Schwarzenegger's Ohio after-school program expands


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger is scheduled to join Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) to announce that an after-school program founded by the actor and former California governor is expanding in Ohio.

Kasich's office says they'll visit a Columbus elementary school Friday to discuss After-School All-Stars.

The program founded by Schwarzenegger 20 years ago serves more than 80,000 children a year at about 450 school sites nationwide. It offers students academic support mixed with health and fitness programs and other activities aimed at improving their performance and keeping them out of trouble.

Schwarzenegger has ties to Columbus through the annual Arnold Sports Festival, which is under way and runs through Sunday. A bronze statue of him in his bodybuilding prime was set to be unveiled earlier Friday outside a facility that hosts the event.

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