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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.

Recent Articles
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    Teacher injured by rock returns home to crowd of family, friends

    UNIONTOWN, Ohio — At one time, the family of schoolteacher Sharon Budd was worried she wouldn’t survive. But Wednesday, the woman who severely injured by a rock thrown from a Pennsylvania overpass, hugged her family and friends and expressed surprise at the crowd who gathered to finally welcome her home. “I’m surprised by the turnout,” said Budd. “I am just so surprised by everyone here. I don’t know what to say.” Budd, 52, was released from Geisinger HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital […]

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    Man found guilty in New Franklin double homicide

    AKRON, Ohio — Shawn Ford Jr. was found guilty of aggravated murder in the April 2013 double homicide of Jeffrey and Margaret Schobert of New Franklin. The husband and wife, ages 56 and 59 respectively, were beaten to death with a sledge hammer inside their home. The crime happened ten days after their daughter, Chelsea, was beaten and stabbed while out with Ford, a crime he is also accused of committing. Prosecutors believe a motive for the murders is that […]

  • Juror in murder trial sent home because of Facebook friends list

    AKRON- After about ten hours of deliberations in the murder trial of Shawn Ford, Jr. two jurors were released on Tuesday, one of them because of her Facebook friends list. Ford, 20, faces a possible death penalty for the murders of Akron area attorney Jeffrey Schobert and his wife Margaret in April 2013. The couple was found dead in their New Franklin home where they had been beaten to death with a sledge hammer. Ford’s trial began on October 16. […]

  • Team’s new football uniforms about so much more than looking good

    AKRON- When the Kenmore High School Cardinal football team takes the field for homecoming against Akron North on Saturday the team will be hard to miss. The team, which has had only white and black uniforms, will be dressed in red. The new uniforms are a gift from Cameo Crumby, a 2003 graduate, who said he wanted to give something back. “I moved down to Charlotte, North Carolina. I’m an actor, full-time, and I just had a good year last […]

  • Reports: Shocking allegations against Televangelist Ernest Angley

    AKRON- For several decades Televangelist Ernest Angley has pastored Grace Cathedral in Cuyahoga Falls. Best known for his faith-healing services, Angley has maintained a loyal following with his ministry and an online bible college. But in his special reports for the Akron Beacon Journal, columnist Bob Dyer reports that scandalous accusations against the pastor created a split within his church. “This all began when an associate pastor of the church quit and he told friends and family that he had been […]

  • Jurors see gruesome crime scene photos in murder of husband and wife

    AKRON- Jurors in the murder trial of Shawn Ford. Jr., 19, were shown photographs on Friday of the gruesome crime scene for which he is accused of being responsible. Ford faces a possible death sentence if he is convicted of the murder of Akron attorney, Jeff Schobert, 56, and his wife, Margaret, 59, who were beaten to death inside their New Franklin, Ohio home in March of 2013. The crime happened ten days after their daugher, Chelsea, was beaten and […]

  • Technology like ‘Hot Dog System’ may have saved K9

    MONTVILLE TWP., Ohio- Many police and sheriff’s offices across Northeast Ohio are using technology in their K9 cruisers that can help alert officers when the temperature of the car reaches dangerous levels. The technology is not new, but it was not installed on the Montville Township cruiser used by Sgt. Brett Harrison when his K9 partner, Beny, died on September 28 after having been left unattended in the cruiser for more than four hours. According to Montville police, Sgt. Harrison […]

  • Hiker makes startling discovery along popular trail in local metropark

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio- Cuyahoga Falls police are investigating after the discovery of an improvised explosive device left along a hiking trail at the Gorge Metropark. Police were called by metroparks rangers after a hiker found the device on Sunday. The Summit County Bomb Squad responded and safely destroyed the device. “The hiker found a small item that was cylindrical in shape, wrapped in duct tape with about eight inches of hobby fuse coming out of it,” said Inspector Bill Holland […]

  • Lawsuit filed by homeless claims rights violated during raids on camps

    AKRON- A federal lawsuit, filed on behalf of eleven homeless people, claims the City of Akron violated their rights by routinely carrying out sweeps of their secluded encampments, chasing them away, then confiscating their tents and their belongings including important personal documents. The suit was filed by a Case Western Reserve University Attorney and Law Professor Avidan Cover who claims the series of raids began in 2010 at the urging of local business owners. It claims, “In a series of […]

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    Food fight: Drama at the drive-thru window over order

    AKRON- Video posted to YouTube Thursday shows a customer standing at the drive-thru window of a Vernon Odom Boulevard Rally’s restaurant where at first words are exchanged with a store employee and within moments punches are flying. Within 24 hours of the video going on the web, it had nearly a thousand views, including from the Akron Police Department. Police said they were called to the store late Wednesday by the manager, who is seen in the video exchanging blows […]

  • Campground residents allowed back home after natural gas leak

    BETHLEHEM TWP., Ohio- Residents of the Springwood Lake Campground evacuated because of a natural gas leak early Thursday were allowed to return to their homes late in the day after crews repaired a ‘nickel-sized’ hole in the large gas pipe. 178 people were evacuated from the campground in Bethlehem Township after natural gas started bubbling up from the ground late Wednesday. ​Hazardous materials crews responded to the call at about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, but a determination to evacuate the residents was […]

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    Lawsuit: Black donor’s sperm mistakenly sent to same-sex white couple

    UNIONTOWN, Ohio — An Ohio woman is suing a Chicago sperm bank after she said she was inseminated with a vial from an African-American donor despite ordering a vial from a white donor. According to the lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Jennifer Cramblett and her same-sex partner, Amanda Zinkon, who live in Uniontown, say one of their biggest fears is the life experiences their now two-year-old daughter, Payton, will undergo in what they describe in […]