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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    MASSILLON, Ohio – Those who worked closest with a Massillon area doctor who was the victim of a fatal ambush on Monday remember him as a selfless man who wanted his patients to feel as though they were friends. Dr. George Seese was shot and killed while getting into his SUV in a parking lot outside of Affinity Medical Center in Massillon on Monday afternoon. Police have identified the gunman as Michael Wood, 50, of New Philadelphia, who then turned […]

  • Massillon police say suspect shot, killed doctor, then took his own life at Affinity Medical Center

    ​ MASSILLON, Ohio — Massillon police say a gunman shot and killed a doctor, then himself in a parking lot at Affinity Medical Center on Monday. Police have identified the shooter as Michael Wood. The doctor has been identified as Dr. George Seese. As part of their investigation, police determined that both of the men “shared a mutual love interest.” Wood had confronted Dr. Seese at his car, where he shot Seese. Wood then walked over to his car, which […]

  • Akron officer hospitalized after carbon monoxide exposure from police cruiser

    AKRON, Ohio – Of the 311 vehicles in the Akron Police Department’s Fleet, 154 of them, nearly half, have 100-thousand miles or more, well past the mileage where they would ideally be replaced. Provisional Chief Kenneth Ball says replacing the aging vehicles in the fleet has been a priority, but budget challenges in recent years have kept many of the old cars and transport vehicles on the road, the city choosing instead to maintain them rather than buy new ones. […]

  • Tornado cut through Ohio town of Galion ‘like a saw blade’

    GALION, Ohio — Clean-up continued on Tuesday following a confirmed EF-1 tornado that ripped through the community of Galion on Sunday. Residents say they were going through their normal Sunday evening routines when the rain turned into an intense storm that lasted only about 30 seconds without much warning whatsoever. “Fifteen or twenty minutes before the storm hit, my dogs became very nervous and anxious, whining, crying, barking. We heard the thunder and lightning and then it just happened,” said Michelle […]

  • Storm leaves residents in Twinsburg neighborhood completely isolated: ‘We are trapped’

    TWINSBURG, Ohio – High winds accompanying Sunday evening storms toppled trees and power lines, leaving residents in one neighborhood completely isolated. Along Liberty Road, large transmission lines that carry electricity to customers in Twinsburg, Twinsburg Twp., Remindersville and elsewhere toppled like dominoes, completely blocking the road and the only access into and out of the Liberty Ledges community. Will Ford was at home in his kitchen when the storm hit. On Monday morning, he realized he could not get out […]

  • Canton officer’s body camera shows tense moments as police try to save woman’s life

    CANTON, Ohio- Police shut down a part of Interstate 77 late Thursday after finding a 45-year-old woman on a retaining wall, threatening to end her life. The woman climbed a fence to get into a closed area alongside the highway where officers and crisis intervention specialists could not easily get to her. An officer’s body camera shows the woman cursing and demanding they leave. Instead, for more than 40 minutes, the officers insisted they would stay with the woman, who […]

  • Video shows moments that led to Wadsworth crash when man fled court after sentencing

    WADSWORTH, Ohio- Municipal court officials are reviewing what happened on Wednesday when a man who had just been sentenced to spend 60 days in jail, fled the courthouse causing a head on crash that injured three members of another family. Municipal Judge Stephen McIlvaine told FOX 8 News  he sentenced Cyrus Mathews of Cleveland to 60 days in jail after Mathews pleaded guilty to charges of criminal damaging and reckless operation. The sentence was ordered to begin immediately but McIlvaine […]

  • Suspect in NYC terror attack ran business and wed in northeast Ohio

    CUYAHOGA FALLS-The driver in what authorities believe to be a terror inspired attack on a bike path in New York City lived and ran a business in Northeast Ohio, records show, for several years starting in 2013. The Uzbek immigrant accused of using a truck to mow people down along a bike path, killing eight, did it in the name of the Islamic State group, police said Wednesday. Investigators, meanwhile, were at the hospital bedside of 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, working […]

  • Mother sues Hudson Schools, students, parents over bullying

    HUDSON, Ohio – A lawsuit filed in Summit County on Tuesday claims the Hudson school district did not do enough to prevent repeated bullying of a student whose mother ultimately removed him from the schools, choosing to home school him instead. Kelly Grandee says the bullying started on a bus when her son was in grade school. “Riding the bus, a kid supposedly showed him a knife on the bus after pushing his head into a bus window and giving […]

  • Pumpkin dorm ban? Akron student carves apples, pineapple instead

    AKRON, Ohio – University of Akron student Alex Schwarz says he enjoyed the festive Halloween decorations other students were displaying outside of their rooms in his residence hall. “I did not actually have a pumpkin but I really enjoyed walking down the hall and seeing all the pumpkins out,” said Schwarz. The RA on his floor says he enjoyed the pumpkins too, until he got a message saying they had to go. “First when they put the pumpkins out in […]

  • Twinsburg man charged with murder admitted injuring wife months earlier

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  • Hudson police warn residents after weekend of home burglaries

    HUDSON, Ohio – Recent break-ins have police here advising homeowners to be aware of their surroundings and call if they see or sense anything suspicious. The alert comes following three home break-ins over the same weekend. All of them happened while the homeowners were away. Police say in two of the break-ins, the thieves entered through basement windows and in the third they broke in through a rear door. The homeowners in the third break-in, who did not want to […]