Ohio

The land we call Ohio today was part the Northwest Territory that the United States won by defeating the British in the Revolutionary War. Ohio was admitted into the Union as the 17th state in 1803. The state gets its name from the river that forms its southern border. Ohio is an Iroquois word meaning “great water.” The capital of the “Buckeye State” is Columbus, and, not surprisingly, the state tree is the buckeye. Highly populated, Ohio is situated between the Eastern Seaboard and the Midwest, and is known for the fact that eight presidents were either born or lived there. The flower is the scarlet carnation.

Violent crime grant to benefit Marion County law enforcement agencies
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Violent crime grant to benefit Marion County law enforcement agencies

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is one of 24 Ohio law enforcement agencies that will benefit from the release of $11.7 million in grant funding to help prevent and investigate incidents of violent crime including domestic violence, gun violence, and human trafficking. MCSO is receiving $502,605.16 to fund resources that will be shared with…

Local organization promotes shopping to end human trafficking this holiday season
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Local organization promotes shopping to end human trafficking this holiday season

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ahead of Black Friday and the holiday shopping season, the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking is reminding customers to choose their products and retailers carefully to avoid contributing to the forced labor trade. The United Nations, this year, estimated 28 million people around the world, including children, are in forced labor –…

Innocence Sold: Despite law, sex trade flourishes at hotels – Sun Sentinel
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Innocence Sold: Despite law, sex trade flourishes at hotels – Sun Sentinel

First of four parts. The assault spilled into the fifth-floor hallway of the Plaza Hotel on State Road 7 in Fort Lauderdale. Angry that a 17-year-old girl refused to turn over the full $200 take from two sexual encounters with men, Damion Miller allegedly struck her and choked her. She fled the room and ran…

'Plenty of work that still needs to be done;' Registration for Human Trafficking Summit 2023 opens
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'Plenty of work that still needs to be done;' Registration for Human Trafficking Summit 2023 opens

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office opened registration for the fourth annual Human Trafficking Summit to be held in 2023. >> RELATED: Sheriff’s office warns of scammers pretending to be drug, human trafficking cartel Attorney General Dave Yost and his office will be hosting the event January 26th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center…

Joe Biden under investigation for human trafficking – Weekly Blitz
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Joe Biden under investigation for human trafficking – Weekly Blitz

Editor’s note: we are a nonpartisan group and are presenting this as a news article for you to use as part of your research.   The Republican-controlled House of Representatives will investigate Joe Biden for a series of alleged crimes including human trafficking for which extensive documentation already exists, Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and…

Four States Vote to Ban Prison Labor and the “Slavery Loophole”
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Four States Vote to Ban Prison Labor and the “Slavery Loophole”

In the lead up to the election, pundits strained themselves bending over backwards to claim that Democrats’ focus on so-called “social issues” leaves them out of touch from the everyday concerns “ordinary” people deal with. But surprise: The results of the 2022 midterms prove otherwise. All five states with abortion on the ballot—California, Michigan, Vermont,…

Prison-Labor Bans Are About Unions More Than ‘Slavery’
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Prison-Labor Bans Are About Unions More Than ‘Slavery’

What I learned working in the correctional kitchen for 75 cents a day. I worked in York Correctional Institution’s kitchen for five years. I earned 75 cents a day for the first year, then got a raise to $1.75 a day. That job is the reason I’m alive. The work was menial, but it provided…

‘I was treated like a piece of meat,’ Columbus human trafficking survivor shares her story
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‘I was treated like a piece of meat,’ Columbus human trafficking survivor shares her story

A Columbus attorney is alleging major hotel chains know or should know about sex trafficking happening on their properties, and he’s filing several lawsuits in federal court against them. One of the hotels he’s suing is Red Roof Inn, based in New Albany. According to Sgt. Dana Hess, the director of the Central Ohio Human…

Elyria: Small group walks to bring awareness about huge human-trafficking problem
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Elyria: Small group walks to bring awareness about huge human-trafficking problem

Oct. 15—A mother-daughter team trying to bring awareness and help end human trafficking organized a march to bring awareness to the problem that now stretches to every corner of the world. Naomi Stiles and her mother Rene organized the A21 Walk for Freedom Elyria on Oct. 10, for the second straight year. The event is…

Meet Your Neighbor: START helps families with substance abuse issues
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Meet Your Neighbor: START helps families with substance abuse issues

OAK HARBOR — When a public children services agency (PCSA) case involves parental addiction issues, the obstacles can seem insurmountable. Thanks to the Ohio START program, those families have access to a team of professionals who support their recovery, help them navigate the court system, and work to keep the children in the home. START…