Lordstown prepares security for Bernie Sanders’ weekend visit

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Lordstown police are gearing up to provide security for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ stop in the village this weekend.

The American Federation of Teachers is hosting the public event at Lordstown High School at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Lordstown Police Chief Brent Milhoan says he was contacted Thursday to provide security. Three officers will be working it as a side job, meaning it will not cost the village any overtime. 

Milhoan says he does not know how many people will show up, but he expects anywhere from 300 to 400 attendees. 

“If they’re higher than what we have been told or what we’re anticipating, we may have to increase our officers there,” says Milhoan.

Doors to the event will open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are not required, but people are encouraged to RSVP through berniesanders.com.

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