Columbus is host to the National Hockey League All Star game this week-end. The NHL showcase will bring thousands fans and visitors to the city as well as international media attention.
Ohio: Epicenter of Presidential Race
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It appears increasingly likely that Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain will introduce his vice-presidential pick tomorrow in Ohio.
An aide says McCain decided on a running mate early Thursday. No word yet on who it is. However, one top prospect, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Thursday abruptly canceled numerous public appearances. Pawlenty was campaigning for McCain Monday in Columbus.
McCain is expected to announce his vice -presidential pick soon and appear with the person at a rally Friday in Dayton.
Democratic nominee Barack Obama and his running mate Joe Biden are scheduled to hold a rally Saturday evening at Dublin Coffman High School. The rally is part of a Democratic bus tour through the battleground states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan.