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Revenue goals lurk behind decision to hold Big Ten college football games

(THE CONVERSATION) Editor's note: Despite concerns about COVID-19, Big Ten college football is set to begin Oct. 24. Here, Mark Rosentraub, a professor of sport management, addresses some of benefits and potential drawbacks of playing football too soon.
How much of this decision is related to revenue?
From my perspective, it ... (full story)

Dynamic tattoos promise to warn wearers of health threats

(THE CONVERSATION) In the sci-fi novel "The Diamond Age" by Neal Stephenson, body art has evolved into "constantly shifting mediatronic tattoos" – in-skin displays powered by nanotech robopigments. In the 25 years since the novel was published, nanotechnology has had time to catch up, and the sci-fi vision ... (full story)

9th District reverses prior decision in OVI case

The 9th District Court of Appeals has reversed its own prior decision in a Wadsworth Municipal Court drunken driving case.
Ryan Fitzgerald appealed his conviction for operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs of abuse.
The appellate court previously affirmed Fitzgerald’s conviction in State v. Fitzgerald, 9th Di ... (full story)

11th District affirms Trumbull County woman’s death penalty case

A woman who read her own opening statement to a Trumbull County jury at trial later argued her attorneys never told her she would be the only one to speak.
However, the 11th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of Donna Roberts’ amended post-conviction petition on the state’s ... (full story)

Microaggressions aren't just innocent blunders – new research links them with racial bias

(THE CONVERSATION) A white man shares publicly that a group of Black Harvard graduates "look like gang members to me" and claims he would have said the same of white people dressed similarly. A white physician mistakes a Black physician for a janitor and says it was an honest mistake. A white woman asks to touch a Black cl ... (full story)