Republican Mitt Romney was in Troy Sunday as part of his “Every Town Counts” bus tour. He was joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner, who represents the district that includes Troy. Also there was Senator Rob Portman, who has been discussed as possible Vice Presidential pick. Romney gave an abbreviated campaign speech from the bed of a pickup truck. He also visited K’s Hamburger shop with his grandchildren. Marcia Ryan owns the shop and says that Romney’s policies would help small businesses like hers.
East Liverpool is the Pottery Capital of the US. It’s been the capital since the 1880s. Sarah Webster Vodrey is the Director of the East Liverpool Museum of Ceramics. She showed me around the museum.
"Doorknobs, inkwells, pie pans - it was very utilitarian n at first and then as time when on people were able to combine utility with beauty. And even from the very start, the human impulse is to make it attractive," says Vodrey.
Ohio truly was a battleground this week, as both President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney visited the state to sell their message to voters. For this weeks PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Jessica Wehrman who reports from Washington for the Columbus Dispatch about what both men hope to convey during their time in Ohio and what the political landscape current is in the state.