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Published: Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 2:01 PM
Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 12:26 PM
LEBANON — President Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in Warren County Friday.
The stop is part of a 10-day, six-state campaigning trip to drum up support for Republicans in tight U.S. House races.
This news outlet has confirmed Trump will hold a rally at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Lebanon on Oct. 12, at 7 p.m.
The 1st Congressional District, which covers parts of Hamilton and Warren counties, is one of the tightest races in the state. U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Cincinnati, is in a close race with Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval, a Cincinnati Democrat.
What to know if you plan to go
From the Warren County Sheriff’s Office:
For those planning to attend, please know the Fairgrounds will not be open to the public before 2:00 p.m. on Friday. If you arrive early, you will be asked to leave while the area is secured beginning at 11:30 a.m. Under no circumstances will vehicles be permitted to stage, park or line up on Broadway until the gates are open.
Once the Fairgrounds are open, all persons will be required to enter through the track where a series of security checkpoints await. Carpooling is strongly encouraged as parking will be limited. Vehicles travelling north on Broadway will enter at Gate 2. Vehicles travelling south will enter at Gate 1. Pedestrians who park elsewhere will be directed to the track and the security checkpoints. Limited handicap parking is available.
Overflow parking will be at Colonial Park West, directly across from the Fairgrounds. There will be no parking attendants at Colonial Park West. The park will remained closed until needed.
Persons driving through the City of Lebanon in the afternoon/evening can expect significant traffic delays and sporadic road closures. While exact details of the route will not be released by our agency, motorists can also expect significant delays and closures on the northern loop of I-275, I-71 from I-275, I-71 to St. Rt. 48 and on St. Rt. 48 from I-71 in the late afternoon during rush hour. Please be patient and give yourself extra time, make alternate travel plans, or avoid the area.
Attendees should also be aware there is very limited seating available, and bleacher seating will be on a first come basis.
Barry K. Riley, Chief Deputy