President Barack Obama will be in the Mahoning Valley on Monday, presumably to stage a re-election campaign event in either of the highly Democratic Trumbull or Mahoning counties, according to a reliable source who declined to be named.
The president will be flying into the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna.
Neither the president's re-election campaign in Ohio, Trumbull County Democratic Party chairman Dan Polivka nor his counterpart in Mahoning County, David Betras, could confirm on Tuesday the president's visit to the Mahoning Valley.
Airport aviation director Dan Dickten declined to comment.
The stop would be the second in the Mahoning Valley for Obama on his re-election campaign, and his fourth as president.
The president in July toured a food manufacturer in Boardman before heading to Dobbins Elementary School in Poland for an invitation-only speaking event. He toured and then spoke at V&M Star in Youngstown in May 2010, and before that, the president spoke at the General Motors Corp. complex in Lordstown in September 2009.
In August 2008, Obama, then a U.S. senator from Illinois, campaigned for the presidency at Austintown Fitch High School.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has visited the Mahoning Valley once this election cycle, at Taylor Winfield Technologies in Youngstown one day before the March primary election.
His running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, however, has been to the area more often and more recently.
Ryan made a quick stop at the Hot Dog Shoppe in downtown Warren in August following a rally at Walsh University in North Canton. More recently, Ryan campaigned at Youngstown State University and then briefly visited the St. Vincent De Paul Society soup kitchen.
Vice president Joe Biden also has made a number of stops, the most recent being Aug. 31 when he rallied at the United Auto Workers Local 1714 Union Hall in Lordstown followed by visits to the Mocha House in Warren and Canfield Fair.