Recent News


Operations Center Available for Lease or Purchase

The newly constructed 22,000 sf Operations Center building in the Trade Park in Leetonia is available for lease or purchase. Click here to view details.

High-speed Internet Again on Port Board’s Agenda

EAST LIVERPOOL - The Columbiana County Port Authority is following through with plans begun last fall to bring high-speed wireless Internet service to every corner of the county.

Portman Delivers Keynote Remarks

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) delivered keynote remarks at the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance (EODA) 24th Annual Meeting. Portman discussed his efforts to enact pro-growth policies and his Jobs for America blueprint to spur economic growth.

Port Authority Completes a Sale of Railroad

In March of 2014 the Port Authority completed a sale of the Youngstown & Southern Railroad, a 36 mile short line between Youngstown and Darlington Pa, to Mule Sidetracks LLC, an affiliate of Mark West Corporation.

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.

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.