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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
  • Akron landlord accused of exchanging rent for pot operation

    AKRON, Ohio – Police have charged a local man with illegal manufacture of drugs, accusing him of forgiving rent at several properties in exchange for people watching over a marijuana growing operation. Akron Police Lieutenant Rick Edwards says the investigation started with a call to a home on Morgan Avenue. “A female called in complaining that there was drug activity, a marijuana grow inside of the house on Morgan Avenue,” said Edwards. Danny Metz tells Fox 8 News he answered […]

  • Ohio House passes measure that might block pot ballot issue

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio House has passed a fast-moving proposal that some say could block an effort to legalize marijuana if both issues are approved by voters. The House voted 81-12 Wednesday in favor of the resolution, which aims to make it harder to amend the constitution with ballot issues that provide commercial economic benefits to few individuals or create such monopolies. One group seeking marijuana legalization wants to create 10 designated grow sites around Ohio. Legislative leaders and others […]

  • Beating of 4-year-old boy at Mansfield day care recorded on Snap Chat, police say

    MANSFIELD, Ohio – The owner of a local child day care and a former employee face charges after a video posted to the social media app Snap Chat caught the attention of investigators with Mansfield police and children services. Police said they were tipped about the video, which was recorded on June 4, showing two children beating up on a 4-year-old boy. “We were able to find out it was one of the workers at the day care that videotaped […]

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    Johnny Manziel speaks with media about moving forward next season

    BEREA, Ohio – Johnny Manziel spoke with media on Wednesday about the upcoming NFL season, all of the hype surrounding him last year and during the off-season. Manziel spent part of the off-season in a rehab facility. The Browns also signed quarterback Josh McCown in that time. Manziel played in five games for the Browns last year, starting two of them. But he is already looking towards next season. “I’m closing a chapter of my life and moving forward,” Manziel said. “I think […]

  • Local school district settles lawsuit that claimed classmates bullied girl for years

    GREEN, Ohio– The Green Local School District has agreed to end a federal bullying lawsuit with a settlement of $500,000. The suit was first filed in 2011, according to court documents, which claim a female student was relentlessly harassed daily for years by classmates. The document cites as specific examples: “Students regularly said she would “rot in Hell” because she did not believe in Jesus Christ; she was regularly called a “dirty Jew” or “Hitler;” “Several times she was knocked […]

  • Judge to review evidence before deciding if Doug Prade will get new trial

    AKRON, Ohio – Summit County Common Pleas Judge Christine Croce will take her time deciding if former Akron Police Captain Doug Prade will get a new trial for the 1997 murder of his wife Margo Prade. The victim was found shot to death in her minivan behind her medical office building on November 26, 1997. Prade was convicted of the murder in 1998 and served fifteen years of a life sentence before Summit County Common Pleas Judge Judith Hunter declared […]

  • Group wants Northfield priest disciplined for support of ex-school board president convicted of child porn

    NORTHFIELD, Ohio- A national advocacy group for victims of sex crimes is asking Bishop Richard Lennon of the Diocese of Cleveland to formally discipline a local priest for his support of a high-profile sex offender. Fr. Ralph Wiatrowski of St. Barnabas Church wrote a letter to Judge Richard Reinbold in April asking for leniency in the sentencing of former Nordonia Hills School Board President Steven Bittle. Bittle pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. He also staged armed standoff with authorities […]

  • Local family grieving after their dog was attacked, killed at dog kennel

    NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Miranda Marion says everybody loved her family’s eight-year-old Pomeranian poodle mix, Shadow. “He was probably like 8 pounds, he was so so tiny, such a loving, sweet dog. Every time we were in the kitchen he would come sit with us.” said Marion. When her parents are out of town on business trips they frequently boarded Shadow at Promway Kennels. He was such a frequent guest he was given the nickname, “Prince of Promway,” “We have […]

  • Teens ‘terrorize’ neighborhood with paintball guns

    AKRON, Ohio – Three local teenagers have been arrested and police are investigating other suspects in a mounting number of reports involving cars, homes and people being the random targets of teenagers firing paintball guns from moving cars. Police say 12 of the 25 reports already filed happened over this past weekend on Akron’s west side. They include ten reports of people being hit including a 17-year-old Fairlawn teenager who was walking with his mother on Storer Avenue. One car […]

  • Wild weekend weather halts ferry and strands passengers on Kelley’s Island

    MARBLEHEAD, Ohio – Visitors to Kelley’s Island were making their way back to mainland Ohio on Monday after huge waves and high winds forced them to stay an extra night. After wicked weather tossed the large boats for the Kelley’s Island Ferry Service around like toys early Sunday, a decision was made to end service to and from the Lake Erie Island after the 10:30 trip. That left long lines of cars and people expecting to return unable to get off […]

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    Reverend Al Sharpton speaks in Cleveland on police reform

    CLEVELAND – Nearly one week after Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo was found not guilty on two counts of  voluntary manslaughter in the November 2012 shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams., Rev. Al Sharpton spoke before hundreds at the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland, praising local demonstrators for their restraint but promising this is just the begining. “Anybody that engages in violence is hurting the cause of these families,” said Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network. […]

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    Akron to have two superstars playing in the 2015 NBA Finals

    AKRON, Ohio – When it comes to favorites there is no question that in Akron, LeBron James is the King. “When we first started talking about him coming home, I said he’s going to make history,” said Alder Chapman, President of LeBron James Grandmother’s Fan Club. But when the Cavaliers play the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, the Warriors will be looking to another Akron native to deliver them a championship. Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry’s […]