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Columbus Shelters Fill As Temperature Dives

Ice forms on Scioto River in downtown Columbus as temperatures fall below zero
7, 2014

Central Ohioans are bracing for another frigid day on Tuesday- one that has started even colder than yesterday. Schools have closed for a second consecutive day. Ohio State University is closed again. The bitter cold has paralyzed much of the area and increased demand for emergency shelter.

Judge Sides With Shelter Board

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The Community Shelter Board moves forward with opening its winter overflow center after a Franklin County Judge denied an injunction requested by Creative Child Care.
December 18, 2012

A Franklin County judge ruled in favor of the Community Shelter Board Monday to move forward with plans to open a homeless shelter next to a daycare on the West Side.

Homeless Shelter Raises Concerns At Nearby Day Care Center

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The Community Shelter Board plans to lease the large building (background) for a winter overflow homeless center. Daycare center operators next door are concerned about loitering.
13, 2012

As it does each winter, the Community Shelter Board plans to open a winter overflow center for the homeless. This year, the Shelter Board was forced to find a new location after their rental property was sold. The board found a new site, but it has received push back from some residents and businesses near the site.