Kim Lyons

Kim Lyons

Veteran journalist Kim Lyons covers Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania for the Capital-Star. Readers may follow her on Twitter @SocialKimLy.

Pa.’s Shapiro blasts Norfolk Southern for ‘arrogance and incompetence’ in train derailment

By: - February 22, 2023

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio  – Freight hauler Norfolk Southern showed  “arrogance and incompetence” in how it handled a fiery train derailment near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border earlier this month, Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro said Tuesday. “The combination of greed, incompetence and lack of concern for our residents is absolutely unacceptable to me,” Shapiro said during a news […]

Controlled release at Ohio derailment site prompts mandatory evacuations

By: - February 6, 2023

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Monday that authorities were planning a “controlled release” of the vinyl chloride in five cars of a Norfolk Southern train that derailed Friday near East Palestine, Ohio. The release was scheduled to happen at 3:30 p.m. to avoid a potentially catastrophic explosion. Officials said the vinyl chloride in the derailed cars […]