MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a central Ohio police officer was seriously injured when he was hit by a fleeing suspect's car during a pursuit. The Knox County Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Danville officer Chad Lishness was hit early yesterday. Eighteen-year-old Joshua Baldridge has been arrested with charges pending. The officer was in good condition at a Columbus hospital.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gas prices have taken a big jump in Ohio. A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was listed at an average of about $3.84 in today's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's up 27 cents from last Monday's average.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Police in Liberty Township near Youngstown say they have received several calls regarding bears in the area in recent days. Police warn residents to remain calm if they see a bear. They say black bears are nonaggressive and prefer to flee when they are aware of a person's presence. Police advise avoiding eye contact and backing away slowly.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The brother of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is recovering at a hospital after being injured in a drag racing accident. Authorities say Nick Jackson, deputy chief of business operations for Cleveland's schools, was hurt after a wreck during practice runs Saturday at Thompson Raceway Park in Thompson. Jackson was in good condition at MetroHealth Medical Center and expected to be released soon.
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