Columbia Gas Line Relocation and New Gas Services Project – Fairfield School Road and Richards Avenue

Columbia Gas of Ohio will begin their Gas Line Relocation and New Services Project between January 11, 2024 and January 15, 2024. 

Between Fairfield Avenue and Metz Rd. on Fairfield School Rd. there will be approximately 1500′ of new gas main with new services and on Richards Avenue from Fairfield School Rd. there will be approximately 550′ of new gas main with new services.

Please note: If you will be getting a new service Columbia Gas will contact you. Door Hangers will be placed on doors for all affected residents. If you need further information or further details on how this will affect your residence please contact Columbia Gas of Ohio at the numbers they provide to you on your door hanger.

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Tree Pickup Schedule in the City

Crews will pickup trees at your curb on the following dates:

  • January 2
  • January 9
  • January 16
  • January 23

All lights and ornaments must be removed. No tree bags.

If you have any questions please contact City Hall at 330.482.2173 option 6.

Leaf Bag Distribution Collection/Curbside Leaf Pickup Information

Scheduled leaf bag pickup dates have expired. The City crews will still pickup the biodegradable leaf bags at your curbside, if requested by resident,  if  time allows and as weather permits.

Only these free bags will be collected. No other bags will be accepted

Additional bags are available at City Hall, 28 West Friend Street, in the cabinet located outside the city hall front doors from 8am – 430pm, Monday – Friday (while supplies last).

For areas of the city with an abundance of leaves, crews will pickup leaves curbside through December – weather permitting. There is no specific schedule for curbside pickup. 

If you have any questions regarding leaf bags or curbside leaf collection please contact City Hall at 330-482-2173 option 6.

 

 

Branch Pick-Up Schedule for October

Branch pickup in the City for the month of October  be the week of October 10-13, 2023 due to  the city crews paving the first week of October.

Place your naturally fallen branches ONLY to the curb and the crews will be around the week of October 10 – 13, 2023

Shrub and/or tree trimming cleanups should not be placed at the curb and is the responsibility of the homeowner.

If you have any questions please contact City Hall at 330-482-2173 option 6.

 

 

 

 

“Fix the Sticks” – Restoration of the 1890 Stick Style Chapel Project in the Columbiana Cemetery

The Historical Society of Columbiana and Fairfield Township in collaboration with the City of Columbiana is working to restore the 1890 “Stick Style” Chapel in the Columbiana Cemetery.

Timeline History of the Chapel 

The Columbiana Cemetery was established in February 1868.

1867 Ordinance passed to purchase cemetery land.

1868 Cemetery board established.

1889 Committee of Messrs. Solomon Haas & General Holloway appointed to confer with Board in regard to building at the cemetery.

1890 Frank Grove, Paul Mellinger and John Harrold build the 18’ x 28’ Stick Style Architecture chapel to accommodate funeral parties in inclement weather. Built where the mausoleum sits today.

1920 New mausoleum built, stick chapel moved.

1960s Stick chapel turned into an equipment shed. 1971 The current cemetery chapel was built at the bequest of the John Ryan family and located near the War Memorial. Dedicated Memorial Day 1972.

2017 Stick Style chapel received a new roof and upkeep by Jim Santini Builder. $1300 donation from the Upper Room.

2022 Fix the Sticks Restoration Committee established by the Historical Society.

2023 Exterior Restoration complete.

PROGRESS

The exterior of the chapel is close to completion. Donations for the exterior were secured by grants, fundraisers, individual and organization donations. As we begin the interior restoration phase of the 1890 chapel, additional donations will be needed. Fundraisers and grant applications are in the works.

Please check out Columbiana and Fairfield Township Historical Society Events.

DONATE

If you would like to donate to the restoration of the Stick Chapel send your check payable to: “City of Columbiana” with the memo line stating: “Fix the Sticks”

mail to: 28 West Friend St., Columbiana OH 44408 Contributions are tax deductible as a 501(c )( 3) entity.

RESTORE

It is the goal of the Historical Society to once again use the Stick Chapel as a secondary chapel for funeral services. This is one of the last of two historical properties owned by the city.

“It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.” – William Murtagh

 

Firestone Park Announces New Facility Reservation System

The Harvey S. Firestone Recreational Park in Columbiana is taking their facility reservation system online, effective September 25, 2023.

The new system will allow members of the public to check the availability of and make reservations for the park’s enclosed pavilions and picnic shelters, check the status of their existing reservations, and make credit card payments for those rentals as far as nine months in advance.

The park will still accept cash, check, and money order payments, but people wishing to use those payment methods must call the park office to make their reservation. The new system will require everyone who rents a facility to have an email address in order to receive a receipt or log in to the system to track their reservations, even if they call the office.

Starting on September 25, 2023, the public will be able to access the system from the city website on the Firestone Park and Cemetery page www.columbianaohio.gov/firestone-park. Reservations for January 1, 2024, and later will use the new system, and reservations will be permitted nine months in advance of the rental date. The park’s office staff will be available to answer any questions and help users navigate the online reservation process. The office is open 9:00-3:30, Monday through Friday, and can be reached at (330) 482-2656 or [email protected].

Firestone Park is located at the center of Columbiana and is the recreational cornerstone of the city. Rental facilities include four enclosed pavilions, each with a cooktop, sink, and electricity; three open picnic shelters; and the new Idabelle Firestone’s Gathering Place & Garden, an elegant indoor/outdoor event venue. It’s an ideal place to reconnect with nature with a stroll on the walking trail, let your canine friends romp in the expansive dog park, or enjoy a moment of reflection by Mirror Lake.