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11:52 a.m.: Joe Biden takes oath of office

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has officially become the 46th president of the United States. Biden took the oath of office just before noon today during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. The presidential oath was administered by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Biden was sworn in ...

Wed. 11:35 a.m.: Wall Street hits records amid profit reports, DC changeover

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rallying to records today on stronger-than-expected earnings reports and continued optimism that new leadership in Washington will mean more support for the struggling economy. The S&P 500 was 1.1% higher at 3,842.03 in morning trading, topping its record ...

11:20 a.m.: Mike Pence arrives at Joe Biden’s inaugural

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has arrived at the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, were announced at inaugural festivities at the U.S. Capitol about one hour ahead of Biden’s expected swearing-in ceremony. Pence is representing the ...

Biden takes oath at noon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. The very ceremony in which ...

Former presidents arrive for inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — All of the former U.S. presidents attending President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration have arrived at the U.S. Capitol. George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, were first to arrive at the complex on Wednesday morning, several hours before Biden’s swearing-in ...

Trump bids farewell to Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — His term at an end, President Donald Trump said farewell to Washington on Wednesday but also hinted about a comeback despite a legacy of chaos, tumult and bitter divisions in the country he led for four years. “So just a goodbye. We love you,” Trump told supporters at ...

Soldier from Stow arrested in plot to blow up NYC 9/11 Memorial

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier was arrested Tuesday in Georgia on terrorism charges after he spoke online about plots to blow up New York City's 9/11 Memorial and other landmarks and attack U.S. soldiers in the Middle East, authorities said Tuesday. Cole James Bridges of Stow, Ohio, in ...

Deputies know who dumped kitten in trash

CANFIELD -- Detectives with the Mahoning County Sheriff's office know who put a kitten into a garbage receptacle in Canfield Township in November, but have not filed charges against him. The reason is that detectives sent the kitten to a state laboratory to have a necropsy conducted to ...

Tue. 11:28: Boardman man chosen to take reins of Akron Children’s-Mahoning

BOARDMAN — Akron Children's Hospital has named a man from Boardman with more than 25 years of health care experience to lead Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley. Paul N. Olivier has taken over as vice president for the market for Sharon Hrina, who retired Oct. 2 after a 52-year career ...

Coroner identifies woman who died in wrong-way crash

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning County Coroner's office has identified the woman killed in a wrong-way accident on the Madison Avenue Expressway Thursday near Youngstown State University as Carole L. Romeo, 74, of Youngstown. The crash occurred at about 6 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the ...