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‘I have a very high confidence level’ Kent First Responders speak on preparation for railway incidents

March 9, 2023

There have been two major derailments in Ohio in just over a month, with one in East Palestine and another in Springfield. TV2's Alexandria Manthey spoke to first responders who say they are confident...

NTSB investigating Norfolk Southern’s safety culture after conductor is killed in accident involving dump truck in Ohio

Kristina Sgueglia and Ray Sanchez, CNN March 7, 2023

  CNN -- A Norfolk Southern conductor was killed Tuesday after being struck by a dump truck at a facility in Ohio, prompting a National Transportation Safety Board investigation of the railway’s safety...

Officials find no signs of a spill after a Norfolk Southern freight train derails in west central Ohio

  CNN -- Crews found no signs of a spill after a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in west central Ohio Saturday afternoon, prompting a temporary shelter-in-place order for nearby residents –...

“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...

Kent Fire Department assists East Palestine following train derailment

February 11, 2023

Several fire departments, including the Kent Fire Department, provided aid to the East Palestine community after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed from its tracks. TV2's Jacob Brooks spoke with...

Daughter of East Palestine residents starts GoFundMe for displaced

February 8, 2023

After a train derailed from its tracks Friday night in East Palestine, many residents were forced to pack up their things in a matter of moments and seek shelter at neighborhood school evacuation sites....

KSU alumnus’ family farm impacted by East Palestine train derailment

Matthew Brown, Photo Editor February 8, 2023

Jesse Gettemy, a KSU alumni who graduated in 2017, was home visiting his family in East Palestine, Ohio when the train that derailed Feb. 3 experienced a controlled explosion yesterday evening. Town...

Residents relocated after East Palestine train derailment

TV2 Staff February 7, 2023

Over 40 residents living in East Palestine were relocated to an evacuation center after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed from its tracks and caught fire Friday night. Residents were directed...

Residents not yet allowed to return to homes near site of fiery train derailment in Ohio

Sara Smart, Holly Yan and Michelle Watson, CNN February 7, 2023

CNN -- Residents of the Ohio village of East Palestine remain unable to return home after a controlled release Monday of a toxic chemical from cars that were part of a train derailment three...

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