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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

Four Youngstown LSP gang members sentenced for roles in racketeering conspiracy (Youngstown, OH): A federal judge sentenced four LSP street gang members Wednesday for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy that used violence to control their territory and sell drugs.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: October 17, 2012

Gang violence being fought in Toledo (Toledo, OH): The Toledo Police aim to curb the gang violence here in the Glass City. One way is the law that if a gang member commits a crime, the entire gang is responsible.
Source: WNWO News    Date: October 12, 2012

Security to increase at Coshocton County Fair after gang threats (Coshocton, OH) : Social media discussions about potential gang violence at the Coshocton County Fair prompted the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office to heighten security this year, Lt. Dean Hettinger said.
Source: Coshocton Tribune    Date: October 3, 2012

Man pleads guilty to perjury in LSP gang trial (Youngstown, OH): A Youngstown man has pleaded guilty to perjury in connection to his testimony during the LSP street gang trial. The federal grand jury indictment against Marquise J. Wilkins, 23, states that Wilkins gave sworn testimony in the LSP (LaClede, Sherwood, Parkview and Princeton) gang trial that was inconsistent with previous sworn statements he had made before the grand jury.
Source: WYTV 33 News    Date: October 2, 2012

Five men plead not guilty in fight outside Start-Scott game (Toledo, OH): Five men pleaded not guilty today to charges that they were involved in a gang-related fight outside a high school football game.
Source: The Blade    Date: October 1, 2012

Two more Lorain gang members sentenced in Lorain County Common Pleas court (Elyria, OH): Two more gang members were sentenced yesterday in Lorain County Common Pleas court, bringing the count to three awaiting for a sentencing dates and eight more cases pending.
Source: The Morning Journal    Date: September 29, 2012

Five people arrested after gang-related fight breaks out at high school football game (Toledo, OH): At least five people were arrested Friday night after a gang-related fight broke out at a high school football game in Toledo. In documents filed at Toledo Municipal Court, the men were at Start High School on Tremainsville Road for the Start-Scott game when gang members from the Manor Boys and the Folk were kicked out of the game for reportedly causing a disturbance.
Source: The Blade    Date: September 29, 2012

Easthaven community unites against gang activity (Columbus, OH): Members of the Easthaven community united against gangs today through a prayer walk Saturday. The event was in response to what Easthaven Community Blockwatch leader Felicia Saunders describes as recent gang activity.
Source:    Date: September 22, 2012

Gang members arrested in task force raids (Dayton, OH): Law enforcement officials have arrested three members of the Diamond Cut street gang and are searching for two more, following Wednesday’s raids at five area houses, according to Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: September 20, 2012

Youngstown chief hails anti-violence program a success (Youngstown, OH): After recording 14 homicides through the first five-and-a-half months of the year, half of them being gang-related, Youngstown police said there have been only five murders since mid-June, with only one being tied to gang activity.
Source: WYTV 33 News    Date: September 4, 2012

Toledo police looking to social media for gang clues (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.
Source: The Marion Star    Date: September 2, 2012

Federal warrants served on local gang (Cincinnati, OH): Local12 is working on a Breaking News Alert. We have learned that the DEA with the cooperation of the Cincinnati Police Department has served at least 8 Federal warrants on the west side of Cincinnati.
Source: WKRC 12 News    Date: August 30, 2012

Police arrest 19 in Westwood drug raids (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati police and federal agents raided homes and made 19 arrests Thursday as part of a campaign to break up what authorities say was a major drug trafficking operation in Westwood.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer    Date: August 30, 2012

New programs helps target gang members to keep streets safer (Toledo, OH): The Toledo Community Initiative to Reduce Violence is a multi-tiered initiative that uses law enforcement, social services and community leaders to take an active role in reducing the gang and gun violence in the city.
Source: Toledo News Now    Date: August 28, 2012

Youngstown call-in offers teens 'a way out' of gangs (Youngstown, OH): The message to 18 young men in or affiliated with gangs was clear: Put down the guns and stop the violence. A "call-in" took place Wednesday at Mahoning County High School on the city’s South Side, and youths who are on juvenile probation and their parents learned of services available to help teens change their ways.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: August 23, 2012

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

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