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OHS releases Safer Ohio phone app nearing Boston Bombing Anniversary


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Executive Director Baron featured in Franklin University Alumni magazine


Ohio Homeland Seurity visits College - Story from whiznews.com

Information sharing is key to securing Ohio


Transportation Security is important to Ohio Homeland Security


Scrap-metal dealers want database - Story from the Columbus Dispatch


Ohio’s next step on metal thefts: Recording sales - Story from Dayton Daily News


Recent 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, Ohio.

Ahmed Hussein Mahamud - 2011

Ahmed Hussein Mahamud, a 26-year-old American citizen from Columbus, Ohio, 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, Ohio, 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, Ohio, were killed in a shoot-out with Arkansas law enforcement after fatally shooting two West Memphis police officers during a traffic stop on May 20, 2010.

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