Akron community centers extend hours during heat wave to give residents places to keep cool
Colleen Seitz, newsnet5.com
9:21 AM, Jul 17, 2013
AKRON, Ohio - Akron residents can get help to beat the heat at community centers this week.
The city is urging residents to stay cool by visiting the centers to get cold water and cool air-conditioning.
"I am urging people to go to the mall, a friend's house, or our Community Centers to get out of the heat," said Mayor Plusquellic. "We do not want our residents that cannot tolerate this heat to risk their health by staying in their homes, without air conditioning or fans."