ATHENS COUNTY, OH (WCMH) — In a stop in Athens County, Hillary Clinton said Washington needs to stop making decisions about job creation in the area without local input.
“My plan will create a new coal community challenge fund to support investment by Appalachians for Appalachians,” she said to a crowd of supporters.
However, Clinton did have some critics during her stop. A group of coal miners gathered across the street to protest her and her policy ideas.
“It is hard for us to fathom that in this day and age that we can’t have an all-inclusive energy policy that includes the fossil fuels. Coal certainly being the standard,” said coal miner Mitch Miracle.
At a stop to Court Street Diner in downtown Athens, Clinton talked about her many visits as both first lady and presidential candidate.
“I look forward to coming back in the future and being here today to deliver a speech about what we are going to do in this region, delighted to have Sherrod with me and meeting some people I first met when I came in 1992.”
Clinton said she learned a lot about the regions dignity and sense of purpose as well as the need for good paying jobs.What others are clicking on: