Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry will hold a public rally Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio.
Kerry's appearance is part of a focus by both campaigns on Ohio and several other Midwestern states. Vice President Dick Cheney campaigned Saturday in Parma, in northeast Ohio.
Tickets to the Dayton rally are free and available today and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Hamilton County Democratic headquarters, 615 Main St., Cincinnati.
The rally will be at RiverScape Park on East Monument Avenue, between Patterson Avenue and St. Clair Avenue, in downtown Dayton. Access begins at 2:30 p.m. Kerry is scheduled to speak at 4:30 p.m.
Gathering today for Sgt. Kiser
Carolyn Maupin, mother of captured soldier Spc. Keith "Matt" Maupin, is expected to be one of the speakers at a "celebration of life" ceremony for Sgt. Charles Kiser at 7 p.m. today in front of the Clermont County Courthouse in Batavia.
Kiser, formerly of Amelia, is an Army reservist who was killed in Iraq.
A memorial Mass for Kiser is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Bernadette Church in Amelia. The family will receive visitors from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church.
Postal Service: No delivery
Cincinnati: One-day delay all week
Rumpke: Regular pickup
CSI: Regular pickup
Metro: Holiday schedule and fares
City and county: Closed
Stock markets: Closed
Ohio E-Check: Closed
*The Fifth Third banking center in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will be open today. In-store branches of U.S. Bank will be open today.
Parking meters in the city of Cincinnati will be enforced today when most businesses and government offices will be observing the Fourth of July holiday.
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