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Central Ohioans Celebrate President Barack Obama’s Inauguration

Bishop Watterson students watch Barack Obama take the inaugural stage to become the nation's first African-American president.
12:00AM
January 20, 2009

In workplaces, schools and at homes, Central Ohioans stopped what they were doing to witness history. WOSU reporters watched the inauguration with three groups of people. WOSU’s Sam Hendren leads off our coverage. He watched the ceremony at the Martin Luther King Center on Columbus’ Mount Vernon Avenue.

Columbus Joins Nation For Inaugural Watch.

12:00AM
January
20, 2009

Columbus today , with the rest of the nation, will mark the inauguration of Barack Obama with luncheons, viewing parties, and evening balls. Festivities get underway late this morning as four movie theatres in town, several campus locations and the King Arts Complex on Mount Vernon Avenue will all host visitors who want to watch the swearing-in at noon.

Governor Has One More Inauguration to go

12:00AM
January
8, 2007

Governor Ted Strickland’s late-night swearing-in was the legal one. But Democrats will not settle for that as their only celebration.