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Barberton bar owner charged in brutal attack


The owner of The Garage Bar at The Fast Lane in Barberton, Todd Cleavenger, was in the Summit County Jail charged with felonious assault and abduction after an incident at a 27th Street NW residence. [More here]


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Jury finds man not guilty of rape, kidnapping


A former Delaware County man was found not guilty of rape and kidnapping after a trial in Delaware County Common Pleas Court last week. [More here]


CBS. 48 Hours, The Evidence Room


Accused of murder, a young woman’s life hangs in the balance. "48 Hours" goes behind the scenes with her lawyer and a forensic animator -- can they save her? CBS News correspondent Tracy Smith investigates. [More here]


Cleveland Heights man brought guns into FBI parking lot, police say


Cleveland Heights man is charged with a felony after he brought guns onto FBI property in downtown Cleveland, according to court records. Phillip Mann Jr., 34, is charged with improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle in a warrant issued Saturday in Cleveland Municipal Court. [More here]


McKernan could serve 3 1/2 years under plea deal.


A resolution in her case came Friday. The 29-year-old woman had been charged with murder in the 2014 shooting death of her husband. [More here]


(By Ed Balint 

CantonRep.com staff writer)


Defense attorney explains reason for Colleen McKernan accepting plea agreement


Video here.


(CantonRep.com )


Colleen McKernan reaches plea deal, avoids third murder trial.


Video here. Please note, Max Hiltner's portion of the interview is near the end of the video.




A tentative third trial date of April 3, 2017 has been set for the former Massillon resident accused of shooting her husband to death.


A tentative trial is set for April 3 in Stark County Common Pleas Court. The former Massillon woman is accused of murder for shooting her husband of eight months, Rob McKernan, on New Year's Eve 2014. [More here]


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Issues at core of Colleen McKernan's two previous murder trials affect people differently, making it difficult to reach consensus.


After jurors twice failed to reach unanimous verdicts on murder charges against Colleen McKernan, she could be headed for a third trial. [More here]


(IndeOnline.com / Kevin Whitlock)


Newlywed Colleen McKernan’s Murder Trial Ends With Second Hung Jury


A jury in Stark County, Ohio can not come to a decision in the Newlywed Murder trial of Colleen McKernan. The Judge declared a mistrial. [More here]


(Ronn Blitzer)


Trial in fatal Canton, Ohio New Year’s Eve shooting ends in 2nd hung jury


The second trial of an Ohio woman suspected of fatally shooting her husband following a New Year's Eve domestic dispute has again ended in a hung jury.

[More here]


(Fox 8, Cleveland)


(IndeOnline.com / Kevin Whitlock)


Proceedings have exhibited elements similar to first trial that ended with hung jury but some differences, too. Mistrials in Stark County cases are rare.


For the second time, a jury is tasked with deciding the fate of a 28-year-old Stark County woman accused of fatally shooting her husband following a night of alcohol consumption and intense arguing on New Year's Eve 2014. [More here]


Today’s testimony, opening statements in Colleen McKernan murder trial


A woman accused of killing her husband New Year's Eve 2014 in Massillon is back in court this week after a mistrial in April. A jury will have to decide whether it was murder or self defense when a woman shot her husband to death in 2014 inside their Massillon home. [More here]


(IndeOnline.com / Kevin Whitlock)


Attorney Hiltner in his affiliation with Mills, Mills, Fiely, & Lucas, along with his co-counsel Laura Mills represent Ms. McKernan.


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