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
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    Winter road treatment goes high-tech in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK, Ohio– Maintaining roads during an Ohio winter seems these days to be part science and part chemistry. On a typical winter day, the city of Brunswick dispatches trucks with loads of ordinary rock salt. But service director Paul Barnett says when temperatures dip below 17 degrees, salt by itself is not only ineffective; as much as 30-percent of it literally ricochets off of the pavement and does little or no good. In recent years, cities, along with the Ohio […]

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    Police: Man admits to starting house explosion; faces aggravated arson, arson charges

    AKRON, Ohio — Warrants have been taken out against a man who was injured in a house explosion in Akron last week. According to municipal court records, charges listed against Rodney Hylton are aggravated arson, which is a first-degree felony, and arson, which is a fourth-degree felony. Hylton lived at the property on Courtland Ave. that exploded last Tuesday. The explosion leveled the home and could be heard for miles. He suffered serious injuries and is still in the hospital. […]

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    ‘Symptoms should not be ignored:’ Expert stresses caution after flu complications claim four Ohio children

    AKRON, Ohio — The weekend death of an East Liverpool boy from complications believed related to the flu only adds to the heartache of a  season that has claimed three other Ohio children. Colton Williams, 7, was a first grader at North Elementary. He died on Saturday after his parents took him back to a local hospital emergency room. Colton will be remembered during calling hours held on Wednesday, from 2-8 p.m. at Dawson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be […]

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    Chance the dog gives back to those who helped save him from bullet, trap wounds

    NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio – Almost three months after he was found wandering in Lorain County with a bullet wound to his back leg and dragging a steel trap from his front paw, a local dog is using his newfound celebrity to help others. Chance, a two-to-three year old golden retriever, needed to have one of his back legs and a front toe amputated. He is adapting to a new home after having been adopted by Doug and Heather Labuda of Sagamore […]

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    Investigators still searching for cause of Akron house explosion

    AKRON, Ohio – Investigators continue their work trying to determine what caused an explosion that completely leveled a home late Tuesday. The blast was felt and heard for miles. Parts of the home were scattered throughout neighbors’ properties and on a neighbor’s roof and yet someone was able to walk away from it. “When our companies got here they saw that the house was leveled; they did see a gentleman coming from the debris, or rubble, who had injuries to […]

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    Life-saving shot: Local bars to offer help to women on first dates

    BATH TWP., Ohio– By one estimate as many as 49-million Americans have tried online dating. The practice, though popular, comes with some risk. “You never know who is sitting behind the computer at the other end and that’s the danger as I perceive the danger of online dating,” said Bath Twp. Police Chief Michael McNeely. Bath police may be the first department in the state of Ohio to adopt an innovative program that gives women a discreet way to ease out […]

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    Guard rail proposed on dangerous stretch of Route 18

    SHARON TWP., Ohio – Since improvements were completed to Route 18 between Summit and Medina Counties in 2008, the Ohio Department of Transportation says a five-mile stretch of that road has become more dangerous. “What happened immediately after that is we started to see an increase in accidents – serious accidents and fatalities – so from 2008 to 2013 we saw 9 crashes, 10 fatalities along that route. The district started looking at it as a safety project what can we […]

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    Recorded words of Holocaust survivors discovered, revived

    AKRON, Ohio– In 1946, noted psychologist David Boder traveled to post-war France where he interviewed more than 100 Holocaust survivors, recording their testimonials to better understand the impact of extreme suffering. They are considered to be among the earliest recordings made of Holocaust survivors. Most of his work eventually made its way to the Library of Congress, but a large part of it, including 48 reels of recordings made by Boder, was also donated to the University of Akron’s Center […]

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    Officers from across Ohio join family, friends to remember Officer David Fahey

    NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio– Hundreds are streaming into Chambers Funeral Home Friday to collectively grieve and pay respect to the family of fallen Cleveland Police Officer David Fahey. Fahey, 39 was killed by a hit-and-run driver while helping direct traffic around a crash scene on Interstate 90 Tuesday. Officers from across Ohio as well as friends and strangers turned out in large numbers as Fahey’s family received visitors for calling hours Friday. “It means a lot to us– the outpouring from […]

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    Cracking down on pet owners who leave animals in cars during extreme weather conditions

    BRUNSWICK, Ohio– A proposed new law would crack down on pet owners who leave their animals inside cars on extremely hot or cold days without taking appropriate precautions. The ordinance creates misdemeanors for first time and multiple offenders, the most serious of which could be charged if the animal is harmed. Read the entire ordinance The law would allow for pets to be inside enclosed cars for no more than five minutes during times when a heat or cold advisory […]

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    Caught on Facebook Live: Troopers use dog to subdue suspect in Akron traffic stop

    AKRON, Ohio – A Facebook Live video has outraged some viewers who are saying they believe Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers overstepped their boundaries when they used their patrol dog to subdue the man who was recording them   Dannie Oliver posted the video, which has been viewed more than 21,000 times. It begins with Oliver’s profanity-laced rant about the troopers arresting his cousin, 31-year-old Samuel Tolbert. Tolbert was behind the wheel when troopers stopped them in the driveway of a Bacon […]

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    Suspect in string of Alliance purse snatchings arrested

    ALLIANCE, Ohio – Police have made an arrest they believe will clear up numerous thefts in many area communities that have been taking place since November. The suspect, identified as Tim Hershberger, 40, of Stark County, was taken into custody late Tuesday following an investigation of numerous purse snatchings. The thief was suspected of stealing purses out of cars while women were loading groceries and out of shopping carts inside stores while the owners were not paying attention. Stolen credit […]