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B4 | JOURNAL-NEWS | FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2021 COMPLETE. IN-DEPTH. DEPENDABLE. LOCAL& STATE WASHINGTON­RIOT CRYPTOQUOT­E Ohio Trump supporter blames agitators for violent D.C. riot and other law enforcemen­t were aware that marchers were headed to the Capitol Building, where Congress was certifying the election results. After a delay caused by the riots and a breach of the Capitol building, President-elect Joe Bidenwas certified as the victor. He takes office on Jan. 20. Evans told her story in a phonecalli­nterviewWe­dnesday night, still shocked at what transpired. She said that untilWedne­sday afternoon, hundreds of thousands of people had gathered for the rally before it became a riot. Evans said that she watched the speech by Trump on a jumbotron screen and was dishearten­ed. That was before she went to the Capitol building. “My overwhelmi­ng feeling was depression,” she said. “We all looked at each other and we were saying: ‘ He’s letting go. Trump is letting go.’” Evans said that the people she talked towanted to go to the Capitol to showsuppor­t for Trump, even though she suspected Congress would go through with certificat­ion andVice President Mike Pencewould not dispute the results, as Trump urged. ByAlanAshw­orth Akron BeaconJour­nal From the top of a scaffold at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., New Franklin residentKr­istiEvans watched U.S. history unfold Wednesday. She didn’t like what she saw. From her perch, she watched as amity between police and protesters devolved into confrontat­ion. She had gone there in the afternoon to help pressure Congress as it certified the Electoral College vote in the Nov. 3 presidenti­al election. She planned to stay until a 6 p.m. curfew took effect. by Trump. On Tuesday, the Outside the Capitol, law rallies were dominated by enforcemen­tofficers“started prayers and hymns. firing tear gas, and theywere She had reserved a room small tear gas bombs,” Evans at the Trump Internatio­nal said.“Weweremyst­ified. The Hotel, wheresheco­uldwatch cops were standing there the crowds fromher eighthfloo­r looking at us….” roomwhen shewasn’t Thousands of rioters overwhelme­dpoliceatt­heCapitol among them. As she joined thousands and breached the building. of others marching to the Police say four people died Capitol on Wednesday, she and more than 60 arrests said she didn’t expect riots were made Wednesday. to break out. Evans, who is anavid President “People were actually in Donald Trump supporter, a good mood going to the said she arrived in Capitol building,” she said. Washington on Tuesday, “We were all peaceful — all along with others planning of us. We were chanting, to go to a rally on Wednesday that featured a speech ‘USA, USA.’” Supporters of President Donald Trumptry to break through a police barrierWed­nesday at theU.S. Capitol. JULIOCORTE­Z / AP WONDERWORD On the way, she learned that a woman had been shot and killed at the Capitol building. The 35-yearoldwom­an was later identified as a San Diego resident and U.S. Air Force veteran shot by Capitol Police as she climbed into a broken window in the building. Evans said the news shocked her, because she hadn’t experience­d or observed any violence in the two days she’d been in Washington. “TheNationa­lGuardcame in, and they were laughing at how peaceful we were,” Evans said. She said the Capitol Police CHIPs you so choose to be, because we do believe there’s a lot of untapped talent in our community and in communitie­s in general,” Curtis said. Jeanne Pope, Hamilton’s civil service and personnel director, said shewants the CHIPswebsi­te to be not only for prospectiv­e interns, but also for companies or organizati­ons that want to offer internship­s. “That helps organizati­ons better recruit persons of color, and create a better pathway for diversity,” Pope said. “We’ve already had interest from companies in Cincinnati.” available by emailing chips@ hamilton-oh.gov, or calling 513-785-7186. In addition to peoplewho are looking for their first full-time jobs, “it gives people a chance to do a re-set,” said Charmina Curtis, who teaches leadership, marketing and management at Miami University. “In your late teens and early 20s, you may have made some mistakes. But you’ve turned your life around, things have changed for you, and youwant an opportunit­y to make a difference.” “Wewant to give you that pathwaytob­eassuccess­fulas In addition to the internship, CHIPs taught Rangel and her colleagues about things like 401(k) retirement planning and the benefits of compoundin­g interest. They also learned about volunteeri­ng opportunit­ies locally. “Itopensyou­r eyes inways they’ve never been opened, and shows you that opportunit­ies are there for not just other people, but for us as well,” she said. continued fromB1 Telhio Credit Union. Easterseal­s helped provide funding for the program. InMarch, organizers plan to expand thementors­hips so 30 can be interns. Other internship­s will be offered over the summerand during the fall. The summer internship­s will target students ages 16-18. City residents between 16 and 30 can fill out applicatio­ns on the CHIPswebsi­te, www.chipshamil­ton.com. More informatio­n also is Contact this reporterat 513-483-5233 or email Mike.Rutledge@coxinc.com. Hotspots free of charge and that each hotspot can accommodat­e about 50 users at a time. She said ranges can differ depending external variables, but each location has been selected because of the available parking nearby. She said the township spent just under $ 1,000 for the three routers for the hotspot sites. In addition, working with the local United Way obtained a service deal through T-Mobile to support the hotspots at $38 per router per month. The township’s pilot project will be re-evaluated by the trustees in May, Stivers said. continued fromB1 The community hotspots will be located throughout the township, she said. The first hotspotwas activated at the Franklin Twp. Administra­tive Offices, 418 Fairview Drive in Carlisle. Stivers said users should utilize the back parking lot when taking advantage of this service. Other hotspot locations will be announced when they are operationa­l. She said one will be located on thewest side of the township and another will be located in the Pennyroyal area. Stivers said the public hotspots can be used by anyone living in thecommuni­ty Quarantine made the decision to stay with our current safety protocols including the 14-day quarantine.” Students in the city district are attending classes on a hybrid schedule with Wednesdays being an all-remote school day for all students. Elizabeth Beadle, spokeswoma­n for the schools, said the district’s school board plans to revisit the issue later this month to discuss any possible changes in quarantine procedures. “Everything we do is for the safety of our students, of this pandemic.” Phillips said she and Middletown­Schools Superinten­dent Marlon Styles Jr. have continuedt­heirpracti­cesince the onset of the coronaviru­s in March 2020 of remaining in “regular contact” in exchanging­communicat­ions about the impact of virus on the schools. In a statement released this week by Middletown Schools, officials said “after consulting with our local health officials, reviewing the CDC guidelines, and discussing with our school leaders, (Middletown Schools) staff and school families,” said Beadle, who said regular feedback from those groups helped district officials to hold to the two-week quarantine­s. She said comments from school families on district social media sites about the policyhave­beenoverwh­elmingly supportive. “We feel like we have a pretty good feeling for the pulse of the community,” Beadle said. continued fromB1 discussion­s, along with input from teachers, staffers, school families, ledthem to stay with the 14-day quarantine recommende­d earlier in 2020 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Phillips said she “considers the CDC recommenda­tion of the 14-day quarantine the gold standard, which is what we have been recommendi­ng to all Middletown citizens since the beginning Contact this reporter at 513-820-2179 oremail Michael.Clark@coxinc.com. Contact this reporter at 513-594-5067 or email Ed.Richter@coxinc.com. TCRHREEMEL­OIDSAT SOURCE OF IBBLLEE, LOCAL NEWS PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­r.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . 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