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Trump’s Planned Visit Thursday Canceled

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – President Trump’s planned visit to the Mahoning Valley, first reported over the weekend, has been canceled, The Business Journal learned this morning. The visit had been planned for Thursday.

The Youngstown Air Reserve Station’s public affairs office said it was notified this morning by the White House advance team that the trip, which was the subject of extensive media coverage over the weekend, was called off. A spokesperson for the office said it was notified of the change when the office contacted the White House but had no further information regarding the announcement.

Tracey Winbush, vice-chairwoman of the Mahoning County Republican Party, said she had not heard about the change in plans when contacted by The Business Journal but noted the visit “was not confirmed” with local officials when it was reported over the weekend.

The visit was on the White House calendar, according to people who had copies of it, she said.

There had been no official confirmation of the visit from the White House since the media reports Saturday.

Trump reportedly was going to sign recently passed legislation to overturn the Stream Protection Rule. A local protest was timed to coincide with the president’s visit, his first to Ohio since taking office.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.