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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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One sentenced on gang charges, other fails to appear (Youngstown, OH): Judge Lou D’Apolito is not a seer, yet he told a man he was sentencing in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday that he was sure he will see the defendant again. Part of what led the judge to predict the future: a pair of slippers.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: September 2, 2015

Students at Westwood get Educated on Gangs (Dayton, OH): Gang expert Marlon Shackelford on Tuesday took his anti-gang message to Westwood K-8. "'Rest in peace' means you die of unnatural causes. 'Live in peace' means you die of natural causes. 'Rest in peace' is a death wish," Shankelford said. It's straight talk to kids who could be at risk of joining gangs.
Source: WKEF ABC 22 News    Date: August 25, 2015

Gang Issues Reduced in Old North Dayton (Dayton, OH): Billy Ladd says the last two weeks have been peaceful in his Old North Dayton neighborhood. "I haven't seen anything and talking to neighbors they seem to think the same thing it's been quiet they haven't had any trouble either," Ladd said.
Source: WKEF ABC 22 News    Date: August 24, 2015

Nonviolence summit hopes to stem gang and gun violence (Columbus, OH): Violence touches the lives of many local families whether due to drugs, gangs or bullying. Today,The MidEast Area Community Collaborative (MACC) hosted a non-violence summit, hoping to combat violence by strengthening family and neighborhood ties.
Source:    Date: August 22, 2015

Heartless Felons member gets 6 years for shooting witness (Cleveland, OH): A member of the Heartless Felons gang was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for shooting a witness who testified in a gang-related hearing.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: August 20, 2015

Man who pleaded guilty to gang charges arrested over weekend (Youngstown, OH): A man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to belonging to a West Side street gang and awaiting sentencing was arrested over the weekend in a car with a stolen license plate, a large quantity of ammunition and more than $1,100 cash.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: August 18, 2015

Only On 11: Two former Toledo gang members helping today's youth (Toledo, OH): Two former Toledo gang members are doing what they can to keep today’s youth off the streets. “All the stuff I did made no sense and it didn't get me any money, all it did was get me 17 years in the penitentiary," said former gang member Christopher Jones.
Source: Toledo News Now    Date: August 13, 2015

Only On 11: Toledo gangs using Facebook to spark violence (Toledo, OH): The Toledo Police Department says there are seven out of dozens of gangs here in Toledo considered hard core and memorials around town show they are still very much intact. Sgt. Rick Moreno with Toledo’s Gang Unit says the Cherry Woodz are one of those seven gangs.
Source: Toledo News Now    Date: August 12, 2015

Dayton police chief talks about gangs (Dayton, OH): Dayton's Police Chief doesn't like to call them gangs but did finally speak to us about what he calls groups who have been committing crimes. "Basically we are looking at about three dozen that we track at any given time. Eight to twelve are active in some form or fashion," said Chief Richard Biehl.
Source: WKEF ABC 22 News    Date: August 12, 2015

Street Gangs Force Community Action in Local Neighborhood (Dayton, OH): People in the Old North Dayton neighborhood are banding together to fight back against gangs. Residents Doyle Taylor, Jesse Ladd, and Billy Ladd say they've all recently been victimized. Jesse Ladd says gang members chased him and his girlfriend home from the park. "When we hit the corner of the building, they were right behind us and we ran over here knocked on his door and asked him if it was the same guys," said Ladd.
Source: WKEF ABC 22 News    Date: August 11, 2015

Dayton Police Have Summer Curfew Sweep (Dayton, OH): Dayton Police planned a curfew sweep in the Old North Dayton neighborhood Friday night. Neighborhood residents have complained about juvenile gang activity in the area. "Just within the last couple months it's gotten really out of hand," said neighborhood association president Ann Siefker, "We're very concerned."
Source: WKEF ABC 22 News    Date: August 8, 2015

Only On 11: Gang members caught on camera, residents worry of violence (Toledo, OH): There have been three shootings in three months in what used to be a prized South Toledo neighborhood. People living on the 600 block of Nicholas Street say a gang moved in, and they fear things will only get worse. They spoke exclusively to WTOL about the problem.
Source: Toledo News Now    Date: August 5, 2015

Last two members of E Block gang enter guilty pleas (Youngstown, OH): The last of 12 members of a West Side street gang who had yet to plead guilty to gang and other charges entered guilty pleas Monday, the day their trials were to begin.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: August 4, 2015

Gang member, 27, guilty in shooting (Toledo, OH): A Toledo gang member who shot a man to death last year faces up to 22 years in prison when he is sentenced later this month.
Source: The Blade    Date: August 4, 2015

Teen sentenced to youth prison for shooting at Eastland Mall (Franklin County, OH): A 17-year-old boy who admitted firing shots that injured two people last summer at Eastland Mall was committed today to a state youth prison until age 21 but will be eligible for early release after serving one year.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: August 3, 2015

Man gets three and a half years on gang, weapons charges (Youngstown, OH): Judge Lou D’Apolito agreed with defense counsel for a man being sentenced Thursday on gang and weapons charges that the gang Jevon Fitzgerald admitted being a part of was not exactly a criminal organization on par with the Mafia or the Hell’s Angels.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: July 31, 2015

Gang dispute that led to fatal Garfield Heights shooting detailed in court records (Garfield Heights, OH): A dispute that led to the 2014 shooting death of a 15-year-old boy erupted after a member of the J-Park street gang smuggled a pistol into a teen dance and mimicked shooting at his rivals.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: July 23, 2015

Heartless Felons gang founder sentenced to prison for intimidating a police officer (Cleveland, OH): A man described by authorities as a founding member of the Heartless Felons gang was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday for participating in a gang and intimidating a police officer.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: July 21, 2015

Akron drug-house robbery marks second time gang member shot in armed home invasion, police say (Akron, OH): A convicted member of an Akron street gang was shot while robbing a drug house, marking the second time he was shot during an armed robbery since 2008, police say.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: July 20, 2015

Family Says They're Being Terrorized by Short North Posse Gang Members (Columbus, OH): A west side family says the federal push to rid central Ohio of a notorious street gang is not working. They say they’ve been terrorized by members of the Short North Posse for weeks. The family is too scared to talk on camera but started reporting the violence against them earlier this month.
Source: WSYX 6 News    Date: July 20, 2015

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