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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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    Preventing package thieves from striking: How to protect your holiday gifts

    JACKSON TWP, Ohio– Police are reviewing video from a home security camera that shows a woman parking in the homeowner’s driveway then casually walking up to the front porch where she pauses for a moment before walking back to her vehicle with packages that had earlier been delivered to the house. “It’s broad daylight. It’s the middle of the day. We are in a neighborhood, plenty of people around all of the time; we have a lot of returned neighbors […]

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    ‘I mourn the dead:’ Stark County Pearl Harbor survivor honored as he remembers fallen friends

    CANTON, Ohio – Cal Caderone was 21 years old when he was a crew member on board the battleship USS West Virginia on Dec. 7, 1941. Seventy-five years later, he vividly remembers when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. “It reminded me of fireworks, you know, the finale on fireworks. But it lasted about an hour. You know, how they tear up the sky,” Calderone said. “The ship (was listing) at about a 28-degree angle. And she was getting ready to go […]

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    University of Akron student pleads not guilty to stabbing friend to death

    AKRON, Ohio –Against the objections of prosecutors bond has been dropped to $600 thousand for a 22-year-old University of Akron student charged with murder in the stabbing death of his fraternity brother and roommate. Kendal Scheid appeared Before Judge Michael Weigand in Akron Municipal Court for a video arraignment early Tuesday on an amended charge of murder following the death of Duncan Unternaher. Prosecutor said Unternaher was stabbed in the chest at their Grant Street apartment during an argument between […]

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    Volunteers serving up thousands of Thanksgiving meals all over NE Ohio

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Thanksgiving is almost always a huge undertaking. But imagine cooking for thousands of guests. Over 20,000 people will be fed today at St. Augustine Church and several other locations around Northeast Ohio. St. Joe’s Community Center was bustling this morning as volunteers served community members breakfast. Then during the day, volunteers from churches all over the area will provide traditional Thanksgiving meals to those who want them. Nearly 8,000 meals will also be delivered to shut-ins. For more, watch […]

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    Glue stick explosive at Akron school had note reading ‘You will pay,’ police say

    AKRON, Ohio – A North High School freshman faces a juvenile charge of inducing panic after he’s accused of turning a glue stick into a bomb. Police said the 14-year-old student placed a powerful firecracker, similar to an M-80, in a glue stick container. He lit the device then threw it toward the teacher’s desk, police said. Dan Rambler, who heads the school district’s security, said it did not go off. It only produced smoke. “I think there were two […]

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    Oberlin College professor’s home vandalized, horrific note left on door

    OBERLIN, Ohio– Police are increasing patrols near the campus of Oberlin College after a professor’s home was vandalized and a note left on the door with what is described as a threatening, anti-Semitic message. Oberlin Police Chief Juan Torres says the act has been elevated to a hate crime, and as such has become a priority for his department. “The homeowners are Jewish and the note stated something like ‘Jewish people die’ or ‘gas Jewish people’ on the door,” said […]

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    Akron holiday family fun kicks off with largest seasonal ice skating rink in Ohio

    AKRON, Ohio– More than a month of holiday festivities officially kicks off in Akron on Friday when the city’s 10,000 square foot ice rink officially opens at Lock 3. The ice rink is the largest seasonal ice skating rink in the state of Ohio. It is front and center at Lock 3 but it is far from the only activity that is scheduled during the holiday season. On Saturday, a “Reindeer Run” toboggan slide will also open along with indoor […]

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    Video shows tense moments as WalMart theft suspects attempt to run over officer, flee

    **Warning: Language used in the video at the bottom of this story may be considered offensive** CANTON, Ohio — Video reportedly recorded by a bystander at a Canton WalMart shows the tense moments after theft suspects almost ran over a police officer as they tried to get away. Canton police confirmed that the video, posted to Facebook by user Brandon BSchnyd Schneider, Monday night is real. The incident happened at the WalMart located on Tuscarawas Street West in Canton. Police […]

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    Thousands in Cuyahoga County opted against voting Trump or Clinton

    CLEVELAND– There were thousands in Cuyahoga County who didn’t chose between major party candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, the FOX 8 I-Team found. Cuyahoga County remained true to its political history supporting Democrat Clinton by a two-to-one margin on Tuesday. The former Secretary of State earned nearly 118,000 votes in the city of Cleveland itself, where Trump got no votes at all in one of the city’s precincts. The Republican presidential candidate also […]

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    Kent State study finds cell phone’s effect on walking is bad for your health

    KENT, Ohio – Researchers at Kent State University say they believe they have evidence that cell phones might actually be bad for your health. It’s not the cell phone itself, but how and when it is used. That’s what Jacob Barkley, Ph. D. and Andrew Lepp, Ph. D. said they have shown it can be detrimental. Everyone should understand that texting while driving is very dangerous. But Barkley and Lepp wanted to see what effect, if any, there might be […]

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    Akron mother charged with assault after son was missing speaks: ‘It caused a lot of panic’

    AKRON, Ohio – Rochelle Finney says she was scared, worried and heartbroken as she ran from her sister’s house to Robinson Community Learning Center after hearing that her 5-year-old son was missing. Her mother, Toni Jones, said she called the school and notified them that she would be picking up Ashon Robinson, expecting him to be in the office when she arrived. “When I got there I saw five little boys in the office, and I looked and I said, ‘Where’s […]

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    1948 Cleveland Indians usher hopes history repeats itself

    AKRON, Ohio – Growing up in Cleveland, Joe Barrett loved everything about baseball. He played on the streets of his neighborhood using buildings and curbs as bases. For all of his 94 years, he has also loved the Indians and can still name most every player on the 1948 team, the last time they won the World Series. Barrett was 26 years old when the Indians last won the World Series and he was there as an usher in the old […]