COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seven Ohio businesses visited by U.S. presidents are being profiled in a monthly recognition program.
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) says he’s recognizing the businesses in the July installment of the Ohio Business Profile Program because of Ohio’s pivotal role in deciding presidential elections.
Six of the businesses offer food or drink: Katzinger’s Delicatessen in Columbus; Cleveland Whiskey; The Golden Lamb in Lebanon; Tony Packo’s in Toledo; The Red Brick Tavern in London; and Market No. 9 in Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAWTH’-ee). Also recognized is EMC Precision in Elyria (eh-LEER’-ee-uh), which President Barack Obama visited.
Five presidents have visited Tony Packo’s, a restaurant founded by Hungarian immigrants. Six presidents visited the Red Brick Tavern, the state’s second-oldest stagecoach stop still operating.
Twelve presidents have visited The Golden Lamb restaurant.