Long Lines Form For Obama Tickets

By
Bethany Venable

Dateline
Updated Sun, Oct 14, 2012 4:06 pm

People waited in long lines Sunday morning for tickets to see President Barack Obama during his scheduled campaign stop in Athens Wednesday.

The president is slated to speech outside on Ohio University's College Green at 3 p.m. on Oct. 17.

Tickets became available at noon on a first-come, first-serve basis.

OU Vice President of Student Affairs Ryan Lombardi sent a message to the OU community advising them a limited number of tickets would be available for OU students, staff and faculty.  

Those tickets were given away at OU's Baker Center, where several hundred people waited in line outside.

Lines formed at the Obama campaign office on East State Street, as well as another location on Court Street.

No official word on how many tickets will be distributed. 

President Obama's visit comes just days after Republican challenger Mitt Romney visited parts of Southeast Ohio, campaigning first in Lancaster and then travelling to Portsmouth over the weekend.

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