Local gas prices below average

WARREN — Motorists in the Warren-Youngstown area are paying 7 cents less per gallon on average than drivers elsewhere in northeast Ohio. Drivers in Niles are paying 5 cents less.

The price per gallon in Warren-Youngstown is $2.37, while in Niles it is $2.39, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. The average across northeast Ohio is $2.44, up from $2.32 this time last week and $2.37 from the week of March 12 last year.

The national average has steadily increased the last three weeks, and sits at $2.47.