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Latest News

10.29.2014

Statement by Secretary Jeh Johnson on Enhanced Presence of Federal Protective Service at U.S. Government Buildings in the United States

10.27.2014

Ohio seeks private partners for disaster response – SF GATE

10.16.2014

Pair arraigned in $1,600 theft of metal items from S. Toledo restaurant – TOLEDO BLADE

10.08.2014

Ohio University PD To Welcome K9 Unit To Force – WCMH (Columbus)

10.07.2014

The Ohio Department of Public Safety Continues Efforts to Strengthen Public-Private Relationships

10.02.2014

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

09.25.2014

Homeland Security secretary in Hilliard: Communities key to thwarting terrorism – COLUMBUS DISPATCH

09.24.2014

Secretary Johnson to Travel to Ohio

09.19.2014

Online database deters metal theft – WDTN (DAYTON)

09.19.2014

University police have a new big dog on campus – THE LANTERN (OSU)

09.18.2014

DHS Needs to Enhance Critical Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment Efforts, Audit Finds – HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY

09.15.2014

Two Ironton Schools Closed; Others Placed On Lockdown Following Threat Of Violence – WCHS (Charleston, WV)

09.15.2014

Homeland Security encourages Indiana residents to participate in Great Central US ShakeOut – The Republic (Columbus, IN)

09.15.2014

New York City Adopts RFID Tags to Track First Responders – Homeland Security Today

09.11.2014

DHS asks stores to watch customers behavior for terrorist signs – WASHINGTON TIMES

09.11.2014

Homeland Security Secretary Says He'll Do All He Can to Prevent Terrorism – NY1

09.10.2014

Start-ups offer apps which help people cope with disasters – HOMELAND SECURITY NEWS WIRE

09.10.2014

After Ferguson Unrest, Senate Reviews Use of Military-Style Gear by Police – NEW YORK TIMES

09.10.2014

‘One DHS Cyber Approach’ the Latest DHS Industry Outreach Webinar – HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY

09.04.2014

Growing cyberthreats lead to growing interest in cybersecurity insurance – HOMELAND SECURITY NEWSWIRE

09.03.2014

Medical registry systems are becoming part of emergency preparedness plans – HOMELAND SECURITY NEWSWIRE

09.02.2014

County will seek $$ for command vehicle next year – ATHENS NEWS

09.02.2014

No imminent terrorism threat to U.S., officials say – COLUMBUS DISPATCH

08.29.2014

Residents of six Real ID-noncompliant states to face restrictions – HOMELAND SECURITY NEWS WIRE

08.28.2014

DHS Announces Achievements in Trusted Traveler Program Milestones – HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY

08.27.2014

Cleveland Division of Police requested the presence of the OHS SkyWatch tower on August 23, 2014 during Gladiators, Indians, and Browns games. See photos of the tower during this deployment.

08.25.2014

Social media grappling with problems posed by terrorists-supporting contents – HOMELAND SECURITY NEWS WIRE

08.25.2014

Officials: White House reviewing equipment program – CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

08.22.2014

Stealing History: Wrought Iron Thefts Plague Historic Olde Towne East – WBNS (Columbus)

08.21.2014

Changes to Pentagon equipment transfers to local police not likely – HOMELAND SECURITY NEWS WIRE

08.21.2014

The Wearable Technology Revolution Promises Interesting Applications for Homeland Security – HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY

08.21.2014

More Women Entering Cybersecurity Fields Aided by Industry Scholarship Program – HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY

08.19.2014

Lawmakers reconsider transfer of military gear to local police – Homeland Security News Wire

08.15.2014

Report: DHS needs to improve cyber threat data sharing – Fierce Homeland Security

08.15.2014

Metal theft a possible factor in major Detroit flooding – Detroit Metro Times

08.08.2014

7 Alleged Members of Human Smuggling Network Arrested in Guatemala – Homeland Sec. Today

08.08.2014

FEMA Under Fire for Excessive Costs and Mismanagement of Disaster Aid Programs – Homeland Sec. Today

08.07.2014

Tornado strength, frequency linked to climate change – HOMELAND SECURITY NEWS WIRE

08.07.2014

Alabama schools deploy 3-D virtual mapping to prepare responders – HOMELAND SECURITY NEWS WIRE

08.06.2014

U.S. law enforcement agencies perceive Sovereign citizen movement as top terrorist threat – HOMELAND SECURITY NEWS WIRE

08.06.2014

Toledo's water alarm harbinger of things to come – HOMELAND SECURITY NEWS WIRE

08.05.2014

Local Police Work To Crack Down On Copper Thieves – WJZ (Baltimore, MD)

08.04.2014

Kansas, Missouri invest in tornado safe-rooms – HOMELAND SECURITY NEWS WIRE

08.04.2014

New rules proposed for crude oil shipments – HOMELAND SECURITY NEWS WIRE

08.01.2014

DHS slow to inspect high-risk chemical plants – HOMELAND SECURITY NEWS WIRE

 

Terrorism Connections to Ohio

Cleveland Bomb Plot - 2012
Five men were arrested in April 2012 and accused of plotting to blow up a bridge near Cleveland.

Ahmed Hussein Mahamud - 2011

Ahmed Hussein Mahamud, a 26-year-old American citizen from Columbus, was charged in an indictment, unsealed in June 2011, with providing material support to Al Shabaab.

Hor & Amera Akl - 2010
Hor and Amera Akl, a married couple residing in Toledo, were arrested in 2010 and charged with providing material support to the designated terrorist organization Hizballah. In May 2011, the Akls pled guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Jerry & Joe Kane - 2010
Jerry and Joe Kane, father and son anti-government extremists from Forest, were killed in a shoot-out with Arkansas law enforcement after they fatally shot two West Memphis police officers during a traffic stop on May 20, 2010.

 

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