The primary responsibility of the 6 Assistant Prosecutors in the Criminal Division is to prosecute felony criminal cases through the judicial process and to work to ensure justice is served in every case.

Of the felony cases handled each year - such as murder, rape, felonious assault, drug trafficking and burglary - we are proud of the conviction rate consistently over 95% (guilty at trial or pled guilty) that we have achieved.

While our chief job is to prosecute crimes, we believe in doing far more. Our goal is crime prevention. Not only must we punish the guilty, but we must also continue to protect the innocent.

The Columbiana County Prosecutor’s Office Criminal Division handles felony cases committed within Columbiana County in the Columbiana County Court of Common Pleas. Prosecutors handle misdemeanor cases in the Columbiana County Municipal Court. Our juvenile division handles all cases dealing with juveniles at the Columbiana County Juvenile Court. The prosecutor’s office does not investigate cases, but rather receives the case after an investigation and arrest have been made by the police department.