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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

Police attribute increase in homicides to gang-related activity (Cincinnati, OH): Heads of the Cincinnati Police Department testified in front of City Council's Law and Public Safety Committee on Jan. 6 to address the local increase in homicides. The key driver of the increases, according to police, is gang-related activity, particularly activity involving the Mexican drug cartel that controls the heroin trade.
Source: Cincinnati CityBeat    Date: January 8, 2014

Sentence stands in landmark gang case (Sandusky, OH): A lengthy appeal has failed for a convicted gang member serving a 25-year prison sentence at Lorain Correctional Institution. Denarea Swain, 27, formerly of Sandusky, has served two years of his sentence for gang- and drug-related crimes.
Source: Sandusky Register    Date: January 1, 2014

Man wounded in gang-related shooting at party (Toledo, OH): A man working security at a party was shot when a fight between Crips and Folks gang members started, according to a police report.
Source: The Blade    Date: December 31, 2013

Teen hurt in gang-related shooting has died (Cleveland, OH): A 16-year-old Cleveland boy has died after being injured in an apparent gang-related shooting on December 3.
Source: WOIO 19 Action News    Date: December 23, 2013

Attorneys agree to stay gang case (Youngstown, OH): Attorneys for a man accused of being a member of a violent East Side street gang agreed to have his case stayed in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court until another court rules on his previous criminal case.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: December 21, 2013

Raids on suspected Columbus gangs lead to several arrests (Columbus, OH): Authorities arrested more than a dozen people Wednesday morning during a series of raids focused on alleged gang activity in central Ohio.
Source: WTTE FOX 28 News    Date: December 11, 2013

Department's G.R.E.A.T. sessions prompt parent-child interaction (Delaware City, OH): In the midst of the holiday season, the Delaware Police Department is working with Delaware City Schools and Big Brothers Big Sisters to implement its GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training) Families Program.
Source: ThisWeek Community News    Date: December 2, 2013

Prosecutors ramp up use of gang charge (Toledo, OH): It's a law that has been on Ohio's books for years, but prosecutors in Lucas County say they are just beginning to pursue a charge aimed at taking gang members involved in criminal activity off the streets.
Source: The Blade    Date: December 1, 2013

Akron gang member sentenced to 18 years in prison for shooting driver in North Hill (Akron, OH): An Akron gang member was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison on his guilty pleas to felonious assault, participating in a criminal gang and other crimes in the January shooting of a woman after she flashed her car headlights as she was passing him on a snow-filled street.
Source: Akron Beacon Journal    Date: November 21, 2013

Stopping the violence (Youngstown, OH): As Warren deals with recent violence, Youngstown is making strides in lowering the city's homicide rate by 40 percent so far this year. The little more than a year old Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (C.I.R.V.) is being credited by the police chief for making a difference.
Source: WFMJ News    Date: November 15, 2013

Convicted Clermont Co. gang leader sentenced 20 years (Clermont County, OH): History was made Friday in Clermont County as it handled its first ever gang-related prosecution. Raeshawn RT Wilson, Jr. was sentenced to 20 years in prison on 34 gang-related charges involving his leadership of the "Get-It-Quick Gang."
Source: WXIX FOX19 News    Date: November 8, 2013

Judge hears motions in gang case (Youngstown, OH): At least four members of an East Side street gang who were indicted on gang related charges in August asked a Mahoning County Common Pleas judge Wednesday to dismiss the charges against them.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: October 31, 2013

Warren mayor pleads with gangs to 'stop the violence' (Warren, OH): Gang violence threatened trick-or-treating in one Northeast Ohio community. Two people have been killed in two weeks, and police believe threats of retaliation could escalate the violence.
Source: FOX 8 News    Date: October 30, 2013

South Side gang members plead guilty (Youngstown, OH): Three members of a South Side-based street gang pleaded guilty Thursday to several charges in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: October 25, 2013

Local, state authorities arrest dozens in Toledo gang sweep (Toledo, OH): A gang sweep aimed at reducing violence on Toledo streets put dozens of people behind bars Thursday.
Source: WNWO 24 News    Date: October 25, 2013

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