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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Biden heads to East Palestine after a year of pressure to visit site of train disaster

Michael Williams, CNN February 16, 2024

CNN -- President Joe Biden will visit East Palestine, Ohio, on Friday, more than a year after a train derailment sent more than 1 million pounds of toxins into the town’s...

Clean-up crews work to remove debris from the Norfolk Southern derailment in East Palestine on Feb. 19, 2023.

Public health officials respond to East Palestine train derailment

Elaina Matricardi, Reporter February 12, 2024

The College of Public Health discussed the response of public health officials to the East Palestine train derailment with Columbiana County’s public health commissioner on Feb. 4. On Feb. 3, 2023,...

A pump sucks in and sprays water at Leslie Run Creek just ahead of filters set up to catch chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio on Feb. 19, 2023.

‘I don’t feel safe in town,’ East Palestine train derailment: What’s happening one year later

Lauren Bischof, Beat Reporter February 8, 2024

On Feb. 3, 2023, a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in the village of East Palestine, Ohio, igniting a fire consisting of toxic chemicals, spurring temporary evacuation of residents...

‘We were abandoned:’ East Palestine residents remain frustrated 1 year after toxic train derailment

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter February 5, 2024

On Feb. 3, 2023, a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in a small Ohio village just west of the Pennsylvania border. One year later, East Palestine residents are still feeling its...

Moulton Hall will host the East Palestine speaker event on Feb. 7, 2024.

Exploring the Aftermath: Guest lecturer to mark anniversary of East Palestine train derailment

Tanner Poe, Reporter February 5, 2024

Marking the one-year anniversary of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, the College of Public Health will host guest lecturer Wesley Vins from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb....

‘I’ve never seen anything like this:’ East Palestine businesses share concerns one year after train derailment

Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter February 4, 2024

It's been one year since East Palestine's toxic train derailment. Local businesses shared their concerns with Tv2's Erin Sullivan. Erin Sullivan is a TV2 reporter. Contact her at [email protected]

Key takeaways from the Senate hearing on the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment

Clare Foran, CNN March 9, 2023

CNN -- A powerful Senate panel held a hearing Thursday on the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle call for answers and action in...

“Don’t Lie To Us!”: East Palestine Residents Frustrated During Town Hall

Jacob Brooks, TV2 Reporter March 3, 2023

One month after a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in East Palestine, residents gathered for a town hall on Thursday night. It was the first time Norfolk Southern was in the town...

As crews remove contaminated soil and liquid from Ohio toxic train wreck site, concerns emerge about where it’s going

Nouran Salahieh and Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN February 27, 2023

CNN– After a brief pause, shipments of contaminated liquid and soil from the toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, will resume Monday amid concerns – including from other states – about...

Soil from the train wreck in East Palestine, Ohio, being collected for disposal.
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Texas and Michigan officials say they didn’t know water, soil from Ohio train wreck would be transported into their jurisdictions

Nicki Brown, Sara Smart and Ralph Ellis, CNN February 25, 2023

(CNN) -- The federal Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Norfolk Southern to stop its shipments of hazardous waste from the site of the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, so that it can...

Brockovich warns Ohio town of dangers after train crash

John Flesher, AP February 25, 2023

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Worried residents packed a high school auditorium Friday as activist Erin Brockovich and attorneys warned of long-term health and environmental dangers from chemicals released...

East Palestine residents and visitors line up on North Market Street Feb. 22 in anticipation of former president Donald Trumps visit. Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr., came to address the Feb. 3 train derailment.

Trump visits East Palestine following train derailment

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief February 24, 2023

In a crowd of MAGA hats, American flags and raincoats, over a hundred people cheered and chanted “Trump 2024” while waiting for the former president’s appearance on North Market Street in East Palestine...

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