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, Ohio – The Summit County Board of Elections has voted not to count more than 800 absentee ballots from the November election that were delivered by the U.S. Postal Service without postmarks. The law allows absentee ballots to be counted if they were mailed by the close of the polls on election day. But without postmarks it is impossible to tell if the ballots were mailed on time. Board of Elections Chairman Timothy Gorbach told Fox 8 News on Thursday […]

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    Canton teacher saves student’s life after seizure

        CANTON, Ohio – Like many teachers, Kara Rankin of Canton wears many hats. “I mean there’s times I have to play hair dresser and fix hair and fashion designer –  fix some clothing disasters, you know; sometimes we have to act like policemen and nurses and just basically like a mom,” said Rankin. Rankin was walking into her classroom to start the day when she said she heard a scream from the substitute teacher in the classroom next […]

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    Bus driver recognized for quick thinking after Akron plane crash

    SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio– School bus driver Sandy Jett was completing her route, driving students home from school on Nov. 10 when they encountered a scene not found in any bus driver training manual. She had about eight students left on her bus when they turned onto Mogadore Road just as a twin-engine business jet crashed into an apartment building. “What I seen was just a red ball of fire and there was blue flames on top, and I remember seeing a roof so […]

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    Strong winds send tree crashing into ceiling of Richland County home

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    Victims remembered: Beloved father, husband among those killed in Akron plane crash

    AKRON, Ohio– We are learning more about the victims of Tuesday’s deadly plane crash in Akron. Nine people were killed when the twin-engine private jet crashed into an apartment building. The plane was carrying seven passengers, a pilot and a co-pilot. The passengers were all employees and executives of Boca Raton, Florida-based Pebb Enterprises, a successful family-owned property management company. Family members confirmed that those on the plane were Diane Smoot, whose sister talked to FOX 8 on Wednesday. Also on […]

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    Akron starts four-year construction project on mile-long tunnel

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    Woman ‘a survivor’ as former Akron officer sentenced to 4 years for stalking, threatening her

    AKRON, Ohio – A former Akron police sergeant will spend four years in prison for attacking, threatening and stalking a former girlfriend. Eric Paull, 44, was sentenced on Monday by Summit County Common Pleas Judge Amy Corrigall Jones, who scolded the former 20-year police department veteran for violating laws it was his job to uphold. Paull earlier pleaded guilty to charges of Aggravated Assault, Menacing by Stalking, Unauthorized Use of the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OLEG) and Violating a Protection […]

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    Jury recommends life in prison without parole for man convicted of killing Akron police officer

    AKRON– A jury has recommended life in prison without parole for the man convicted of killing Akron police officer Justin Winebrenner. Kenan Ivery, 36, apologized in court just hours before the jury reached its decision. He asked the jury to spare his life. They could have chosen the death penalty. Judge Alison McCarty will officially sentence Ivery on November 3. Last week, a Summit County grand jury convicted him of charges including aggravated murder, attempted murder and felonious assault for the […]

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    Sentencing phase starts for man convicted of killing off-duty Akron cop

    AKRON, Ohio- The sentencing phase for the man found guilty of killing Akron Police Officer Justin Winebrenner began Thursday morning. Last week, a Summit County jury convicted Kenan Ivery of aggravated murder, attempted murder and felonious assault for the November 2014 shooting that left the officer dead. Jurors will now decided if Ivery will be sentenced to death. Prosecutors said Ivery was asked to leave Papa Don’s Pub in Akron, but returned with a gun. Winebrenner, who was off-duty, tried to […]