Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, will be buried at sea.
A family spokesman said Thursday no other details on the timing or the location of the burial were available. Armstrong was a Navy fighter pilot before joining the space program.
A public memorial service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral on Sept. 13. The 10 a.m. service will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the websites of the cathedral and space agency. It will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. But reservations still must be made through NASA.
A private service was held in Ohio for Armstrong, who died Aug. 25 at age 82.
Workers suspended over mercury spill
WARREN - Three Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer employees were suspended without pay for not promptly reporting a mercury spill found last year at a Champion water tank.
Trumbull County commissioners on Thursday approved a 15-day suspension for senior environmental engineer Ronald Watson, a three-day suspension for operator-in-charge Tom Elder and a 10-day suspension for operator Charles Davis, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.
The mercury was found July 13 in a sump pump pit at the site of the water tank on Woodrow Avenue. A gauge installed inside the pit some time in the 1960s that had mercury in it was the source. It has been removed and the area decontaminated, said Rex Fee, executive director of the Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer's Office.
According to a pre-disciplinary report in October 2011, Davis found the spill at a water tank but didn't report it for nine months.
Test results provided to the county in July showed a level of 0.2 parts per billion. The maximum level is two parts per billion.
"The bottom line is we're good,'' Fee said at the time.
Warren schools get grant for programs
WARREN - The Ohio Department of Education awarded the Warren City Schools a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant for the 2012-13 school year.
The $200,000 grant will be used this year to support two after-school academic / recreational programs for the sixth- to eighth-graders at Willard and Jefferson K-8 schools.
The grant runs for five years and totals $850,000. It is renewable for the second and third years at $200,000, at $150,000 in the fourth year and at $100,000 in the fifth year.
Warren City Schools will be partnering with the Warren Weed and Seed Program and other community-based organizations to bring recreational opportunities to students at Willard and Jefferson.
Tribune editors set meet-and-greet in Niles
NILES - The next stop in a yearlong series of gatherings to allow the public to meet the editors of the Tribune Chronicle is scheduled for Sept. 20 in Niles.
Readers are invited to ask questions and make suggestions at the event, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Mayor Ralph A. Infante Wellness Center, 213 Sharkey Drive, Niles.
Scheduled to attend are Tribune Chronicle publisher Charles Jarvis; general manager Len Blose; editor Frank Robinson; managing editor Guy Coviello; business editor Brenda Linert; features editor Mary Beth Wyko; humor columnist and assistant metro editor Burton Cole; entertainment writer Andy Gray; Browns beat reporter Mike McLain; and community news reporter Bob Coupland.
Light refreshments will be served. The monthly sessions are being coordinated as part of the Tribune Chronicle's bicentennial celebration.
The next Meet the Editors event is planned for Oct. 9 in Cortland.