The Obama and Romney campaigns continue to focus on Ohio in preparation of the start of early voting on Oct. 2.

Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan staged a multi-day bus tour in Ohio this week, while President Obama will be in Kent to speak at a grassroots event on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Tickets for Obama’s appearance in Kent are free and will be distributed to the public on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24.

Ticket locations are:

  • Marion C. and William B. Risman Plaza, 1025 Risman Drive, Kent
  • OFA-Kent, 1307 S. Water St., Kent
  • OFA-East Akron, 396 E. Waterloo Road.

Organizing for America had a sign-making party in Kent on Sunday and made signs with messages mirroring Obama’s speech, which will address the choice between President Obama’s vision of moving America forward to an economy built to last with a strong middle class at its core, or Mitt Romney’s vision of going back to the “top-down” economic policies that crashed our economy and punished the middle class.

Obama leads Romney 51 percent to 46 percent among likely voters, according to a new poll by the Cincinnati Enquirer/Ohio Newspaper Organization.

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