Optimism Meets Anxiety: The East Palestine Derailment
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio – In a town with fewer than 5,000 residents still grappling with the aftermath of a toxic chemical train derailment nearly eight months ago, local businesses are not just fighting to keep their dreams alive but are also striving to breathe new life into their community.
It’s a story of optimism meeting anxiety head-on.
In this episode of “The Byline Breakdown,” we talk with Deanne Johnson, a senior reporter with The Business Journal and a resident of East Palestine who was forced to leave her home due to its proximity to the crash site.
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