(Chardon) - Geauga County Judge Timothy Grendell has ordered mediation in the lawsuit over the Chardon Healing Fund, meant to benefit families of victims of the school shooting.

Relatives of the three teenagers killed at Chardon High School sued United Way, which maintains the fund. They claim it wasn't properly administered.

United way contends the fund is managed transparently according to its purpose.

If both sides don't settle the case by July 31, Judge Grendell's order mandates that certain portions of the fund be set aside for the families and community needs while a trial is pending.

In the meantime, the court must approve any disbursements and get a breakdown of how the fund has been spent.

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