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Homeland Security: No Credible Threat at U.S. Venues – NBC NEWS


Statement By Secretary Kelly On The Reissuance Of The NTAS Bulletin

National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin - May 15, 2017


Unprecedented global cyberattack is 'an urgent call' to action, homeland security adviser says – ABC NEWS


Recycling company's conviction wraps up scrap yard sting operation – COLUMBUS DISPATCH


Dayton man arrested for trying to join ISIS – WDTN (Dayton)


Ohio State takes action after terrorist attack – COLUMBUS DISPATCH


West Liberty-Salem makes safety changes after student shot - WBNS (Columbus)


Local nonprofit groups upgrade security to help prepare for terror threats - WBNS (Columbus)


Dept. of Public Safety launches My Safer Ohio Business - CIRCLEVILLE HERALD

State offers security improvement grants to Ohio nonprofits - ASSOCIATED PRESS


Ohio Department of Public Safety Launches My Safer Ohio Business


Active shooter training factor in West Liberty-Salem HS shooting – WHIO (Dayton)


Cybersecurity: DHS designate U.S. election infrastructure as a Critical Infrastructure Subsector – HOMELAND SECURITY NEWS WIRE


New Incident Management Planning Tool for First Responders Released by S&T – HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY


Terror Report: America Faces Biggest Islamic Terror Threat Since 9/11 – IN HOMELAND SECURITY
Learn the 8 Signs of Terrorism
Report Suspicious Activity


Newest members of many college police departments: Bomb dogs – WASHINGTON TIMES


Suspected Terror Attack at OSU Launched Nationwide Dragnet for Information – ABC News


MAEP's new rate proposal includes funding to prevent copper thefts – COLUMBUS DISPATCH


Metal thefts down, but Ohio still worst in nation – DAYTON DAILY NEWS


Ohio scrap metal theft claims took sharp decline in 2015, but state still leads the nation – NEWS-HERALD (Lake County)


Step2 Cleared After Bomb Threat: WMFD (Mansfield)


Ohio man sentenced to 20 years for plotting attacks on military, police posts in name of ISIL – GOVERNMENT SECURITY NEWS


Ohio again leads U.S. in insurance claims for metal thefts – COLUMBUS DISPATCH
More about Ohio's Scrap Metal Program


Shared Logic announces new Ohio DPS integration – RECYCLING TODAY
The "one swipe" functionality means scrap metal recyclers only swipe the potential seller's identification card once. More about Ohio's Scrap Metal Program


Maumee Schools launch new safety program called SPEAK UP – WTVG (Toledo)


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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