CINCINNATI (AP) - A group of Roman Catholic nuns is kicking off a 1,000-mile bus tour of Ohio to urge political leaders to focus on the state's most vulnerable residents.
The so-called "Nuns on the Bus" tour will start in Cincinnati Wednesday morning and travel throughout the state for five days.
The nuns plan to visit Catholic-sponsored social service agencies that they say would be harmed by federal budget cuts.
They're calling on Democrats and Republicans to approve a budget that "affirms the life of all God's children - not just the wealthiest few."
The group will be stopping at the MYCAP offices, 1325 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Other stops include Dayton, Lima, Toledo, Cleveland and Columbus.
Some of the same nuns in the group went on a nine-state tour over the summer that focused on the needs of low-income and vulnerable Americans.