HOW TO WATCH: President Trump to hold rally today in Warren County

HOW TO WATCH: President Trump to hold rally today in Warren County

Donald Trump in Cincinnati: Heres what you need to know about President Trumps visit today

Presidential visits usually mean large crowds, massive security, road closures, protests and the potential for political drama. Stay with Cincinnati.com for updates throughout the day.

When and where: The rally starts at 7 p.m. at the Warren County Fairgrounds, 665 North Broadway St. in Lebanon.

President Trump is in the midst of a six-state tour to campaign for Republican candidates up for election this November. He is set to appear at 7 p.m. Friday at the Warren County Fairgrounds, 665 N. Broadway St. in Lebanon. The president is in Warren County to campaign for U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jim Renacci, of Wadsworth.

The fairgrounds will not open to the public until 2 p.m. so authorities can secure the facilities. Officials say those with tickets will be permitted inside the building at 4 p.m.

When you fill out the online form, a confirmation text message will be sent to your cellphone. Registrants must follow the instructions to confirm their tickets.

What: The president is expected to discuss the economy and stump for GOP candidates running for election in November, including Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Westwood, whose district includes Warren County. 

The venue: The rally is being conducted in building E of the fairgrounds. That building can accommodate seating for more than 3,000 people, according to Warren County officials.

Weather: It could be chilly. The forecast calls for a high of 57 during the day, and a 40 percent chance of rain starting around 8 p.m.

Traffic: Although the presidents route has not been released, the Warren County Sheriffs Office said to expect significant delays and closures in the northern loop of Interstate 275, I-71 from I-275, I-71 to Ohio 48 and on Ohio 48 from I-71 in the late afternoon during rush hour.

Lebanon officials said all major north and south routes through the city will be temporarily closed before and after the event.

Parking: Vehicles traveling north on Broadway will enter at Gate 2. Vehicles traveling south will enter at Gate 1.

Overflow parking will be at Colonial Park West, directly across from the Fairgrounds. There will be no parking attendants at the park and it will remain closed until needed.

Protests: Local Democrats are planning to meet at 511 Broadway St., south of the fairgrounds entrance. They are encouraging positive messaging.

According to an email sent out by the Warren County Democratic Party: “For us, this rally is NOT About Trump, But About Those Who Enable and Coddle Him And His Undemocratic And Unpatriotic actions, like Steve Chabot, Rob Portman, Mike DeWine and ALL Republicans, who are not representing us, their constituents.”

WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Traffic delays, limited parking and seating, and multiple security checkpoints are some issues to be expected for those hearing President Trump's remarks Friday in Lebanon.

"It's going to be a mad house so I'm going to probably stay away. It's going to be a lot of traffic, I don't know what it's all going to be, it's just going to be a mess," said Warren County resident Richard McCury.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office wants to share some information with the public ahead of the event.

No one will be allowed on site until 2 pm, and under no circumstances will you be able to park on Broadway until then.

Carpooling is advised because parking is limited, adding that there is also very limited seating and bleacher seats will be on a first come basis.

Warren County resident Stephanie Todd said, “Everyone’s been coming in all week, you know, President Trump is coming and we’ve got tickets.”

For anyone driving through the area, sporadic road closures and traffic delays are expected on the northern loop of I-275, I-71 from I-275, and I-71 to State route 48.

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The 16-member team traveled from Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama to Panama City Thursday morning.

The Warren County Sheriffs Office wants to share some information with the public ahead of the event.


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