FILE - In this May 5, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a campaign rally at The Ohio State University,in Columbus, Ohio. In this critical presidential battleground, Republicans hope 2010 is the best predictor of this year’s elections. Democrats hope it’s 2011. No state saw a more sweeping GOP victory in the 2010 midterm elections than Ohio, but that led to a setback when voters rejected an anti-union law a year later. All this forms the backdrop of the race between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney in a state with a history of voting for the presidential winner. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
Ohio woman dies hours after meeting Obama
Josephine “Anne” Harris met President Barack Obama Friday morning, and was pronounced dead — from an apparent heart attack — just over three hours later.
Harris, 70, was the owner of Ann’s Place, a popular restaurant in Akron, Ohio, and had reportedly been excited to meet the president.
“She loved Obama,” Harris’ sister, Frankie Adkins, told the Akron Beacon Journal.
Obama’s Akron stop marked the first stop of the second day of his two-day tour of Pennsylvania and Ohio, where he sought to remind citizens of his role in 2009’s bailout of auto manufacturers.