As President Trump visited Sheffer Corporation, in Blue Ash, supporters and protestors stood across from one another chanting and holding signs.
President Donald Trump will speak tonight at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Lebanon.
Presidential visits usually mean large crowds, massive security, road closures, protests and the potential for political drama. Stay with Cincinnati.com for updates throughout the day.
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Here’s what you need to know:
When and where: The rally starts at 7 p.m. at the Warren County Fairgrounds, 665 North Broadway St. in Lebanon.
The fairgrounds will not open to the public until 2 p.m. so authorities can secure the facilities. Officials say those with tickets will be permitted inside the building at 4 p.m.
What: The president is expected to discuss the economy and stump for GOP candidates running for election in November, including Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Westwood, whose district includes Warren County.
The venue: The rally is being conducted in building E of the fairgrounds. That building can accommodate seating for more than 3,000 people, according to Warren County officials.
Tickets: Go to donaldjtrump.com/rallies to register. All tickets are first come, first serve.
Weather: It could be chilly. The forecast calls for a high of 57 during the day, and a 40 percent chance of rain starting around 8 p.m.
Traffic: Although the president’s route has not been released, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said to expect significant delays and closures in the northern loop of Interstate 275, I-71 from I-275, I-71 to Ohio 48 and on Ohio 48 from I-71 in the late afternoon during rush hour.
Lebanon officials said all major north and south routes through the city will be temporarily closed before and after the event.
Parking: Vehicles traveling north on Broadway will enter at Gate 2. Vehicles traveling south will enter at Gate 1.
Overflow parking will be at Colonial Park West, directly across from the Fairgrounds. There will be no parking attendants at the park and it will remain closed until needed.
The sheriff’s office recommends carpooling because parking will be limited.
Protests: Local Democrats are planning to meet at 511 Broadway St., south of the fairgrounds entrance. They are encouraging positive messaging.
According to an email sent out by the Warren County Democratic Party: “For us, this rally is NOT About Trump, But About Those Who Enable and Coddle Him And His Undemocratic And Unpatriotic actions, like Steve Chabot, Rob Portman, Mike DeWine and ALL Republicans, who are not representing us, their constituents.”
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