The following information was supplied by the Stow Police Department.
The Stow Police and Fire Departments responded to a house at the 4500 block of Edgewater Road after a 47-year-old woman said her mailbox was up in flames. When officers arrived, the woman's husband said he saw someone running from the scene. Firefighters said the mailbox was engulfed in flames. When the fire was extinguished, firefighters said they found a gasoline-soaked tshirt inside. Arson, in this situation, is a first-degree misdemeanor.
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.