Recent News


Tracy Drake Named Key Player In US Energy Markets

The American City Business Journals which publishes in Houston, Dallas, Denver, Pittsburgh, Columbus, St. Louis, San Antonio and Austin has named Tracy to the list of 100 key players in Ohio’s energy sector.  Attached is the Editor’s note from the Pittsburgh Business Times.  In total, 800 people were identified in the regions served by the eight publications.  Tracy’s name, picture and short bio has been published with the other “movers and shakers” in the most recent Houston and Pittsburgh editions to date and will be in the next issue of the others.

Columbiana County at Forefront

Re-published with permission of the Business Journal, Youngstown Ohio.


Daily Buzz Feed – March 11th

This morning congressman Bill Johnson toured the Wellsville Inter Modal facility. This is where Hilcorp has leased 22 acres from the Columbiana County Port Authority under it's subsidiary Arrowhead Utica pipeline. The company plans to build a multi-million dollar gas transfer plant.

Daily Buzz Feed - Feb 27th

Activity is steadily increasing at the Wellsville Intermodal facility. Flat bed trucks arrived to collect 30 ton coils of steal unloaded from river barge to be hauled to fabricators in Mahoning and Trumbel counties.  Watch the Business Journals interview with Larry Heck the owner and president of Pier 48, the operators of the Intermodal facility and Randy Allmon of the Wellsville Chamber of Commerce.

Clean Ohio Assistance Grant

The Columbiana County Port Authority is applying for the Clean Ohio Assistance Grant. You can view the application summary here:


Available Sites & Facilities

Available Properties - Network Operations Center, Leetonia Ohio

Property under Port Authority control includes the Wellsville Intermodal Facility, East Liverpool industrial buildings, Salem industrial buildings, Leetonia Trade Park (industrial park), and Signal rail terminal. Additionally the Port Authority keeps a list of most available industrial property that is on the market in the County.


Regional Advantages

Ohio’s inland river system provides access to the Gulf of Mexico via both the Mississippi River and the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway. The Port of New Orleans, Louisiana serves the Mississippi and the Port of Mobile, Alabama serves the Tenn-Tom. North America’s fastest growing trade partner is South America is on the “all water route”. The widening of the Panama Canal will open up the Gulf to Asian originated container traffic. The Cleveland-Pittsburgh corridor is the fourth largest population market in the U.S. and the only major market geographically centered in the middle of five of the U.S.’s major population markets plus those in Canada.