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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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  • Shermanfest (Courtesy: Xavier Young, Xayent promotions)

    Arrests, damage following huge off-campus party called ‘Shermanfest’

    AKRON, Ohio– About a dozen people have been arrested following a party that police say attracted as many as 4,000 people over the weekend. The party, known as ‘Shermanfest,’ was held late Saturday on Irisdale Place, off campus near the University of Akron. Students said it started off as a good time with a manageable crowd but soon people started coming in from all across Akron and elsewhere. “Shermanfest was a party to kind of unite the City of Akron […]

  • Luke Marcelli (Photos from family)

    Local college student killed in plane crash remembered as bright, successful

    MASSILLON, Ohio — The parents of Luke Marcelli say they suspected he was going flying with friends Monday after they became aware of a post he left on Snapchat saying “ready for takeoff.” Marcelli, 20, was among four people who died when a Cessna 172R, in which he was a passenger, crashed in Willoughby Hills late Monday. “We knew that he had two friends that were pilots and that he had mentioned before about maybe flying, ‘you know if you guys can’t […]

  • Settlement reached with couple accused of housing discrimination

    CLEVELAND– The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday it has reached a settlement with a local couple over accusations of housing discrimination. John Ruth and his wife, Mary, have agreed to pay $850,000 to settle a case in which the couple was accused of asking employees of apartment properties they owned and managed in northwest Massillon to avoid renting to African Americans. Court documents show the Ruths did business under the corporate name ‘Penson Properties.’ Depositions, under oath, from […]

  • Authorities address recent rash of fatalities with common thread

    ASHLAND, Ohio — Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Ray Durant says his department is aware of discussions on social media about dangerous games played by drivers at intersections. Games called “Frogger” and “No Cop No Stop,” where drivers intentionally run stop signs, are rumored to have contributed to accidents across the state of Ohio. “We are aware of it through social media, ” Durant said on Friday. “We are looking into it, investigating but there is no evidence of that […]

  • Kent State student-athlete to be honored this football season

    KENT, Ohio — Kent State’s head football Coach Paul Haynes spoke at a press conference today about the loss of student-athlete Jason Bitsko, who died unexpectedly Wednesday. “Jason Bitsko was not just a Golden Flash; he was a son; he was a brother; he was a mentor; he was a friend. He was just not known for the things he did on the field; he was known by a lot of people at this university,” said Haynes. Bitsko, a marketing […]

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    Vandals smash, shatter windows at Canal Park restaurant

    AKRON, Ohio — Chris Meyer says he was called to the restaurant he manages at Canal Park Sunday after as many as eight of the windows there were found shattered. Glass from second story windows reportedly showered onto the sidewalk below. Three more first story windows were also damaged. Police say whatever shattered the windows was not fired from a gun since only the outer pane of the double-paned windows had been smashed. While the Akron Rubber Ducks play at […]

  • Lawn care confrontation: Police say teen stabbed over grass clippings

    AKRON– Kelly Zimmerman said she and her long-time friend, John Fenwick, 70, were already unhappy with the teenage landscaping crew hired by their landlord to cut the grass at their Akron duplex from previous visits. Both were unhappy about the work that was being done and said that resulted in several unpleasant confrontations. Zimmerman says she phoned several complaints to their landlord trying to get something done. But on their landscaper’s last visit, things were even worse. “I’d rather do […]

  • RNC officially names Cleveland host of the ’16 national convention

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The city of Cleveland has officially been named host of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Members of the Republican National Committee on Friday officially accepted the recommendation of their site selection committee, voting to bring their 2016 National Convention to Cleveland. The vote was unanimous. Site Selection Committee Chairperson Enid Mickelsen made the official motion for a vote, calling Cleveland the most enthusiastic of all the cities they visited. “As extraordinary as all of these cities were, […]

  • Vigil at Revere High School on 8/5/14 to remember Katherine Babak

    Hundreds gather for candlelight vigil in memory of teen killed in crash

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio –Hundreds of people gathered at Revere High School Tuesday night to remember a teen who was killed in a crash. A candlelight vigil was held in memory of Katherine Babak. The 16-year-old high school student was driving on River Styx Road in Montville Twp. on Sunday night when another vehicle hit her car head-on. She died at the scene; two teens in her car were injured and so was the driver of the other vehicle. The crash […]

  • Video: Customers dodge speeding car that crashes through Dick’s Sporting Goods

    PERKINS TWP., Ohio — Surveillance cameras captured the frightening moments when a speeding car crashed through the front doors of a local sporting goods store without stopping until it came to rest at the back of the store. The crash happened just minutes before the Dick’s Sporting Goods store on Milan Road was scheduled to close on Thursday. “There were employees in the store. There were customers in the store, so business as usual. It was getting close to closing […]

  • 16-year-old girl killed, 3 others injured in head-on crash

    MONTVILLE TWP., Ohio — A head-on collision has taken the life of a Bath Township high school student and left three others with serious injuries. Police said they were called to River Styx Road south of Turnberry Drive at 10:22 p.m. Sunday. The preliminary investigation revealed Katherine Babak, 16, of Bath Township was driving north in a Plymouth Acclaim when she was hit by a southbound jeep that had crossed over the center line. Multiple 911 calls to police requested […]

  • ‘Impressive’ sight: Football greats get together for Hall of Fame festivities

    CANTON, Ohio — The 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival is well underway with the city of Canton putting on a huge show for football fans and some of the best to have ever played the game. Early Friday, about 100 enshrinees joined members of the class of 2014 for a group photo, bringing many of those already in the Hall of Fame together with the newest among their ranks. “It’s very impressive. I wish I could remember […]