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Welcome to the Columbia Township Trustees and Fiscal Officer page.

Three trustees and a fiscal officer, each elected for a four year term, administer our township. Elected officials fill their office on a part time basis. Township meeting are held the first and third Monday's of the month, except holidays. At the end of the meetings, township residents are asked for their input.

The Columbia Townhall offices are open from 9am. till 1:00 Monday - Friday except holidays. (440) 236-8802


Dick Heidecker
Cell Phone (440) 552-3511

Mike Musto
Cell Phone (440) 552-7756

Mark Cunningham
Cell Phone (440) 387-2966

Henry R.{Dick} Heidecker
Resident since 1972.
Retired from Columbia Township Fire Dept 3/31/01 as Asst Chief.
Retired from Pain Enterprises 3/31/08 after 32 years.
Coached Columbia Town baseball 7 years.
Coached Columbia Pee Wee football 4 years.
Columbia Homecoming Committee 6 years.
Columbia Fire Dept 23 years.
Married 41 years to Sandy.
Five children, 4 reside in Columbia.
8 grandchildren, 7 go to Columbia schools, one too young.

My name is Mike Musto, and I live at 16449 South Boone Rd.  I have lived in the Cleveland and Lorain areas all my life. In 1999 my family moved to Columbia Township. 

I have been married for 36 years to a wonderful woman.  We have two children and three very special grandchildren.

My wife was involved in horses when I started dating her. When we decided to get married, I promised her a farm in Columbia Township. We worked for many years and in 1995 we were very fortunate to find the property on South Boone. Our home was built in 1999 and our horse facilities were completed in 2001.

We continue to enjoy our time on the farm and our life in Columbia. It is important to us to preserve “Columbia’s Charm” and its rural atmosphere.  My wife and I talked about this goal and we felt the best way to achieve that vision was to become a Trustee. I hope the community will grow with this goal in mind.


Kent State University 1976 B.S.
Journeyman Millwright LTV Steel Co.
Parma Senior High School 1971.


Married to wife Barb 37 years.
Adult Children Heather & Erin, both successful graduates of Columbia School System. Grandfather of Elliot, Hannah, Molly and Connor.
Columbia resident since 1978. Former Hot Stove Girls Coach.
Member of the Columbia Zoning Board of Appeals for 20 years. Chairman for the past 10 years.


Cleveland State University, 25 years, Coordinator of the Mechanical & Electrical Operations Department.

LTV Steel Cleveland, 13 years, Millwright.

Fiscal Officer

Township Office 440-236-8802

Jacalyn M. Ramsey
Resident of Columbia Township since 2000
Married 13 years to Joe Ramsey
One daughter, is 9 years old and attends Columbia Schools.
We also have 2 other children, Nicole 29 who is married to Lou and Jason 30. We have a  dog, Trixie who is 10, our cat, Blackie who is 3.
Currently employed with Columbia Schools as a Bus Driver. Most recent employment was with AkzoNobel for 12 years.


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