House Speaker to tour Ohio plant

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nuhr) plans to tour a window-making plant in his home district in southwest Ohio on the eve of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Boehner's office says he will give a short talk Monday at the end of his visit to Vinylmax LLC, focusing on job creation and government spending. The Hamilton-based company is a family-owned business that has grown over three decades to have hundreds of employees.

Obama is expected to talk about his plans for job creation and deficit reduction as he begins his second term, as well as about avoiding across-the-board spending cuts that are looming March 1. Boehner has said any additional tax increases would be out of the question.

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