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Homicide of former standout football player at Brush and Cleveland Heights likely gang related, police say (Euclid, OH): The fatal shooting of a South Euclid man at a bar two weeks ago is likely gang-related, investigators say. Euclid Police Lt. Mike Knack said investigators believe the April 2 shooting -- which resulted in the death of former high-school football standout Herman Groce III, 22 -- involved a dispute between members of two rival gangs.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: April 17, 2014

40 involved in fight at Akron high school involving rival gangs (Akron, OH): Police officers were dispatched yesterday to Kenmore High School in Akron to quell a fight among dozens of students, many of whom now face rioting charges.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: April 12, 2014

Discipline issue, gang rumors cause disturbance at Colerain High School (Colerain Township, OH): Extra officers will be on hand at Colerain High School on Friday after rumors of gang activity and a "discipline issue" caused a disturbance.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: April 11, 2014

As Cincinnati police transfer class takes shape, gang unit moves closer to the streets (Cincinnati, OH): Sixty-nine new police officers stand ready to join the force as the police department gears up to crack down on violent crime.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: April 4, 2014

Mother speaks out about death of 15-year-old son in gang-related shooting (Garfield Heights, OH): Davone Wright laced up his orange and black Air Jordan shoes March 14 and hurried out the door. His fighting words had worked. "You don't ever let me go anywhere anymore," the 15-year-old told his mother Nequita Pierce, as they argued about his plans. "You know I'm not a baby."
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: April 1, 2014

Family blames five car fires on gangs (Elyria, OH): Lorain County family members believe a rash of car fires at their homes in Lorain and Elyria in the past month might be linked to gang activity.
Source: The Chronicle-Telegram    Date: March 25, 2014

Teen found delinquent in incident at Franklin Park Mall (Toledo, OH): The teen admitted in Lucas County juvenile court to inducing panic, participating in a criminal gang, and carrying a concealed weapon. Judge Connie Zemmelman found the youth delinquent and sentenced him to the Lucas County Youth Treatment Center.
Source: The Blade    Date: March 25, 2014

Street gangs involved in several violent Cleveland Heights crimes (Cleveland Heights, OH): Organized street gangs could be responsible for several violent incidents in the city during the past five months. Court records say the shooting and robbery of a suspected drug dealer in January and a string of violent bank robberies in November and December were committed by the street gangs known as the Heartless Felons and the Cut Throat Boys.
Source:    Date: March 21, 2014

Walnut Hills mourns at site where 14-year-old was shot to death (Cincinnati, OH): Balloons, flowers and stuffed animals lie at the corner of Essex Place and Taft Road, just feet from where a 14-year-old was shot to death amid a feud between two rival groups.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: March 21, 2014

Gang member Quincy Allen gets life in prison for fatal shooting of rival gang member (Toledo, OH): A gang member who shot and killed a rival gang member at a Detroit Avenue gas station last year was sentenced today to life in prison with parole eligibility after he serves 35 years.
Source: The Blade    Date: March 13, 2014

RTA bus driver: Attack on me a 'gang initiation' (Dayton, OH): An RTA bus driver survived being shot and stabbed in a seemingly random attack Monday he told police occurred during what he believes was some kind of gang initiation.
Source: Springfield News-Sun    Date: February 24, 2014

Police conduct roundup of suspected gang members (Cincinnati, OH): A four-month long investigation into violent street crime and drug trafficking by gangs in the West End has resulted in 13 arrests and 11 guns taken off the street, Cincinnati Police said Thursday.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer    Date: February 20, 2014

Violence in County Juvenile Detention Center called "critical" (Cleveland, OH): In the two years since Cuyahoga County moved troubled youth into a newly-built detention center, violent incidents, threats and injuries have skyrocketed to a point that Juvenile Court officials now call critical.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: February 16, 2014

Gang members to help stop gang violence (Cleveland, OH): On Saturday, actual gang members joined Cleveland City leaders in an effort to help curb gang violence. "I been around gangs my whole life," said "Doc," an active gang member.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5    Date: February 8, 2014

City officials announce new plan to fight violent crime in Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH): Mayor John Cranley says his plan to put more than 100 new police officers on the streets when he sat on the City Council 10 years ago helped reduce crime, and he wants to try that plan again now that he is mayor.
Source: The Cincinnati Herald    Date: February 6, 2014

Cincinnati mayor introduces anti-crime initiative (Dayton, OH): Cincinnati will ramp up overtime for its police department, resurrect a gang unit and put 80 new officers on the street in the next 1½ years under an initiative aimed at tackling a recent rash of homicides and violent crimes in Ohio’s third largest city, authorities announced Monday.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: February 3, 2014

Bookstore opens its doors to at-risk kids in effort to reduce violence (Columbus, OH): Inside The Book Suite on East Long Street, men are teaching boys how to live a life free of drugs, crime and violence. "Everybody knows when you come on Long Street, the bookstore - it's a neutral zone. No gang violence. None of that, none of that's happening here," said Sean Stevenon.
Source: WBNS 10 News    Date: January 21, 2014

Thirty children in fight related to gang arrests (Sandusky, OH): About 30 children were fighting outside a boy’s Prospect Street home Monday evening, in what his aunt said was the latest chapter of threats made against him in connection with a slew of gang arrests in August, police said.
Source: Sandusky Register    Date: January 16, 2014

Ohio State professor: Youth gangs a symptom, not a cause of violence (Columbus, OH): Pictures of bloodied bodies and gang tattoos filled the projector screen as Tupac Shakur's song "Only God Can Judge Me" played in the background. René Olate, an assistant professor at Ohio State's College of Social Work, moved to the next slide: a map of Central America. He explained how the most notorious gangs of the Latin American countries have ties that originated in Los Angeles.
Source: The Lantern    Date: January 9, 2014

South Side gang member gets four years in prison (Youngstown, OH): A 20-year-old West Ravenwood Avenue man, who pleaded guilty to robbery and participating in a criminal gang, has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: January 8, 2014

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