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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

Street Guns: A WTOL 11 investigation into Glass City gangs (Toledo, OH): There are dozens of gangs roaming Toledo streets. The Manor Boys, Cherrywoods, Smith Park, 900 boys, Stickney 33, and more. And every member is packing heat.
Source: Toledo News Now    Date: February 7, 2013

Leader of Rated R street gang in Canton sentenced to prison time in drug trafficking ring (Canton, OH): Four people were sentenced in a Stark County drug trafficking ring, including the leader of Canton's Rated R gang.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5    Date: February 1, 2013

Two men sentenced on charges related to local drug-trafficking ring (Cleveland, OH): Two Stark County men were sentenced Wednesday in federal court for their high-level roles in a drug trafficking ring. Virgil Hill and Jerry Gordon Jr. are among 17 people who pleaded guilty late last year to charges related to a cocaine and heroin operation in the Canton area. The group included several suspected Rated R street gang members, according to authorities.
Source: The Independent    Date: January 30, 2013

Self-improvement group takes aim at roots of gang violence (Toledo, OH): A new group is taking steps to reduce gang violence in Toledo through the guidance and personal experiences of those who escaped their own criminal past.
Source: WNWO News    Date: January 29, 2013

Gang violence down, but police still fight street culture (Cincinnati, OH): Gangs bring drugs crime and violence to our neighborhoods. Its become a scary fact of life, and in some cities it's getting worse. You might expect this in Chicago and Los Angeles but gang violence is also on the rise in smaller areas like Chattanooga and Oklahoma City.
Source: WKRC 12 News    Date: January 10, 2013

Ohio's youth prisons much-improved, monitor says (Columbus, OH): Some changes to Ohio's youth prison system are a model for the nation, an annual report concludes, while it also highlights continuing issues in the system involving gang violence, education classes and medical care.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: December 25, 2012

Ohio youth prisons improved, but need work (Columbus, OH): A report calls some changes to Ohio's youth prison system a model for the nation while highlighting continuing problems in the system with gang violence, education classes and medical care.
Source: WTRF 7 News    Date: December 24, 2012

Gang crackdown nets 38 arrests in Toledo (Toledo, OH): A recent crackdown on Toledo area gangs netted 38 arrests that included 11 felony charges and thousands of dollars in seized drugs, authorities said today.
Source: The Blade    Date: December 10, 2012

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