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Romney to appear in Portsmouth on Saturday; Obama will campaign in Athens on Wednesday

Oct. 12, 2012 @ 11:40 PM

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will participate in a political rally Saturday at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, and President Barack Obama will be campaigning in Athens, Ohio, next Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Country music artist Jamie O'Neal will join Romney at Saturday's event. Doors at Alumni Green, 940 2nd St., Portsmouth, will open at 11:30 a.m. No one will be allowed in after 1:45 p.m.. The political rally is scheduled to begin at 2:05 p.m.

Tickets are available at the Romney-Ryan Portsmouth Victory Center, 612 6th St. or online at www.mittromney.com/OH. Call 614-484-0770 for more information.

Additional information about Obama's visit was not immediately available. He is also scheduled to campaign in Iowa on the same day.