Several militia-like groups have arisen in scattered communities in the State of Ohio. One such militia has been meeting and conducting paramilitary training exercises in Pike County in rural south central Ohio. There is overlapping participation, and a weapons-sales connection, among the Pike County militia, the neo-Nazi SS Action Group and the Ku Klux Klan.
Other militia groups have arisen in Franklin County and Warren County. A militia-type group called “Patriots” meets in Cincinnati and conducts paramilitary exercises in rural Clermont County.