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PHILADELPHIA - Rep. John Lewis, the long-time congressman from Georgia who is an icon of the 1960s' civil rights movement, came to the Ohio delegation's breakfast Monday morning for a speech that was brief but to the point.

Howard Wilkinson / WVXU

PHILADEPHIA - When the first evening session of the Democratic National Convention opens Monday night, 93-year-old Ruby Gilliam of the little town of Minerva in Carroll County, Ohio, will be on the stage in front of a nationwide television audience.

Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

PHILADELPHIA – Rep. Marcia Fudge, who represents a U.S. House district in Cleveland, is the permanent chair of the Democratic National Convention here this week and will wield the gavel during sessions.

Howard Wilkinson / WVXU

CLEVELAND – Ohio's junior senator, Rob Portman, has been the object of barbs from his re-election opponent, former Gov. Ted Strickland, and Ohio Democrats for wanting to have it both ways when it comes to Donald Trump.

ML Schultze / Ohio Public Radio

CLEVELAND – His own presidential campaign is over; Donald Trump will accept his party's nomination for president Thursday night; and, still, Ohio Gov. John Kasich won't speak Trump's name in public.

Howard Wilkinson / WVXU

CLEVELAND – Sound like a president, not like a candidate. That is what many in the Ohio delegation – a delegation that cast all of its 66 votes for Ohio Gov. John Kasich Tuesday night - want to hear from GOP nominee Donald Trump when he takes the stage Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena to deliver his acceptance speech, the biggest speech the billionaire developer has delivered in his still-brief political career.

Thursday is the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Delegates will hear from nominee Donald Trump as he accepts their nomination. But first, WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik to wrap up Wednesday's events and chat about what local delegates have on the day's agenda.

The Republican National Convention is underway this week. WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson is in Cleveland and joins us with the latest from the RNC.

Howard Wilkinson / WVXU

CLEVELAND – Cincinnati city council member Charlie Winburn is here this week as one of Ohio's alternate delegates; and he says he is fine with Donald Trump as his party's presidential candidate.

Howard Wilkinson / WVXU

CLEVELAND – Two of Ohio's top Republican elected officials – Attorney General Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Jon Husted – agree that if Donald Trump is to win Ohio, he must lean on the party organization to do it.

ML Schultze / Ohio Public Radio

CLEVELAND – House Speaker Paul Ryan – a Wisconsin Republican who went to college at Miami University – walked into the Ohio delegation breakfast Wednesday morning and told the delegates something they had yet to hear from any breakfast speaker during this convention.

Midway through the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the party has officially selected Donald Trump as its nominee. But that didn't stop Ohio's delegates from loudly casting their votes for Gov. John Kasich. WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about the second day of the convention and what to expect Wednesday.

The Republican National Convention is underway this week.

CLEVELAND – Everyone in the room at the Ohio delegation breakfast Tuesday morning was more than familiar with Frank Luntz, one of the top Republican pollsters in the country and a frequent "talking head" on the Fox News Network.

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CLEVELAND – U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, the Westwood Republican, has no problem with Donald J. Trump as his party's standard bearer. But he believes the man who will almost certainly officially become the GOP's nominee tonight at Quicken Loans Arena should have accepted the NAACP's invitation to speak at its annual convention this week in Cincinnati.

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