The cold isn't going anywhere, so the City of Akron has extended hours for four local community centers throughout the city that have been converted into "Warming Centers" for those stuck outside in the dangerous cold.
Below is the press release from the City of Akron, including a statement from Mayor Dan Horrigan:
Akron, Ohio, January 2, 2018 – Effective today (Tuesday, January 2) and continuing through , the City of Akron will be extending hours in four community centers to provide warming centers for residents who are in need.
“As we continue to face temperatures in the teens and single digits, we will be extending the operating hours of our community centers throughout this week in order to provide our residents with a warm place to drop in and escape the cold,” Mayor Dan Horrigan said.
The following centers will be open between the hours of , :
Mason Park Community Center
700 E. Exchange Street
Akron, OH 44306
Patterson Park Community Center
800 Patterson Avenue
Akron, OH 44310
Summit Lake Community Center
380 W. Crosier Street
Akron, OH 44311
Lawton Street Community Center
1225 Lawton Street
Akron, OH 44320
The City will continue to monitor for continuous frigid temperatures and will extend community center hours as necessary. Unless otherwise specified, the centers will return to their normal business hours starting .