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Ohioans are paying more to drive to holiday gatherings this year. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports gas prices are up when compared with this time last year.

The Managing Director of Public and Legislative Affairs for AAA East Central Herman Jenkins, says Ohioans are paying more for a tank of gas.

“We are probably about twenty to thirty cents more than last year this time.”

And Ohio is paying a few cents more than the national average of $2.58. Jenkins says the gas prices are highest in South-Central Ohio.

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If you need to fill up your car, you had better do it soon. Gas prices in Ohio 10 to 20 cents a gallon ecause of flooding in Texas.

The Ohio AAA’s Kimberly Schwind says some production has been halted or interrupted at some of the major refineries in Texas because of Hurricane Harvey. And she says the price of gas is ready to spike just in time for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

“When you look at the spot prices in the Chicago market, which we are tied to here in Ohio, they’re already indicating we could see prices up near that $2.50 a gallon mark.”