Clinton Brings Campaign To Ohio

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton chose commencement at a small, historically black college for her first foray into bellwether Ohio in the year before the election.

Clinton, a New York Democrat, was scheduled to give a speech Saturday to graduates of Wilberforce University. About 1,050 students are enrolled at the school that traces its roots to 1856. The school is about 15 miles east of Dayton.

The site was the Nutter Center at Wright State University in suburban Dayton. The venue has a capacity for 12,000 people.

Later Saturday, Clinton was set to appear with Cleveland leaders, including Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, at a high school. Clinton also is the keynote speaker for the annual Ohio Democratic Party dinner in Columbus on May 12.

Just two Democrats have won the presidency without Ohio since 1900 and no Republican has done so.