Michelle Obama

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and First Lady Michelle Obama will be reaching out to Ohio voters in campaign appearances.

Ryan has an airport rally in Cincinnati at noon Monday. The first lady will make stops later in Cleveland and near Columbus in Delaware.

Ryan's rally will mean the Republican ticket has been in Ohio six of the last eight days, after he and Mitt Romney campaigned in different Ohio cities Saturday.

Michelle Obama plans a campaign appearance today in Dayton for her husband's re-election bid.

The First Lady is scheduled to appear at the Dayton Convention Center at 3:10 this afternoon.  Tickets for the event are no longer available.

Mrs. Obama also has a stop schedule at a high school in Westerville, a suburb of Columbus.

Ohio is a must-win ticket for the president, who must tread carefully in a state where unemployment has continued to drop under Republican Gov. John Kasich.

Kasich lives in Westerville, the site of Michelle Obama's early afternoon speech.

     Six universities in Ohio are part of a new national push to boost training and research on military veterans' brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

     First lady Michelle Obama talked about the initiative Wednesday before a gathering of military members and veterans in Virginia. She said 105 U.S. medical schools and 25 schools of osteopathic medicine are bolstering their efforts to train students in treating brain injuries, PTSD and other mental-health issues affecting service members.