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Toledo police unveil Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (Toledo, OH): Toledo Police on Tuesday will unveil the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence, aimed at lowering violent crimes rates in the city. With an estimated 25 gangs and 2,500 active gang members in Toledo, The police are adopting an approach used in Cincinnati and other cities, and that will involve meeting face-to-face with known gang leaders.
Source: WTOL 11 News    Date: April 16, 2012

Toledo police to announce crime-reduction strategy (Toledo, OH): There cannot be a summer like the last -- violent and deadly -- officials plan to announce this week, alongside a new crime-reduction strategy. "There's a new way that we will deal with gang violence in this community and it's going to be continuous," police Chief Derrick Diggs said of the Toledo Community Initiative to Reduce Violence.
Source: The Blade    Date: April 15, 2012

Officer on gang duty shot (Trotwood, OH): A veteran Dayton undercover police officer investigating gang activity was involved in a gunfight Saturday morning that left him and a 21-year-old suspect seriously injured.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: April 14, 2012

130 guns, gang suspects being rounded up by joint police task force (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati Police and federal authorities announced that several joint investigations over the last 8 months have helped them take more than 200 guns off city streets.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: April 12, 2012

Five suspects in dismemberment case were reportedly part of gang (Hamilton, OH): Five people charged in connection with the murder and dismemberment of a central Ohio woman reportedly shared interest in a style of music known for its violent imagery as part of a group identified by the FBI as a growing gang, according to our partners at the Hamilton Journal News. Three of the suspects were arrested in Hamilton this past weekend.
Source: WKRC 12 News    Date: March 31, 2012

Suspected gang member arrested, not charged in slaying (Dayton, OH): A suspected street gang member involved in a fatal Harrison Twp. shooting last year was arrested Friday by local police and the FBI.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: March 30, 2012

Five Cincinnati gang members indicted on drug, gun charges (Cincinnati, OH): After months of surveillance, today federal prosecutors announce the indictment of five local gang members. All five are accused of conspiring to commit a crime involving drugs, guns and a large amount of cash.
Source: WKRC 12 News    Date: March 29, 2012

City of Hamilton receives anti-gang grant (Hamilton, OH): For the fifth year in-a-row, the City of Hamilton received the Anti-Gang Initiative Grant to help fight gang activity, however the grant dollar amount continues to decrease.
Source: WXIX FOX19 News    Date: March 28, 2012

Report details area heroin sales (Dayton, OH): Members of a Dayton street gang working in Fairborn, Middletown and Wapakoneta peddled hundreds of grams of heroin to addicts throughout Montgomery, Greene, Butler and Auglaize counties as law enforcement caught up with them, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Dayton.
Source: Middletown Journal    Date: March 27, 2012

Pleas set in LSP gang case (Cleveland, OH): One more member of LSP previously convicted of shooting two men in a drive-by shooting and an associate of Youngstown's one-time largest street gang will plead guilty in federal court this week.
Source: Tribune Chronicle    Date: March 26, 2012

Suspected gang members held on heroin charges (Dayton, OH): A federal grand jury has indicted seven men suspected of being members of a Dayton street gang on charges of distributing heroin in four area counties, authorities said Monday.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: March 19, 2012

Man, 19, killed in gang-related central city shooting (Toledo, OH): A 19-year-old man was killed and two people were wounded in a central Toledo shooting Friday night. Police say they believe the shooting may be gang-related and are still investigating.
Source: The Blade    Date: March 17, 2012

Local gang maintains power, influence in city (Dayton, OH): The Dayton View Hustlers, a street gang with a sophisticated organizational style that divides members into specialized shooters, robbers and street dealers, has weathered a coordinated four-year gang suppression campaign by law enforcement.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: March 9, 2012

Gathering for students to focus on violence (Toledo, OH): Working with at-risk youth in Toledo during the past decade, Crystal Harris has become accustomed to hearing about violent incidents in children's lives.
Source: The Blade    Date: February 25, 2012

Prisoners with gang links to be isolated (Dayton, OH): More Ohio prisons, including those in Dayton and Lebanon, are getting maximum-security cellblocks as officials seek to make state prisons safer by isolating larger numbers of dangerous gang members.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: February 14, 2012

Teen escaped Indian River to avoid gang (Massillon, OH): A youth who escaped last month from the Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility told investigators he ran to avoid being forced to join a gang.
Source: The Independent    Date: February 3, 2012

Teens facing gang-related charges in vandalism (New London, OH): A handful of local teenage boys are looking at possible gang-related charges for their involvement in spray painting graffiti.
Source: Norwalk Reflector    Date: January 30, 2012

Horizon Science Academy launches anti-gang program (Cleveland, OH): A Cleveland charter school is working to make sure its students avoid gangs and violence. Horizon Science Academy Cleveland Middle School has partnered with the United Stated Marshals on the Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program.
Source: FOX 8 News    Date: January 30, 2012

Cellphones, weapons and drugs flood Ohio prisons (Columbus, OH): Illegal drugs, weapons, tobacco and cellphones are flooding Ohio’s prisons, spurring a new wave of violence as rival gangs battle for control of the black market.
Source: Middletown Journal    Date: January 21, 2012

Toledo group calls for change to stop violence (Toledo, OH): The gang showed him its graffiti; it showed him its rivals. Then the gang took Jarrod Atkins, then hardly a teenager, and showed him what its members do to rival gangs.
Source: The Blade    Date: January 15, 2012

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