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The phony charity's fundraiser will direct all of the money raised on behalf of Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley to the organization.

The Ohio State CFAES Crisis Rapid Response Team for East Palestine was recently honored with the 2023 Spirit of the Land-Grant Award.

Soil and plant tissue test results show no contamination from a fire and chemical burnoff that followed a massive train derailment in East Palestine. So, area farmers are moving on after months of unknowns.

The samples showed plants did not contain semi-volatile organic compounds associated with the train derailment, according to finalized test results.

Preliminary soil test results from Pennsylvania farms show no signs of contamination from the Feb. 3 Norfolk Southern train derailment, the DEP said.

After weeks of pressure from farmers, lawmakers and community leaders, the U.S. EPA expanded its sampling radius for dioxin and other soil contaminants.

In all, 17 tons of feed, hay, straw and supplies were delivered to Kaylee Ball and Chase Brown’s farm to be donated to those in need.

It’s not clear whether dioxin was released during the vinyl chloride burn, but scientists say it’s likely. Problem is state and federal agencies aren't testing for it.

Most of the attention from federal officials, lawmakers and media has focused on East Palestine. People that live in rural Darlington Township, the town just over the state line feel like they’ve been forgotten in the shuffle.

A train derailment with cars carrying hazardous materials left people living nearby scrambling to find places to evacuate their livestock and pets.