Because of the excessive heat that is expected to occur during the next few days, the following "cooling centers" will be open starting Tuesday for anyone needed to escape the heat.
The locations are:
Barnesville United Methodist Church at 230 W. Main St. (740-425-3538)
Bellaire Salvation Army at 315-37th St. (740-676-6225)
Colerain United Presbyterian Church at 71780 Colerain St. (Ohio 250) (740-635-3943)
Spirit of 76 Fire Department at 53890 Key-Bellaire Rd. (740-676-7676)
Grace Presbyterian Church at 7 N. 4th. St. (740-633-2699)
Neffs United Methodist Church at 54047 Belmont St. (740-296-5039)
Sacred Heart Church at 54038 St. Mary's Ave. in Neffs (740-676-0051)
Shadyside United Methodist Church at 3838 Lincoln Ave. (740-676-5936)
Thoburn United Methodist Church at 209 E. Main St. in St. Clairsville (740-695-0770)
Belmont United Methodist Church at 129 N. Market St. in Belmont (740-484-4567)
Church of the Nazarene at 100 Hwy. 7 S. in Powhatan Point (740-795-5456)
Smith Township Fire Department at 46389 Firehouse St. in Centerville. (740-686-2430)
Please call ahead so that arrangements may be made.
If there are any further questions, you may contact the Belmont County Emergency Management Agency at (740) 695-5984.