Local gas prices below average in northeast Ohio

WARREN — The average price for a gallon of gas in the Warren-Youngstown and Niles areas is below what motorists elsewhere in northeast Ohio are paying, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

The region is averaging $2.76 per gallon, which is 15 cents greater than last week, while drivers in Warren-Youngstown are paying $2.72 and in Niles, $2.71.

The average price this week last year in the region was $2.77 per gallon.

Across the U.S., the average is $2.81 per gallon, which is 2 cents less expensive than last week, 8 cents less than last month and 13 cents less than last year.