Strong storms forecast from plains to mid-Atlantic

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms with large hail, damaging winds and possibly tornadoes are forecast for parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas. Strong storms are also possible in a swath from northeastern Texas through the mid-Atlantic states.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ohio releases nursing home quality data as funding debated

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New data on nursing homes across Ohio show smaller facilities tend to perform better than larger ones and not-for-profit facilities earn high marks more often than for-profit homes do.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent

Review: Ohio cop used 'unreasonable' force in apparent kick

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An officer used "unreasonable" force that wasn't part of his training when subduing a restrained suspect in a way that appeared to show him kicking the suspect in the head, police in Ohio said Wednesday.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press

Hearing officer says Ohio online school owes state $60M

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state hearing officer has ruled against Ohio's largest online charter school in its appeal of the state education department's determination that the school owes $60 million for enrollment that can't be justified.

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