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LIST: Cities open warming centers for help

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Several cities have opened warming centers to help residents deal with the worst of this numbing cold.

In the City of Cleveland, 20 city recreation centers will have extended hours on Tuesday. The Director of Public Works announced that three of the city's rec centers currently serving as warming centers will be open 24 hours through Wednesday, January 8 at 8 a.m.

The recreation centers to be open 24 hours are:

  • Sterling Recreation Center located at 1380 East 32nd Street
  • Fairfax Recreation Center located at 2335 East 82nd Street
  • Michael Zone Recreation Center located at 6301 Lorain Avenue

The following Cleveland rec centers will have extended hours on Tuesday until 8 p.m. to help people get out of the cold.

Alexander Hamilton 13200 Kinsman Ave., (44120) 216-664-4121

Central Rec 2526 Central Ave., (44115) 216-664-4241

Clark Rec 5706 Clark, (44102) 216-664-4657

Cory Rec 10510 Drexel Ave., (44108) 216-664-3389

Collinwood Rec 16300 Lakeshore Blvd., (44110) 216-420-8323

Cudell Rec 1910 West Blvd., (44102) 216-664-4137

E.J. Kovacic 6250 St. Clair, (44103) 216-664-4140

Earle B. Turner 11300 Miles Ave., (44105) 216-420-8358

Glenville - J. H. 680 E. 113th St., (44108) 216-664-2516

Gunning Rec 16700 Puritas Ave., (44135) 216-420-7900

Halloran 3550 W. 117th St., (44111) 216-664-4187

John F. Kennedy 17300 Harvard Ave., (44128) 216-664-2572

Kenneth L. Johnson 9206 Woodland Ave., (44104) 216-664-4124

Lonnie Burten 2511 East 46th St., (44104) 216-664-4139

Stella Walsh Rec 7345 Broadway Ave., (44105) 216-664-4658

Thurgood Marshall 8611 Hough Ave., (44106) 216-664-4045

Zelma George 3155 MLK, (44104) 216-420-8800

Greater Praise Temple Church is also open to 8 a.m. Wednesday, January 8 as a warming shelter.  A free hot meal will be provided.  Those needing to stay overnight can do so.  They are located at 7348 Broadway Avenue. Questions or concerns can be directed to 216-778-7882.

Due to the extreme winter weather, the Tallmadge Rec Center can be opened for 24 hours to anyone who has lost heat in their home. If a Tallmadge resident needs assistance due to the weather, call the Tallmadge Police non-emergency line at 330-633-2181.

Due to the continued and intense cold weather, the Brunswick Community Recreation Center will be open as a temporary shelter for city residents who may find themselves without heat. The Rec Center will remain open during its normal operating hours from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the multi-purpose room will be available after hours for emergency shelter overnight on Tuesday, January 7. Those needing to utilize the shelter are asked to bring their own sleeping bags, blankets and pillows. Hot coffee will be available.

Akron will provide relief from the elements at all of their Community Centers during regular hours for those that need a place to get out of the cold. Residents can stay warm by visiting the following Community Centers:  

Ed Davis Community Center 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ellet Community Center 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Firestone Park Community Center 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Joy Park Community Center 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Kenmore Community Center 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Lawton Street Community Center 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Mason Park Community Center 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Northwest Family Recreation Center 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Patterson Park Community Center 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Reservoir Park Community Center 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Summit Lake Community Center 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

City of Berea Recreation Center will be open all night.


Also open as warming centers are the American Red Cross facility at 501 West Market Street in Akron from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and The House of the Lord, located at 1650 Diagonal Road in Akron from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The City of Stow has dedicated two warming centers for residents with nowhere else to go or who are experiencing problems with heat at their home. Warming centers have been designated at the Community Room at Stow Safety Building and also at Council Chambers at Stow City Hall. Both facilities are located on the Stow City Center Campus at the corner of Graham and Darrow Roads in Stow.

The Center of Hope in Ravenna, located at 1034 W. Main St., will be open 24 hours through Wednesday.

Kent Social Services on 1066 S Water Street in Kent will be open 24 hours through Wednesday.

Those who need help beyond the centers hours of operation are urged to call 211.

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