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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.


Recent Articles
  • Family: Bouncer risked life to save others during shooting that killed local police officer

    AKRON, Ohio – The parents of David Wokaty, 34, say they are not surprised that he would have risked his own life to help save others. Wokaty was the bouncer at Papa Don’s Pub in Akron on Sunday when police say Kenan Ivery, 35, was asked to leave, but returned with a gun. “He probably never even gave his own safety a thought. He was there to stop a problem in whatever manner it took to stop a problem,” said […]

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    Video: Vehicle crashes through wall of Sears in Solon

    SOLON, Ohio — A vehicle crashed through the wall of a Solon Sears Wednesday. The SUV was half-way through the wall after the collision. The female driver of the vehicle was by taken by ambulance from the scene, but appeared to be OK. It’s not clear what led to the crash. The store is still open. Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for more.  

  • Veteran’s Day surprise: Military dad surprises kids at school

    CHARDON, OH — Students at Maple Elementary School have made it their tradition to recognize local veterans on Veteran’s day. “I think it’s really important that the kids recognize Veteran’s day and the pride in this country that we have, we try to instill that here at Maple,” said Principal Scott May. The invitations for relatives who have served in the US armed forces to join them in uniform have gone out for the past three or four weeks, one […]

  • Activist calls local high school’s beloved tiger tradition ‘barbaric’ and ‘cruel’

    MASSILLON, Ohio – For well over 40 years the Massillon Washington High School Tigers football team has adopted a new living tiger cub mascot each football season they name Obie. Long-time residents said the tradition has become woven into the fabric of the community. “He goes around to all the schools during football season and they take him around and the kids just love him and he’s a big attraction,” said Lani McHenry who said her own children always looked […]

  • Rare twins who held hands after birth still inseparable 6 months later

    AKRON- The photo of Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite holding hands just after birth drew worldwide attention. Six months later, the twins are thriving and the global attention has died down. It’s admittedly even hard for parents, Sarah and Bill, to tell the twins apart. “Actually Jillian, the way you could tell her from her sister, she is a little bit smaller, about a pound difference between them and Jillian has a birthmark above her left eye and eyelid,” said Bill […]

  • Gun recovered from scene of Akron officer-involved shooting

    AKRON – Police said a .25 caliber gun was recovered from the scene of a police-involved shooting that did not belong to the officers, along with a bullet casing that matched the caliber of the weapon. The shooting happened on Orrin Street in Akron about 5:00 p.m. Monday. Akron Police Chief James Nice said two officers responded in two different cars to a call about suspicious males in the neighborhood. From radio calls released by police on Tuesday, officers were […]

  • ‘Once in a lifetime:’ Dad delivers baby on side of highway with semis, trucks flying by

    LOUISVILLE, Ohio – About two weeks before expecting their fourth child, Christy Brown was at home when she said she started to feel contractions. “In the morning I had been having some contractions kind of on and off. They weren’t real hard and they weren’t real close together so I did some errands, ran to the bank did some grocery shopping things like that,” said Christy. Having had three other children she sensed things were not yet urgent, so she […]

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    Teacher injured by rock returns home to crowd of family, friends

    UNIONTOWN, Ohio — At one time, the family of schoolteacher Sharon Budd was worried she wouldn’t survive. But Wednesday, the woman who severely injured by a rock thrown from a Pennsylvania overpass, hugged her family and friends and expressed surprise at the crowd who gathered to finally welcome her home. “I’m surprised by the turnout,” said Budd. “I am just so surprised by everyone here. I don’t know what to say.” Budd, 52, was released from Geisinger HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital […]

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    Man found guilty in New Franklin double homicide

    AKRON, Ohio — Shawn Ford Jr. was found guilty of aggravated murder in the April 2013 double homicide of Jeffrey and Margaret Schobert of New Franklin. The husband and wife, ages 56 and 59 respectively, were beaten to death with a sledge hammer inside their home. The crime happened ten days after their daughter, Chelsea, was beaten and stabbed while out with Ford, a crime he is also accused of committing. Prosecutors believe a motive for the murders is that […]

  • Juror in murder trial sent home because of Facebook friends list

    AKRON- After about ten hours of deliberations in the murder trial of Shawn Ford, Jr. two jurors were released on Tuesday, one of them because of her Facebook friends list. Ford, 20, faces a possible death penalty for the murders of Akron area attorney Jeffrey Schobert and his wife Margaret in April 2013. The couple was found dead in their New Franklin home where they had been beaten to death with a sledge hammer. Ford’s trial began on October 16. […]

  • Team’s new football uniforms about so much more than looking good

    AKRON- When the Kenmore High School Cardinal football team takes the field for homecoming against Akron North on Saturday the team will be hard to miss. The team, which has had only white and black uniforms, will be dressed in red. The new uniforms are a gift from Cameo Crumby, a 2003 graduate, who said he wanted to give something back. “I moved down to Charlotte, North Carolina. I’m an actor, full-time, and I just had a good year last […]

  • Reports: Shocking allegations against Televangelist Ernest Angley

    AKRON- For several decades Televangelist Ernest Angley has pastored Grace Cathedral in Cuyahoga Falls. Best known for his faith-healing services, Angley has maintained a loyal following with his ministry and an online bible college. But in his special reports for the Akron Beacon Journal, columnist Bob Dyer reports that scandalous accusations against the pastor created a split within his church. “This all began when an associate pastor of the church quit and he told friends and family that he had been […]