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Sheriff's office investigating drug, gang activity in Piccadilly (Batavia, OH): The Clermont County Sheriff's Office, along with the Union Township Police Department and the Clermont County Narcotics Unit, is investigating the Piccadilly area of Union Township related to drug and gang activity.
Source: The Clermont Sun    Date: June 27, 2013

'Boobie' Hill Gang members plead guilty to dealing heroin (Dayton, OH): Three main figures in a group local law enforcement officials called the Robert “Boobie” Hill street gang have pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to distributing heroin in a four-county area.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: June 19, 2013

Gang member decides to plead (Youngstown, OH): A leader of a South Side street gang tried to fire his lawyer Wednesday but changed his mind when he was told he would not be granted a continuance of his trial date, which is three weeks away.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: June 19, 2013

Prison chapter of NAACP raises money for Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland (Cleveland, OH): A group of men behind prison walls are hoping to help stop gang violence by paying the way for children to become members of the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5    Date: June 10, 2013

Meeting looks at ways to quell urban violence (Cleveland, OH): Former gang members will be among the community and anti-violence activists from across the country meeting at a university in Cleveland this weekend to talk about solutions to violence in urban neighborhoods.
Source: Bucyrus Telegraph Forum    Date: May 31, 2013

For city's gangs, songs a deadly battle cry (Toledo, OH): He never saw it coming. By the time paramedics arrived, La'Quan Dunbar was dead. A single gunshot wound in the back of the head. Another casualty of the streets.
Source: The Blade    Date: May 26, 2013

Ohio Department of Corrections says violent rules infractions for inmates have decreased (Columbus, OH): An initiative to combat violence in Ohio's 28 prisons has helped to reduce gang violence and improve worker safety, prison officials say.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: May 26, 2013

Alleged gang member sentenced for assault in holding cell (Dayton, OH): Richard Benton III, whom law enforcement officials say is a member of the Robert "Booby" Hill gang they say ran a local heroin distribution ring, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 90 days in prison on Wednesday for assaulting another individual.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: May 8, 2013

Toddlers again caught in Toledo crossfire at Greenbelt Place Apartments (Toledo, OH): Deborah Green does not want to go home. "You got ignorant people living over there who want to shoot, gang bang, claim Crips or Bloods," said the 23-year-old mother of two.
Source: The Blade    Date: May 6, 2013

Toledo's gangs not very different from others (Toledo, OH): Enough was enough. A feud between two rival gangs — the Black Point Mafia and Hancock Kings — led to “a ton of shootings” about two years ago in Sandusky, police Chief John Orzech said.
Source: The Blade    Date: May 1, 2013

Leaders agree to address gangs, youth delinquency (Toledo, OH): A coalition of Toledo area religious leaders, educators, and criminal justice experts vowed Tuesday to work together to address gang violence and other issues of juvenile delinquency.
Source: The Blade    Date: May 1, 2013

Refuting mayor, Diggs states it's 'ludicrous' to deny gangs in Toledo (Toledo, OH): A day after Toledo Mayor Mike Bell told The Blade that Toledo doesn't have a gang problem, the city's police chief, Derrick Diggs, said in a radio interview that it would be "ludicrous" to say there is no gang problem in the city.
Source: The Blade    Date: May 1, 2013

Police investigate recent surge in gun violence (Hamilton, OH): Seven shootings in the past three months — including three last week — are largely being driven by drug and gang activity, according to Hamilton police.
Source: Hamilton Journal-News    Date: May 1, 2013

The Blade looks at solutions to combating Toledo's gangs (Toledo, OH): It didn't matter that the shooter wasn't looking for her sons. Her youngest – only 11 years old – was sitting on the sidewalk next to his bicycle.
Source: The Blade    Date: April 30, 2013

Steubenville man sentenced to prison (Steubenville, OH): A city man was sentenced to prison by Jefferson County Common Pleas Court Judge Joseph Bruzzese Monday after facing several charges related to gang activity and an incident last year.
Source: The Herald-Star    Date: April 30, 2013

Mayor calls Blade series 'irresponsible' (Toldeo, OH): Toledo Mayor Mike Bell blasted a four-day Blade series on gangs as “irresponsible journalism” and said it could hinder the city’s economic rebound and efforts to attract investors.
Source: The Blade    Date: April 30, 2013

Toledoans take steps to steer youngsters away from gangs (Toledo, OH): It didn't matter that the shooter wasn't looking for her sons. Her youngest — only 11 years old — was sitting on the sidewalk next to his bicycle.
Source: The Blade    Date: April 30, 2013

Rapper focuses on need to end strife in 'My City' (Toledo, OH) : Christopher Belton wants to make Toledo a better place to live. Much of the frustration and desire to elevate the city can be heard on a song Mr. Belton wrote, "My City," to accompany The Blade’s series on gangs and gang culture in Toledo.
Source: The Blade    Date: April 30, 2013

Gangs exact bloody toll on Toledo (Toledo, OH): When he was 8 years old, he wanted to belong. Other boys his age were joining soccer teams, studying for vocabulary tests. In bed by 9 o’clock.
Source: The Blade    Date: April 29, 2013

Lil Heads member says gang is really a family (Toledo, OH): "Maniac" has one goal in mind: spread the motto of his organization. "I'm from Smith Park. I'm known as a Lil Head; in Toledo we considered a gang, but, really, we a family," he said.
Source: The Blade    Date: April 29, 2013

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