President Bill Clinton to campaign in Athens

Staff Report

ATHENS — Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to be in Athens on Tuesday as he campaigns for his wife.

An email from the Hillary Clinton campaign on Thursday morning stated that Bill Clinton will campaign for Hillary Clinton on Oct. 4 and 5 in eastern Ohio and the Mahoning Valley as part of the “Stronger Together” bus tour.

Public events are planned in Athens, Jefferson and Stark counties, with additional stops to take place along the way.

Former President Clinton will lay out the high stakes of November’s election for Ohio’s working families and talk with Ohioans about Hillary Clinton’s plans to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, according to the email.

The bus tour occurs one week prior to Ohio’s voter registration deadline, Oct. 11, and the start of early voting, Oct. 12.

Specific details on the time and location for the Athens event have not been announced.

Bill Clinton’s stop in Athens comes following a stop by Hillary Clinton in Athens earlier this spring when she spoke at Jackie O’s Tap Room. Hillary Clinton’s visit came after the primary election in Ohio, but before she had officially secured the Democratic nomination for President.

Staff Report