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The state is not wasting time: Moving forward with the murder case against Colleen McKernan. Despite Friday’s mistrial, there’s a bond hearing and pre-trial in common pleas court on Tuesday. McKernan remains confined to her Perry Township home at this time. Judge Chryssa Hartnett declared a mistrial late in the day Friday when the jury for a second time told her they could not reach a verdict. McKernan is accused of murdering her husband.
A touching ending to the story of a Mahoning County man, killed when his plane crashed in Carroll County earlier this week: His pet poodle survived the five days it took to find the wreckage and the body of 83-year-old Willard Olds. They found the dog under the seat, where Olds was still strappped in. Investigators used radar evidence to determine where the plane went down; it was just off Route 39, west of Mechanicstown. He had taken off from Salem Airpark on Sunday; the crash is under investigation. (PHOTO COURTESY CARROLL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT).
The attorney representing the family of the Canton firefighter who died in Akron back in February is appealing the death ruling in her case. Canton attorney David Duplane tells 1480 WHBC he will file an action in Summit County Common Pleas Court on behalf of Tonya Johnson. Duplane says he cannot do that until the full report comes out, in about a month. Johnson's death along Route 8 has been ruled a suicide by the county medical examiner; the family disagrees.
Perry Township police cited three businesses for underage alcohol sales Friday night. Seven people were arrested at Hall of Fame Lanes, Falcone's Tavern and Game Time. Township police worked with the Ohio Investigative Unit, conducting Friday night's compliance checks.
Despite the city's funding issues, Canton City Council is expected to approve the $135,000 needed to continue operation of the city's Shot Spotter program.... That approval is expected at tonight's regular meeting... Police Chief Bruce Lawver says the program does more than just pinpoint gunshots: They use it in community policing and investigations.