Hillary Clinton coming to southeast Ohio on Appalachia tour

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks with Bo Copley and his wife Lauren, while holding a photograph of their children, after a round table discussion at Williamson Health and Wellness Center in Williamson, W.Va., Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) – Hillary Clinton’s tour through Appalachia this week includes a trip to southeastern Ohio.

The Democratic presidential candidate has a stop scheduled in Athens Tuesday afternoon.

Her campaign says she planned the trip to Kentucky, West Virginia, and Ohio to talk with voters about her ideas to raise incomes for people in overlooked or underserved communities.

The Appalachia region has been economically devastated by the decline in the coal industry.

Republicans have criticized Clinton for earlier comments that her policies would put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business. Clinton later said she was mistaken and is committed to coalfield workers and communities.

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