Thursday, February 28, 2013
Police say the items found in a box at Circle K on Feb. 18 were consistent with those used to produce methamphetamine.
It turns out the suspected bomb found in a wooded lot near the Fishcreek Road Circle K on Presidents Day was actually a portable meth lab. The duct-taped, brick-shaped box – found inside a backpack by a passerby – contained lighter fluid, drain opener, coffee filters and two-liter pop bottles stained with residue, the Stow Sentry reports. Under this "shake and bake" method, noxious chemicals are mixed and shaken up in a pop bottle to produce methamphetamine. On Feb. 18, the Summit County Bomb Squad was called to the local gas station and, with the help of an X-ray machine, determined the box contained no explosives.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Stow police offer tips on what to do when finding suspicious items in public.
No explosives were found after a suspicious package was spotted in a wooded lot near the Fishcreek Road Circle K on Monday afternoon. According to Stow Police Lt. Anne Stirm, a duct-taped, brick-shaped box – found inside a backpack by a passerby – was X-rayed by the Summit County Bomb Squad; and it was determined the package contained nothing harmful. Stow Patch interviewed Stirm via email, asking what advice she had for residents who come across suspicious materials. Stirm submitted the following: To distinguish what may be of a suspicious nature, you must first consider the circumstances. For example, at the time BP had created one of the worst, if not the worst, oil spills in history, there were many threats against BP for the way the…
Friday, June 17, 2011
The cheapest fuel in Stow is at Speedway.
Need to fill up for the weekend? Here is a list of the four cheapest fuel prices in Stow today courtesy of GasBuddy.com: The highest reported gas price is $3.55/gallon at Sheetz (950 E. Steels Corner Rd.). Compared to the national average, Akron metro area gas prices are 20 cents lower ($3.47/gallon) than the rest of the country ($3.67/gallon).
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Gas prices around Stow are more than $3 a gallon today.
Most of the holiday traveling is done, but gas prices are still more than $3 a gallon at all of the pumps in the city. The lowest price today is $3.14 a gallon of unleaded fuel at BP, located at 959 Steeles Corners Rd. The second lowest price today $3.15 a gallon of unleaded fuel is across the street at Sheetz, located at 950 Steeles Corners Rd. All of the other gas stations are showing prices of $3.19 a gallon of unleaded fuel today. The cost to buy petroleum in Stow is about 9 cents a gallon higher than the state's average today, according to AAA. A year ago, drivers were paying about $2.64 a gallon. In 1979, gas was around 77 cents a gallon and motorists were worried about the increase.