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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    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio – Investigators are trying to determine if any laws were broken when a stray bullet from the gun of an off-duty police officer ended up inside a local day care center. The incident happened at about 3:30 Monday afternoon when there were children at the center. “The person was, I believe, in their upstairs bedroom when the gun discharged and it went through their exterior wall and then entered into the day care center,” said Russ Balthis, Cuyahoga […]

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    Man gives up seat on flight so Kenny Lofton can get to Cleveland for World Series pitch

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    One year after murder at Akron pizza shop: Police, family still looking for justice

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    NTSB announces results of investigation into deadly Akron plane crash

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    Alarming accusations in Akron deadly plane crash investigation

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    Dad hopes video of son learning mom died from overdose sends message to addicts

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    Summit County Sheriff defends picture of team with Trump

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    Anne Holton campaigns in northeast Ohio on behalf of VP nominee, husband Tim Kaine

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    Twinsburg company makes sensors to detect bridge problems

    STREETSBORO, Ohio– The discovery of buckled and twisted metal pillars underneath the Lake Rockwell Bridge on state Route 14 has left the bridge closed while the state works to replace it. The damage was discovered Monday by contractors working on a completely different project nearby. The cause of the damage to the 31-year-old span is still unclear.  It is believed that the damage happened only recently. The bridge was inspected in April and a photograph released by ODOT appears to […]

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    New photos released of bridge in Streetsboro after emergency closing

    STREETSBORO, Ohio– The Ohio Department of Transportation said when its Lake Rockwell Bridge on Rt. 14 was inspected in April that inspection carefully looked at every part of the bridge and found no structural problems. The span, build in 1985, was closed suddenly on Monday after contractors, who were working on a different project, saw that the bridge deck appeared to be sagging and discovered the pillars that were holding the bridge up were corroded and buckled. The damage is so bad […]

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    Alarming discovery closes bridge in Streetsboro

    STREETSBORO, Ohio– The Ohio Department of Transportation along with the City of Streetsboro made a quick decision late Monday to close a 31-year-old bridge on State Route 14 after an alarming discovery underneath the span. ODOT spokesman Justin Chesnic said contractors working nearby noticed a sag in the bridge and discovered that the pillars that hold up the bridge were corroded and buckled. On Tuesday, inspectors determined that the bridge was so dangerous it could not be repaired and would […]