Brood X cicadas set to land early in Southwest Ohio

Published: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 12:03 PM

Cicadas - Five Fast Facts

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 to a report from our news partner in Cincinnati, WCPO-Ch. 9.

The early arrival is because some of the brood emerged early in 2000 instead of 2004 and their descendants are ready to be seen, and heard. 

That means a few hundred thousand of the gaudy fliers will be littering sidewalks and trees, brashly buzzing into people and cars in Southwest Ohio this summer, according to WCPO’s report.

Mount Saint Joseph researchers are asking people to help map the cicadas return this year. For more information, visit the MSJ Cicada Web Site.

We’ll be talking with an expert on insects from Wright State University about the potential impact of the emergence in the Miami Valley. 

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Injury crash reported I-75 northbound in Dayton

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 12:18 PM

Crews have responded to an injury crash on Interstate 75 northbound near West Second Street.

The far left lane was shut down around 11:50 a.m. Sunday.

Traffic has slowed in the remaining lanes.

We are on the scene working to learn more.

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Temperatures and rain chances on the rise this week

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 4:27 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

Photo by John Moore/Getty Images
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Clouds will give way to more sunshine this afternoon. It should be a nice looking day with highs in the middle 40s.

  • Dry today, more afternoon sunshine
  • Rain returns tomorrow
  • Flooding a concern this week with the amount of rain 

TONIGHT: Clouds return this evening and overnight tonight with rain arriving towards daybreak Monday. Temperatures overnight will be steady in the lower 40s.

MONDAY: Rain returns, and it could be heavy at times. While the chance for storms is not all that high, it can’t be ruled out. Highs will be in the lower to middle 60s.

TUESDAY: More dry time is expected, but storms will be possible later in the evening. Highs will be near 70 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Rain showers are expected with highs near 60 degrees.

THURSDAY: The chance for rain continues mainly south. Highs will be in the middle 40s.

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OVI crash overnight knocks over AT&T pole, closes part of road

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

Wires Down Old Springfield Road

Old Springfield Road at Stillwater River is closed due to an OVI accident overnight. 

>>Eliminations and changes to RTA routes go into effect

The road between State Route 48 and Kley is closed after a vehicle hit an AT&T utility pole Sunday around 2 a.m., according to Butler Township Police.

According to police, AT&T is now at the scene. 

It’s not known if there were any injuries. 

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Smartphones and depression

Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 6:10 PM

Smartphones and depression


A disturbing link between teens with smartphones, depression and even suicide.

RELATED: 10 tips to help you unplug from social media

A look at whether this alarming phenomenon is just a coincidence or a trend that needs urgent attention. 

News Center 7 shows you the small changes parents can make that may help kids better manage Monday beginning at 5 p.m. 

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