TRI-STATE - With a weakening economy and Thanksgiving just around the corner, the sight of lower gas prices is a welcome relief for many local residents interviewed last week.
Edie Riker, 53, of Summit Point, W.Va., said Wednesday that the lower gas prices will help people get out of the house, ultimately helping the slumping economy.
"With gas prices dropping, I am more inclined to get out of my house and go shopping," Riker said. "With the economy the way it is and people not spending, now is the perfect time for gas prices to fall."
Carolyn Shaw, 61, of Hagerstown, said she thought lower gas prices would help the economy.
"I will not be traveling for the holidays, but due to the current state of the economy, I am excited to see the prices falling," Shaw said.