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Friday January 8, 2021 Today Saturday Sunday 34/24 35/21 38/24 Cloudy, windy Partly sunny Mixof sun, clouds WHERE A BIGGER NEWSPAPERM­EANSMORE LOCAL NEWS | JOURNAL-NEWS.COM Full Northern Cincinnati forecast: C6 $2.00 Aproduct of theDaytonD­aily News LOCAL& STATE, B1 LOCAL& STATE, B1 SPORTS, C1 NEWMARTIAL­ARTSSTUDIO FILLS BIG NEED IN HAMILTON MIDDLETOWN SCHOOLS KEEP LONGERQUAR­ANTINEPERI­OD FAIRFIELD GRAD ENTERS NFL DRAFT SPECIALCOV­ERAGE: VIOLENCEIN­WASHINGTON, D.C. After chaos, nation wants answers Congress formally accepts Biden’swin inwee hours. Capitol breach draws criticismo­f police response. Pelosi threatens impeachmen­t. Trump promises peaceful transition Sen. Brown calls for Trump’s removal ByPeterBak­er ByJoshSwei­gart, LynnHulsey, MichaelD. Pitmanand LauraA. Bischoff ©2021TheNew­YorkTimes President Donald Trump seems to have surrendere­d his effort to hang onto power Thursday after Congress formally accepted the victory of President-elect Joe Biden, but the nation’s government remained in disarray following a breach of the Capitol by pro-Trump protesters that struck at the heart of American democracy. Trump kept out of sight and offline even as Facebook locked his account for the remainder of his presidency and more aides and advisers submitted resignatio­ns in protest of his incitement of the protesters who stormed the Capitol to temporaril­y block the counting of the Electoral College votes. But in a written statement, he concededth­athewouldh­andover power to Biden on Jan. 20. “Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, neverthele­ss there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” Trump said in the statement issued shortly after Congress dismissed his allies’ objections to the electors in the predawn hours. WASHINGTON— StaffWrite­rs U. S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D- Ohio, on Thursday joined a number of lawmakers calling for President DonaldTrum­p’s cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him from office. Those calling for the unpreceden­ted step of invoking the 25th Amendment include the top Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate. U. S. Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Columbus, called for Trump to be removed and impeached. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Niles, said a conversati­on about removing Trumpfrom office needs to happen. Theyblamed­Trumpforfo­menting a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday disrupting the count of Electoral College votes by Congress. “Yesterday was a dark day for our country. Domestic terror- With theU.S. Capitol in the background, authoritie­s stand behind newly placed fencing around the Capitol grounds the day after violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trumpstorm­ed theU.S. Congress on Thursday inWashingt­on. EVAN VUCCI / ASSOCIATED PRESS U. S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D- Ohio Vice President Mike Pence hands theWest Virginia certificat­ion to staffas Speaker of theHouse Nancy Pelosi, D- Calif., listens during a joint session of Congress on Thursday. Sen. TimScott, R-S.C., stops to lookat damage in the early morning hours of Thursday, after protesters stormed the Capitol inWashingt­on, on Wednesday. Congressco­ntinued onA5 Lawmakers continued onA4 J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE / POOL ANDREWHARN­IK / ASSOCIATED PRESS MORE COVERAGE Local attendee: Things ‘got aggressive really fast’ » » Trumpsaid to have talked about pardoning himself. DeWine: Trump‘started a fire that threatened to burn downourdem­ocracy.’ Violence, mockery asmob occupies Congress. Biz groups denounceD.C. violence,‘sedition’. Editorial cartoonist­s’ takes on what happened inD.C. A3 Butler County Sheriff says U.S. Capitolwas ‘taken over by a bunch of thugs’ duringWedn­esday’s riot. that I can attend.” Trump told the crowd the outcomeof the election was an“egregious assault on our democracy” and continued claims of election fraud, andHelton said he believes there was widespread election fraud committed in several states the Capitol building, itwas peaceful, he said. “It was great, it was very moving,” said Helton, whowas there with his wife and a friend. “Iwent there as a sign of patriotism, he’s my president. Hemadeprom­ises, he kept them. This iswhat I basically feel is probably going to be his last speechwhil­e he’s in office A4 » » » A5 in front of himWednesd­ay as he wasinthe crowdmarch­ing toward the U.S. Capitol. When the crowd started its planned march fromThe Eclipse park next to the White House to ByMichaelD. Pitman A6 StaffWrite­r Butler County resident Todd Heltonwas shockedwhe­n he saw theWashing­ton, D.C., riot unfold Ideas& Voices, A7 Riot continued onA5 CORONAVIRU­S: THELATEST NATION& WORLD, A3 Facebookba­nishes Trumpindef­initely Ohio plans coronaviru­s vaccinatio­ns for 65+, school staff Feb. 8: Ohioans 65 and older Ohioans ages 65 and olderwho are in long-term care facilities will continue to be vaccinated through those facilities. Those living outside longterm care facilities will receive vaccines from physicians, local health department­s, hospitals, federally-qualified health centers, in-home health service providers, as well as some retail pharmacies, DeWine said. ■ ByKristenS­picker FollowingT­witter’s lead, Facebookjo­ins Instagram in silencing the president’s social media accounts. SOUTHWEST OHIO HOSPITALS StaffWrite­r 221 1,165 Available ICU beds: COVID hospitaliz­ations: Available beds: Gov. MikeDeWine onThursday released the vaccinatio­n schedule for Phase 1B, a group that includes Ohioans ages 65 and older, K-12 school staff and those with severe medical issues. Ohioans ages 80 and older will be able to start receiving coronaviru­s vaccines on Jan. 19, with the state extending the age group eligible to receive the vaccine by five years each week. (19.39%) 2,049 (28.27%) Daily cases reportedin Ohio: INDEX 10,251 Business Deaths A6 B3 Opinion Comics A7 D3 Volume 100, Number8 Under Phase 1B an estimated 2,211,000 Ohioans will be eligible for the vaccine. Those eligible in Phase 1B can start receiving vaccines on the following days: Jan. 19: Ohioans 80 and older Jan. 25: Ohioans 75andolder; people with severe medical conditions Feb. 1: Ohioans 70 and older; K-12 staff and personnel ■ ■ w( h63259* PKSKLq( v ■ Vaccine continued onA8 DTOIGGETGT­HIENRGEDEA­EP L STORY Delivery times; 8:00 Sun, 7:30 Sat, & 6:30 Mon-Fri, contact us at Journal-News.com/customerse­rvice or (877) 267-0018 | Breaking news all day at Journal-News.com. Copyright 2021 Journal-News PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­r.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW