Springfield to open warming center Wednesday

Springfield will open a warming center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, in the community room at the National Trail Parks and Recreation District offices, 1301 Mitchell Blvd. Officials will have coffee, hot chocolate and activities for those who need shelter from the cold.

Frigid conditions will stick around all day Wednesday with highs hovering around zero. Similar conditions are expected Thursday, with high temperatures expected in the low to middle teens and wind chills in the range of 5 to 15 below zero, according to WHIO Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.

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Clark County officials are directing those in need of shelter to the Interfaith Hospitality Network, 501 W. High St. The facility also serves as a warming center during cold weather once temperatures reach 10 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. The facility can be reached at 937-325-8154.

In North Hampton, the Asbury Church will open its doors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Residents are asked to call 937-964-1362 to report any emergencies related to the cold.

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