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.
AKRON, Ohio (WJW)– An Akron man will not be sentenced on Friday for a hit-and-run crash that killed two people. It’s been postponed indefinitely. Sirvonte Rice, 27, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, as well as failure to stop and vehicular assaulted. The deadly crash happened at Lindsey and Virginia avenues in Akron on Dec. 30, 2018. Rice ran a stop sign and hit another car, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The two victims were […]
PORT CLINTON, Ohio (WJW)– Condolences and offers to help the family of 14-year-old Harley Dilly continue to pour into the community, as residents of Port Clinton come to terms with the fact the teenager is not coming home. Weeks after he vanished after leaving for school, Dilly was discovered deceased in the chimney of a home across the street from his own. Police on Tuesday said they believe he climbed an antenna tower and attempted to enter the vacant home […]
REMINDERVILLE, Ohio (WJW)– A complaint filed in Summit County Common Pleas Court accuses the long time police chief of Reminderville of sexual harassment. The complaint filed by attorney Brian Spitz of Beachwood on behalf of Cara Wilson, who was hired by Chief Jeffrey Buck in 2017. According to the lawsuit ,the process began awkwardly with Buck asking her to appear at his home for an additional interview. “Buck told Wilson that Buck’s then-girlfriend had to meet Wilson,” the suit said. […]
AKRON, Ohio (WJW) – As the shaky military and political balance between the United States and Iran plays out on a global stage, a University of Akron professor is among a group of trusted experts with whom high ranking government officials are consulting for advice. Professor Karl Kaltenthaler teaches political science and intelligence at the university However, he is also among a group of academians and consultants called on to offer their expertise to the Department of Defense and the […]
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Transportation is out in force to help drivers get around this New Year’s Eve. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for several counties through this evening. The good news is that ODOT said the pavement is relatively warm because of the recent string of very nice days, so snow isn’t expected to accumulate on the roads. However, temperatures are expected to drop through the night, so ice could be an issue. ODOT […]
WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio (WJW)– Police say they believe they have identified a suspect vehicle involved in a hit-and-run Thursday that seriously injured a local woman as she was out walking her dog, leaving her unconscious alongside Orchard Drive in Willoughby Hills. Police late Friday confirmed they have impounded a suspect vehicle and are close to identifying the driver, but as of 4 p.m. Friday no charges have yet been filed. Police were looking for a 2005-2009 Chevrolet Equinox, silver or […]
CANTON, Ohio (WJW)– Haylie Ferguson and her husband, Mitch, were watching television in their living room on Friday when she says she started hearing noises from her fireplace. “I just heard a band against the glass and I thought it was a bird,” she said. Upon further inspection, they found a squirrel had made its way in through their chimney and was now encased in the fireplace behind the glass screen. “He was kind of scared at first. He was […]
MENTOR, Ohio – The Ohio Lottery Commission says the winner of a $372 million lottery jackpot has yet to claim their winnings. A single winning Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold at the Giant Eagle Supermarket on Tyler Boulevard in Mentor. It is the 20th Mega Millions jackpot sold in Ohio since 2002. The Ohio Lottery on Wednesday told Fox 8 news that the winner purchased a $2 ticket using the auto-lotto feature. Winning numbers were 22-30-53-55-56+16 for the December […]
COSHOCTON, Ohio (WJW) — Marsha Holderbaum looked over broken and dislodged headstones at the South Lawn Cemetery on Tuesday right next to the stone she and her husband had already purchased for themselves. “I’m just sad for the families, you know; it could have been prevented,” said Holderbaum. Cemetery personnel say the damage was discovered by grounds crews around 7 a.m. on Monday when the cemetery opened. It appeared a vehicle crashed through a fence and into a part of […]
CANAL FULTON, Ohio (WJW) — At the corner of Sandalwood Drive and Burlwood Avenue there is a spirited competition between neighbors over who can have the nicest outdoor Christmas display. “The three neighbors here — my husband and the two men across the street — like to battle over who has the best decorations so each holiday they compete and we kind of laugh at them but they have a good time with it,” said Jodi Burroughs. Less than two […]
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (WJW) – After watching it rise alongside I-77 for months, the newest Topgolf destination is now open for business. The new Cleveland Topgolf is the 59th for the company. With more than 70 golf bays the location resembles a three-story driving range but the company says it is much more. “We are a gathering place for everyone, so it’s right for if you are a three-year-old that’s never picked up a club all the way to anybody that’s […]
CLEVELAND (WJW) — Hundreds of children and their families took advantage of a special holiday treat thanks to ‘A Special Wish Cleveland‘ and the Children’s Museum of Cleveland. Families of children ages 8-21, who are struggling with health challenges, were able to spend the morning at the museum visiting with Santa and enjoying the museum’s hands on exhibits. “It’s such a blessing for all the families that have kids with illnesses or cancer or certain syndromes even undiagnosed things. It’s very, […]