Stories tagged: "Ohio"

FILE - This photo taken with a drone shows portions of a Norfolk Southern freight train that derailed Friday night in East Palestine, Ohio are still on fire at mid-day Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. On Friday, Feb 24, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming a photo shows birds that “dropped dead” in Kentucky following the Ohio train derailment, and a video shows birds in northern Indiana that also died from the hazardous chemicals released after the derailment. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
In Wake of Train Derailment, Pennsylvania Lawmakers Propose More Safety Regulations, Issue Subpoena to Norfolk CEO

Federally, legislation was introduced in both the House and Senate by Pennsylvania lawmakers aimed at expanding safety regulations for the rail industry after a fiery train wreck near Beaver County.

A plume rises over East Palestine, Ohio, as a result of the controlled detonation of a portion of the derailed Norfolk Southern trains, Feb. 6, 2023. After the catastrophic train car derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, some officials are raising concerns about a type of toxic substance that tends to stay in the environment. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Health Resource Center Opening in Beaver County For Residents Impacted by Ohio Train Wreck

The health resource center will open Tuesday in the Darlington Township Building for residents affected by the fiery train wreck earlier this month. It will be open through March 10.

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference in East Palestine, Ohio, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan announced the agency will hold Norfolk Southern accountable for the costs of the cleanup of the Feb. 3 freight train derailment. (AP Photo/Matt Freed)
Gov. Shapiro Files Criminal Referral Against Norfolk Southern for Train Wreck Near Beaver County

Gov. Josh Shapiro is holding railway company Norfolk Southern responsible for damages and contamination from the fiery train wreck and subsequent burning of hazardous chemicals in Ohio, just across the state line from Beaver County.

A tank car sits on a trailer as the cleanup of portions of a Norfolk Southern freight train that derailed over a week ago continues in East Palestine, Ohio, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Beaver County Officials Say Tests Show Air and Water is Safe After Ohio Train Derailment and Chemical Burn

It’s been two weeks since a fiery train derailment and subsequent burning of hazardous chemicals happened in East Palestine, Ohio, just a quarter-mile from Beaver County.

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Pennsylvania Abortion Providers Expecting a Large Increase in Out-of-State Patients

Can Pa. abortion clinics handle the influx of patients from neighboring states like West Virginia, where abortion is banned, and Ohio, where abortion is severely restricted? And what happens to those who may have to be turned away?

Gov. Tom Wolf talks about his economic agenda for 2021, including increasing the minimum wage. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Wolf Pushes $15 Minimum Wage While Introducing Economic Agenda

While announcing his proposed Pennsylvania state budget, Wolf argued the state should increase its minimum wage to $15. He tried to combat the argument that the increase would hurt businesses.

A pedestrian walks past a boarded up Wine and Spirits store, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Upper Darby, Pa. Pennsylvania has shut down all of its roughly 600 state-owned wine and liquor stores to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Sorry, Pennsylvania: Ohio Just Banned Out-of-State Alcohol Sales

"Any other time, we'd love to have visitors from Pennsylvania, but right now this creates an unacceptable public health issue,” Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Monday.