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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

As fathers falter, gangs fill the void (Toledo, OH): Mitchell Moore says he should be dead. Selling drugs, stealing cars. Shooting at people, being shot at. Taunting rival gang members. Ruthless — it's tattooed on his right arm.
Source: The Blade    Date: April 29, 2013

Female gang member ponders life beyond the street (Toledo, OH): For as long as she can remember, "Kid," a 21-year-old gang member, has wanted to study criminal justice and work as a crime-scene investigator. Not the typical career choice for someone who neither likes nor trusts the police.
Source: The Blade    Date: April 29, 2013

Police say gangs increasingly violent in OH city while gang-related homicides down (Toledo, OH): Police say gangs in a northwest Ohio city have become increasingly violent over the past couple of decades even as gang-related homicides were reported to be down last year compared with 2011, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Source: The Republic    Date: April 28, 2013

Five men arrested as agents conduct gang-crime sweep (Canton, OH): Agents from six federal, state and local agencies working to address gang crime in Canton arrested five men Friday, one of whom was wanted for murder.
Source: Canton Repository    Date: April 27, 2013

Area law enforcement working to reduce gang violence in Smith Park (Toledo, OH): Officers from various local, state, and federal law enforcement officials are canvassing the Smith Park neighborhood as part of a community initiative to reduce gang violence.
Source: The Blade    Date: April 22, 2013

Three gang members arrested in 2009 homicide in Lorain (Lorain, OH): Three members of a Lorain street gang were indicted Tuesday in the June 22, 2009, shooting death of Marquis McCall and the wounding of another man.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: April 3, 2013

Ohio says prison gang numbers decline slightly (Columbus, OH): The Ohio prisons system says the number of inmates in gangs is down slightly since the agency began efforts to reduce violence behind bars.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: April 2, 2013

Leaders will hold national conference in Cleveland to address urban violence (Cleveland, OH): Community activists from around the country will meet in Cleveland this spring to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the nation's first gang summit and to also discuss solutions to quell violence and inter-generational poverty in urban cities.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 24, 2013

Niles gang member sentenced to four years in prison (Warren, OH): Jamaz L. Protho, 18, one of three young men charged as members of a Niles gang called Savage Inc., has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: March 22, 2013

Police investigate double shooting in Akron (Akron, OH): Two men are recovering in the hospital after a gang-related shooting on the city's north side early Tuesday morning.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5    Date: March 12, 2013

Rival gangs rumble at John Adams High School (Cleveland, OH): More trouble at John Adams High School in Cleveland. A gang called Benham rumbled with another from E. 102nd on Thursday afternoon. Police had to be called to assist school security forces. Multiple EMS and police units responded, and pepper spray had to be used to break the fight up.
Source: WOIO 19 Action News    Date: March 8, 2013

17 'Black Money Bloods' held in alleged drug ring (Cincinnati, OH): Three alleged members of the "Black Money Bloods" are still on the loose, the FBI says, although 17 other alleged members of the violent gang were rounded up Friday on federal charges.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer    Date: March 5, 2013

Wiretaps led to largest drug bust "in memory," says FBI (Over The Rhine, OH): The FBI has been investigating a street gang in Cincinnati called the Black Money Bloods since 2011. But it wasn't until last April, according to an agent's sworn statement filed in court, that a drug investigation began that would lead to the largest narcotics bust "in memory," as special agent in charge Ed Hanko put it Friday afternoon.
Source: WXIX FOX19 News    Date: March 1, 2013

Fights, disturbances up at private prison (Columbus, OH): Fights, disturbances and use of force have all increased at a state prison now owned and operated by Corrections Corp. of America, according to a new report released Friday.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: February 22, 2013

Glass City gangs: A WTOL11 investigation (Toledo, OH): Gang violence in the Glass City has some Toledoans living in fear. "[It is] Terrifying," said one Toledo mother. "I just really want to get out of Toledo and try to find somewhere where's there's less drama and less gang violence."
Source: Toledo News Now    Date: February 22, 2013

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