The City of Columbiana, a charter community operating with a Mayor-Council-Manager form of government. Settled by Joshua Dixon in 1802 and with the help of William Heald, the town was laid out in 1805. The City, formerly known as the Village of Columbiana, provides Police, Fire and EMS services. By owning and operating water, sewer and electric facilities, Columbiana is an attractive community for its expanding residential developments. Conveniently located 17 miles from Youngstown, 78 from Cleveland, 58 miles from Pittsburgh, 165 miles from Columbus and 55 miles from Akron, Columbiana is positisioned for healthy and consistant growth. Along with its downtown boasting fine historical landmarks dating back to the early 1800’s.

Columbiana offers commercial areas, an industrial Park, manufacturing and foundries, to expand with careful zoning to maintain values. Land and funds donated by a favorite son, Harvey S. Firestone, have created an approximately 68 acre beautiful Firestone Recreational Park. Two golf courses in the city, three more just minutes away, and health and fitness facilities provide desired lifestyles for an active population. Browse Columbiana’s antique, craft and gift shops, enjoy one of our restaurants and stay overnight at the Dutch Village Inn. Return for the Merchants Association’s “Springtime and Christmas in the Village.” The nearby popular “Shaker Woods Festival” and the “Antiques and Christmas in the Woods” also draw a large crowd to our community. Plan a family or Columbiana Village School reunion at Street Fair time in September or during the Chamber of Commerce’s 4th of July celebration. Visit our expanding library, medical offices, churches or stop by the Columbiana Fairfield Historical Society housed at the Log Cabin on the square. Enjoy our City, the “Biggest Little Town in Ohio”.

The mission of Columbiana High School and the community at large is to educate students to achieve their highest individual academic potential as well as cultivate a sense of personal integrity.

The schools are rich in community involvement, with active parent organizations, athletic and music boosters, alumni groups, and scholarship/special needs support. Students benefit from a comprehensive academic curriculum including AP courses, gifted education, college prep courses, vocational courses at the career and technical center, and special education programs.

The District includes all of the city of Columbiana as well as parts of Fairfield, Beaver and Springfield Townships in both Columbiana and Mahoning Counties, an area of approximately 18 square miles. With 3 schools and a new high school building that opened in the fall of 2000, the district prides itself on a long tradition of excellence in education with its students performing well on a variety of measures, including standardized achievement tests, Ohio Proficiency tests, and the Ohio Graduation Test. Although athletic achievements through the years have included many league titles, Columbiana High School has taken center stage by consistently receives an “Excellent” rating on the Ohio Department of Education District Report Card. The schools maintain close involvement in many areas of the community, with Firestone Park and the public library playing significant roles in the daily life of the school and family.

In 1933 Harvey S. Firestone deeded land on East Park Avenue in the Village of Columbiana to be converted into a community recreational park containing tennis courts, baseball diamonds, a football field, a swimming pool and other park facilities. Dedication of the original facilities was made in 1937, and subsequent upgrades and additions have been made in accordance with the intent of the original plan. The high school football stadium, weight training facility, and baseball/softball fields are located in Firestone Park.