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 – Molly Oldham, 18, has been performing since the age of five when she first appeared in a production of the musical ‘Oklahoma.’ She says she knew immediately it was her life’s calling. Throughout high school at Revere High in Richfield, she performed in show choir, competitions, musicals and in a band. She was one of seven candidates accepted into a Theater Arts program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. “When I’m sad I want to […]
PARMA, Ohio– With a new school year beginning soon in Parma, among the many preparations school administrators are making is to add a new layer of security in each of its more than 900 classrooms. Watching active shooting events at schools and elsewhere across the country, Superintendent Charles Smialek says he can take nothing for granted. “At first you are sad for the families that are impacted and sad for the communities, you know, but beyond that you do as […]
WOOSTER, Ohio – With a new school year beginning on Monday, Wooster City Schools will be unveiling three new buses in its fleet that feature innovative, high tech safety innovations even some parents never dreamed of. The 83 passenger Blue Bird buses are designed to get the attention of distracted drivers, get the license numbers of drivers who do not stop and keep students safer inside and outside of the bus. Some of the innovations include a button on the […]
AKRON, Ohio– A serious battle over gun rights and regulation is brewing in Ohio, placing Governor Mike DeWine, Second Amendment rights groups. and state lawmakers at odds with one another. Since nine people died in the Dayton mass shooting a week ago, Governor DeWine has proposed what many call “red flag laws.” His proposal would tighten background checks, and make it legal for the state to take guns away, at least temporarily, from any person who is legally deemed in […]
PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – An elderly woman and a young child were hospitalized after being injured during a chaotic dog fight involving a pit bull. Police were summoned to the Valley York Apartments in Parma Heights around 1 p.m. Friday after frantic witnesses called 911. “It’s an emergency. There’s a dog fight. A lady has been attacked by a dog and the dogs — they still can’t separate the two dogs. It’s a vicious fight,” said one caller. “There’s a […]
CLEVELAND – Ohio Department of Transportation cameras captured two more wrong way drivers within an hour of one another along the same interstates where two others have happened within the last week, one of those taking the lives of three people. A camera at West 130th street and Interstate 71 captured the image of a car slowly driving north on the berm of the southbound lanes flashing its hazards about 2 a.m. on Thursday. The car is seen making a […]
WILLOWICK, Ohio – Homeowners in Willowick were drying out their belongings and throwing unsalvageable items to the curb after flash flooding from a heavy downpour sent as much as three feet of water into some basements. FOX 8 Meterologist A.J. Colby says the early morning storm brought most of the 1.8 inches of rain to the area from 9:45 a.m. through Wednesday evening. Kelly Ipavec came home from work to find ankle deep water in her basement. “The only other […]
WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio — A house explosion that happened early Wednesday in Wayne County is being investigated as a hate crime after racial slurs were found painted on the garage and nearby vehicles. According to Wayne County Sheriff Travis Hutchinson, it happened at around 1 a.m. at 6743 Spruce Street in Sterling, which is between West Salem and Rittman. Hutchinson said there was no electricity or gas to the home. A swastika and racist slurs were painted on the garage, […]
MEDINA, Ohio– With the 2019 Medina County Fair in the books, organizers are looking back on another successful year. “What makes me happy is when the whole family comes out and supports the fair, supports the kids,” said fair board president Bob Toth. During the fair, many 4-H members show their animals that they have spent months raising. “The goal is to get it to proper weight. They are invited to the auction. They are able to sell at auction […]
MINERVA, Ohio–Diane Sims and her late husband bought the Edgewater Golf Course in 1985 and for 34 years made many improvements to the property. “We first built a cart barn and we put irrigation in, we build a banquet room. My husband, deceased husband, and I planted 2,000 trees and made it into what it is today,” Sims said. In fact, she admits she would have never imagined what it has become. Josh Bixler said he started a radio controlled […]
STREETSBORO, Ohio — Streetsboro Police Department is looking into new drone technology that could help with investigations. Chief Darin Powers said they already have four officers who are licensed to fly drones. “For us, probably the most common scenario we use them for is documenting crash scenes or crime scenes. You can take them up and get photographs aerial video of scenes like that,” he explained. He said they biggest challenge they face with drones is that they have to […]
CANTON, Ohio– About 3,000 children ages 3 to 16 lined the streets of Canton on Wednesday forming a human chain. They passed a golden football officially starting the 2019 enshrinement week activities for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The ball started on Cleveland Avenue and Second Street, where the NFL officially began 100 years ago. The children who lined the 3-mile route were each given a special T-shirt with the names of the inaugural teams that started professional football. […]