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How safe is our power grid? - CINCINNATI ENQUIRER


Information Sharing Vital in Responding to the Threat of Chemical Terrorism - HS TODAY


Ohio tops U.S. list with most threats - COLUMBUS DISPATCH


State rules aim to reduce scrap theft - Canton Repository


Ohio scrap metal thieves face new hurdles when trying to sell stolen goods


Columbus Man Accused Of Funding Middle Eastern Terrorism Set To Appear In Court Wednesday


Investigator | Secret railroad reports reveal huge volume of volatile cargo


Central Ohio Shoppers Unfazed By ISIS Threat To Attack American Shopping Malls


Homeland Security chief: Be 'vigilant' at malls - USA TODAY


New Tools in Copper Theft War – National Rural Electric Cooperative Association


Scrap thefts target of statewide database – Coshocton Tribune


New rules should curb metal thefts – Columbus Dispatch


Schools get hotline for threats – SIDNEY DAILY NEWS


New state rules intended to thwart metal theft - COLUMBUS DISPATCH


East High parents question bomb threat procedure


Search finds no evidence of bomb at AMS


Rules to thwart scrap metal theft to go into effect Sunday - mydailysentinel.com


Scrappers stealing metal likely started Ohio warehouse fire - WTRF


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.


Safer Ohio App

Ohio’s multi-function, mobile public safety tool for reporting suspicious activity, requesting emergency or roadside help, and monitoring traffic conditions. Get it at the App Store or on Google Play.

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