By AMY GAREIS     News-Herald Staff Writer

SCIO – On the heels of Gov. John Kasich’s visit Tuesday to welcome MarkWest Energy’s field office and planned multimillion-dollar processing facility to Cadiz (featured in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald), there comes word of yet another plant targeted in the county for mid-2013.

Published reports and leaders’ “educated speculation” place the site near the Village of Scio. Chesapeake Energy Corp. announced plans to build what its officials deem “the largest integrated midstream service complex in eastern Ohio” in a $900 million investment over the next five years that encompasses portions of Columbiana and Harrison counties and would generate hundreds of jobs. Although officials the News-Herald contacted could not confirm the exact location, maps and sources indicate it would most likely be a half-mile west of the village corporate limits near Ohio 151.

The complex will process natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) in the liquids-rich Utica Shale play and will consist of natural gas gathering and compression facilities, as well as processing, NGL fractionation, loading and terminal facilities.

Further details can be found in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.