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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    AKRON, Ohio- Autumn Traster remembers sitting in her car with her fiancé. Her five-year-old son and seven-year-old daughter were in the back seat. The car was parked against a curb on Hamlin Street when a friend walked up to the passenger side and they started talking. That’s when a white SUV came the opposite direction down the street, briefly paused next to them and the men inside started shooting. “I remember when I got shot. I just remember everything ringing […]

  • ‘It’s a different era’: Students, staff in Massillon welcome added security

    MASSILLON, Ohio – In an effort to prevent any tragedies the likes of what schools across the nation have experienced, Massillon City Schools installed a metal detector at its high school with plans to eventually install another one at the district’s middle school. Massillon Washington High School already has a multi-tiered security system. Visitors have to be buzzed into the building where they have to stop inside a new double door area, present an I.D. which is used to do a […]

  • Akron Children’s Hospital closes parking garage over structural concerns

    AKRON, Ohio– Akron Children’s Hospital closed a parking deck on Tuesday because of safety issues. An engineering report from the hospital found “serious structural concerns” with the garage, located at 300 Locust St., Akron Children’s said in a news release Wednesday morning. Akron Children’s ordered a structural review after recently noticing falling concrete. “A couple of weeks ago, on a weekend, a chunk of concrete did hit one of our visitors cars,” said Children’s Hospital President Grace Wakulchik. “The report […]

  • Ravenna sets $25k license fee for medical marijuana dispensaries

    RAVENNA, Ohio – Ravenna City council on Monday voted unanimously to establish licensing fees for companies wishing to dispense medical marijuana within its city limits. A new ordinance establishes a $25,000 annual licensing fee and would require a percentage of the profits after sales go beyond $1.25 million. Councilman Bruce Ribelin welcomes medical marijuana dispensaries in Ravenna and says considerable thought had been given to the ordinance. “We had meetings where we put together an ordinance for this. We revised […]

  • ‘How could this happen?’ Woman wonders how pet was put on wrong flight

    GREEN, Ohio – Flying back to her home in Green from a trip to Florida, Karen Jones booked a flight on United Airlines with a layover in Newark. Along for the trip was her six-year-old mixed breed dog, Dudley; the pup had to travel with cargo. “When we were in Florida we could see the dog going up the conveyor belt into the plane, and in Newark you couldn’t see anything,” said Jones. Jones says what she saw outside of […]

  • Fire leads to beautiful social media response after family loses animals

    LEROY TWP., Ohio – Firefighters say as quickly as they responded to a call about a barn fire on Indian Point Road Thursday afternoon there was still nothing they could do. “It was a total loss from the beginning, so we worked to put the fire out, worked to save any animals we could,” said Leroy Twp. Fire Chief Mike Shoff, who was first to arrive at the scene. “I was walking out to get to the tractor to do […]

  • Kent State study may explain record MLB home runs

    KENT, Ohio– With the 2018 Major League Baseball season just around the corner, fans will be watching to see if players can match a record-setting home run season from 2017. MLB sluggers hit 6,105 home runs during the 2017 season. That eclipses the previous record of 5,610 set just the year before and nearly 2,000 more than the 4,909 homeruns hit in 2014. The increase has been so dramatic that some have questioned if the players had any help. At […]

  • Massillon neighborhood misses out on mail for 2 years due to damaged boxes

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  • Random drug testing on students? Aurora parents asked to weigh in on proposal

    AURORA, Ohio- While a committee works to fine tune a proposed random drug testing policy for Aurora schools, parents are being asked to share their thoughts in an online forum. The committee, which includes students, teachers, administrators and others from Aurora schools and the community, has drafted a policy that would require students to submit to random drug testing from an independent vendor, or they would not be able to participate in athletics, or extracurricular activities and could be denied […]

  • Stark County homeowners plan to use boats as flood waters continue to rise

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  • Summit County parent arrested after posting false information about a gun at school

    COVENTRY TWP. Ohio – Administrators in the Coventry School District say they are continuing to try and calm hysterical parents days after a message was posted to a closed Facebook group questioning whether anyone had heard about a gun that was confiscated from a middle school locker. The original post, which has since been taken down, read: ‘Just a quick question, I just received a call from the Super, as im sure most of you did, but did anyone from […]

  • Another teen charged for school threat as Stark County enforces ‘zero-tolerance’ policy

    MARLBORO TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Marlboro police arrested a 15-year-old Marlington High School student accused of sharing an online message threatening a shooting at her high school. “She had received information about school shootings, ‘Don’t go to school today or tomorrow,’ because that’s when the shootings are going to take place and she shared that with other students,” said Marlboro Police Chief Ron Devies. Another student from the same school was issued a summons earlier this week on a disorderly conduct […]