Attorneys say 8-year-old was bullied before killing himself

School officials never told the mother of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who killed himself that another student had thrown him against the wall two days earlier and knocked him unconscious in an attack recorded by a surveillance video, attorneys for the boy's mother said Thursday.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE , Associated Press

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.


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