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COVID-19 school reopening plan leads to lawsuit

On July 27, 2020, the Lowellville Board of Education held a special meeting to adopt a comprehensive school reopening plan.
However, after the superintendent later amended the plan due to safety and financial concerns about COVID-19, plaintiffs Christopher and Gina Crilley filed suit against the district in Mahoning County Comm ... (full story)


Death penalty can express society's outrage – but biases often taint the verdict

(THE CONVERSATION) In its hearing on Oct. 13, 2021, the Supreme Court appeared to favor reinstating the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was found guilty of planting homemade bombs, with the help of his brother, Tamerlan, along the crowded Boston Marathon route on April 15, 2013. The bombs killed three people and injured 26 ... (full story)


Sports


Indians leave name behind as injury-riddled season ends

Indians leave name behind as injury-riddled season ends

CLEVELAND (AP) — The storybook ending wasn't in the cards. The Indians finished more than 100 years of being called the Indians without another championship.
The Cleveland Guardians inherit baseball's longest current World Series title drought — 73 seasons and counting.
No change there.
But a season that bega ... (full story)


CBD used by athletes

Just a few weeks ago a client asked me if I had an opinion as to his using CBD oil to address the pain he was experiencing in his mending broken shoulder ––the result of a freakish cycling accident.
I told him since I wasn’t a doc I didn’t want to give him advice on using pain-reducing substances for his ... (full story)


Flush with COVID-19 aid, schools steer funding to sports

Flush with COVID-19 aid, schools steer funding to sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One Wisconsin school district built a new football field. In Iowa, a high school weight room is getting a renovation. Another in Kentucky is replacing two outdoor tracks — all of this funded by the billions of dollars in federal pandemic relief Congress sent to schools this year.
The money is p ... (full story)


State


Supreme Court commission talks positively of shorter terms

WASHINGTON (AP) — A commission tasked with studying potential changes to the Supreme Court has released a first look at its review, a draft report that is cautious in discussing proposals for expanding the court but also speaks approvingly of term limits for justices.
The 36-member bipartisan commission, largely composed o ... (full story)