LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — An endangered homeless shelter in northeast Ohio is going to stay open after all.
The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram (http://bit.ly/1b8bDY6 ) reports that the St. Joseph Overnight Homeless Shelter in Lorain was threatened with closure because its lack of a sprinkler system violated city fire codes.
But Mayor Chase Ritenauer told the city council Monday night that the fire department and Catholic Charities will work together to come up with a plan to address safety there in the next two weeks.
Meanwhile, the 65-bed shelter will be allowed to stay open, at least through April 4.
Ritenauer previously said Lorain would be liable if Catholic Charities didn't install sprinklers and address other code violations.
Information from: The Chronicle-Telegram, http://www.chronicletelegram.com