CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced on Wednesday it is providing free rides to three transit centers and two rail stations and opening them for 24 hours so people can come in from these bitterly cold temperatures.  RTA said it will provide the free service beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday until it determines […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The City of Cleveland has been conducting snow removal operations overnight and will continue to throughout the day. Currently, the Department of Public Works is actively servicing city streets with a focus on servicing mains and secondary-mains during snowfall. The city says they have 60 trucks out on the roads, focusing […]

Everyone who has a common interest in Mother Earth is aware of Earth Day and more than likely hip to the strained relationship between politics and climate control. On the global holiday this year, President Barack Obama spoke about the importance of acknowledging climate change during his speech in the Florida Everglades Wednesday. In a special video, […]

Imagine not having a safe place to stay on a day with wind chills well below zero. It could happen if your pipes burst or you lose your heat or electricity. Local cities are prepared to help. Several warming centers are opening Thursday morning and many of them will remain open until the cold snap […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The City of Shaker Heights is making the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building available to residents who may need refuge from the cold. Because the icy conditions can cause unanticipated outages and burst pipes, residents may need a place to warm up. Those who find themselves in such circumstances can […]

  LORAIN COUNTY, OH (WOIO) – Columbia Gas crews are nearly finished with shutting off all the gas lines to homes that lost natural gas on Monday night. Approximately 2,200 customers are affected in Elyria, Eaton Township and North Ridgeville. Once all the meters have been shut down, the entire system will have to be purged, […]

  (WOIO) – Several cities have opened warming centers to help residents deal with the worst of this numbing cold. In the City of Cleveland, 20 city recreation centers will have extended hours Monday and Tuesday. The Director of Public Works announced that three of the city’s rec centers currently serving as warming centers will be […]