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Purported Youngstown street gang member murdered in Warren (Warren, OH): Authorities in Warren have identified the victim of Tuesday night's fatal shooting as a man named in an indictment as a Youngstown street gang member.
Source: WFMJ News    Date: June 18, 2014

Gang activity in Ohio prisons seems to be declining (Columbus, OH): About 1 in 6 Ohio inmates is in a prison gang, including nearly 2 of 3 in Ohio's top-security prison. But the good news is that gang connections dropped 12.9 percent in two years, with the most disruptive gang activity cut nearly in half.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: June 17, 2014

Bookstore owner helps ex-gang members turn new page in Columbus (Columbus, OH): From inside his bookstore, "The Book Suite" on East Long Street, former gang leader Sean Stevenson works with fellow ex-gang members to turn kids away from the guns, drugs and violence.
Source: WSYX 6 News    Date: June 17, 2014

Police make 21 arrests in East Price Hill (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati Police say they've arrested a slew of suspects in the latest crackdown on gang violence and drug activity. Tuesday's arrests centered on suspects in District Three, or East Price Hill. Police arrested 14 people in the initial list, then seven others also on outstanding warrants.
Source: WXIX FOX19 News    Date: June 17, 2014

Prosecutors charge teen gang with racketeering (Cleveland, OH): Prosecutors have charged 43 teenage members of a notorious street and prison gang with racketeering for a series of crimes allegedly committed inside a Cleveland juvenile detention center.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: June 12, 2014

Violence in Juvenile Detention Center to be addressed following Heartless Felons roundup (Cleveland, OH): Cuyahoga County authorities are expected on Thursday morning to announce a crackdown on violence in the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center. The announcement follows a roundup Wednesday of Heartless Felons prison gang members.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 12, 2014

Man still on the run from police in East Cleveland homicide has ties to street gang, acquitted of attempted murder charges with deceased (East Cleveland, OH): One of two men charged in the weekend shooting death of a 23-year-old man has previous ties to a street gang investigated by state and federal authorities and beat attempted murder charges with the man he's now accused of killing, according to court records.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 11, 2014

Crackdown on E Block gang should reassure city residents (Youngstown, OH): 12 suspected members of the E Block Gang taken off the streets of the lower West Side by law enforcement in a show of force that gave residents even more reason to celebrate the end of the brutal winter.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: June 8, 2014

Campbell gang member gets four-year prison term (Youngstown, OH): A Campbell man was sentenced to four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to participating in a criminal gang.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: June 4, 2014

Police raids part of Avondale anti-gang campaign (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati Police fanned out in Avondale on Wednesday in search of suspects connected to the gang violence that has plagued the neighborhood for much of this year. The show of force is the latest in a campaign that began in January after a bloody month of gang-related crime.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer    Date: June 4, 2014

Cincinnati police break up two violent gangs, make 41 arrests in Avondale crackdown (Cincinnati, OH): Police broke up two violent gangs, made 41 arrests and reduced violent crime in Avondale by 50 percent through a five-month operation, officials said Wednesday. Police said they rounded up dozens of members of the Savage Gang and Valley Boyz. The gangs were involved in serious crimes, they said.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: June 4, 2014

Cuyahoga County prosecutors go after the Heartless Felons, a prison gang that has spread to Cleveland's streets (Cleveland, OH): Cuyahoga County prosecutors are going after the Heartless Felons, one of the state's most vicious prison gangs, in an attempt to stop a wave of violence that has spread to the streets of Cleveland.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: May 28, 2014

Two people arrested in Toledo shooting spree (Toledo, OH): Police in Toledo say they've arrested two people in an apparent gang-related shooting in a large crowd that one man dead and three other people wounded.
Source: WBNS 10 News    Date: May 27, 2014

Accused Gang members indicted under rarely used statute (Cleveland, OH): Cuyahoga County prosecutors have indicted five people for "participating in a criminal gang" as part of the ‘heartless felons" street gang. Four of the suspects are men. One is a woman, and she is wanted.
Source: WOIO 19 Action News    Date: May 27, 2014

Shooting in central city injures three, kills one; police believe crime is gang-related (Toledo, OH): Four people were shot late this afternoon - one fatally - in what Toledo police described as a gang-related shooting in the 2100 block of Joffre Avenue.
Source: The Blade    Date: May 25, 2014

Mom of gang suspect: 'There is no E Block Gang' (Youngstown, OH): For the second day in a row, the mother of one of the 12 men accused of being members of a West Side street gang said there is no gang. Priscilla Sheppard, mother of 21-year-old Laytton Sheppard, who is accused of being a member of the E Block Gang, said her son and the others indicted with him have been friends since childhood and they are not part of a gang.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: May 24, 2014

Youngstown gang suspects arraigned; mom of two alleges police brutality (Youngstown, OH): An assistant Mahoning County prosecutor handling the case against 12 suspected members of a West Side gang said tips and complaints from residents in the Evanston Avenue area led to the investigation.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: May 23, 2014

Suspected gang affiliate charged with selling heroin in Euclid (Euclid, OH): A man accused of being affiliated with a street gang that federal authorities targeted in October faces new charges that say he kept selling heroin, court records say.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: May 22, 2014

12 charged for alleged drug and street gang activity in the Valley (Boardman Township, OH): Local and federal authorities announced the break-up of a gang allegedly involved in drug activity and violence in the Valley. During a press conference held Tuesday at the offices of the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force, authorities displayed a grenade launcher and other firearms confiscated during it's investigation into what they call the E-Block gang.
Source: WFMJ News    Date: May 20, 2014

Reborn anti-violence effort plans 'boots on the ground' campaign (Canton, OH): In an attempt to quell gang-related violent crime, members of the Stark County Community Initiative to Reduce Violence, or CIRV, met this week with residents to announce the group’s rebirth and talk about participation.
Source: Canton Repository    Date: May 17, 2014

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