McCain brings pizzas, talks jobs in Ohio

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WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) - City officials in Wilmington - bracing for the potential loss of eight-thousand jobs at a nearby air park - are awaiting a visit from John McCain.

The Republican presidential candidate is expected to meet with officials in the southwest Ohio city Thursday to discuss express shipper DHL's plans to move work away from the cargo hub.

On Wednesday, McCain toured the Merillat kitchen cabinet plant in Jackson in south central Ohio. He later stopped in Chillicothe, bearing pizzas for firefighters there.

While McCain's stop in Wilmington will give him a chance to show his concern, Democrats are trying to get some political mileage out of what they say is McCain's reported past connection to DHL's ownership of the park.