Wed. 3:08pm: Sen. Portman coming to Youngstown

Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman will tour Dearing Compressor and Pump in Youngstown Friday, his office announced.

The half-hour tour of the facility on Simon Road is the first of several stops Portman is set to make in northeast Ohio. He also will tour AlphaMicron in Kent and attend a liquid crystal technology roundtable there and then visit the Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown.

The senator also is expected to swing by the Mahoning County Republican Party headquarters in Boardman in the morning.