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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.


Recent Articles
  • ‘Budd Strong’: Fundraiser held for woman hit by rock

    PERRY TWP., OH – Hundreds crowded into Edison Middle School on Tuesday, showing their support for the family of Sharon Budd and her family. Budd continues to recover from critical head injuries after a rock thrown from an Interstate 80 overpass in Pennsylvania crashed through the windshield of her family’s car as they were travelling to New York on July 10th. Her daughter, Kaylee, was driving and told Fox 8 News that she never saw the rock coming. “The rock […]

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    Distracted driving: Troopers cracking down on more than texting & driving

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol, along with their counterparts in five neighboring states, will spend the next week focusing efforts on distracted driving. Sgt. Vincent Shirey told FOX 8 News that troopers will not just be looking out for texting and driving. Shirey said they will also be looking for anything that takes your eyes, and your attention, off of the road. That could be changing the radio station or turning to pay attention to your kids, […]

  • Counterfeit cash warning: Which one is fake?

    CANTON, Ohio — Police in Canton are working with the U.S. Secret Service to try and identify the source of counterfeit money that seems to be showing up with greater frequency throughout the area. Canton Detective Lt. Linda Brown says police now have more than 50 fake bills in their possession, most of them in small denominations although several are fake $50 bills. At first glance, the fake bills might pass for real ones, but side by side police say […]

  • ‘It’s so loud’: Homeowners upset over where tornado sirens are going up

    LAWRENCE TWP., Ohio — For eight years trustees have been working on a project to get five new tornado sirens. Last fall, trustee Lawrence Kamph, was successful getting a federal grant to buy and put up the sirens. Their locations were carefully selected by a company contracted to maximize the coverage area with the required overlap of each siren. But after three years of living on Orville Street Northwest, Brian and Andrea Howman said they knew nothing about the plan […]

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    LeBron homecoming: Party will be fit for a king

    AKRON, Ohio — The city of Akron is preparing for a welcome home party fit for a king. The Akron RubberDucks confirmed on Tuesday that they are talking with the LeBron James Family Foundation about hosting a city-wide welcome home party for the Akron native when he finally settles in after announcing his return to Northeast Ohio. The city of Akron has also started coordinating the planned festivities; although, the details and the date have yet to be decided. Akron […]

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    No matter his ‘Decision 2.0′, LeBron an inspiration to kids in Akron

    AKRON, Ohio — While social media explodes with rumors, predictions and anticipation over LeBron James‘ next big decision, the hysteria is being watched from the one place that may have gained the most, outside of Miami, from his decision in 2010. The Boys and Girls Club at the Joy park Clubhouse in Akron did not exist before ‘The Decision.’ The majority of the commercial money from the televised announcement was used to turn a vacant space in the building into […]

  • Wicked weather aftermath: Residents spend day cleaning up from fierce storms

    MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio — Home video captured one of at least two twisters that blew through parts of Medina County on Tuesday. Joshua Schmidt was working at Mapleside Farms on Pearl Road in Brunswick on Tuesday when the storm warnings came across his phone. “Actually I got the warning on my phone like everybody did in the room so I came through the restaurant, made sure everybody was in a secure place,” said Schmidt. “A pretty rough system came through […]

  • Driver accused of hitting man, leaving him to die in the street

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio — The first court appearance for William Galvin, 28, of Lakewood was postponed on Monday after authorities charged him with multiple felonies related to a hit-skip fatality. Galvin is accused of hitting and killing David Nageotte, 36, in the pre-dawn hours of July 4. Nageotte was found laying in the street outside of his car across from his Cook Avenue home. Police said they canvassed the area following the crash using car parts found at the scene. Investigators […]

  • Heroin deaths prompt warning: ‘Seek treatment’ if you have a problem

    NORTH CANTON, Ohio  — Three deaths within a 24-hour period in Stark County leave police with new concerns about heroin, which is already a serious problem throughout Northeast Ohio. Police Chief Stephan Wilder said a 23-year-old North Canton man died Wednesday of what appears to be a heroin overdose. Two Canton men, ages 53 and 32, died on Thursday. Their deaths closely follow five deaths in nearby Akron from what police have described as a “bad batch” of heroin. “The […]

  • LeBron, reality TV show host teaming up to rehab local family’s home

    AKRON, Ohio — LeBron James is teaming up with a celebrity television home makeover host to renovate a home in Akron. The announcement was made on Facebook by Nicole Curtis, host of the HGTV program called ‘Rehab Addict.’ Curtis posted the message: Michele Campbell, the executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation, confirmed on Thursday that the project will benefit 10 local families, all of whom have been identified through LeBron’s ‘Wheels for Education’ program.’ Nine of the families […]

  • No smoke: E-cigarettes banned from local water park

    UHRICHSVILLE, Ohio – Since it was built in 2008, the Uhrichsville Water Park has banned smoking inside its gates. A bench is available to smokers outside of the park. But electronic cigarettes have posed a challenge to the no-smoking policy. “E-cigs is like a gray area, you know a gray area,” said Mayor Terry Culbertson. “It isn’t tobacco,” said Culbertson, adding, “Is it a form of smoking? Of course it is.” Park manager Julie Beach said when a visitor brought […]

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    Woman ‘in shock’ after deer attacks her outside home

    AVON LAKE, Ohio — Cathy Krajny said when she let her 10-year-old Cockapoo, Penelope, out at about 7 a.m. Saturday she did not see a deer there until it emerged from the back of her house. Krajny said her dog took refuge under a patio chair with the deer pursuing her, so she went to Penelope’s rescue. “I was bending down around these chairs just trying to get her untangled and the table fell over and the deer must have […]