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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      CLEVELAND- U.S. Border policy which has resulted in the separation of thousands of children from parents attempting to illegally enter the United States at the southern border has generated a heated debate and sharp political division even among elected officials within the same party. Fox 8 News on Tuesday reached out to all of our elected officials in Congress and in the United States Senate asking for their comment on the policy and received responses for all of them. […]

  • Kent police waiting to fully move into new headquarters

    KENT, Ohio – After more than a decade of planning and expectation, Kent police are anxious for all of their officers, detectives, administrators and dispatchers to move into the city’s new $12 million police station. Administration and detectives moved into the new three-story building earlier this year. Patrol officers, dispatchers and the city jail are still working out of the department’s old headquarters, which was built for the fire department in 1924, just two years after Kent became a city. […]

  • Tunnel boring project may be damaging Akron homes

    AKRON, Ohio – A massive, three-story tall boring machine, nicknamed ‘Rosie’ is slowly tunneling its way under the city of Akron. The machine is carving out an underground reservoir that will ultimately store millions of gallons of storm water. The project has now moved about half way, 28-hundred feet, through rock and dirt from where it started. Homeowers who live near the opening believe vibrations from the project are responsible for damaging their homes. Daika Moegerle showed Fox 8 News […]

  • Data breach at Aultman Hospital may have compromised some patients’ personal information

    CANTON, Ohio– Administrators at Aultman Hospital in Canton are advising some of their patients that information about them may have been compromised in a recent data breach. Tim Regula, vice president of compliance and audit for Aultman Health Foundation, says the breach happened after they noticed an increase in phishing emails to hospital accounts earlier in the year. Phishing emails are bogus emails that appear to be from legitimate senders asking for confirmation of passwords or other security information. Regula […]

  • Breathtaking display in front of Perry High School to honor 11 local heroes

    PERRY TWP., Ohio – Beginning early Friday, the lawn in front of Perry High School will become a breathtaking display of American flags in observance of Memorial Day. The Flags of Freedom display is made up of 1,200 American flags flanking the permanent war memorial on the school grounds that bears the names of 11 local heroes who gave their lives in the Vietnam War and in the Middle East, including that of U.S. Marine Sgt. Dan Patron. It was […]

  • ‘Thank you is not enough’: Sister donates kidney to save brother’s life

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Brean Sprague says she and her older brother, Trevor, have always been close. “We did everything together, you know? We had our neighborhood kids.  We played together; we took dancing and singing lessons together,” said Sprague. Then, nearly 20 years ago, Trevor, now 42, got a devastating diagnosis. “I think it was 2000, 2001 I was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy; that’s a slow deterioration of the kidneys where basically the filters in your kidneys get clogged up […]

  • Driver seen on bodycam video being restrained by Canton K-9 pleads not guilty

    CANTON, Ohio – Ronald Wagner, 45, appeared in a Canton Municipal Courtroom on Monday with his left arm heavily bandaged, his fingers clearly swollen as the result of an arrest on May 13 during which he was forcibly removed from his car with the assistance of a police K9. Wagner was pulled over in Canton by an Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper with handmade plates on his car. Police body camera, as well as a video recording made by Wagner himself […]

  • Elyria man charged after shooting neighbor’s dog

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Wendy Starks says she was at home with her family on Sunday, her husband grilling steaks for Mother’s Day, when their four-year-old Pit Bull Terrier jumped the fence from their back yard. “He doesn’t usually leave our side but my husband had just walked in for a split second while he was out here in our back yard and he jumped the fence,” said Starks. She describes the dog as easy-going and playful, explaining they got the […]

  • Video shows 40-minute chase through streets of Canton

    CANTON, Ohio- The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released dash camera video that shows a nearly 40-minute chase that winds through the streets of Canton at speeds of more than 80 miles per hour at times. The pursuit started just before 11 p.m. on April 21 as a trooper tried stopping a white pickup truck for speeding. The driver quickly accelerated, crossing double yellow lines, ignoring multiple red lights and stop signs. At one point, the truck jumped a curb […]

  • Linndale police caution parents after teen says man tried to grab her on way home from school

    LINNDALE, Ohio — Police in Linndale are cautioning parents about a reported attempted abduction of a 15-year-old on her home from school on Monday. The girl reports she was grabbed from behind near the intersection of West 120th Street and Bellaire Road. The victim claims she started screaming and kicking at which time the suspect let go, and she ran straight to the police department. Police have a partial description of the suspect: a light-skinned African-American male with spiked hair […]

  • Students raise money to protect Stark County K-9

    ALLIANCE, Ohio– Stark County K-9 Chase is the first police dog in Ohio to have ever been assigned to a corrections officer. “He comes to work with me every day. He goes home with me every night, and we work in the Stark County Jail,” said his handler, Sherri Humes. Chase, a two-year-old Belgian Malinois, is dual purpose trained. As such, he can also be called on to do police work in the field, tracking down criminals and protecting his […]

  • ‘They brighten your day up’: Streetsboro High School selects prom king and queen with special needs

    STREETSBORO, Ohio– For many high school students, their senior prom is a once-in-a-lifetime event, where lasting memories are made. Students at Streetsboro High School said they never had a doubt who they would choose for prom king and prom queen. Seniors Cheyenne Manion and Johnny Docherty are two special needs students, whose classmates believe are just special. “Even when you are having a bad day, just not feeling, it that day, you will see them and like you see they […]