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
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    PERRY TWP, Ohio – Parents of six students who took their own lives in the past year would like to see them permanently memorialized. “I think my biggest fear is that he will be forgotten, its like he never existed and I think I can speak for the other parents that they feel the same way their biggest fear is that their child will not be remembered,” said Emmaline Brown whose son Raistlin, 14, was the first to take his life […]

  • Couple dies within day of each other after nearly 70 years of marriage

    SANDUSKY, Ohio — Paul Fitz was a senior at Margaretta High School when his children say a young sophomore caught his eye. His family says while in a huddle with basketball teammates the players would talk about girls, and one in particular who Fitz decided to call his own. “My dad didn’t want to lose her to some other basketball player so he decided he was going to get engaged to her,” said Lori Fitz-Arnold. “He proposed to her on […]

  • Some Akron Fright Fest employees suspended after visitors say they experienced mock rape

    AKRON,Ohio– Action has been taken after some Akron Fright Fest visitors said they experienced something horrific at the haunted house. Akron Fright Fest is promoted as an extreme haunted house experience. Located on the grounds of the Melanie Lake at Kim Tam Park recreation area in Uniontown, it includes six haunted houses of varying degrees of intensity. For three of the haunted houses, visitors are asked to sign waivers with the understanding that they can get physical. But some visitors […]

  • Akron businessman sues city to keep homeless tent city on his property

    AKRON, Ohio – A local business owner who opened his property to create a community for homeless people is suing the city over his ability to use his own property for a tent city. Sage Lewis said he was approached by several homeless people asking for permission to use his property on Broad Street after they had been evicted from sheltering on public land. That grew into a tent community providing shelter for more than 40 homeless people who have […]

  • Community gives boy emotional, surprise sendoff for his release from hospital’s burn unit

    AKRON, Ohio – On Friday, four months after he was severely burned in an accident at home, twelve-year-old Mason Morris left Akron Children’s Hospital’s burn unit to go home. Morris was helping kill weeds in his family’s back yard on July 11 when a small cup of gasoline accidentally ignited.  The Manchester seventh grader suffered severe burns over more than 30% of his body. His father, Aaron, was also burned coming to his rescue. Since then, Mason’s recovery has been […]

  • Norton traffic cameras result in over $650K issued in citations in two weeks

    NORTON, Ohio – The Norton City Council recently voted to equip police officers with photo-enforcement cameras to try and slow traffic down through a construction zone on Interstate-76. However, they underestimated the size of the problem and the number of citations they’d be issuing. The cameras have been in use for less than a month and officials admit they underestimated how bad the problem was. The number of crashes through the construction zone between Barberton and Norton had more than […]

  • Three Canton police officers suspended following investigation of former officer

    CANTON, Ohio — Three Canton police officers are on unpaid administrative leave following the investigation of another former officer who pleaded guilty to a drug possession charge last month. In a press release, Police Chief Jack Angelo said he suspended officer Thomas Wasilewski for ten days; officer Timothy Marks was suspended for five days; and detective Stephen Shaffer received a three-day suspension. Documents provided to FOX 8 News on Tuesday show the discipline was because of their association with former […]

  • Local boys recovering from dangerous mosquito-borne illness

    AKRON, Ohio  — At least two area boys are recovering from a rare and dangerous mosquito-borne illness that has no cure. Blake Stutzman of Berlin, Ohio, is one of them. Blake is described by his father as a typical nine-year-old.  “Very active, likes sports, basketball, soccer, baseball. Loves LEGOs, loves to build with his hands,” said Rodrick Stutzman. Stutzman said the family lives in what he describes as “Amish country” where his son also loves to play outdoors in the […]

  • University of Akron unveils E-Sports program

    AKRON, Ohio – Friday was opening day at The University of Akron for the university’s much anticipated new E-Sports program. Akron became the first public school in Ohio to offer E-Sports boasting more space dedicated to the competition than any other university in the world. E-sports gives students the opportunity to compete against teams from other universities on a varsity level. But, with 93 computers at three different locations on campus, Akron is also allowing some 300 students to play […]

  • Kent State changes musicals after concerns over casting

    KENT, Ohio – Kent State University decided to replace its planned fall performance of the classic musical “West Side Story” with a different production, in part because of concerns over the students who were chosen to play key roles in the cast. “West Side Story” set in New York City in the 1950s and is a love story involving two rival street gangs. “We have a large musical theater program with over 90 students so the selection of musicals allows over […]

  • Akron police receive grant to re-investigate sex assault cold cases

    AKRON, Ohio — Local police plan to re-investigate hundreds of sexual assaults, hoping to finally crack some cold cases, and it’s all thanks to a federal grant. Within the Akron police department, there are more than 800 rape and sexual assault cases waiting to be solved, some dating back 20 years. Now, the department has been awarded nearly a million dollars in grant money and the funds will help assign three detectives who will be dedicated to only those cases. The grant […]

  • What penalty would be enough to stop barking dog problem in Akron?

    AKRON, Ohio – City council members met on Monday in a special work session trying to determine what penalty might be enough to convince pet owners whose dogs continuously bark to address the problem. The city’s current ordinance considers violations a minor misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine. The penalty does not change regardless of the number of violations a pet owner might have. Councilman Russ Neil believes a stiffer penalty for repeat offenders might help remedy the problem. He […]