Lisbon is a village in Center Township located in Columbiana County in Ohio with a population of approximately 3,000. It is the county seat of Columbiana County and located in the Salem, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, as well as the southern regions of the greater Mahoning Valley. The community is served by the Lisbon Exempted Village School district. The school’s athletic teams are known as the Blue Devils with the most heavily followed athletic programs being high school football and basketball. Other sports include track, swimming, golf, cross country, baseball, softball, volleyball, and cheerleading.
The Dulci-More Festival, a music festival dedicated to the Appalachian dulcimer and other traditional musical instruments, was inaugurated in 1995 and takes place each Memorial Day weekend at Camp McKinley, a Boy Scout camp near Lisbon. Lisbon also is the host city to the Columbiana County Johnny Appleseed festival.
There are several local universities offering a variety of degrees in higher education. Kent State University at East Liverpool and Kent State University at Salem compose Kent State University’s Columbiana County campus. The two campuses offer 26 degrees, including 12 bachelor’s degrees and serve more than 3,500 students annually. Youngstown State University offers comprehensive educational and research opportunities with 115 undergraduate and 40 graduate programs. YSU boasts a 145-acre campus serving more than 12,000 students. From the excitement of city of living, to the security of a small community there is something for everyone!