COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Stark County and in fact much of northeast Ohio has the highest gasoline prices in the state.

The AAA average price for the county this morning was $1.97 a gallon.

That’s nearly 70-cents higher than a month ago.

Despite the high average price, GasBuddy had very few stations over the $2 mark.

And prices are still much better than the average $2.69 at this time last year.