The first Court House was in a barn of Martha Lower in Fairfield Township. The first session of the Common Pleas Court was held July 26, 1803 in this structure. Obadiah Jennings served as Prosecutor and John Crozer served as the first Sheriff.

The first Court House in Lisbon was of log construction and was erected on which the present Court House stands. The log jail served for forty years.

                                                                                                                 
The first jail escape was accomplished by one MacKinrue, a horse thief, in 1804. George Duck became the County's first elected Sheriff in 1808

 

Sheriffs of Columbiana County

 
John Crozer
1803---1804
George Atterholt
1804---1805
Issac Pearce
1805---1806
David Scott
1807---1808
George Duck
1808---1809
David Scott
1809---1813
Thomas Watts
1814---1817
John Whitacre
1818---1829
Jacob Watson
1830---1831
I. Maus
1832---1833
Jos. Thompson
1834---1835
James McElroy
1836---1839
Andrew Roach
1840---1841
Peter Cornwell
1842---1845
William Jellison
1846---1849
John Morrison
1850---1853
James Martin
1854---1855
W.M. Hostetter
1856---1859
Jesse Duck
1860---1863
Ammon Ashford
1864---1867
John McCleran
1868---1874
John P. Morgan
1868---1870
T.C. Morris
1870---1874
J.D. Fountain
1874---1878
W.M. Hostetter
1878---1882
Fred Gailey
1882---1884
John Harbaugh
1884---1888
John Wyman
1884---1888
M.O. Lodge
1892---1896
Charles Gill
1896---1900
Sam Noragon
1900---1902
Chas. P. Leonard
1902---1903
Alf Johnson
1904---1906
Robert Wells
1906---1908
W.C. Davidson
1909---1910
J.Will Davidson
1910---1911
S.W.Crawford
1912---1915
Wil. Dalyrymple
1916---1919
Gomer Lewis
1920---1923
George Wright
1924---1927
William Barlow
1928---1931
Frank Ballantine
1932---1936
Harry Gosney
1937---1939
Mike Duty
1940---1941
George Hayes
1942---1948
Howard Clark
1949---1956
Russel VanFossen
1957---1978
Robert Beresford
1979---1983
Richard Koffel
1984---2000
David L. Smith
2000-2008
Raymond L. Stone
2008-- Present