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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.


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  • Hudson officials ask residents to dig out fire hydrants

    HUDSON, Ohio – Mountains of snow have left fire officials here requesting help from homeowners digging out hydrants. In residential communities across Northeast Ohio, snow that has been plowed from streets, sidewalks and driveways has accumulated along tree lawns. In some cases, it has completely concealed hydrants. Telling residents “When fighting fires, minutes count,” the city of Hudson is appealing to residents to do themselves and their neighbors a favor, and help make fire hydrants more easily accessible. Bill Carroll […]

  • University of Akron pole vaulter shattering records

    AKRON–A month after setting a new, unofficial NCAA indoor pole vault record at 19 feet 3 inches, University of Akron Junior Shawn Barber broke the record again. His NCAA record of 19 feet 3 1/2 inches at the University of Akron Invitational on February 7th stands as a new NCAA indoor record. It is not his first. Barber, who attended school in Texas, came to the University of Akron as a high school record holder. With dual citizenship in the […]

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    Firefighters battle flames, cold at Cuyahoga Falls house fire

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — Firefighters battled not just flames but also cold temperatures and problems accessing water Thursday at a house fire in Cuyahoga Falls. The fire was reported at just after 9 a.m. at the home in the 2300 block of Theiss Road. A woman who was in the home at the time was able to escape and was taken to the hospital as a precaution. Firefighters say they were challenged due to the cold temperatures. Fire hydrants in […]

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    Suspect’s bond set at $5 million in murders of elderly Strasburg couple

    COSHOCTON, Ohio- One of the men accused of killing Doyle and Lillian Chumney appeared in court on Tuesday. Bond for Robert Clark, 29, was set at $5 million in Coshocton Municipal Court. He currently faces one count of murder with a sentence of 15 years to life in prison. Coshocton County Prosecutor Jason Given requested the high bond because of the violent nature of the crime, the multi-state manhunt and his prior felonies. Given said all penalties are on the […]

  • Woman held against her will in drug house accomplishes major milestone

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  • Group selects sites in NE Ohio where marijuana could be grown if it’s legalized

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  • Kids terrorize Cleveland neighborhood with pellet gun

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  • 18-year-old arrested for carrying pellet gun in Tower City

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  • Several inmates released from Summit County Jail arrested again just hours later

    AKRON, Ohio – The Summit County Sheriff’s Office has released documents that show of the 72 inmates released from the county’s jail Sunday not all were accused of non-violent crimes. Sheriff Steve Berry said he released the inmates after years of budget struggles that left him unable to safely staff the facility at its capacity of 671 inmates. The sheriff’s office said the inmates released were carefully chosen after many discussions with judges and others in the community and they […]