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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    TUSCARAWAS COUNTY, Ohio – A photo posted to social media appears to show a school bus crowded so badly that the students are spilling out of their seats and sitting in the aisle. The photo has generated concern from some parents in the Tusky Valley School District who are concerned about their children’s safety. It was posted by Dawn Murphy whose son rides the same bus. “My concern was, my gosh if something happens, you know, God forbid. You know […]

  • Norwalk 13-year-old saves best friend’s life when he started choking

    NORWALK, Ohio– Kaden Mancilla and Eban McKenzie describe themselves as best friends. The two Norwalk Middle School students are frequently together, as they were during their lunchtime on Thursday. “Pretty much I was just making jokes… Everyone was laughing,” Eban said. “I was laughing and eating a carrot. I tried to swallow and it just got caught in my throat,” Kaden said. Although he never had any formal training, 13-year-old Eban said he instantly believed he needed to do something. […]

  • Kent mother arrested in death of her 3-month-old baby

    KENT, Ohio — A Kent woman has been charged with child endangering after the death of her 3-month-old baby Wednesday. According to Kent Police Department, it happened at 555 Walter Street. Police and paramedics were called to the apartment for reports of an infant who was not breathing. The baby was taken to the hospital, but passed away. Kent police officers and detectives investigating the incident determined there was probable cause to arrest the baby’s mother, Samantha Knisley, who faces […]

  • Flu-fighting debate: Should you be required to get a flu shot?

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  • Method used to euthanize geese at state park in Ohio coming under fire

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  • Pet’s fate decided: Lakewood woman ordered to remove pit bull from city

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  • EF2 tornado confirmed in Crawford, Richland counties; family says they were blown out of house

    CRESTLINE, Ohio — The National Weather Service confirms an EF2 tornado touched down in Crawford and Richland counties Monday night. The initial touchdown was at 10:43 p.m. near North Robinson in Crawford County. It then extended into western Richland County. NWS says the tornado had estimated maximum wind speeds of 130 mph and had traveled about 15 miles. Susan Cooper of Richland County is counting her blessings after the tornado touched down. She and her daughter were resting in their […]

  • Stow police shoot, kill ‘aggressive’ man as they transport him to homeless shelter

    AKRON, Ohio – One man is dead and a Stow police officer injured after attempting to transport that man to a homeless shelter. Stow police say they were called to Meadowbrook Boulevard about 10:45 pm Sunday after a man had been knocking on doors asking for cigarettes.. Officers found that man on an adjacent street and decided to transport him to the Haven of Rest Ministries, a homeless and recovery shelter in Akron. After pulling in the parking lot, the […]

  • Volunteers help keep local woman from losing her home

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  • 90-year-old woman remembers uncle whose crypt was desecrated by vandals

    AKRON, Ohio– Jeanne Wright of Stow remembers her uncle, Ralph Boetcher, as a World War I veteran, a hard working man with many friends. Boetcher died in 1980 at the age of 85. His wife was already deceased at the time and they had no children. The couple was interred in a mausoleum at the East Akron Cemetery where, on Tuesday, Rita Lavelle of Akron discovered someone had desecrated Boetcher’s final resting place, leaving his remains on the ground. Wright […]

  • VIDEO: Two women accused of stealing from Ohio cemetery

    NEW LONDON, Ohio — When flowers and vases and other mementos started vanishing from grave sites at the Grove Street Cemetery residents couldn’t imagine who would do such a thing. “This cemetery is very dear to my heart. My parents are here; my grandparents are here; my great grandparents are here. I’m going to be here,” said one of the victims who asked not to be identified. Flowers left at her family’s grave site as well as a flower pot […]