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Hear that chirping? Yup, cicadas are back early.
 A loud brood of cicadas is due to arrive this year in southwest Ohio, four years ahead of a predicted 2021 return. And rain this past weekend is pushing the emergence along even faster, according to researchers at a Cincinnati university. Citing a Mount Saint Joseph University study, some of the offspring of Brood X, the batch of cicadas...

Posted: 19 hours ago

A loud brood of cicadas is due to arrive this year in southwest Ohio, four years ahead of a predicted 2021 return. And rain this past weekend is pushing the emergence along even faster, according to researchers at a Cincinnati university. Citing a Mount Saint Joseph University study, some of the offspring of Brood X, the batch of cicadas...
UD warns students, staff of robbery near campus
 The University of Dayton is warning students and staff members about a robbery that occurred overnight. A pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint around 1:30 a.m. outside a university residence on East Stewart Street, according to UD’s safety advisory. The robber took the driver’s wallet, money and two pizzas. A UD student...

Posted: 21 days ago

The University of Dayton is warning students and staff members about a robbery that occurred overnight. A pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint around 1:30 a.m. outside a university residence on East Stewart Street, according to UD’s safety advisory. The robber took the driver’s wallet, money and two pizzas. A UD student...
Detours around expected backup on SB I-75 during morning commute
 The right two lanes of southbound Interstate 75 in Dayton have reopened  following a fiery and deadly wrong-way crash Sunday evening. As it approaches 7 a.m. and the morning rush hour, motorists will want to take extra time for their commute and may want to seek an alternate route. Traffic is expected to be backed up due to the limited...

Posted: 22 days ago

The right two lanes of southbound Interstate 75 in Dayton have reopened  following a fiery and deadly wrong-way crash Sunday evening. As it approaches 7 a.m. and the morning rush hour, motorists will want to take extra time for their commute and may want to seek an alternate route. Traffic is expected to be backed up due to the limited...
Some communities saw 3-plus inches of rain in 24 hours
 More than 3 inches of rain fell over the last 24 hours in some parts of the Miami Valley and Southwest Ohio. Flash flooding was a problem for some, especially in communities south of Dayton in Warren, Butler and Clinton counties. Auglaize County  1.94: Minster  Butler County  3.42: Mount Carmel  2.21: Saint Paris ...

Posted: 23 days ago

More than 3 inches of rain fell over the last 24 hours in some parts of the Miami Valley and Southwest Ohio. Flash flooding was a problem for some, especially in communities south of Dayton in Warren, Butler and Clinton counties. Auglaize County  1.94: Minster  Butler County  3.42: Mount Carmel  2.21: Saint Paris ...
I-75 NB back open after semitrailer jackknifed, spilled fuel
 Northbound lanes are back open after a semitrailer jackknifed on wet roads and spilled fuel. A hazardous materials team responded to the scene and cleaned up the fuel spill. Sand was spread over the highway to remediate the hazard. I-75 North at Ohio 4 is shut down in Dayton after a semitrailer jackknifed on wet roads. A hazardous materials...

Posted: 24 days ago

Northbound lanes are back open after a semitrailer jackknifed on wet roads and spilled fuel. A hazardous materials team responded to the scene and cleaned up the fuel spill. Sand was spread over the highway to remediate the hazard. I-75 North at Ohio 4 is shut down in Dayton after a semitrailer jackknifed on wet roads. A hazardous materials...
2 struck by van in Huber Heights were trying to stop an assault
 Police in Huber Heights said an arrest was made after two males were struck by a vehicle. The victims were trying to stop the male suspect from assaulting a female when they were hit, according to a release. Police said the victims suffered minor injuries and the suspect was located and arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault near...

Posted: 24 days ago

Police in Huber Heights said an arrest was made after two males were struck by a vehicle. The victims were trying to stop the male suspect from assaulting a female when they were hit, according to a release. Police said the victims suffered minor injuries and the suspect was located and arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault near...
Columbus Zoo mourns loss of Nanuq, his polar bear cubs still need names
 The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announced today the death of Nanuq, a 29-year-old male polar bear who sired four litters at the zoo. Nanuq, who surpassed a typical zoo-kept polar bear’s lifespan by more than eight years, suffered from liver cancer and was euthanized this morning, according to the zoo’s release. Columbus Zoo and...

Posted: 27 days ago

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announced today the death of Nanuq, a 29-year-old male polar bear who sired four litters at the zoo. Nanuq, who surpassed a typical zoo-kept polar bear’s lifespan by more than eight years, suffered from liver cancer and was euthanized this morning, according to the zoo’s release. Columbus Zoo and...
Brood X cicadas set to land early in Southwest Ohio
 A loud, obnoxious brood of cicadas is due to arrive this year in Southwest Ohio, four years ahead of their predicted return of 2021. Citing a Mount Saint Joseph University study, some of the offspring of Brood X, the batch of cicadas that hatch every 17 years, will emerge from their earthbound burrows and take to the air this summer, according...

Posted: 27 days ago

A loud, obnoxious brood of cicadas is due to arrive this year in Southwest Ohio, four years ahead of their predicted return of 2021. Citing a Mount Saint Joseph University study, some of the offspring of Brood X, the batch of cicadas that hatch every 17 years, will emerge from their earthbound burrows and take to the air this summer, according...
Nightly lane closures on I-70 start tonight in Preble County
 Nightly lane closures will impact I-70 commuters in Preble County starting this evening until early June. Roadwork from the Indiana/Ohio border to the Preble/Montgomery County line will require nightly lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday until June 6, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Weather permitting...

Posted: 28 days ago

Nightly lane closures will impact I-70 commuters in Preble County starting this evening until early June. Roadwork from the Indiana/Ohio border to the Preble/Montgomery County line will require nightly lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday until June 6, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Weather permitting...
Student dies in hammer throw accident at college track-and-field event 
 A freshman at Wheaton College died after being accidentally hit during the hammer throw while volunteering at a track-and-field event Saturday. Ethan Roser, 19, was struck about 4:15 p.m. during the hammer throw event, in which competitors throw a weighted, tethered iron ball, at Chicago-area college the school said in a statement. Roser...

Posted: 29 days ago

A freshman at Wheaton College died after being accidentally hit during the hammer throw while volunteering at a track-and-field event Saturday. Ethan Roser, 19, was struck about 4:15 p.m. during the hammer throw event, in which competitors throw a weighted, tethered iron ball, at Chicago-area college the school said in a statement. Roser...
14-year-old mowing grass finds body from apparent overdose
 Police in the Miami Valley respond to drug overdoses all too often these days, and the past 24 hours for Dayton police were no exception.  Among the calls between Friday night and Saturday, Dayton officers investigated three incidents in which two men died and two men were revived with Narcan. Police responded shortly after 10 p.m. Friday...

Posted: 29 days ago

Police in the Miami Valley respond to drug overdoses all too often these days, and the past 24 hours for Dayton police were no exception.  Among the calls between Friday night and Saturday, Dayton officers investigated three incidents in which two men died and two men were revived with Narcan. Police responded shortly after 10 p.m. Friday...
Mason grad died as result of errant throw at college track and field event
 Ethan Roser, the 2016 Mason High School graduate who died as a result of an accident at a Wheaton College track and field event over the weekend, was struck by an errant throw during warmups of the hammer throw event, Wheaton Police Deputy Chief Bill Murphy told the Associated Press today. Roser, 19, was volunteering at the event to mark...

2:22 PM Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017

Ethan Roser, the 2016 Mason High School graduate who died as a result of an accident at a Wheaton College track and field event over the weekend, was struck by an errant throw during warmups of the hammer throw event, Wheaton Police Deputy Chief Bill Murphy told the Associated Press today. Roser, 19, was volunteering at the event to mark...
Federal EPA in charge of mercury spill cleanup in Enon
 Some Enon residents have been displaced after high levels of mercury were found in their home on Marion Drive.  The residents were cleaning out their garage on April 13 and discovered a mercury spill and called authorities, according to Dina Pierce, spokeswoman for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.  The state agency...

3:00 PM Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017

Some Enon residents have been displaced after high levels of mercury were found in their home on Marion Drive.  The residents were cleaning out their garage on April 13 and discovered a mercury spill and called authorities, according to Dina Pierce, spokeswoman for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.  The state agency...
VIDEO: Xenia cop joins schoolyard basketball game
 Damyan Steelman said when he and others saw a Xenia police officer pull up while they were playing basketball at Cox Elementary School on Saturday, they thought, “we did something wrong.” The youths walked over to Ellyn Board’s cruiser and asked what the problem was. She told them nothing and smiled. Then to their surprise...

7:45 PM Sunday, Apr. 16, 2017

Damyan Steelman said when he and others saw a Xenia police officer pull up while they were playing basketball at Cox Elementary School on Saturday, they thought, “we did something wrong.” The youths walked over to Ellyn Board’s cruiser and asked what the problem was. She told them nothing and smiled. Then to their surprise...
Suspect to tell his side of pedestrian strike off Rip Rap Road
 WHIO’s Mike Campbell is following up today on gathering more details about a pedestrian strike incident over the weekend that sent a man to the hospital and another to jail. Campbell will be talking with the suspect in the case, 18-year-old Jacob Williams, who is facing a potential felonious assault charge. Police continue to investigate...

8:17 PM Monday, Apr. 10, 2017

WHIO’s Mike Campbell is following up today on gathering more details about a pedestrian strike incident over the weekend that sent a man to the hospital and another to jail. Campbell will be talking with the suspect in the case, 18-year-old Jacob Williams, who is facing a potential felonious assault charge. Police continue to investigate...
2nd of 3 Ohio prison escapees caught today
 The second of three inmates who escaped from a corrections facility in southeast Ohio was captured today. Justin Stanley, 25, was caught in Newark, the Associated Press reported. Authorities say Stanley and 20-year-old David Skeens escaped from the 112-bed prison early Saturday while 29-year-old Troy Byrd escaped hours later. Skeens...

2:29 PM Sunday, Apr. 02, 2017

The second of three inmates who escaped from a corrections facility in southeast Ohio was captured today. Justin Stanley, 25, was caught in Newark, the Associated Press reported. Authorities say Stanley and 20-year-old David Skeens escaped from the 112-bed prison early Saturday while 29-year-old Troy Byrd escaped hours later. Skeens...
Brookville woman faces charges after pets found in ‘poor health’
 A Brookville woman is in jail on suspicion of animal cruelty as two dogs and four cats receive treatment at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. Kathleen Cummins, 24, of the 500 block of Adrian Court, is being held on $2,500 bond after Brookville police found her pets alone and in cages and they appeared to be in poor health, according...

7:12 PM Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

A Brookville woman is in jail on suspicion of animal cruelty as two dogs and four cats receive treatment at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. Kathleen Cummins, 24, of the 500 block of Adrian Court, is being held on $2,500 bond after Brookville police found her pets alone and in cages and they appeared to be in poor health, according...
Teens walking home from school assaulted, robbed of Air Jordans
 Two Dayton teenagers were targeted by thieves Monday in separate incidents — They were each assaulted and had their Nike Air Jordan shoes pulled off their feet. The 14-year-old victim in the first incident, around 3 p.m. Monday, had his shoes returned to him after a mail carrier saw what happened and went after the thief, according...

8:53 PM Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017

Two Dayton teenagers were targeted by thieves Monday in separate incidents — They were each assaulted and had their Nike Air Jordan shoes pulled off their feet. The 14-year-old victim in the first incident, around 3 p.m. Monday, had his shoes returned to him after a mail carrier saw what happened and went after the thief, according...
Drowsy driving blamed in crash that caused outage near Cedarville
 Drowsy driving led to a crash that sent the male driver to the hospital and knocked power out to 118 in Greene County. The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. on Wilberforce Clifton Road just north of Grinnell Road, west of Cedarville. The vehicle drifted off the side of the road and smashed into a utility pole. Dayton Power and Light reports...

7:35 PM Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017

Drowsy driving led to a crash that sent the male driver to the hospital and knocked power out to 118 in Greene County. The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. on Wilberforce Clifton Road just north of Grinnell Road, west of Cedarville. The vehicle drifted off the side of the road and smashed into a utility pole. Dayton Power and Light reports...
Dayton teen killed in weekend crash on I-70 near Brookville
 The Ohio State Highway Patrol Dayton Post is working to find out what caused a single-vehicle crash that took the life of a 19-year-old Dayton man Sunday morning on I-70, just east of Brookville. Troopers were called to the crash shortly before 3 a.m.  The victim — Duncan Scott McCullough — died of his injuries...

4:41 PM Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017

The Ohio State Highway Patrol Dayton Post is working to find out what caused a single-vehicle crash that took the life of a 19-year-old Dayton man Sunday morning on I-70, just east of Brookville. Troopers were called to the crash shortly before 3 a.m.  The victim — Duncan Scott McCullough — died of his injuries...
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