January 6 will join the list of dates in U.S. history that will cause people to reflect and remember.
Unlike September 11, this assault on our government and democracy came not from external terror cells but from fellow Americans--whipped into violent action by the sitting president of the United States.
Five people died in the riot. The dead include a Capitol police officer who died of injuries suffered in the riot and a woman shot by law enforcement during the insurrection. The mob rushed the Capitol building as a joint session of Congress gathered to make the final count of electoral votes sealing President-Elect Joe Biden's win.
Ohio lawmakers are adding their voices to a growing chorus calling for the removal of President Donald Trump in the aftermath of his incitement of a mob attack on the Capitol.
It is the first time the Capitol had been breached since the War of 1812.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday if the president is not removed using the 25th Amendment then Congress may go forward with another impeachment proceeding.
Earlier, Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown said in a statement released yesterday that he supports invoking the 25th Amendment to oust Trump. He echoed the sentiment of Democrat Tim Ryan, from Niles, representing the Ohio 13th Congressional District, who also wants the president removed.
The FBI is asking for help identifying people involved in the mob at the Capitol from videos and photos.
Many of those pictures were snapped by those taking part in the insurrection as "selfies", such as that by the man sitting at Speaker Pelosi's office desk.
Both of the United States Attorneys for Ohio have also promised to investigate crimes committed at the Capitol.
Governor Mike DeWine unveiled details on the next phase of COVID vaccinations in Ohio yesterday.
This phase will incorporate older Ohioans and educators.
The vaccines will be distributed by health departments, doctors offices, pharmacies, hospitals, and home health providers.
It will take weeks to roll out the second phase of vaccines as Ohio will be receiving about 100,000 doses per week.
There were some other stories making headlines this week at the Statehouse. One that received attention was Governor DeWine's signing of a "stand your ground" bill that was passed last month by lawmakers.
The bill removes the requirement for a person to retreat before firing in self-defense.
We discuss these topics and more of the week's headlines in the Reporters Roundtable.
Nick Castele, reporter, Ideastream
Anna Huntsman, health reporter, Ideastream
Karen Kasler, Statehouse News Bureau chief, Ohio Public Radio/TV