ELYRIA -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, will be the keynote speaker at the 45th commencement day exercises this Saturday at Lorain County Community College.

Marcia Ballinger, vice president for strategic development at the college, said Brown was selected in part because he is the first Ohio senator from Lorain County.

"Sen. Brown has been a longtime advocate for LCCC and higher education overall," Ballinger said.

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