The Columbiana County flag is shaped like the Ohio flag, a burgee, to associate it with something familiar. It was designed by Debbie Thorp of Salineville in 1972. The green field stands for the wooded areas such as Beaver Creek and for the hills, fields and state parks. The orange and white circle represents the pottery and mining industries, and the blue line stands for the Ohio River. White can also remind us of salt licks. The circle of 18 stars represents the number of townships in Columbiana County. 8 wheat sheaves stand for agriculture, and 9 arrows show respect to the Native Americans and to history. Added together, the number 17 reminds us that Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the Union. The county name is represented by the initials "CC." Columbiana is a combination of Christopher Columbus and Anna.