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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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    AKRON — Most red light and speed enforcement cameras across Ohio could soon be threatened with the signature of the governor on a bill that has passed through both the Ohio State Senate and House of Representatives. Senate Bill 342 creates new requirements for cities that operate the cameras, making them more burdensome and expensive. “It’s  going to make it difficult to continue operation of the system as it is in place now. It imposes additional responsibilities on a city […]

  • Vegan teacher fired over Facebook post

    SMITHVILLE, OH – The ACLU has sent a letter to the Green Local School Board demanding the reinstatement of a teacher the organization claims was removed from his job ‘because he opposed dairy farming, on his personal Facebook page, on his own time.’ Keith Allison was a second grade title one teacher working with small groups of kids, needing extra help to catch up with their peers in math and language arts skills. He says he was well liked and […]

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    Gas prices drop to $2.40 average in Cleveland area

    CLEVELAND – Gasoline prices fell below $2 a gallon at several gas stations in the greater Cleveland area Thursday; the lowest prices in nearly a decade. Gas prices across the state continue to drop as global oil prices have fallen to around $60 a barrel. In the Cleveland area, the average price was below $2.40 a gallon. Several stations, including one in Warrensville Heights, were selling gas for as low as $1.99 a gallon as a special promotion. **Check gas […]

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    Akron police to test body cameras on officers

    AKRON, Ohio  – Akron police will soon begin testing 30 body cameras as an evaluation that Mayor Don Plusquellic on Wednesday said is not a reaction to any incidents that have sparked demonstrations and outrage against authorities nation-wide. “We have not just started all of a sudden looking at ‘how do we handle situations, how do we train our police? What kind of technology is out there? How should police shootings be handled in the future,” said Plusquellic in a […]

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    Sheriff’s office: Low-level criminals could be released starting in January

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — Low-level criminals could be released from the Summit County Jail system starting at the beginning of 2015 unless more money is added to the sheriff’s office proposed budget. Summit County Sheriff’s Office Inspector Bill Holland confirmed the office has requested an additional $3.6 million on top of its $30 million budget proposed for next year. The extra funds would help pay for an additional 38 employees the office says is needed to make sure current workers […]

  • Man crashes through Cuyahoga Falls store to steal cigarettes, police say

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio – Police say a thief left behind DNA that helped them name a suspect responsible for multiple break-ins at local convenience stores. Detectives said the first of four break-ins at Oakwood Convenient Store in Cuyahoga Falls happened in August 2013. That’s when a thief used a rock to smash through a front window of the business to steal cigarettes. The owners of the store gradually increased security measures, but were the victims of three more similar burglaries. Surveillance […]

  • Family: Bouncer risked life to save others during shooting that killed local police officer

    AKRON, Ohio – The parents of David Wokaty, 34, say they are not surprised that he would have risked his own life to help save others. Wokaty was the bouncer at Papa Don’s Pub in Akron on Sunday when police say Kenan Ivery, 35, was asked to leave, but returned with a gun. “He probably never even gave his own safety a thought. He was there to stop a problem in whatever manner it took to stop a problem,” said […]

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    Video: Vehicle crashes through wall of Sears in Solon

    SOLON, Ohio — A vehicle crashed through the wall of a Solon Sears Wednesday. The SUV was half-way through the wall after the collision. The female driver of the vehicle was by taken by ambulance from the scene, but appeared to be OK. It’s not clear what led to the crash. The store is still open. Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for more.  

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  • Rare twins who held hands after birth still inseparable 6 months later

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