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Published: 9/26/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago


President Obama in Bowling Green

President Obama is slated to speak today at the Stroh Center on the campus of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. He arrived at Toledo Express Airport just before noon. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

People line up to see President Barack Obama at the Bowling Green State University Stroh Center Wednesday. Enlarge | Buy This Photo People line up to see President Barack Obama at the Bowling Green State University Stroh Center Wednesday.
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The president isn't expected until later Wednesday, but people began lining up early in the day. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The president isn't expected until later Wednesday, but people began lining up early in the day.
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Heavy equipment, left, is used to form a barrier between the arena grounds at East Wooster Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Heavy equipment, left, is used to form a barrier between the arena grounds at East Wooster Street.
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The line started at the door of the arena and snaked throughout the parking lot. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The line started at the door of the arena and snaked throughout the parking lot.
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While the president will speak in Bowling Green, Mitt Romney is slated to speak in Toledo later in the day. Enlarge | Buy This Photo While the president will speak in Bowling Green, Mitt Romney is slated to speak in Toledo later in the day.
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The line of supporters moved closer to the new arena on the BGSU campus. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The line of supporters moved closer to the new arena on the BGSU campus.
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A sniper keeps a close eye while waiting for  President Obama to arrive at Toledo Express Airport. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A sniper keeps a close eye while waiting for President Obama to arrive at Toledo Express Airport.
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A spectator keeps dry from the rain while waiting for President Obama to arrive at Toledo Express Airport. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A spectator keeps dry from the rain while waiting for President Obama to arrive at Toledo Express Airport.
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Air Force One heads into the fog as it does a go-around before landing at Toledo Express Airport. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Air Force One heads into the fog as it does a go-around before landing at Toledo Express Airport.
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Air Force One touches down as President Obama arrives. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Air Force One touches down as President Obama arrives.
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A woman is carried away on a stretcher as President Barack Obama arrives. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A woman is carried away on a stretcher as President Barack Obama arrives.
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President Obama waves to the waiting crowd from Air Force One. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Obama waves to the waiting crowd from Air Force One.
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President Obama salutes the Air Force officers waiting at the base of the steps next to Air Force One. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Obama salutes the Air Force officers waiting at the base of the steps next to Air Force One.
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President Barack Obama is greeted by Yvonne Harper, left, County Commissioners Tina Wozniak, Carol Contrada, and State Rep. Teresa Fedor. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Barack Obama is greeted by Yvonne Harper, left, County Commissioners Tina Wozniak, Carol Contrada, and State Rep. Teresa Fedor....
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A crowd greets President Obama after deplaning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A crowd greets President Obama after deplaning.
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The President shakes hands and signs autographs for the crowd of supporters. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The President shakes hands and signs autographs for the crowd of supporters.
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A spectator snaps a photo of President Obama as he chats with a visitor. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A spectator snaps a photo of President Obama as he chats with a visitor.
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Members of the Secret Service keep a close eye on all those gathered at the airport to greet the president. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of the Secret Service keep a close eye on all those gathered at the airport to greet the president.
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President Obama hands an autographed note to Nathan Brown, 10, of Columbus, as he stands with his sister Lydia, 10, and father Mark Brown.  Each youth received a note to take to school explaining why they were absent. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Obama hands an autographed note to Nathan Brown, 10, of Columbus, as he stands with his sister Lydia, 10,...
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Lydia Brown, 8, of Columbus shows the autograph she received from President Obama. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lydia Brown, 8, of Columbus shows the autograph she received from President Obama.
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Truda Kynard, Toledo, shows the two medals she received from President Obama.  Ms. Kynard is the mother of Army Lt. Col. Calyes Kynard, and  Air Force Master Sgt. Truman Kynard. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Truda Kynard, Toledo, shows the two medals she received from President Obama. Ms. Kynard is the mother of Army Lt....
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The crowd a the Bowling Green State University Stroh Center eagerly awaits the arrival of President Obama. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The crowd a the Bowling Green State University Stroh Center eagerly awaits the arrival of President Obama.
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Lauren Allah, a Bowling Green State University sophomore, sings the National Anthem before President Barack Obama's speech. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lauren Allah, a Bowling Green State University sophomore, sings the National Anthem before President Barack Obama's speech.
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President Barack Obama enters the Stroh Center. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Barack Obama enters the Stroh Center.
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President Obama campaigns at the Bowling Green State University Stroh Center. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Obama campaigns at the Bowling Green State University Stroh Center.
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The crowd cheers as President Obama takes the stage at the arena. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The crowd cheers as President Obama takes the stage at the arena.
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President Obama speaks to students, faculty, and area residents in Bowling Green. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Obama speaks to students, faculty, and area residents in Bowling Green.
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“When my opponent said we should let Detroit go bankrupt that would have meant walking away from an industry that supports 1 in 8 Ohio jobs. ... When he said that, I said no. I am going to bet on American workers, Enlarge | Buy This Photo “When my opponent said we should let Detroit go bankrupt that would have meant walking away from an industry that ...
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The president started his speech with an early pitch to get college students out to vote early - which in Ohio starts in six days. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The president started his speech with an early pitch to get college students out to vote early - which in Ohio ...
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The president peppered in college student friendly promises throughout his remarks inside the campus arena. At the same time, he painted Mr. Romney as bad for their generation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The president peppered in college student friendly promises throughout his remarks inside the campus arena. At the same time, he ...
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Ahnia Logan, 11, of Toledo, beams as she listens to President Obama speak. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ahnia Logan, 11, of Toledo, beams as she listens to President Obama speak.
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“I am not going to ask the students here to pay more for college or kick some kids off of Head Start,” to pay for a tax cut for the wealthy, the president promised. Enlarge | Buy This Photo “I am not going to ask the students here to pay more for college or kick some kids off of ...
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The crowd listens as President Obama speaks during a campaign stop at the Bowling Green State University. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The crowd listens as President Obama speaks during a campaign stop at the Bowling Green State University.
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The president was greeted with chants of Enlarge | Buy This Photo The president was greeted with chants of "four more years."
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President Obama has traveled to Ohio 29 times since the start of his presidency, including this trip. In 2012, he has now traveled to Ohio 12 times. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Obama has traveled to Ohio 29 times since the start of his presidency, including this trip. In 2012, he ...
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A supporter signals the hope of four more years in the White House for President Obama. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A supporter signals the hope of four more years in the White House for President Obama.
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“I want to export more products and export less jobs,” President Obama said to more than 5,500 people at BGSU’s Stroh Center. Enlarge | Buy This Photo “I want to export more products and export less jobs,” President Obama said to more than 5,500 people at BGSU’s Stroh Center.
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A supporters takes a picture of President Obama on stage during his visit to Wood County. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A supporters takes a picture of President Obama on stage during his visit to Wood County.
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The new Stroh Center on the campus of Bowling Green State University was packed for the president's appearance. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The new Stroh Center on the campus of Bowling Green State University was packed for the president's appearance.
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Spectators listen with rapt attention as President Obama campaigns to keep his job. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Spectators listen with rapt attention as President Obama campaigns to keep his job.
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Donaya Barnes, 9, of Toledo, left, and Riley Minich of Fremont, listen to President Obama's speech. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Donaya Barnes, 9, of Toledo, left, and Riley Minich of Fremont, listen to President Obama's speech.
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A woman adorned in American flags shows her support for President Obama by holding a sign with his campaign's 'Forward' slogan. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A woman adorned in American flags shows her support for President Obama by holding a sign with his campaign's 'Forward' ...
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President Obama waves to the crowd following his speech in Bowling Green. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Obama waves to the crowd following his speech in Bowling Green.
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President Obama gives a hug to a supporter after his speech. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Obama gives a hug to a supporter after his speech.
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A young supporter of the president lights up with a smile as she meets him. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A young supporter of the president lights up with a smile as she meets him.
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The president reaches over the crowd to shake hands with supporters as he leaves the arena. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The president reaches over the crowd to shake hands with supporters as he leaves the arena.
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The president takes time to chat with a young person who came to the Stroh Center to hear him speak. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The president takes time to chat with a young person who came to the Stroh Center to hear him speak.
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Students and area residents clamor to shake the president's hand as he leaves. Two lines of cutline here and here and her eand her eand her eand her eand her eand her and her and her eand her eand here.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Students and area residents clamor to shake the president's hand as he leaves. Two lines of cutline here and here ...
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Students wish the president well on the rest of his campaign. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Students wish the president well on the rest of his campaign.
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Supporters watch as President Barack Obama leaves the Bowling Green State University Stroh Center following a campaign rally. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Supporters watch as President Barack Obama leaves the Bowling Green State University Stroh Center following a campaign rally.
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President Barack Obama takes the stage. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Barack Obama takes the stage.
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President Obama waves to the crowd. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Obama waves to the crowd.
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Riley Minich, 16, of Fremont hugs President Barack Obama. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Riley Minich, 16, of Fremont hugs President Barack Obama.
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Riley Minich 16, of Fremont, is overcome with emotion after hugging President Barack Obama. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Riley Minich 16, of Fremont, is overcome with emotion after hugging President Barack Obama.
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President Obama speaks at the Stroh Center. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Obama speaks at the Stroh Center.
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President Barack Obama shakes hands with audience members after his speech. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Barack Obama shakes hands with audience members after his speech.
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President Obama speaks at the Stroh Center. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Obama speaks at the Stroh Center.
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Audience members listen as President Barack Obama speaks. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Audience members listen as President Barack Obama speaks.
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Audience members listen as President Barack Obama speaks. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Audience members listen as President Barack Obama speaks.
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President Barack Obama arrives in the second limo as he departs  Toledo Express Airport. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Barack Obama arrives in the second limo as he departs Toledo Express Airport.
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President Obama waves as he departs  Toledo Express Airport. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Obama waves as he departs Toledo Express Airport.
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Secret Service agents watch as Air Force One and  President Obama depart. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Secret Service agents watch as Air Force One and President Obama depart.
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Air Force One takes off from Toledo Express Airport. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Air Force One takes off from Toledo Express Airport.
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