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
  • Clothes, gas cans and computer removed from nearby homes of Akron fatal fire scene

    AKRON- Authorities surrounded a residence near the scene of a deadly house fire that happened early Monday morning. Multiple agencies are on scene of the location on Fultz Street and confirm it is in connection to the fire.  Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s office are also on scene. Several bags of evidence were removed from a home on the corner of Fultz and Hillscrest by investigators. The items removed from the homes included 3 bags of clothes, a computer and […]

  • Police release dash cam video as search continues for suspect in deadly shooting of college student

    KENT, Ohio —  Hours of dash camera video show the chaotic moments following a weekend party as Kent police officers responded to help Portage County deputies after a party erupted into a fatal shooting. Deputies said they were called to the scene in Franklin Township simply to quiet down a large party at which hundreds of young men and women, many of them college students, gathered late Friday. While the deputies were there a gunshot was fired from inside a […]

  • Video of woman tossing dog into Lake Erie generates online rage

    VERMILION, Ohio – Elijah Boggs says he started video recording a woman at Showse park in Vermilion when something seemed wrong. Boggs says the woman was coaxing her dog to the water’s edge along a chilly and turbulent Lake Erie against the animal’s objections. He became even more concerned when, he says, the woman picked the dog up and put the animal in the water, not once but twice. “What went through my mind the first time is something’s not […]

  • Police want to talk to driver after man on bicycle struck by car

    LOUISVILLE, Ohio– Alan Petoli says he rides his bicycle three or four times a week for up to three and a half miles trying to get some exercise and that is what he was doing on Sunday when he came to the intersection of North Chapel Street and Lincoln Avenue. As he approached the intersection he says the driver of a van, who was turning onto Lincoln Avenue, stopped and waved him through, but the driver of a car pulling […]

  • New London man suffers serious injuries after tree crushes his truck

    BRIMFIELD, Ohio – Ethan Collins, 21 of New London, remains hospitalized in Akron unable to move his extremities with the exception of limited movement in one arm following what may be one of the most random and unpredictable of crashes troopers have ever seen. Collins was pulling a flatbed trailer with a pickup truck on Interstate 76 late Saturday when a massive tree crashed onto the highway right on top of his truck. The tree crushed his truck, sending it […]

  • University of Akron bans all smoking including e-cigarettes

    AKRON, Ohio– Students at the University of Akron are being reminded that as of July 1, smoking of any kind will not be permitted on campus or at any off-campus university activity. The school will begin enforcing a ban that not only includes cigarettes and all tobacco products, but e-cigarettes as well. The ban will include prohibiting smoking inside cars on university property. “It’s something certainly that has been recommended at the state level for all of the public institutions […]

  • 7th grader looking for a challenge takes college classes

    TWINSBURG, Ohio– Middle school is a time when kids are just becoming teenagers and starting to figure out what they might want to do when their high school years are over. In many ways Jameson Payne is a typical seventh grader at R.B. Chamberlin Middle School — taking classes like language arts, algebra and phys. ed. But Jameson says he found some of his classes boring, so he wanted a challenge. “I got bored in my normal school last year, […]

  • Akron leaders approve plan to welcome cultivation, sale of medical marijuana

    AKRON, Ohio– Akron City Council has unanimously approved legislation that lays the groundwork and opens the door for any company or individual wanting to grow and sell medical marijuana within the city limits consistent with state law. State lawmakers last year created laws that allow for the legal cultivation of medical marijuana in Ohio. Akron city leaders say their economic development team has already heard from people who are interested so the city worked to create local regulations which they could […]

  • Massillon nurses collecting donated snacks for patients after new rules go into effect

    MASSILLON, Ohio – Nurses who work for Affinity Medical Center in Akron gathered outside of the hospital on Monday collecting snack foods, intending to supplement what they say the hospital is no longer providing for patients. “A couple of weeks ago they were notified by management that the hospital would discontinue stocking snacks on the unit, so they objected to that and management did not listen or replace the snacks. So they [the nurses] are calling on the community today […]

  • Dispatcher talks family through delivery of baby

    BRUNSWICK, Ohio– Katie Lee was dispatching for emergency services in Brunswck on April 19 when she took a call from an obviously panicked Margie Szasz. Szasz’s granddaughter, Angel Schmock, was already two days past the due date for her unborn son, Xander, when Xander decided he could wait no longer. “She’s having the baby; she’s having the baby,” repeated Scasz as Lee hurried to get EMS personnel to the family’s home. Following a template, Lee calmly offered step-by-step instructions starting with […]

  • How did this happen? Man accused of posing as officer disciplined students at local schools

    AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Public School District admitted that on April 6, Christopher Hendon came to Leggett Elementary School to pick up a student while he was dressed in tactical police gear, interacting with Akron police officers outside the school, so they had no reason to believe he was not an officer himself. The ruse was so good that Hendon kept coming back to the school where he was allowed in the building to interact with and discipline kids […]

  • Man accused of impersonating officer claimed to be part of ‘Scared Straight Program’

    AKRON — Using the name ‘Sincere Henderson,’ Christopher Hendon posted on Facebook “…I was once a trouble teen and my life has been forever changed by some officers from APD…I know that I and few others can do the same for another child..” But Summit County authorities said his activities crossed a line when, on four occasions, Hendon dressed as a police officer, carried a gun and took kids in handcuffs to the Juvenile Detention Center and on April 3 […]