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Juvenile gang members get dose of reality at summit (Youngstown, OH): Sixteen teenagers, all with ties to local street gangs in Youngstown and all now on juvenile probation because of their crimes, attended a summit at the Mahoning County High School on Wednesday.
Source: WYTV 33 News    Date: August 22, 2012

Police plumb social media for guides to gangs in city (Toledo, OH): In a video uploaded to YouTube, a man boasts in a rap that "I don't talk about the murder" and claims to invoke fear in people around the city. "I got a whopper in my pocket, I ain't talkin' 'bout a burger," he continues as the camera pans to show a revolver in his hand.
Source: The Blade    Date: August 20, 2012

Gang activity leads to standoff, shootings (Cleveland, OH): Gang activity on Cleveland's east side led to a standoff and shootings overnight, including one that is now a homicide.
Source: WKYC 3 News    Date: August 17, 2012

1-year-old's death likely result of gang feud (Toledo, OH): The gunfire that claimed the life of a 1-year-old girl and seriously wounded her 2-year-old sister last week was likely the result of a long-time gang feud, police sources said Wednesday.
Source: The Blade    Date: August 16, 2012

Violence a frequent visitor at Moody Manor (Toledo, OH): Violence is not new to Moody Manor, a project-based Section 8 housing complex affiliated with the Catholic Diocese of Toledo. Police are a regular sight at the near-downtown apartments, including regular patrols, off-duty officers working security, and gang unit officers targeting the Manor Boys, a group based out of Moody Manor that identifies itself as "Bloods."
Source: The Blade    Date: August 11, 2012

Two Dayton street gang members sentenced to federal prison (Dayton, OH): Two members of the Dayton View Hustlers street gang were sentenced to federal prison terms Thursday for their roles in a 2007 home invasion that resulted in the shooting death of a 52-year-old man.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: August 9, 2012

Mahoning County grand jury indicts four on gang-related activities (Youngstown, OH): A Mahoning County grand jury handed up indictments against four city men for alleged participation in criminal gang activity.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: August 2, 2012

C.I.R.V. announces two programs aimed at curbing violence (Youngstown, OH): The Youngstown Community Initiative to Reduce Violence and the city's police chief announced two new programs aimed to curb violent crime in the city.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: July 27, 2012

Task Force busts alleged major heroin gang (Dayton, OH): Federal and local authorities have busted what they say is a violent heroin gang, taking tens of thousands of dollars worth of drugs off the street and disrupting a pattern of violence that may have been responsible for multiple homicides and armed robberies throughout the region.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: July 18, 2012

Blade sues city over gang territory map (Toledo, OH): The Blade filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the city of Toledo claiming the city's police department is violating the Ohio Public Records Act for refusing to provide access to a "gang boundaries map" that police use to monitor increasing gang activities and a record number of shootings this year.
Source: The Blade    Date: July 12, 2012

Defusing gang violence before it starts (Columbus, OH): Police pepper spray meant for two teens fighting at the Juneteenth celebration misted those gathered to watch the melee, angering them as officers closed in at Franklin Park Conservatory.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: July 2, 2012

LSP gang members convicted (Cleveland, OH): Four Youngstown men who were convicted of conspiracy to commit racketeering for their street-gang activities on Youngstown's South Side are likely to go to prison for many years.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: June 29, 2012

Middletown police make gang-related arrests (Middletown, OH): Police said they believe a gang task force created in the past year is making a difference on Middletown streets. At least four gangs have been identified and broken up since the task force was created, police said.
Source: Middletown Journal    Date: June 29, 2012

Police tracking gunfire incidents (Dayton, OH): The recent rash of gunfire plaguing neighborhoods in West Dayton have roots stemming from varying circumstances that range from gang-related violence to domestic disturbances, according to police officials, who have been utilizing crime maps for several years to track common threads and patterns among incidents.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: June 24, 2012

Three shot at Cleveland's China House (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland Police continue to investigate a triple shooting at Cleveland's China House restaurant. The alleged gang related shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. outside of the China House restaurant located at Saint Clair Avenue and East 53rd Street.
Source: WOIO 19 Action News    Date: June 23, 2012

TPD Gang Unit beefing up patrols (Toledo, OH): After a deadly spike in gang violence this week, Toledo Police continue to beef up patrols going into the weekend. 13 ABC went on a ride-a-long with the Gang Unit on Friday as the unit steps up efforts to anticipate and suppress any retaliation.
Source: WTVG ABC 13 News    Date: June 22, 2012

Police spring into action after nine people shot, two fatally in 24 hours (Toledo, OH): The most violent short-term period in recent history prompted Toledo police Chief Derrick Diggs to reassign officers on Wednesday, sending additional patrols into neighborhoods burdened with gang activity to enforce a "zero-tolerance" policy.
Source: The Blade    Date: June 21, 2012

Life in a street gang (Cleveland, OH): Shawn Jones was sitting around smoking marijuana with his cousin when he was about 14 or 15 years old when the two decided they would start their own gang. That idea eventually blossomed into what authorities believe became Youngstown's largest street gang.
Source: Tribune Chronicle    Date: June 14, 2012

Youngstown police to step up efforts against violent crime (Youngstown, OH): Trying to reduce violent crime, the city will start a three-month police-saturation program Tuesday, introduce a community crime-reduction patrol and extend a gunshot-location system.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: June 9, 2012

Jury selection begins in gang trial (Cleveland, OH): Jury selection for the trial of the six members of Youngstown's one-time largest street gang still remaining in the case began Wednesday in Cleveland.
Source: Tribune Chronicle    Date: June 7, 2012

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