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
  • Engineers help boy with cerebral palsy fish on his own

    AKRON, Ohio – In many ways, Paxton Matthews is like any other boy his age. Those who know him describe Paxton as a ‘go-getter,’ a child who loves fishing, but whose struggles with cerebral palsy create challenges. His mother says when he caught his first fish she had to help him reel it in. “I had to take the pole away from him and he started crying, and I said ok we can’t have this,” said Christina Todd. She turned […]

  • Man remembers fallen Twinsburg officer with 10-hour bike ride

    TWINSBURG, Ohio – Ten years after Twinsburg Police Officer Josh Miktarian was shot and killed while on duty, his community is pausing to remember his service and his sacrifice. Miktarian was killed after making a traffic stop at 2 a.m. on Glenwood Drive. His killer, Ashford Thompson, has since been convicted and sentenced to death for the crime. Outside of the Twinsburg Police Department a permanent memorial honors the memory of Miktarian. But Bob Votruba has made it his mission […]

  • Friends rally to help catch person who killed man in Akron

    AKRON, Ohio — Friends of Bonn Rassavong, 46, are rallying to try and help identify the person responsible for his murder and support his family. Rassavong was shot and killed in Akron over the weekend while walking to his car. Authorities say the shooting happened during a robbery in which he offered no resistance. Friends at the Army Navy Union Firestone Park Garrison #250 in Akron say they were devastated by the news and are offering $1,000 as a reward […]

  • Photo enforcement cameras approved for Interstate 76 construction zone

    NORTON, Ohio- Council members have voted unanimously to outfit police in Norton with cameras to enforce speed limits on a stretch of Interstate 76 where police say speed has contributed to a dramatic increase in crashes. Interstate 76 through Barberton and Norton is in the midst of an expansion project that will take about two more years to complete. During the construction, lanes on the interstate have been narrowed with concrete barriers on both sides. On Wednesday, Norton police demonstrated […]

  • Two suspects arrested after burglaries in 13 communities

    RAVENNA, Ohio – Investigators from 13 different communities in six counties across Northeast Ohio have been comparing notes, trying to catch elusive thieves believed to have broken into as many as fifty different homes for months. Detectives said the thieves knocked on doors and if there was an answer, they would say they are looking for a missing dog. If there was no answer, they break in through the back door or window of the home. “Any type of entry […]

  • Two Massillon firefighters honored for efforts to try to rescue 9-year-old girl

    MASSILLON, Ohio – Massillon firefighters Tim May and Jimmy Swain were honored on Monday for their heroic efforts to try and save the life of a 9-year-old girl in November. Firefighters were called to a burning duplex on 15th Street Southeast on Nov. 6. It was about 2 a.m. and three members of the family were able to get out alive, but Anyiah Johnson, 9, locked herself in a second-story bathroom. “I don’t think there’s any other word than gut […]

  • Newton Falls looking at ordinance to regulate drone use

    NEWTON FALLS, Ohio – Thousands attended the annual fourth of July Celebration in the Trumbull County village of Newton Falls on Wednesday. Hovering over them during a spectacular fireworks display were drones. “At first we thought they were alien invaders,” said Joanne Ballas, who lives nearby. ” I have never seen one like that and it was like it was right there hovering around the fireworks and then off in the distance there was another one,” said Christine Deverick. In […]

  • Reaction after former school tech specialist arrested, facing child porn charges

    ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – A technology specialist now accused of possessing “materials considered exploitive of children,” was previously assigned to work in every one of Rootstown’s school buildings, according to the school district’s superintendent. Andrew Shonk, 36, was arrested in Jackson Township on Tuesday. He faces charges that include pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance. Both are felonies. In a robocall to parents Superintendent Andrew Hawkins said Shonk was employed […]

  • A community works together to transform bridge into patriotic display

    AKRON – A local community comes together to create a patriotic display just in time for the Fourth of July. Thirty four American flags will welcome visitors to Akron as they pass under the Wilbeth Road bridge above I-77. And as Dave Nethers found, this stunning tribute also honors the sacrifice made by fallen police officers.

  • LeBron’s hometown reacts to him signing with the Lakers

    AKRON-Even as LeBron James heads west to join the Los Angeles Lakers evidence of his commitment to help kids in his hometown continues. Finishing touches on Monday were being put on a new school that will open later this month with the help of the LeBron James Family Foundation through a collaboration with Akron Public Schools. When the school opens on July 30  the foundation will help provide an education for 240 third and fourth graders. Keith Leichty of the […]

  • Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall gives many veterans, families chance to experience memorial

    PARMA, Ohio – Displaying the names of 58,300 servicemen and women, one of four travelling Vietnam Veteran Memorial Walls attracted hundreds to the Parma campus of Cuyahoga Community College on Thursday. Many of those drawn to the traveling display are veterans themselves for whom visiting the wall is an emotional and cathartic experience. Gary Counihan traveled from Chicago to find the name of Parma native Robert Dalton. “About two or three years ago I started thinking about this and started […]

  • Video shows suspect trying to break into cars in Kent

    KENT, Ohio– Police in Kent are cautioning residents to keep their cars and their belongings secure after an increasing number of break-ins they call crimes of opportunity. Police showed FOX 8 surveillance video of a suspect attempting to get into multiple cars in the parking lot of an apartment building virtually next door to the police department. “We have only got a handful of reports so far from victims that said, yes they had items stolen from their vehicles, but […]