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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

Ohio man gets life in slayings of woman, teen son (Toledo, OH): A 27-year-old gang member from northwest Ohio is going to prison for life for gunning down a woman and her teenage son on their front steps last year.
Source:    Date: December 4, 2012

Man sentenced for lying about LSP gang activity (Akron, OH): A defendant who admitted lying under oath in a Youngstown street gang case has been sentenced to three years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: November 27, 2012

Two plead not guilty to gang-related charges in Trumbull County (Niles, OH): The Niles community is hoping to move forward after a trio is indicted on charges related to possible gang activity.
Source: WFMJ News    Date: November 22, 2012

Police investigation yields 12 indictments on gang-related charges (Cincinnati, OH) : Cincinnati police have announced that several joint investigations have resulted in the indictment of 12 gang members and affiliates from the Madisonville neighborhood.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: November 21, 2012

Police identify victim as gang member (Youngstown, OH): Police have identified the city's latest murder victim as a member of the H-Block South Side street gang, but are not yet sure if that gang affiliation led to his murder.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: November 20, 2012

Three gang suspects in Niles are indicted (Warren, OH): Three Niles teens were indicted Friday by a Trumbull County grand jury that alleges they are part of a street gang known as the Savages.
Source: Tribune Chronicle    Date: November 17, 2012

Columbus graffiti sends gang messages with symbols, designs (Columbus, OH): Gang-related vandalism can be found spray painted in various areas of Columbus. Much of it is meant to send a message, according to experts who decode the graffiti.
Source: WBNS 10 News    Date: November 15, 2012

Toledo police issue warrant for man, 18, in gang-related shooting (Toledo, OH): Toledo police issued an arrest warrant today for an 18-year-old man who allegedly shot another man in an apparently gang-related incident.
Source: The Blade    Date: November 6, 2012

Judge sentences gang member Christian Oliver to nine years (Youngstown, OH): A 19-year-old member of a gang that was involved in a violent melee in the parking lot of a city school that was recorded and uploaded to YouTube will spend several years behind bars.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: November 3, 2012

Toledo police looking to double gang task force (Toledo, OH): The Toledo Police Department is placing bids for eight new gang task force officers that would double the size of the unit, said Sgt. Joe Heffernan.
Source: The Press     Date: October 18, 2012

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