Doug Livingston / Akron Beacon Journal

Today is Inauguration Day, as Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States. The Akron Beacon Journal's Doug Livingston is in Washington, D.C. for the events and talked with WKSU's Amanda Rabinowitz on Morning Edition:

Livingston spent the day on Thursday walking down Pennsylvania Avenue, where he met a lot of people assembling for today's events. 

drawing of Donald Trump

WKSU will bring you live coverage of the inauguration throughout the day with special programming from NPR beginning at 10am.  Get more details about what's going on in Washington DC here from NPR's live inauguration blog.




About a dozen clergy and Cleveland City Ccouncil members held a protest yesterday at a Giant Eagle grocery store that’s closing on the city’s eastside. It’s one of two stores in the city the company is shutting down. Opponents says the move leaves many residents without easy access to fresh food and other services. 

James Mattis

Editor's note: The original story predated the confirmation hearing for Trump's nominee for Treasury SecretarySteve Mnuchin. Brown, who is ranking member of the Senate Banking committee, announced late today that he'll oppose Mnuchin, who Brown said "failed to answer critical questions about the fortune he made while military service members, seniors, and working families got kicked out of their homes."

photo of Summit Lake

Two new studies have been approved to assess the health of Akron’s Summit Lake.

A century ago, Summit Lake -- about 2 miles south of downtown Akron -- was a recreation area that included an amusement park and hosted boaters, swimmers and fishermen. Since then, pollution from industry and stormwater runoff have strongly discouraged recreation.

Dan Rice, CEO of the Ohio & Erie Canalway, says the new studies funded by the EPA and the Knight Foundation will help officials decide how to restore the lake. But first, hard data needs to replace rumors.