February 2016. When they learned that it was being offered for sale online, they began communicating with 24-year-old Keith Johnson. The family agreed to meet him on Danmead Avenue in Akron. “We do know there was some communication on […]

  • Alleged thief shot to death after man spots stolen dirt bike being sold online

    AKRON, Ohio — A Streetsboro man is accused of shooting another man to death over a stolen dirt bike allegedly being sold online. According to police, William Knight, 63, faces a charge of involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault in the case. According to police reports, an Akron man on Feb. 4 reported a dirt bike was stolen from his unlocked garage. He then noticed it for sale on a social media site. The man made several attempts through social media […]

  • Akron considering civil rights commission to address cases of discrimination

    AKRON, Ohio — City council members on Monday were examining a 16-page ordinance proposed by Akron Mayor Daniel Horrigan intended to address cases of discrimination. The 16-page ordinance creates a five member local civil rights commission that would have the authority to investigate cases in which residents felt they have been the victim of discrimination in compliance with existing laws. If probable cause is found the panel, which would be from across the socioeconomic spectrum in the city and appointed […]

  • Video shows van crashing into family’s yard; 4th time it’s happened

    RITTMAN, Ohio– When a van ran the intersection in front of their home late Wednesday, what happened next was something with which Kay and Randy Wright have become far too familiar. “The sound enough just makes you sick at your stomach and this time I actually thought someone was hurt,” said Kay. The van, with a 76-year-old woman at the wheel, crashed into and vaulted over six tons of boulders the Wrights intentionally placed in their yard; the van then rolled over in […]

  • Snow plays big role in helping police solve string of break-ins

    UNIONTOWN, Ohio– For weeks, residents of one neighborhood off of Market Street Northwest had been reporting break-ins of outdoor sheds and detached garages. One of the victims, who asked not to be named, told Fox 8 News that she had been targeted three times “every other Sunday, like clockwork.” One of the victims discovered someone had used the bathroom outside of their shed and told police that they believed someone was living there. Joe Carrick didn’t even know he had been […]

  • All dolled up for prom: Inside Revere High School’s Cinderella’s closet

    BATH TWP., Ohio – Senior prom should be a memorable, once in a lifetime, evening from every student’s high school experience. But Bonnie Simonelli of Revere Schools says many high school girls will choose not to go to their prom because of the cost. Prom dresses, which are typically worn only once, often cost between one hundred and five hundred dollars each. Revere High School along with their community partners, are trying to remove that barrier by collecting donated prom […]

  • Late winter storm gives Brunswick the chance to test ‘super road salt’

    BRUNSWICK, Ohio – Service Department crews in the city of Brunswick spent part of the day Monday putting plows and salt spreaders back on city trucks from which they had already been removed in anticipation of warmer weather. With a winter storm approaching, all crews are on notice that they will be very busy over the next several days. “It’s just getting the guys prepared again, we are going to be working for 24-hour shifts you know 12-hour shifts 24 […]

  • Sandusky police issue warning after couple fakes brutal murder in photo

    SANDUSKY, Ohio– Police in Sandusky dispatched every available officer on Thursday to a Meigs Street address after getting two alarming phone calls saying a woman had been brutally killed. The callers received messages from Micah Risner, 29, saying that he blacked out and when he awoke he found the gruesome scene. An accompanying photo appeared to show his girlfriend, Nataleigh Schlette, in a bathtub covered in blood. “It looked very real. It looked like someone had been murdered or could have been […]

  • Recent dog attacks have Mansfield trying to address growing problem

    MANSFIELD, Ohio – Dennis Rohwer recalls letting his dogs out into the back yard as a part of their normal routine. Soon after he says he heard a strange noise and found two pit bulls mauling his dog ‘Remington’. “It was a surreal situation. Right there at the bottom of our steps was two pit bulls ganged up on Remmy our dog, and I didn’t have anything at the time but a motorcycle helmet and I started banging on them […]