Polar Vortex

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Have you heard your house making strange, loud noises during the recent bitter cold weather? One of our listeners has and submitted a question about it to our new reporting project “OH Really?” Russell Stanton says he’s lived in Ohio for 61 years and has rarely heard noises like this. 

Peter Paino from Paino Architects in Kent says he's heard them in his house too. He says it’s likely the top quarter of your roof truss or the roof rafters. When it’s so cold like this, they shrink rapidly and move.  

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, Jan. 30:

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As temperatures plummet below zero throughout the region, many will try and keep warm inside at home or work. But what about the animals at the Akron Zoo?

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With tempertatures dipping below zero on Wednesday in Northeast Ohio, local organizations are doing what they can to provide assistance. 

The Salvation Army in Akron is opening its warming center to the public. The warming center will be open Tuesday to Thursday and lunches will also be provided.