Kid you not!
Lion sightings were reported by several people in Gahanna, a town on the east side of Columbus, including one call from a police officer!
Police surrounded an area in Gahanna, guns drawn, trying to form a cordon to catch the lion. Unfortunately(for the cops, not the lion), the only thing the cops found was one scared-sh*tless coyote.
Police are still looking for the lion now, and have asked people to take common-sense precautions like keeping kids and pets inside tonight.
I kid you not, it'll be in the papers tomorrow, but I couldn't find it online, no-one'* tagged their news-sites on it yet