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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    Sister of murdered 5-year-old stays in custody of family services

    STARK COUNTY, Ohio — The sister of a little girl who was found murdered at her family’s restaurant in Jackson Township will stay in the custody of Stark County Job and Family Services. That decision came out of a Thursday custody hearing for the sister of 5-year-old Ashley Zhao. Ashley’s body was found hidden inside Ang’s Asian Cuisine on Tuesday after an hours-long search for the little girl. Her mom, Ming Ming Chen, is charged with her murder, accused of striking […]

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    North Canton mom charged with daughter’s murder ordered deported in 2012

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The mother accused of hitting and killing her five-year-old daughter, then concealing the girl’s body inside the family’s restaurant was ordered deported to China in 2012. A spokesperson for the New York Law Firm that represented MingMing Chen tells Fox 8 News that she was ordered to be deported by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in December 2012, the highest court to which she could have appealed to stay in the United States. Court records […]

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    ‘It rips your heart out’: Jackson Township police chief talks about horrific ending to search for girl

    JACKSON TWP, Ohio– The parents of Ashley Zhao, 5, are each being held on a $5 million bond after appearing in Massillon Municipal Court on Wednesday accused of killing the girl then concealing her body inside the family’s Asian restaurant. According to investigators, the preliminary cause of death is believed to be blunt force trauma.Their arresting documents accuse Ming Ming Chen of hitting the girl with her fist so hard that it killed her. Ashley’s father, Liang Zhao, attempted to perform CPR on […]

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    5-year-old girl found dead, concealed inside restaurant in Jackson Township

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Almost 24 hours after a 5-year-old girl was last seen inside her family’s restaurant, Ang’s Asian Cuisine on Portage Street NW in Jackson Township, she was found dead inside. According to a press release from Jackson Township police, it was determined that the child, Ashley Zhao, was found “deceased and concealed inside the building” on Tuesday. Sources originally confirmed the very sad news to FOX 8 I-Team’s Peggy Gallek. Police, with the assistance of the FBI and Ohio BCI in cooperation with the […]

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    Montville Township homeowners asked to report suspicious activity after unusual break-ins

    MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Homeowners in Montville Township are being cautioned to report any suspicious activity, particularly at night, after a recent string of unusual home break-ins during which the thief risks encounters with the people who live there. The break-ins have been happening between 1:00 and 3:30 am. Police report at least four similar break-ins in the past week during which it appears a man goes to a home, knocks on a door or rings a doorbell, then enters the […]

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    Eastlake considers medical marijuana plant at vacant community center

    EASTLAKE, Ohio – With medical marijuana cultivation and distribution inevitable in the state of Ohio, city council in Eastlake is considering a proposal that would allow a 50,000-square-foot plant in the city. The proposal is to build the plant on the now-vacant site of the former JFK Community Center. “It’s a revenue source for the city. We have tried over the last 10 years and had 10 or 11 levies fail in a row. You know, we are looking to have another levy […]

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    Parents, students brawl after Lexington basketball game

    LEXINGTON, Ohio – Police have been examining videos to determine what happened and who was involved in an altercation following a varsity basketball game between two conference rivals. The visiting Wooster Generals handed the Lexington Minutemen their first loss of the season Friday by a score of 63-41. The game had apparently already ended when a confrontation broke out in the stands involving parents and students. Video shows people being shoved and punches being thrown while others in the stands […]

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    Traffic cameras may be making a comeback as cities take their case to Ohio Supreme Court

    AKRON, Ohio – The continuing legal battle for cities across Ohio to use traffic enforcement cameras by their own rules will be argued before the state’s highest court on Tuesday. As it currently stands, cities throughout Ohio can use speed and red light cameras, but they are restricted by rules set in a senate bill that many cities believe are unconstitutional. Attorneys for the city of Dayton will be making oral arguments before the Ohio Supreme Court that will have […]

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    How this Akron home sold for $1

    AKRON, Ohio– Adeline Miller rents a home on Larkin Avenue in Akron but says she wouldn’t hesitate to buy one in the neighborhood. “It’s a nice area. You have got the park over there, you know, it’s quiet; nobody bothers anybody. My kids come out, ride bikes, play; there’s no trouble,” said Miller. She had no idea the house right next door was available for just one dollar. “I had no idea nothing was going on until one day somebody […]

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    Family’s van stolen with Christmas gifts inside

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– Thieves targeting easy-to-steal minivans have left a local family without any of the Christmas gifts they planned to have under their tree this weekend. Madeline Nunez and her daughter, Yomeris Delgado, of Cleveland spent the day Thursday shopping for 12 children in their extended family. “It was my first big paycheck and I have been walking to and from work so I could save every bit of my check to make sure my kids, they had a good Christmas,” […]

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    Man in Akron gets back irreplaceable items stolen from him including father’s ashes

    AKRON, Ohio– Thieves have been busy this holiday season stealing packages that have been delivered to homes then left on front porches or doorsteps. But for Kyle Barron of Akron what was inside the packages that were taken from his home is priceless and irreplaceable. Barron says he lost both of his parents within a year and a half. After his mother died around Thanksgiving, he and his brother went through the family home in Oregon and packaged the photographs […]

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    Historic Massillon church damaged in fire will reopen for Christmas

    MASSILLON, Ohio – A year and a half after a heartbreaking fire heavily damaged St. Mary’s    Church, the building is expected to be ready to reopen in time for Christmas. The fire itself was contained to a baptistery inside the front doors of the church, but heavy smoke and soot covered the entire sanctuary of the historic 140-year-old structure. The cause of the fire was never officially determined. Soon afterward St. Paul Lutheran Church across the street offered St. Mary […]