John Edwards' plans for Tuesday visit

YOUNGSTOWN — When presidential hopeful John Edwards visits here Tuesday he’ll first talk with women at the Beatitude House working to turn around their lives, and then meet with local business leaders working to turn around the region’s economy.

Edwards’ visit is part of a 12-city “Road to One America” tour that begins Monday in New Orleans. The goal of the trip is to raise awareness of poverty with one option being to strengthen cities through economic improvements.

“We are so excited and really thrilled” that he’s coming here with a commitment to fight poverty, said Teresa Boyce, Beatitude House’s development director.

Edwards will talk with the families that live at the house on Lora Avenue, she said.

Beatitude House provides housing, education, counseling and support services to homeless women, primarily those with children, to help them obtain economic stability.

Edwards of North Carolina, the former 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, is scheduled to arrive at the Beatitude House at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

He is then to attend a roundtable discussion at the Youngstown Business Incubator on West Federal Street about 2:45 p.m. to discuss the incubator and the local economy.

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