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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    Wayne County Sheriff warns burglary suspects about homeowners who may use deadly force

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    See how FirstEnergy is prepared to meet huge demand during RNC

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    Law enforcement trains with pepper spray in advance of RNC

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    Ohio Supreme Court rules that exotic animals do not have to be returned to Stump Hill Farm

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    Desperate for donations: Richland County animal shelter in danger of closing

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    Perry Township farm, state battles over confiscated exotic animals

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    ODOT to suspend work on Shoreway, other projects during RNC

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    Fallen officers in Stark County remembered, including K-9 Jethro

    CANTON, Ohio– Peace officers from departments across Stark County paused Friday to remember their colleagues who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The gathering was held outside the Stark County Courthouse, at the site of the county’s peace officer memorial. Inscribed on the memorial are names of area peace officers who have died in the line of duty dating back to 1900. Among them are Captain Dan Stiles of Uniontown who was hit and killed while […]

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    Samaria Rice speaks at Kent State University’s May 4 commemoration

    KENT, Ohio– The mother of Tamir Rice was the keynote speaker as Kent State University observed the 46th anniversary of when National Guard troops opened fire on Vietnam War demonstrators, killing four students and wounding nine others on May 4, 1970. Classes were cancelled at Kent State for several hours Wednesday afternoon giving students, many of whose parents were not even alive when the shooting happened, a chance to attend the gathering. Members of the university’s May 4 Coalition also remembered the deaths of […]