A number of facilities and organizations have opened their doors around central Ohio to keep residents cool on Monday.
The Red Cross provides emergency and cooling shelters at the following locations: Emergency Shelters
Franklin County: Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Clarke State Road, Gahanna
Fairfield County: Crossroads Event Center, 2095 Fair Ave., Lancaster
Perry County: Crooksville High School, 4075 County Road, Crooksville
Marion County: American Red Cross, 1849 Summerset Drive, Marion (740-725-9141)
Hocking County: Central Elementary School, 445 N. Market St., Logan
Licking County: Cherry Valley Elementary, 1040 W. Main St., Newark
Guernsey County: Pritchard Laughten Center, 7033 Glen Hwy, Cambridge
Muskingum County: The Salvation Army, 515 Putnam Ave., Zanesville
New Matamoras Elementary School, Grandview Avenue, New Matamoras
Lookout Park, 801 Lancaster St., Marietta
Morgan County Senior Center, 104 W. Main St., McConnelsville
Guernsey Senior Center, 1022 Carlisle Ave., Cambridge
Center for Seniors, 200 Sunrise Center Drive, Zanesville
Syracuse Community Center, 560 7th St., Syracuse
Heath United Methodist Church, 53rd & Main St., Heath
Racine Fire Station, 302 5th St., Racine
Christ United Methodist Church, 150 Portsmouth St., Jackson
Vinton Middle School, 63780 Locker Plant Road, McArthur
Athens Community Center, Athens
Pathaways of Central Ohio, 1627 Bryn Mawr Drive, Newark
Salvation Army, 250 E. Main St., Newark
Mayor Coleman’s Operation Cool Down locations:
Beatty Recreation Center in front of 180 M. North Ohio
Driving Park, at 1100 Rhodes Ave.
Linden Park in front of 1254 Briarwood
Westgate Park at Wicklow and South Hampton
Residents are also invited to visit Columbus Recreation and Parks’ air-conditioned recreation centers:
Barack, 580 Woodrow Ave.
Beatty, 247 N. Ohio Ave.
Brentnell, 1280 Brentnell
Carriage Place, 4900 Sawmill Road
Dodge, 667 Sullivant Ave.
Douglas, 1250 Windsor Ave.
Far East, 1826 Lattimer Drive.
Gillie, 4625 Morse Centre
Glenwood, 1925 W. Broad St.
Howard, 2505 Cassidy
Lazelle Woods, 8140 Sancus
Marion Franklin, 2801 Lockbourne
Martin Janis, 600 E. 11th Ave.
Sullivant Garden, 755 Renick St.
Whetstone, 3923 N. High St.
Woodward, 5147 Karl Road
The City of Gahanna:
The American Red Cross, at Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Clarke State Road, Gahanna
Gahanna Senior Center, located at 480 Rocky Fork Blvd (next to City Hall and the Police Station, open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Stoneybrook United Methodist Church, 458 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna is offering showers, beds and charging stations to residents in need from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.( Hours are subject to change, more information can be found by calling the church at 614-471-0252.)
Cooling stations by Athens County:
Albany: Albany Fire Dept., 5533 Fire Dept Lane (Open now until 8:00 PM)
Amesville: Amesville Fire Dept., 1S Franklin St., Amesville, OH (Open 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM)
City of Athens: Recreation Center, East State St. (Open 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM)
Coolville: Coolville Fire Dept., 2826 Sixth St. (Open now to 9:00 PM)
Glouster: Glouster Fire Dept., 98 Front St. (Now until as long as needed)
Jacksonville: Jacksonville Fire Dept., 9 South 7th St. (Open now until 8:00 PM)
Ohio University Baker Center, Ohio University, open to the community (8:00 AM to 10:00 PM)
Rome Township: Rome Township Fire Dept., 8660 Ohio SR144 Stewart, Water only is available (noon until 7:00 PM)
The Plains: Church of the Nazarene, 49 Connett Road (Open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM)