Obama to speak to grads at Ohio State commencement


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thousands of people are in long security lines at Ohio State University for the spring commencement that features President Barack Obama as the speaker.

People are going through metal detectors. There are many Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and police as well as Secret Service agents at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.

Some 10,000 graduates are expected to be there today, with tens of thousands more family and friends.

Obama's Sunday commencement address marks the Democrat's fifth trip to Ohio State since the start of 2012. He kicked off his re-election campaign there a year ago.

The university says he'll be the third sitting president to deliver its commencement address. The others were Presidents George W. Bush in 2002 and Gerald Ford in 1974.

Obama won the political battleground state twice.

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