Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Ohioans tell their stories about gas prices

Having to choose between groceries and gas? Here are some stories from Ohio collected by

Parents can't afford to drive their kids to daycare. Trucks and tractors have come to a standstill. Families are weighing groceries against medicines and mortgages.

From Elizabeth in Reynoldsburg, who spent $80 the last time she filled her tank: "We live in constant fear that any week we could lose everything. We had to move closer to my husband's work. We lost our house. Change our kid's schools. Everything has changed."

Jean, a senior citizen in Wooster, reports "We are on a limited retirement income; we have to choose between food and fuel." She recently paid $92.50 at the pump.

Whether they're paying $3.86 per gallon in Dayton or $4.72 per gallon in Newton Falls, Ohioans' lives and livelihoods have been turned upside down by rising gas prices.

Click here to read their stories, and to add your own.

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