The Latest: John Glenn to lie in state Friday for 8 hours


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the death of John Glenn (all times local):

3:25 p.m.

Members of the public will be given eight hours Friday to pay their respects to John Glenn as the late astronaut-hero lies in state at Ohio’s capitol building.

A spokesman said Saturday that Glenn would lie in repose in the Statehouse Rotunda from noon to 8 p.m. under a proposal set for final approval Monday.

Hank Wilson, of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University, said a public memorial service at Mershon Auditorium has been scheduled for 2 p.m. on Dec. 17.

A U.S. Marine honor guard will be featured at the event.

Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth. He also served as a combat pilot and was a U.S. senator representing Ohio for more than two decades. He died Thursday at 95.

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11:30 a.m.

Ohio’s two U.S. senators say the chamber where the late astronaut-hero John Glenn once served has honored him with a resolution.

Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown introduced the measure this week and announced its passage Saturday.

The resolution honors Glenn, who died Thursday at age 95, as the first American to orbit the Earth and for his many military and public service accomplishments.

It says the nation is “deeply indebted” to Glenn “for his passion for exploration, commitment to public service and desire to make the world a better place.”

The Senate will stand adjourned as a mark of respect to Glenn.

A public viewing at the Ohio Statehouse and a memorial service for Glenn at Ohio State University’s Mershon Auditorium are planned for next week.