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.
CANTON, Ohio – From the moment they leave their bus garages early each morning, school bus drivers like Kelly Stauffer, of the Canton Local Schools, say they are always on the defensive. “You know you have just got to be defensive all the time worrying about when you know somebody is going to run a red light or you know if somebody is going to pull out in front of you. You have just always got to be scanning and […]
CHARDON, Ohio– Jessica Newsome says she adopted her dog four years ago from a rescue and the two seemed to immediately bond. “She’s just always been at my side, she’s been my shadow. We have dog beds and things like that, nope, she’s right here,” Jessica said. Last week, Newsome and her husband, Noah, were preparing for their Friday wedding. Noah also had to go to Philadelphia to take an important medical board exam. For the first time ever, they […]
STOW, Ohio — Stow police released footage from the body camera worn by Officer Barry Smith showing the moment he was hit by a car while helping direct traffic at the scene of a crash early Wednesday. Smith, who is a school resource officer at Stow High School, was on his way to work when he came to the scene of the two vehicle crash at the busy intersection of Graham and Fishcreek roads. “There were two cars that had […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio– School districts across the state will be carefully watching a proposed piece of legislation, introduced by State Senator Sandra Williams of Cleveland which would ban all public, charter and stem schools from starting before 8:30 a.m. Many schools across the state currently begin their day at or before 7:00 a.m. for high school students, then stagger start times for middle schools and elementary schools. The reasons for that are complex, not the least of which has to do […]
AKRON, Ohio – Having a newborn in a neonatal intensive care unit can be very hard on a family. The average stay in NICU at Akron Children’s Hospital is 31 days, but many premature infants, like little Mila Nauer, will be there for months. Mila was born on September 24, twelve weeks early. When she arrived, she was 1 pound, 8 ounces. She may not be able to go home until her original anticipated due date in December. Her dad, […]
KENT, Ohio — The suspect charged with stalking sororities at Kent State University while wearing nothing on one occasion and only a Speedo on two others appears to have lived what some acquaintances describe as a double life. Steven Franzreb, 43, of North Royalton, was arrested Friday night and charged with menacing by stalking, a fourth degree felony. Neighbors of the Albion Street home, where he has lived alone for the past two years, say Franzreb kept to himself and […]
AKRON, Ohio — Chris Willard had just pulled into an Akron gas station with his dog in the car late Wednesday when he said a stranger approached the vehicle and tried to take the dog, telling him it wasn’t his. Willard said he attempted to stop the suspect but was pulled out of the car with his 165 pound Italian Mastiff/Cane Corso named Boogie. “It was very brazen that they just made that assumption and leaped to just go and […]
ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio University on Thursday took the unusual step of notifying all fifteen Interfraternity Council organizations on its campus that they are indefinitely suspended while the school looks into multiple new accusations of hazing. Carly Leatherwood, the university’s senior director of communications services told FOX 8 the accusations were of seven new incidents. “In a very short window of time — 48 hours, really– we have had seven allegations come forward against seven different fraternities for hazing and […]
AKRON, Ohio – Akron city leaders unveiled their plans Wednesday to better serve their community when responding to winter weather. The remnants of a snowstorm in January caused problems days after the snow and ice came down, when school buses got stuck trying to navigate side streets and some residents were stuck in their homes. The city apologized to residents saying, “The level of service we provided has fallen short of what our residents rightly expect.” Part of the explanation […]
AKRON, Ohio – A paralyzing late January snowstorm crippled much of Northeast Ohio, but it was the response over the days that followed that left the city of Akron issuing an apology to its residents. Some side streets remained unplowed and untreated more than five days after the storm. Residents like Bob McMeeken were unable to leave his house to get to work. “We don’t expect it to snow and then a half hour later, they are here. But after […]
WALTON HILLS, Ohio–Shannon Cartier was dispatching for Walton Hills police and fire late Friday when she says the department started getting calls about tornado sirens going off. “We just got a call from a resident on Sagamore Road saying that they heard the sirens going off. And also, one of our auxiliary officers happened to be at T.G. Young Park and he had heard it when he came back into the station to dispatch and reported they were going off,” […]
MEDINA, Ohio – Investigators with the Medina County Sheriff’s Office are determined to identify individuals who have tried to get the department to commit valuable resources to incidents that never actually happened twice in the past several weeks. A caller early Wednesday identified himself as a 14-year-old boy who said he shot his father in the chest twice after witnessing him hit his mother. During the call, he repeatedly told dispatchers that he still had his gun, refused to put […]