CLEVELAND - The Republican National Convention site selection committee is back in Northeast Ohio. Cleveland is one of four cities being considered to host the convention in 2016.
Committee members landed at Cleveland Hopkins Airport Monday afternoon. There were signs that city officials know just what the convention would mean to the area. Signs greeted the members as they arrived, crews were cleaning and flower filled baskets lined the entrance to the airport.
Cleveland is up against Kansas City, Denver and Dallas. "I expect to win it, to get it, " said Nanci Nimrichter of Berea.
The winning city will be in the spotlight for a week in the summer of 2016 and is expected to have hundreds of millions of dollars pumped into the economy. "I think it would be a good thing for Cleveland," said Lawrence Walker of Wooster.
The city is cleaned and polished and ready to shine. However, we saw one snafu Monday afternoon, a RNC welcome sign hung upside down. I called the city and it has since been corrected.