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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

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

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