Clinton likened northeast Ohio to the upstate region of her home state of New York, saying both have strong hard-working classes and industrial economies in transition. Brown, she said, would be a "strong ally" in the Senate to help these areas, and the nation, to change their current courses of action.
Perry, originally of Mansfield, noted he's known Brown literally all his life since being delivered by Brown's physician father.
"I'm not here because I'm an actor, I'm here because I'm an Ohioan," Perry said, noting he felt compelled to support Brown to help change the nation.
Noting he had never gone to college, he said he intends to eventually and expects to return to Ohio to do it.
As Brody took the stage, cell phone LCD screens lit up across the room and cameras flashed as the younger faction of the audience cheered.
The stop in Austintown was part of a four-day, 11 college tour for Brown. To view a gallery of photos of the event, click here: http://media.vindy.com/photos/hillary/