- Associated Press - Sunday, May 10, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Auto club AAA anticipates the number of Ohioans traveling during the Memorial Day holiday weekend will be higher this year than last year because of several factors, including lower gas prices and economic factors that boost disposable income.

The travel organization forecasts an estimated 1.45 million Ohioans will travel at least 50 miles from home between May 21 and May 25. That would be up 4.7 percent from last year.

It estimates there will be a similar increase nationwide, with 37.2 million people taking such trips.

Most of those people are expected to hit the road, with a much smaller percentage traveling by air for the long weekend.

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