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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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    CANTON, Ohio– The shooting along Interstate 77 in Canton early Wednesday morning may have started with a robbery. That’s according to the woman who found the wounded victim on her front porch. Liz Lemasters said her son woke her up at about 3:30 a.m. They discovered a woman bleeding from wounds to the back of her head and her hand on the porch of their East Valentine Circle home. Lemasters said the woman was very scared and thought she was being followed […]

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    Woman killed in Massillon remembered as teacher who made huge impact

    AKRON, Ohio– Teachers in Akron were preparing for a new school year on Monday, while also collectively grieving the loss of a colleague killed in a double homicide late Saturday. Tara Clossman, 25, and her boyfriend, Michael Lovette, 33, were both shot as they pulled out of Lovette’s Massillon driveway with him at the wheel. Police believe an ex-boyfriend, Shane Varner, 29, was responsible. Varner was taken to a local hospital after surviving an apparent attempt to take his own […]

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    Police make plea to public after armed suspects hold up stores in Akron, Barberton

    AKRON, Ohio – Within one hour of the armed robbery of a Family Dollar store in Akron on Tuesday, investigators believe the same pair of thieves are responsible for another chilling holdup of a store 11 miles away in Barberton. Surveillance video from the two crimes shows two men, one dressed in a heavy white coat and the other in all dark clothing, waving a gun. The pair emptied cash registers and safes. The Akron robbery happened at 1:30 p.m. It is […]

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    Linndale speed cameras ID two more suspects in robbery foiled by CCW holder

    LINNDALE, Ohio– For years, the village of Linndale has been heavily criticized for its aggressive speed enforcement. But following an armed robbery attempt earlier this month, the community’s speed enforcement cameras are now credited with helping identify two accomplices as they were speeding away from the scene. On Aug. 7 police were called to the Family Dollar at the intersection of West 117th Street and Bellaire Avenue. An armed suspect approached two men in the store’s parking lot. Linndale Police Chief […]

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    Akron resident has plan to bring community and police together

    AKRON, Oh. – Police in Akron say that since the ambush of officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, their department has been overwhelmed with gestures of support. “Almost daily when we come into our roll call room there’s cookies and cakes and all kinds of different expressions of support from people, from the public all over the place we are touched by this,” said Akron Police Captain Daniel Zampelli. “We know that the support is out there. Every one of my […]

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    More than 120 Hall of Famers gather in front of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    CANTON, Ohio – More than 120 of the best football players ever to play the game gathered on the steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Friday giving fans a chance to see them together along with the eight players who will be enshrined as the class of 2016. Brett Favre, Marvin Harrison, Edward DeBartolo Jr., Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene and Orlando Pace gathered with the likes of legendary Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown and dozens of […]

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    Canton starts celebrating Pro Football Hall of Fame class of ’16

    CANTON, Ohio – Football fans are streaming into Canton as the Pro Football Hall of Fame prepares to enshrine its eight-member class of 2016. The inductees are Youngstown, Ohio native and former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward Debartolo, quarterbacks Brett Favre and Kenny Stabler, wide receiver Marvin Harrison, coach Tony Dungee, offensive tackle Orlando Pace, linebacker Kevin Greene and guard Dick Stanfel. Activities started on Thursday when the enshrinees will be recognized at a Gold Jacket Dinner. They culminate over the […]

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    Aultman Hospital stepping up patrols after woman abducted, sexually assaulted

    CANTON, Ohio– Canton police were gathering surveillance video on Tuesday hoping to capture the image of a man who abducted a woman from the parking lot of Aultman Hospital then took her to another location where she was sexually assaulted. “He had a knife, forced her back into her vehicle, made her drive to another location and he sexually assaulted her there,” said Captain Jack Angelo. The woman told police she was then driven to a third location where she was […]

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    Akron police looking for ‘brazen’ serial robber

    AKRON, Ohio – A man described by police as a brazen serial robber has struck again. Video from a daylight robbery at a South Arlington Street dollar store shows an image that seems very familiar to investigators trying to solve a string of holdups in recent weeks. The image shows two customers at the counter when a man dressed in dark clothing comes into the store flashing a gun. He pushes the two customers aside and demands money. He should […]

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    Suspects showed up at clinic to get drugs for dog before thefts, veterinarian says

    ASHLAND, Ohio–  Casey Pattie, 21, and Sky Parker Rosa Dedic, 20, were arrested for their suspected involvement in at least three break-ins including a local veterinary clinic. Ashland police said their investigation confirmed that the two suspects are responsible for breaking into the Claremont Veterinary Clinic earlier this month, in addition to the Ashland Golf Club and the Family Chiropractic Clinic. Dr. Donald Kaeser, a veterinarian at the Claremont Clinic tells Fox 8 News that Pattie and Dedic were at […]

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    Two arrested in Ashland County, possibly connected to drugs stolen from local animal clinic

    WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio — Two people arrested in Ashland County may be connected to the theft of thousands of pills from an Orrville animal clinic overnight Monday. “As a result of the ongoing investigation in Ashland, we have reason to believe these suspects have a connection to the break-in on Kidron Road. The investigation is ongoing,” said Wayne County Sheriff Captain Doug Hunter. According to police in Ashland, Casey Pattie, 21, and Sky Parker Rosa Dedic, 20, were arrested after a search […]

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    Heroin epidemic in Akron becomes even more disturbing with record number of overdoses

    AKRON, Ohio– The heroin problem is an epidemic. But, a far more dangerous version of the drug is claiming more lives, taxing public safety systems and requiring more of the antidote than ever to keep users alive. In Akron, July has been a tragic month with a record number of overdoses and deaths now linked to an animal tranquilizer that’s being laced with heroin and is 10,000 times stronger than morphine. Akron police report 247 overdoses,  and 21 deaths in the past […]