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What US medical supply chain can learn from the fashion industry

(THE CONVERSATION) The shortage of crucial medical supplies, especially personal protective equipment, has crippled the United States' ability to quell the COVID-19 pandemic.
At least 54,000 nursing home residents and workers have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. as of June 26. This is a staggering number when compared to nursing ... (full story)

How American journalists covered the first use of the atomic bomb

(THE CONVERSATION) Seventy-five years ago this week, the U.S. military revealed the greatest and best-kept secret of the Allied effort to win World War II.
The use of the atomic bomb proved to the world that it was indeed possible to make one.
But how had it been possible to keep the secret? And how did US journalists brea ... (full story)

Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio takes the reins as OSBA president

Utilizing new technology to keep members informed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, addressing legal issues around race and the criminal justice system and continuing to promote and advance the rule of law in uncertain times are among the key items on the agenda of Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) President Judge Linda Tucci Te ... (full story)

Research on voting by mail says it's safe – from fraud and disease

(THE CONVERSATION) As millions of Americans prepare to vote in November – and in many cases, primaries and state and local elections through the summer as well – lots of people are talking about voting by mail. It is a way to protect the integrity of the country's voting system and to limit potential exposure to the coro ... (full story)

7th District vacates plea in Mahoning County robbery case

A Mahoning County trial court erred by failing to advise a robbery defendant of the state’s burden to prove all elements beyond a reasonable doubt during his Crim.R. 11 plea colloquy, the 7th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Anthony Johnson appealed a Sept. 6, 2019 judgment entry convicting him of several offenses ... (full story)