OBAMA VISIT: President arrives at air base, heads for Youngstown

Air Force One pulled up to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport earlier than expected today -- about 12:33 p.m.

President Barack Obama was expected to be taken by motorcade to V&M Star in Youngstown, where he will tour the pipe-making facility and discuss the federal stimulus program. V&M Star has announced a massive expansion with $20 million from stimulus funds.

He was greeted by local representatives including Mayor Jay Williams and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th.

The President came down the airplane stairs with a wave, alone.

The motorcade pulled away about 12:41 p.m.

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