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Security on the minds of many after another police shooting — WTVG (Toledo)



West Chester ISIS supporter admits plot to attack government officers - HAMILTON JOURNAL NEWS



Homeland Security awards $102,149 for Ottawa County – PORT CLINTON NEWS HERALD


Ohio Homeland Security outlines the 8 signs of terrorism – WBNS (Columbus)




Air show security to rely on technology more than ever – Dayton Daily News


Safety after Orlando: How far should we go? – Dayton Daily News


If you missed Executive Director Richard Zwayer's feature on the #TownHallOhio radio show this past weekend, you can still listen to it HERE.


Air show puts premium on security – WDTN (Dayton)


OHS Director Rick Zwayer talks about the FBI and what the mass shooting in Orlando means for Ohio – WBNS Columbus


Police-Community Relations Fundamental to Homeland Security – HSTODAY


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.


Recognizing the 8 Signs of Terrorism: Training Video

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