President to make stop in Sandusky

President Barack Obama will visit Sandusky this Thursday in Washington Park.
Sandusky Register Staff
Jul 3, 2012

President Barack Obama will visit Sandusky this Thursday in Washington Park.

The visit is part of a two-day "Betting on America" bus tour through Northern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Stops are also scheduled in Maumee, Parma and Pittsburgh. The time for the President's stop in Sandusky is set for 3:40 p.m. according to a release from the campaign.

The Register filmed the above invitation, which we then shared with the campaigns, earlier this year.


EDITOR'S NOTE: We currently do not have information on how residents can attend the event, but we will post it here as soon as we get it.


The city has announced the following street closures for the event.

Due to a special event taking place in downtown Sandusky on Thursday, July 5, the following road closures will be in effect from 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.:

The parameters of the road closures will include:
Jackson Street to the West,
Hancock Street to the East,
Market Street to the North,
and Adams Street to the South

There will be restricted access to Washington Park.

Parking will not be available in these areas between 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.,  including the Key Bank parking lot on Washington Row.

Residents who live in this area will be able to travel to and from their homes with a valid ID only.

Be sure to check the Sandusky Register and back here at for more information and live coverage of the event on Thursday.




Wow, now maybe Andy Ouriel can stop writing about his non stop whining to get Oblama here.


"Residents who live in this area will be able to travel to and from their homes with a valid ID only"

You cannot go home if you dont have a valid ID if the POTUS is within 2 miles of your house BUT you can still vote for him if you dont. How Screwed up can you get?

the office cat

America is Beautiful because of the abundance of multi-colored faces that look up in classrooms seeking to learn.

America is Beautiful because the land is becoming more and more accepting of differences and likenesses.

America is Beautiful because people still can go on places like this and put their stupidity and ignorance on full view for all to see and marvel.

America is Beautiful because 225 years ago this summer, a group of men gathered in Philadelphia and, -  realizing the "Confederation of American States'" just wasn't working because the individual states were so greedy -  spent five hot months locked behind guarded closed doors and closed windows in the summer swelter to craft a living document to assure individual freedom, force states to provide for certain universal services as well as Defense, and establishing a powerful central government.

We call that the CONSTITUTION.  

Betcha didn't know the history - but scream about protecting the document. 


Office cat


The Constitution was created to keep the "powerful central government" In check NOT to rule the people BUT to protect the people from the government. I know the history. We traded a king for a gov ruled by the people for the people NOT a "powerful central government" that is no better than the royalty we had before.

the office cat


REALLY!!!  You know the history.  Who was the first president of the United States, oh most informed one?

How was the country governed after 1781 when the war ended?  The Constitution didn't come into being until 1789.

The 'central government'' had no power. 

All during the War, the Contintental Congress had to ask - nay beg - the individual colonies to send money to outfit the troops and pay for bullets. The colonies could refuse, even though they wanted the Continental Army to defend them.

Without the Constitution in 1812, you would be speaking with a definite British accent and paying taxes to Britain.  The government was able to fight in 1812 (misguided though it was) because the Constitution proovided for 'the general defense."


the office cat



I went to the site you cited.  DID YOU?

It said EXACTLY what I did.... so what IS your point?

A photo ID is NOT required but is one form acceptable.

A voter CAN vote provisionally and has 10 days to show identification.

Please at least TRY TO BE INFORMED before you post here.


@office cat says, "spent five hot months locked behind guarded closed doors and closed windows in the summer swelter to craft a living document to assure individual freedom, force states to provide for certain universal services as well as Defense, and establishing a powerful central government"

The only thing you got right in that sentence is the creation of individual freedom and a mandate that the government provide for the countries defense.  The living document  and powerful central government part are revisionist at best,  In fact in nearly every document ever written by the founding fathers, they warned of the dangers of a powerful central government.  You my friend are a common socialist.

the office cat

Ah Knuckle...

The document is living because it provided for amendment - and added 10 amendments before ratification.... AND 17 SINCE THEN!

Thomas Jefferson was not in Philadelphia... he was in Paris.  I guess he emailed his thoughts on the subject to Franklin who was enjoying the air-conditioning in Philadelphia powered by his nuclear power plant in Hudson Bay.  Jefferson called Washington on his cellphone and offered to jet back if Washington needed him.  Washiington texted back that if Jefferson flew into LaGuardia "I'll send a limo... Tom, we're gonna have to do something about these gasoline prices!"

THAT, Knuckle, is why the Constitution is a LIVING DOCUMENT! 

Educate yourself.

Jefferson doubled the size of the country, prohibited the colonies from expanded into the Northwest Territory, favoring new states instead (that's Ohio, dude) and establishing the first sales tax and a FREE PUBLIC EDUCATION for everyone.

You need to stop relying on Glenn Beck and his disgraced Mormon's 5000 year leap for your facts.




@office cat. I have with formal education in American History and Government (MAHG from Ashland Univ).  Also, as Mormon I resent your remark.  Now we know your real reason for not liking Romney has to do with religious bigotry.  You've just lost any credibility you may have had.   Please stay away from WIkipedia as source as ALL institutions of higher education agree that Wikipedia is inaccurate and subjective since anyone can add information to it.  Please read the various writings from our founding fathers which are generally available online.

the office cat



The man who wrote "The 5,000-year Leap" to which I made reference WAS Mormon - but was disowned by your church for his radical and baseless views.  That was my ONLY point.

Do not accuse me of religious bigotry. I first would need religion to be bigoted about others.

And where and when did I say I don't like Romney?

I have three degrees.  They were starting points. A lot of people with capital letters behind their names can still be ignorant - George W. Bush has an MBA from Yale.... 

I'm on my twelfth president....and my first wife. 

I volunteered for military service when we still had a draft.

I've read writings from the founders. And not selectively.  I've even read Jefferson's Gospel.  The great thing about the founders is the grand divergence of opinion - yet they all managed to compromise and discuss and provide A LIVING DOCUMENT that would stand the test of time and give more power to the central government

Jefferson, the great Democratic-Republican in the beginning, exercised more federal government power as president than the two before or the three after.  In fact, with the Ordinance of 1784, he broke revolutionary new ground with provisions that became part of the Confederation's Ordinance of 1787 that was among the first laws confirmed by Congress under the Constituion in 1789.

But, with your MAHG from Ashland, you already know that, don't you?


the office cat

This is for you, Knuckledragger, who said 'the...powerful central government part are revisioinist at best."

The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 founding states that legally established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution.[1] Its drafting by the Continental Congress began in mid 1776, and an approved version was sent to the states for ratification in late 1777. The formal ratification by all 13 states was completed in early 1781. Even if not yet ratified, the Articles provided domestic and international legitimacy for the Continental Congress to direct the American Revolutionary War, conduct diplomacy with Europe and deal with territorial issues and Indian relations.

Nevertheless, the weak government created by the Articles became a matter of concern for key nationalists.

On March 4, 1789, the Articles were replaced with the U.S. Constitution.[2][3]

The new Constitution provided for a MUCH STRONGER national government with a chief executive (the president), courts, and taxing powers.


Office cat

Under the constitution this type of debate is allowed Aren'tcha glad to live in a country where expressions of opinion is legal and debate isnt outlawed?

1st president was George Washington *Under the constitution* as elected by the people.

The 10th amendment curbs the power of the Federal government. The bill of rights and amendments are NEGETIVE rights towards the Federal gov.

Only 12 states were present at the continental congress. Rhode Island never showed up.

the office cat


Among others, how are the 14th and 17th and 20th negative toward the federal government?

Female Suffrage is AGAINST the federal government?

The Income Tax is AGAINST the federal government?

How about that Knuckledragger MAHG?


Office cat

Female suffrage gives the rights TO the female citizens to vote and keeps the Federal gov from excluding them as it was before.

The income tax was found to be unconstitutional 5 times i think BEFORE it was finally passed.

Ours is a system of checks and balances with the citizens holding the reins. Today this is slowly being forgotten and people accept and cheer on the Federal government for every law they pass instead of keeping a eye on thier rights as citizens.

 The original Constitution is there to protect the rights of the people AGAINST the overreach of the federal government as well as set guidelines for the federal Governments setup and conduct. Ignoring the 10th amendment does not make it go away.

the office cat


Who is ignoring the 10th amendment?  But it does not refer ONLY to the 'original' Constitution as you referenced it.  The 10th Amendment allows for laws to be written to 'specifically prohibit' certain rights and privileges to the states. 

For example, the SCOTUS has 'specifically prohibited' things like state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

SCOTUS also gave citizenship to corporations - something never implied ANYWHERE in your 'original' Constitution nor anything amended since.

Slavery was legal IN  the 'original' Constitution -but XIII cancelled that..

The Senate specifically was elected by state legislatures to represent the states while the House represented the people.  But XVII - the only amendment generated by the states - changed that in 1913.

Interstate highways never were anticipated in the Constitution - but Federal supercedes States when it crosses state lines.

Shall I go on?  Get over the 10th amendment..  Just like XXI repealed XVIII, the X could someday be repealed.




Office cat

Get over it? Ignoring the 10th amendment takes away states rights along with yours and transfers more power to the central government. That is whats happening today. "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people" Those are YOUR rights that are being bought and sold by corperations now. Do you really want a larger more powerful centralized government? What states rights are left? What rights do YOU have if you ignore the amendments themselves? The answer of course is none. Do you really want that?


Office cat

 i honestly agree with your last post. Amazing huh??

the office cat

DONEGAN.  time to stop spreading untruths.

Voters still must have ID to vote.

Voters do NOT have to have a $32 state-issued ID to vote.  And if voter doesn't have an ID, will vote provisionally and be given 10 days to produce valid ID.


Do ANY OF YOU bother to check information before you post here?

People living in the area will not be able to 'travel' - as in drive.  But since ANYONE can park and walk into the park, they certainly will NOT be kept from their homes.


 I have to say that the majority of these posts on here are absolutely nauseating and disheartening!!! I for one am extremely excited about OUR President visiting OUR city!!!! We should feel priveledged that he has chosen Sandusky as one of his stops. Reading these posts just shows how much pride is really left in Sandusky. Just sickening!!! Wake up people.....




It's not an easy task correcting George W Bush's butchering of the USA.  Only REPUBLICAN fools attack President Obama's efforts.  The Republican Party is over.  I'll never understand why George W was never impeached, arrested, or violently removed from his position.  He'll go on record as the worst President ever elected.  Obama is for the people, not big business lobbiests like the majority of Republicans. 

the office cat

TAXPAYER... show me your longform tax filing cuz I don't believe you are a taxPAYER.


POTUS is stopping by Sandusky which just welcomed NEX-GUN (?) to the former ACH plant....  the new company has extensive fines for pollution, for dangerous deadly chemical spills, is under indictment by at least two other states - and just arrived here and fired supervisors and other employees.

POTUS is stoppng by Sandusky where the Cowboy Cops threaten each other, arrest a man for choking a goose, get caught in his own dashcom whizzing off a pier...

POTUS is stopping by Sandusky where miles of Sandusky Bay beach is totally inaccessible to the public which pays to maintain it - all this water and no place to swim.

All that.... and POTUS is stopping by Sandusky where several citizens go on-line to defame him, blame him for budget deficits that aren't his fault (read the Constitution... budgets begin in the House not the White House), complain about mandates (most of you probably ignore the state mandate for auto liability insurance); ....  why Mr. President?  WHY would you stop by Sandusky?  They don't deserve you.


I hope this gives his supporters enough time to get time off from work so they can attend.

Oh wait, none of his hommies have a job!

They will all walk down to the park and take pictures with their free Obama phones!

Should be a big crowd, actually this crowd will be more dangerous than any Bike Week crowd!!

Hide yer wives, hide yer children, and hide yer husbands too cuz Obama's rapin' everyone out here!


Dick Tracey,


Your ignorance is showing...and nobody will take you seriously except the people who can't think for themselves and who thrive on group drama/hysteria.  Hysterical hate-mongering solves NOTHING!

Your comments are embarrassing as an American, though you are entitled to your opinion.


If you want to see the president. That is fine and awesome that you can. Nothing against the man or the office at all. I do not agree with his agenda or policys after watching 3 and a half years of it and i am positive there is nothing he could say that would change my mind otherwise. He is a politician. They lie. If i wanted to talk to a lier i would call up my EX she lies too but doesnt need a teleprompter to get her lies straight.


I'm happy to hear that President Obama will be stopping in Sandusky.  I love that man and he has my unqualifed support .  And before the comments start, no I am not black.  I am a white senior citizen.  I am a liberal and my husband and I have worked hard for everything we have.  We have had no handouts, but we do believe in a hand up for those who need it.

dorothy gale

The President is coming to Sandusky.  What a great thing!  No matter the "reason" behind the visit it is still a great thing.  We, as Sanduskians and proud Americans, should put our biases on the back burner for the day and show OUR PRESIDENT what strong, proud, hard-working, respectful AND respectable  people we are!  I would have been glad to see even President Bush come to our town and would have shown him respect even though I think he was an evil man and an idiot.  He was OUR president for 8 years and love him or hate him, his position demanded our respect.  Same goes for our current President.


I'm sorry Dorothy but it doesn't matter who you are. You have to earn respect and not be given this gift just because of who you are or the position you hold. When you are unquestionably the worst President ever to rule this country you do not earn respect. Actually Wilson and King Obama would tie for worst Presidents.


just us say - "He'll go on record as the worst President ever elected.  Obama is for the people, not big business lobbiests like the majority of Republicans. "  yeah, right after obumbles who has done more damage in 3 1/2 years than bush in 8!

the office cat


Cite for us the 'damage' Obama has done.