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Chardon Healing Fund on hold for now, families receive some monies

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19 Action News has new developments on the Chardon Healing Fund.

The families of shooting victims sued the United Way fund claiming they were being cut off from the $950,000 raised.

Thursday a judge set aside $50,000 for them until the case goes to trial in December.

Another $50,000 will go for community needs and mental health services.

After the ruling, the following statement was issued by Bill Kitson, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Cleveland:

When T.J. Lane harmed the students who were injured and killed in Chardon, he harmed many others as well. It has always been the stated intent of the Chardon Healing Fund to help the entire community recover from this terrible and devastating event. We are gratified Judge Grendell recognized our mission by permitting the distribution of funds to both the families of the victims and the larger community. We will abide by Judge Grendell's decision and work with the court and all interested parties to make sure the funds are distributed appropriately.

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