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      In NW Ohio, VP Biden promotes infrastructure spending

      VP Joe Biden addresses a crowd in North Baltimore.

      By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press

      Vice President Joe Biden has visited Ohio to make a case that investing in the nation's railways, ports, and highways will keep and create manufacturing jobs.

      Biden toured a rail cargo hub Wednesday in northwest Ohio, just outside the village of North Baltimore. The rail facility about 30 miles south of Toledo connects freight moving between the Midwest and East Coast.

      He says the nation needs to maintain and fix its infrastructure to keep up with the rest of world.

      Biden has made stops over the past few months in several East Coast cities to pitch the need for spending on bridges, ports and rail lines. The vice president says opponents of the spending don't understand that it will add jobs and bolster the middle class.