VIENNA, Ohio (WYTV) – President Trump will be coming to the Mahoning Valley this Thursday, making this his first appearance in the area as president.
Director of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport Dan Dickten confirmed with WYTV that the president is expected to make an appearance.
Dickten said Trump’s trip will be handled by the military airbase within the airport’s grounds.
Sources tell WYTV he will be here to sign a bill regarding the Stream Protection Rule. The rule was designed by the Obama Administration and repealed by the Senate on Feb. 2.
According to The Associated Press, “The regulations would have tightened exceptions to a rule that requires a 100-foot buffer between coal mining and streams. It also would require coal companies to restore streams and return mined areas to conditions similar to those before mining took place.”
Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson spoke with WYTV earlier this week about the environmental rule.
“It would have threatened upwards of 70,000 jobs and put 80-plus percent of our coal reserves out of reach,” he said.
Trump was last here in September when he visited the Canfield Fair.
During his presidential campaign, he made three stops to the Valley — the first coming in March at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.
“Your coal industry in Ohio is a disaster,” Trump said that day.
A few months later after becoming the Republican Party’s nominee, Trump stopped at Youngstown State, where he spoke about foreign policy and terrorism.
WYTV reached out to local county leaders in the Republican Party on Saturday, none of which could comment about the President’s upcoming visit.WYTV is talking to official sources to learn more information about President Trump’s visit. Stick with WYTV on air and online for the latest.