Gas company’s donation extends Greenway Trail

LISBON – NiSource Inc., the parent company of Columbia Gas, has donated $50,000 to the Friends of the Park to help get the Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail closer to the Mahoning County line.

The park district has been in the process of extending the trail from Leetonia to Washingtonville using federal and state funds for the $460,000 project along the abandoned former Erie & Lackawanna Railway.

The trail still falls about a block short of state Route 14, the Mahoning-Columbiana border, but the $50,000 from NiSource funded 1,000 feet of blacktop.

A ribbon-cutting on the new section is set for May 29.