DeWine announces East Palestine health clinic is here to stay
The Ohio Department of Health is partnering with East Liverpool City Hospital to transition the clinic to a permanent location. The facility will now be operated by the East Liverpool City Hospital.
NAACP seeks a voice as East Palestine recovers from derailment
The NAACP Director of Environmental and Climate Justice says it's important that Black people, people with low incomes and others often excluded from having a voice must be included in determining solutions.
Norfolk Southern CEO to testify Monday before committee in Harrisburg
Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw is scheduled to testify before a Pennsylvania legislative committee on Monday about the railroad's February 3 East Palestine derailment and subsequent cleanup efforts.
Lawyers work to consolidate Norfolk Southern class action negligence suits
Lawsuits filed thus far ask the court to designate a class of plaintiffs that include residents, workers, and businesses as close as one mile from the derailment to those as far as 30 miles away.
Norfolk Southern pledges plan to address long-term health risks, property values, clean water
Norfolk Southern says it is committed to developing a solution that addresses long-term health risks in East Palestine through the creation of a long-term medical compensation fund.
Ohio Division of Meat Inspection: No animals condemned due to train derailment chemicals
Of the 2,750 animals that have been inspected, 35 dispositions have been performed and only five animals were condemned. Those five animals were not condemned due to symptoms of chemical exposure.
East Palestine residents advised of possible odors as derailment cleanup continues
The EPA has announced that people living around East Palestine can expect to see work crews as their contractors, and those from Norfolk Southern will begin soil sampling in the village over the next few days.
Surveys: Headache remains top complaint following East Palestine derailment
Headache, anxiety, coughing, fatigue, and irritation, pain, and burning of the skin continue to be the most common symptoms reported by residents in the East Palestine, according to state health officials.
Federal judge orders lawyers to consolidate 18 Norfolk Southern negligence suits
People impacted by derailment, fire, and chemical spill in East Palestine could have a better idea next week if they’ll be eligible to join a negligence lawsuit against Norfolk Southern railroad.
Railroad CEO, Senators, government responders to testify at Senate hearing on East Palestine derailment
Topping the bill of those called to testify is Alan Shaw, President and CEO of Norfolk Southern Railroad which owns the railroad where one of their trains derailed, with chemicals catching fire in East Palestine on February 3.
Norfolk Southern CEO will tell Senate Committee he's 'deeply sorry for the impact' of East Palestine derailment
"We will clean the site safely, thoroughly, and with urgency. We are making progress every day," Shaw will tell members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
East Palestine prayer circle calms village two days before U.S. Senate committee hearing
Some community members in attendance at Tuesday's vigil took a moment of peace before they head to Washington D.C. to attend Norfolk Southern's Senate hearing on the train derailment.
$250K in emergency funding going to health center near East Palestine
The Community Action Agency of Columbiana County has provided medical, behavioral and dental health appointments through the health center and deployed its mobile medical unit to East Palestine.
Watchdog Report: Experts say new Norfolk Southern safety plan 'not enough'
It's been more than a month since the toxic train derailment that Dominated headlines across the nation. On Monday, Norfolk Southern announced a new safety plan that might prevent disaster in the future. That plan includes adding 200 hot bearing detectors
Latest Ohio derailment poses no public risk, officials say
Authorities in Ohio say there is no indication of any risk to public health from the derailment of a Norfolk Southern cargo train between Dayton and Columbus, the second derailment of a company train in the state in a month.
'My dad's death is what brought me home,' concern widens over train derailment's effect on stress
"There's more that can happen in a situation like this than just physical attributes from the chemical burnoff or the runoff from the chemicals. There are stress levels we need to pay attention to," Curtis said.
EXCLUSIVE: U.S. EPA provides look inside newly deployed mobile lab
United States EPA has deployed what the agency calls its most complex mobile equipment for chemical testing into the village of East Palestine. It's a mobile laboratory on wheels called the "Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzer." The U.S. EPA chemist working in
Complaint hotline launched for Pennsylvanians affected by East Palestine train derailment
Anyone who may be experiencing a lasting impact from the disaster can call the hotline at 724-858-4689 or email [email protected]
Outside experts say citizens should stay away from East Palestine creeks as clean-up continues
As the process to clean up East Palestine creek contaminants continues on Sulphur and Leslie Run, outside experts said they're concerned the toxins and remediation are not keeping people from going near the streams. "It's my understanding that officials d
Norfolk Southern CEO to testify before Senate committee about East Palestine derailment
NBC News is reporting that Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw has agreed to testify about the East Palestine train derailment before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee next week.
Railroads urged to examine track detectors after Ohio crash
Federal regulators are urging freight railroads to reexamine the way they use and maintain the detectors along the tracks that are supposed to spot overheating bearings in the wake of the fiery Ohio derailment and several other recent crashes where faulty bearings are suspected to be the cause.
Democrat Schumer calls for Senate testimony from Norfolk Southern CEO on East Palestine derailment
Valley Congressman Bill Johnson has announced that the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials will hold a hearing on the response by the EPA on March 28.
Well water users waiting for results almost one month after toxic train derailment
They believe the data and information should all be posted publicly for other scientists to review and for them to see. People there say if they don't understand the information or testing they will find people who do.
DeWine's office provides update on private well sampling, liquid transfers from East Palestine
According to the release from DeWine's Office, those railcars are stationed at the rail yards in Lordstown. The Ohio EPA is monitoring the transfer and the U.S. EPA will decide where the liquids will be disposed of.
Senators Vance, Brown call for long-term health monitoring in East Palestine
"We have spoken with multiple constituents who have attempted to get this kind of baseline testing done by their primary care doctors, only to learn that their local doctors lack the capabilities," the senators said in the letter.
Toxic train derailment reveals weakness in communication systems
"Communications between the 60 plus fire departments and First Responders which can be critical to life or death in dangerous situations was non-existent between many departments in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties or with state officials.
Lawrence Co. roundtable on E. Palestine train derailment concerns
"We wanted to hear from them what their greatest concerns were, and it really did come down to us still not knowing what we should be concerned about," explained Congressman Kelly. "We don't really know we don't trust what we're being told."
Online dashboard offers Pennsylvanians updates on East Palestine derailment
The website includes links to Norfolk Southern, state and federal resources, NTSB updates,as well as information about air and water testing, health assessments, and information for local fire departments.
E. Palestine community forum welcomes 'outside' legal, health experts
"We're at war with corporate greed, with the politicians that have this money lined in their pocket," explained Jamie Cozza, Community Organizer with River Valley Organizing. "We're here for one issue and that's to make our town safe."
Latest derailment lawsuits allege longer trains, fewer railroad employees
Four more people are suing Norfolk Southern Railroad, bringing to 12 the number of class action lawsuits filed in federal court over the February 3 derailment, chemical spill and fire.
PA Senate Committee holding Thursday hearing on East Palestine derailment
According to a press release, the hearing will focus on the emergency response to the derailment and subsequent controlled chemical release and will feature testimony from concerned residents.
After 45-year-long effort, 3,000 Norfolk Southern workers win paid sick days
Less than three weeks after the derailment in East Palestine, Norfolk Southern has reached an agreement with a union to provide paid sick leave to 3,000 employees who maintain the railroad’s tracks and trestles.
Darlington residents share impact, concerns of East Palestine train derailment
"I can find you the pieces of debris that we have laying out here--but you can't really get much closer than to where we are.", said Timmins.
Timmins says he also has concerns when it comes to leasing out his fields.
Door-to-door distribution of resource packets starts Wednesday in East Palestine
"Our folks will be easily identifiable and the packet will be from local and state government. Please do not fall prey to anyone else." urged mayor Conaway in his Facebook post.
East Palestine schools closing Wednesday for Trump visit
According to the call, the decision to close the schools during Trump's visit was made due to the heightened security measures and street closures that will impact the transportation of students to and from school.
East Palestine neighbor sues Norfolk Southern over derailment citing, headaches, coughing, itchy skin
The suit claims that Tina Ibel has experienced headaches, burning nose, runny nose, sore throat, persistent coughing, itchy and irritated eyes, and itchy skin.
Buttigieg warns Norfolk Southern to support East Palestine
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is warning the CEO of Norfolk Southern that the freight rail company must “demonstrate unequivocal support for the people” of East Palestine, Ohio, and surrounding areas.
Local representatives introduce resolution to bolster railroad regulations
Representatives, Monica Robb Blasdel and Lauren McNally have joint sponsored the resolution, with Robb Blasdel telling 21 News the resolution has many co-sponsors including local state representative, Al Cutrona.
Michael Rulli calls on Pete Buttigieg to resign over 'lack of action' in East Palestine derailment
'I think his response is the last straw. He's already proven over the last two years that he's incompetent in his job,' Rulli said in an interview with Fox News
President Biden to deploy additional federal resources to East Palestine
A team is expected to be on in the village by Saturday, February 18 including a medical toxicologist and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to support EPA and state health department efforts.
Girls Basketball: Bristol game at East Palestine ruled forfeit due to situation in community
"There's a lot of opinions about what's going on here in East Palestine," Pavkovich added. "I wouldn't have any reservations about my son participating here in East Palestine but I do understand the concerns of parents."
Senators from both parties eye changes to prevent future chemical derailments
In the letter to the NTSB, the Senators highlighted rail safety concerns they have heard from constituents, rail experts, and railroad workers as the NTSB conducts its investigation into the derailment.
Local Rep. McNally co-hosts roundtable discussion on East Palestine train derailment
Representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ohio Environmental Council, American Cancer Society and the Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters were in attendance as well.
Ohio Governor calls on Congress to examine railroad regulations after East Palestine derailment
During a Tuesday afternoon press conference in Columbus, Governor DeWine revealed that he had learned that the railroad was not required to notify residents of the hazardous chemicals being transported in some of the rail cars.