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Ohio cities canceling events, opening places to cool off

July 18, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cities around Ohio are canceling outdoor concerts and softball games and opening up cooling centers to give residents relief from the heat.

The downtown library in Columbus will be open longer on Friday and Saturday and pools in Toledo are extending their hours this weekend.

Excessive heat warnings are in place across the state through Saturday as temperatures will approach 100 degrees.

Cleveland is opening eight of its recreation centers so that people will have a cool place to stay.

Toledo is canceling a concert at a city park on Saturday and in nearby Perrysburg, the city is canceling softball and dodgeball games on Friday.

The Cincinnati Reds say fans feeling the heat at this weekend’s games will be able to watch the action on TVs in “cool rooms.”

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