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Convicted gang member faces more charges in 2010 Youngstown murder (Youngstown, OH): A Youngstown man accused of a 2010 homicide is facing additional charges. Prosecutors say Frankie Hudson, Jr. took part in a gang-related robbery and murder when he was still a juvenile. He was indicted in November of 2015 for the murder and had been in prison for convictions related to being in the H-Block gang.
Source: WKBN 27 News    Date: July 14, 2016

Community collaborates to combat youth violence (Mansfield, OH): The culture of violence underlying the lives of young people in the city of Mansfield is not something the community takes lightly. According to Mansfield Police Chief Ken Coontz, most violent crime offenders are between the ages of 16 and 26 years old. Within that group, the vast majority of offenders are minorities. And many are often involved in gang-related activity.
Source: Richland Source    Date: July 13, 2016

Another Short North Posse defendant pleads guilty; three remain for trial (Columbus, OH): A Short North Posse member pleaded guilty Thursday, leaving only three remaining defendants from the gang.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: July 7, 2016

Local Gang Member Sentenced On Racketeering Charge (Columbus, OH): A member of the Short North Posse gang has been sentenced to 8 years in prison.
Source: WCBE 90.5 FM News    Date: July 1, 2016

4 suspected gang members arrested (Lorain, OH): Four people with known gang affiliations were arrested and additional six were charged following an investigation from the Lorain Police Department’s Community Impact Unit.
Source: The Chronicle-Telegram    Date: June 29, 2016

13 suspected gang members, associates arrested in Lorain (Lorain, OH): A Lorain County grand jury returned an indictment against several suspected gang members and associates that police think are responsible for a spike in violent crimes in the Lorain during the past several months.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 28, 2016

Final JPark gang member sentenced for killing woman during gang-retaliation shooting (Cleveland, OH): A member of Cleveland's JPark gang will spend the rest of his life in prison for fatally shooting a 20-year-old woman during a gang-retaliation attempt.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 27, 2016

Stark at-risk youths get blunt message (Canton, OH): Recognized as "people of influence" within their circle of associates, 10 teenagers sat through about an hour of blunt and graphic warnings Friday from criminal justice officials and social service workers regarding possible consequences of affiliating with criminal gangs.
Source: Canton Repository    Date: June 24, 2016

Councilman questions gang activity in Lima (Lima, OH): Last week we did a story about recent gun violence tied to teenagers in the City of Lima. In that story we talked to Lima Police investigators, who said that some of the youth involved were part of gangs around Lima. Sixth Ward Councilman, Derry Glenn says that he walks around his ward and doesn't see gang activity, and with his work with the Ohio Department of Corrections he says that he can identify if there are any gangs.
Source: WLIO News    Date: June 21, 2016

Final DTO gang member sentenced to prison in West Side auto theft roundup (Cleveland, OH): The final member of the Cleveland gang "DTO" arrested in a 50-plus person auto theft gang roundup was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 21, 2016

5 sought after fatal park stabbing (Toledo, OH): One person was killed and two others wounded in a stabbing Saturday night at Maumee Bay State Park, authorities said Sunday. The Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, which said the incident was believed to be gang-related, identified the victim Sunday afternoon as Karl Avery, 24.
Source: The Blade    Date: June 13, 2016

Lima Police: Most Shootings Are Gang Related (Lima, OH): It seems as if shootings in Lima have become more and more common. What's even more alarming is that teens seem to be involved in almost all of them. Lima police say about 90 percent of these shootings are gang related.
Source: WLIO News    Date: June 13, 2016

Teenage gang members arrested in Boone County (Boone County, OH): Five teenagers involved in a Boone County gang were arrested Wednesday after a six-month investigation by Boone County Sheriff's detectives determined them to be engaged in organized crime.
Source: The Enquirer    Date: June 10, 2016

Cleveland's struggle to curb violence brings new approach: Pathways to Peace (Cleveland, OH): Asteve' "Cookie" Thomas was walking home from a corner store on a sunny September afternoon in 2007 when she stepped into the middle of a shootout. A bullet hit the 7th-grade honor student in the neck. She was one of 134 people murdered in Cleveland that year, the highest homicide toll in more than a decade.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 9, 2016

Weinland Park ready to leave gang legacy behind (Columbus, OH): In a neighborhood once saddled with shootings and gang violence, Weinland Park resident Chris Picot now worries more about rent hikes than violent crime.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: June 6, 2016

Cleveland man charged in shooting over gang membership (Cleveland, OH): Police are searching for a 20-year-old suspected gang member accused of shooting a man who refused to take part in the gang.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 6, 2016

Drugs, guns and cash seized; several suspected gang members arrested (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati Police have taken down a major violent crime and drug gang terrorizing people in a local community. Officers arrested 12 people and seized weapons and cash. Complaints from people living in Hawaiian Terrace drove the effort to shut down a gang.
Source: WKRC 12 News    Date: June 2, 2016

Authorities deal with increasing gang activity (Dayton, OH): The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is seeing an uptick in gang crimes throughout the region. Since 2 NEWS first told you about the growing problem in April, the sheriff’s office has made 12 gang-related arrests.
Source: WDTN 2 News    Date: June 2, 2016

Man shot after trying to leave Cleveland street gang (Cleveland, OH): A 20-year-old man was shot Tuesday night after he tried to disavow himself from a street gang, according to a police report. The man said a CMB gang member known as "Killa" shot him three times about 9:30 p.m. at the basketball courts at Woodland Hills Park near East 111th Street and Melba Avenue, the report says.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: May 25, 2016

Witness in Short North Posse trial describes gang culture (Columbus, OH): "I love 'B,'" Earl Williams said, referring to a Short North Posse leader whom he has known since the fifth grade. But here was Williams, 37, testifying against Robert Brandon Ledbetter, whom prosecutors contend once ordered Williams killed for talking to the police.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: May 24, 2016

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