Warming shelters available in Medina County


Warming shelters across Medina County will offer respite during the historic cold snap gripping the region.

The Wadsworth Salvation Army, 527 College St., will shelter people from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Salvation Army of Medina, 425 West Liberty St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday.

Salvation Army Lt. Christina Spencer said the agency will offer what it can to residents in need.

“We have some blankets,” Spencer said.

“We have a free coat room and if we have the size, they can choose a coat, hat, gloves and socks. We also will have in our art room hot chocolate, coffee and soup to help people warm up.”

In addition, the Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, will be an emergency warming center through Friday.

“Due to the cold weather conditions, the recreation center will be available to those that need a place to keep warm,” Medina officials said in notice sent Tuesday.

  • Access is during operating hours from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Restrooms will be available (not including shower facilities)
  • The area available does not include any recreational areas or amenities without daily admission of $7 per person and a photo ID is required.

The Lodi Community Hospital, 225 Elyria St., will have a warming center at its main building until midday Thursday.

To access the warming center, enter through the main door on the north side of the building.

For more information, call the hospital at (330) 948-1222.

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