Tickets for Ryan’s town hall at YSU available today

By David Skolnick


Those wanting to attend Saturday’s town-hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, at Youngstown State University have until 9 p.m. today to get tickets.

A steady stream of people at Mahoning County Republican Party headquarters at 621 Boardman-Canfield Road in Boardman got free tickets for the event Thursday, said Mark Munroe, the county GOP chairman. The headquarters also is the “Victory Office” for the Mitt Romney-for-president campaign.

Tickets are available there and at the Niles “Victory Office” in the Great East Plaza from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Also, tickets can be reserved online at or

The doors open for the town hall at YSU’s Kilcawley Center at 7:45 a.m. with the event starting at 9:45 a.m. and Ryan expected to appear about 10:15 a.m. Saturday.

There is no limit on the number of tickets to give away, according to the Romney/Ryan campaign.

The YSU event is about 36 hours after Ryan’s Thursday night debate with Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat, at Centre College in Danville, Ky.

Ryan and Romney will campaign together tonight in Lancaster, Ohio, in the community’s town square.

From there, Ryan will fly to Winner Aviation at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna, arriving about 8:30 p.m. That arrival is closed to the public.

This is Ryan’s second visit to the Mahoning Valley, a traditional Democratic stronghold. He made an unannounced stop at the Hot Dog Shoppe in Warren on Aug. 16.

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