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The Suburbanite
  • Joe Biden coming to Canton on Monday

  • Vice President Joe Biden to make campaign appearance Monday afternoon in Canton.

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  • Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to appear Monday at the J. Babe Stearn Community Center in southwest Canton, President Barack Obama’s campaign confirmed.
    The center is at 2628 13th St. SW. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. The campaign is urging people to carpool due to limited parking.
    Those who wish to attend will have to pick up tickets between noon and 8 p.m. Friday or 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Obama’s campaign offices in Canton at 131 Cleveland Ave. SW, in Massillon at 24 Lincoln Way W and in Alliance at 1160 East State St. If any tickets are still left, the rest will be given out 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
    The campaign did not provide the exact time Biden will begin his remarks in the center’s gymnasium.
    Dave Miday, the center’s executive director, said that the campaign had contacted him about using the venue, with the event to start at noon, but the logistics still had not been finalized. It’s possible Biden will be speaking earlier.
    Calling the vice president’s scheduled visit “a tremendous honor,” Miday said with additional seating and the bleachers, the J. Babe Stearn’s gym has a capacity of possibly 1,000. He said Secret Service agents inspected the 32-year-old venue on Wednesday.
    In his last visit to Stark County, Biden addressed supporters at a campaign rally in September 2008 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
    Biden’s next stop Monday after Canton will be Lorain, the campaign said.
    City Councilman Kevin Fisher, D-5, first posted on his Facebook account Thursday afternoon that Biden was coming to Stark County.