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15-Year Old Boy Arrested after Social Media Threat toward Portsmouth School

Montgomery County Suffers Water Outage


Clipper Malware Slips into Google Play – securityweek.com

Health District Reports Increase in Hepatitis A Cases in Clark County – Springfield News Sun

Alleged Fairfield High School threat included reference to shotgun, caused increased police presence – Journal News


Dating Apps Face Questions over Age Checks after Report Exposes Child Abuse – techcrunch.com

Montgomery, Clark near Top of Ohio Counties with Gunshot Injuries – Dayton Daily News

Suspect in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Pleads Not Guilty – pittsburgh.cbslocal.com


Fake “peace officer” with gun causes stir on local college campus – News 5 Cleveland


Columbus City Schools partners with Homeland Security to help curb gun violence – ABC 6 Columbus


Start with hello, McComb students told on reaching out to lonely students – Findlay Courier


Ohio Counties Look For Cybersecurity Weaknesses Ahead Of Election – ideastream.org


Deadline approaching for voluntary school safety survey – WBNS Columbus


Opinion: School security is paramount at CPS – Cincinnati.com/The Enquirer

Concerns about lack of security, communication access among Columbus school staff – WSYX/WTTE Columbus


3 Texas high school students charged after allegedly planning attack on their school – KSAT San Antonio, TX


T-Mobile discovers security breach of certain customer information – Reuters


Ohio Homeland Security offers free threat assessment for schools – WBNS Columbus


Ohio News: Operation Darkness Falls results in arrest of one of the most prolific dark net fentanyl vendors in the world – STL NEWS


Statewide tip line sees spike in calls over school safety concerns – WBNS Columbus


Teen accused of making video threatening school sentenced – Associated Press


Metal thieves in Cincinnati rip manhole covers, grates from ground – WBNS Columbus


Major water infrastructure help flowing into Belmont County – WTOV Steubenville


Acts of hate on the rise across Northeast Ohio – WEWS Cleveland


States add intrusion sensors to election systems to thwart hacking – CNN


Ohio school district backs off plan to arm teachers – Cleveland.com


FBI Eyes Plethora of River-Related Threats – Associated Press


DHS Hosts National Exercise on Election Security


Ohio pet food recalled due to potential listeria contamination – WCMH (Columbus)


New traffic signals improve safety for students heading back to school – WBNS (Columbus)


Latest Terror Threat Snapshot: More ISIS-Linked Plots in USA – In Homeland Security


Hundreds of Android apps on Play Store infected with Windows malware – HackRead.com


Officials: No 'real world' active shooter incident at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base – Dayton Daily News


New Homeland Security center to guard against cyberattacks – WGCL (Atlanta)


Terrorism Connections to Ohio

Ohio State University Attack – 2016
On November 28, 2016, A car ramming attack and mass stabbing occurred at the Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio. The attacker, Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was shot and killed by the first responding OSU police officer, and 11 people were hospitalized for injuries. According to authorities, Artan was inspired by terrorist propaganda from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

Mohamed Barry – 2016
Four people were injured in a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio on February 11, 2016, when a man with a machete attacked them at random. The assailant, Mohamed Barry, a native of the West African nation of Guinea, was killed after he led police on a car chase.

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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