From the Columbiana County Park District:



Lisbon, Ohio, May 30, 2013—Columbiana County Park District unveiled its newly extended path for the Greenway Bike Trail this week—a goal the organization was able to achieve through a generous $50,000 donation from NiSource Midstream Services, a Columbia Pipeline Group company.



The donation from NiSource Midstream Services, through the NiSource Charitable Foundation, enabled the park district to construct approximately two miles of bike trail from High Street in Leetonia to Union Street in Washingtonville, which is one block from State Route 14. The Greenway Trail is extended as far north as it can go where it now meets with Mahoning County and the Great Ohio Lake to River Greenway Trail.



“Extending the bike trail closer to the Mahoning County line has been a goal of ours for some time,” said Dorothea Betz, chairperson, Columbiana County Park District. “Strong corporate partners like NiSource Midstream Services truly make all the difference in these types of projects. Because of their commitment to our communities and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of local families, we have two more miles of trail to bike and enjoy.”



“Our Ohio roots date back more than 100 years,” said Chad Zamarin, chief operating officer, NiSource Midstream Services. “This area is home to us and to many of our employees. We are investing in the Mahoning Valley and committed to lending our support, whether it is through the economic development and jobs that come from our local business activities, or through projects like the Greenway Bike Trail or helping feed the hungry by assisting the local food bank.”



A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held by the park district and NiSource Midstream Services on May 30 to unveil the new section of trail. The park district’s new goal is to extend south to the Ohio River near East Liverpool.



NiSource Midstream Services is partnering with Hilcorp Energy Company to construct the Hickory Bend Gathering System and Processing Plant. The project represents a $300 million investment in the Mahoning Valley that will support shale gas and natural gas liquids production in and around Columbiana and Mahoning Counties.