Columbiana County Sheriff's Office                                      (330) 424-1104

History

 

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