News Flash

Posted on: February 16, 2024

Ohio Building Project Awarded TMUD Tax Credits

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On January 29, 2024, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik announced $2.6 billion in investments for mixed-use development projects across Ohio thanks to the Transformational Mixed-Use Development (TMUD) Program. T...

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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Maximum Chip Grant Funding Secured

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The Ohio Department of Development recently announced that the City of Sidney/Shelby County partnership will receive the maximum allocation of $750,000 for its Program Year 23 Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) program.

With the available fun...

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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: January 26, 2024

Comprehensive Plan Update Underway

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The City of Sidney has partnered with The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture’s City and Regional Planning Program to update the Sidney Comprehensive Plan. A Comprehensive Plan is a long-range plan intended to guide growth and developm...

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Online Survey... Community Development
Posted on: September 30, 2023

2023 Residential Beautification Awards

Before and After pictures of properties awarded Neighborhood Beautification Awards in 2023

The City of Sidney is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Residential Beautification Awards. The award is given to recognize exterior improvements to residences. Improvements can include exterior renovation and rehabilitation, general clean up, land...

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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: August 19, 2023

City Council Adopts Rental Registration Program

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During its regular meeting on August 14, City Council adopted legislation that was the culmination of the Rental Registration Ad Hoc committee meetings. This legislation establishes a Rental Dwelling Registration Program in the city.

As a part of the new p...

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Community Development
Posted on: July 12, 2023

Ohio Building Project Awarded Ohio Historic Tax Credits

Exterior of Ohio Building in downtown Sidney

The Ohio Department of Development has announced that Woodard Development has been awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits in the amount of $1.8 million. 

The Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program provides a tax credit to leverage t...

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Community Development

News Flash

Fire

7 Stories
Posted on: January 29, 2024

Structure and Machine Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 1:14 a.m. on January 27, 2024, the Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services responded to a call at Stolle Machinery, located at 2900 Campbell Road for a fire alarm.

Upon arrival, first responders encountered a large 2-story industrial building...

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Fire
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Jefferson Street Structure Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 9:12 p.m. on January 16, 2024, crews from the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to 444 Jefferson St. Sidney, Ohio for a structure fire.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a two story, single family structure with fire showin...

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Fire
Posted on: January 16, 2024

West North Street Structure Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 06:27a.m. on January 12, 2024, crews from the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to 612 W. North Street for a structure fire with possible victim inside.

On arrival, firefighters found a two-story, 6-unit apartment complex ...

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Fire
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Forest Street Structure Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 1:29 p.m. on January 11, 2024, crews from the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to 204 Forest Street Sidney, Ohio for a structure fire.  

On arrival, firefighters found a two-story, two-family residence with light...

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Fire
Posted on: December 4, 2023

Structure and Machine Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 3:26 a.m. on December 1, 2023, the Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services responded to a call at Playtex Energizer, located at 1810 Progress Way, reporting a structure fire.

Upon arrival, first responders encountered a large 2-story industri...

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Fire
Posted on: November 6, 2023

Structure Fire and Gas Leak

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 5:16 a.m. on November 5, 2023, the Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services responded to a call at Hexa America Inc., located at 1150 S. Vandemark Road, reporting a structure fire with an explosion.

Upon arrival, first responders encountered a...

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Fire
Posted on: November 3, 2023

Structure Fire at 733 North Main Avenue

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 11:31 PM on November 2, 2023, crews from the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to 733 North Main Avenue, Sidney, Ohio for a structure fire.  

While crews were responding, a well-involved structure fire was confirm...

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Fire

News Flash

Posted on: February 12, 2024

Spring Clean Up Day Planned

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The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department, in conjunction with township officials, will provide solid waste trucks and containers for use by county residents to dispose of solid waste. Partial funding provided by the North Central Ohio Solid Waste Distri...

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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: February 9, 2024

February is Unclaimed Funds Month

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The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Unclaimed Funds is safeguarding more than $4 billion in unclaimed funds. In the last year, the Division returned more than $139 million in missing money to their rightful owners. The Division reports th...

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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: February 8, 2024

Online Individual Income Tax Payment Now Available

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The City of Sidney recently implemented a way to submit City of Sidney individual income tax payments online, via a secure form. Individuals can now access https://ohio-sidney.insourcetax.com to make tax payments.

To make individual income tax and estimate...

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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: February 16, 2024

City Manager's Newsletter

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The City Manager’s newsletter for February 16, 2024, is available online.

For an archive of City Manager newsletters, click here.

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February 16, 2024 Newsletter General City News
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Sidney Municipal Court has Unclaimed Funds

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The Sidney Municipal Court has over $4,000.00 in unclaimed funds. 

The Court’s Unclaimed Funds are from checks that were issued, but never cashed. If you find your name or firm listed and want to have the check reissued, please contact t...

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General City News
Posted on: January 10, 2024

City Council Authorizes Election on 0.5% Earned Income Tax

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During its November 27, 2023, regular meeting City Council adopted legislation to pursue an election to consider a proposed new 0.5% earned income tax. This additional earned income tax was presented as a part of the 2024-2028 Five Year Financial Plan dis...

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General City News
Posted on: November 30, 2023

City Charter Amendments to be Proposed to Voters

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During its November 27, 2023, regular meeting City Council adopted legislation to pursue two additional amendments to the City Charter. The first amendment is to Section 3-3 Majority Required. The proposed amendments are as follows:

Section 3-3 Majority Re...

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General City News
Posted on: November 9, 2023

City Charter Amendment Adopted by Local Voters

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On November 7, 2023, Sidney voters adopted an amendment to City Charter Section 6-4 Civil Service. 

As the labor market continues to change, the city must act with increasing speed and agility if we are to recruit and retain the best talent and th...

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General City News
Posted on: May 1, 2023

Solar Eclipse Coming to Shelby County

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A total solar eclipse is a rare and spectacular event. On average, one happens somewhere on the Earth once every 1.5 years and only 21 solar eclipses have crossed the lower 48 in the entire history of the United States. On April 8, 2024, the centerline fo...

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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

City Awarded Transportation Alternative Program Grant Funding

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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently announced that the city was awarded Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funding for the DH Morrison Bowstring Bridge Renovation & Relocation project. An 1874 David H. Morrison Bowstring Arch B...

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Additional Info... General City News

News Flash

Posted on: December 15, 2023

128 Tree Planted on Two City Properties

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Last week, a total of 128 trees were planted on two city properties thanks to corporate donations and an Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Urban Canopy Restoration Grant. The trees were planted in Tawawa Park and at Graceland Cemetery.

Five of ea...

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Parks and Recreation

News Flash

Police

5 Stories
Posted on: February 8, 2024

City of Sidney Deputy Chief Graduates from CLEE Program

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As a new graduate of the 14-month Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) program, Deputy Chief Aaron Rode of Sidney PD, recently reached a high level of professional accomplishment.

Deputy Chief Rode was one of 28 CLEEs who was honored at their graduat...

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Police
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Narcotics Search Warrant Yields Two Arrests

Photo of money, guns and drugs confiscated during a search warrant

On Thursday, January 18, 2024, at around 12:30 p.m. investigators from the Sidney Shelby Narcotics Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant at 2443 Wapakoneta Ave., Apt A, Sidney Ohio.

Recovered during the search was a large amount of crystal meth, d...

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Police
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Credit Card Skimmer Located in Local Merchant

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On Sunday, November 19, 2023, at approximately 2:45 p.m. Sidney Patrol Officer Andrew Shappie was dispatched to the Family Dollar Store, located at 1024 Wapakoneta Ave, in regard to a credit card skimmer device being discovered on one of the store&rsq...

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Police
Posted on: November 3, 2023

Narcotics Search Warrant Yields Nine Arrests

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On Friday, November 3, 2023, at approximately 8:00 a.m. investigators from the Sidney Shelby Narcotics Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant at 1129 Hilltop Ave Apt C, Sidney Ohio. Due to elevated risk factors the warrant entry at the apartment w...

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Police
Posted on: October 25, 2023

Sidney Police Officers Honored

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On Thursday, July 13, 2023, at approximately 11:44pm, dispatchers advised police and fire personnel of a structure fire in the 1600-block of Holly Place.  Upon arrival, officers observed the residence to be fully engulfed and the elderly resident...

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Police

News Flash

Posted on: September 27, 2023

Water Service Line Material Identification

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requiring the City of Sidney Water Department to report customer-owned service line material. We need help from local residents to obtain the data to be reported to the Ohio EPA and for the planning of fut...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: July 27, 2023

City Receives Grant for Wastewater Project

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The Ohio Department of Development recently announced that the city will receive a $1,077,407 grant for Phase I of the Brooklyn Avenue Sewer Diversion project. This grant is a part of the fifth round of the Ohio BUILDS (Broadband, Utilities, and Infrastru...

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Public Works