COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As snow piled up on the ground and with near-freezing temperatures in Central Ohio, tenants at the Bexley House apartments said a portion of the complex has been without heat, and in some cases hot water, since Friday.
The residents, who did not wish to be named, said the property management was aware of the problem on Friday and posted a notice to residents that repairs to the heating system could not be made until the following week. In the meantime, temperatures in Columbus dipped with a cold front and a Saturday snowstorm. Low temperatures overnight Sunday were expected to be near 22 degrees.
Residents told ABC 6 / FOX 28 they were using space heaters, blankets, and in some case turning on the kitchen oven to stay warm.
Bexley House Apartments was the source of similar complaints in June, when 6 On Your Side investigated a complaint about broken air conditioning going without repairs during a significant heat wave. Indoor temperatures at the time reached 85 degrees, with severe humidity. After 6 On Your Side began making calls, repairs soon followed two days later.
Property managers did not pick up the office phone or return a message on the maintenance phone line Sunday. No one was present in the Bexley House rental office. A call to JRK Property Holdings, which owns the complex, only allowed for a voice message to be left in a general mailbox.
ABC 6 / FOX 28 will continue following this story for updates.