When Barack Obama was sworn in today as the new president and the crowd in Washington, D.C., was asked to stand, a crowd of about 150 also stood at the Sandusky State Theatre.
And when the oath of office ended, the Sandusky crowd at the Erie County Democratic Party event let out its biggest cheer of the day.
Jaimen Johnson of Sandusky and her boss, Peggy Woodhull, showed up for the local event.
"Times are so tough for everybody," said Johnson, who worked the phones as a volunteer to help Obama get elected. "We need some excitement in our lives."
See Wednesday's Register to read all about local reaction to the inauguration and the experiences of those local residents who are in Washington, D.C., on this historic day.