News Flash

Posted on: February 3, 2023

Canal Feeder Trail Update

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In late December 2022, the contract for Phase V of the Canal Feeder Trail development was awarded to Jutte Excavating of Fort Recovery Ohio. A pre-construction meeting is to be scheduled in the coming months, with construction expected to begin in early s...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Structure Fire at 751 Campbell Road

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 12:45 AM on January 30, 2023, Sidney firefighters were dispatched to 751 Campbell Road for a structure fire. 

Sidney Police officers were in the area checking on a possible breaking and entering and saw smoke coming from the apartment. ...

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Fire
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Sidney Municipal Court has Unclaimed Funds

Head shot of Municipal Court Judge Gary Carter

The Sidney Municipal Court has nearly $5,000.00 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...

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General City News
Posted on: January 20, 2023

2023 Street Resurfacing Program

Asphalt Roller working on fresh asphalt

The city is again preparing for its annual street paving program. This spring you will notice contractors repairing and replacing curbs and gutters throughout the community in advance of the annual street resurfacing program. Streets that will be resurfac...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Income Tax Season Approaches

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Tax season is right around the corner, so now is the time to start gathering your records, documents, and other important information and be on the lookout for your W-2s and 1099s. Don't throw away any mail or email containing "Important Tax...

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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: January 6, 2023

City Awarded MARCS Grant

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

Late last week, the city was notified of its successful Ohio Department of Commerce, State Fire Marshal 2023 MARCS grant application. The city was awarded $41,723.78 as a part of the program.

With the funding, the city anticipates purchasing 11 additional ...

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Additional Info... Fire
Posted on: December 29, 2022

Citizens Police Academy to be Held

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The Sidney Police Department is conducting a Citizens Police Academy in order to enhance the communication between the residents of Sidney, and the police who serve them. The program is designed to give the citizens of Sidney an overview of the how the de...

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Additional Info... Police
Posted on: December 27, 2022

McDonough Selected to be Sidney's Next Police Chief

Head Shot of Mark McDonough

Earlier today, Sidney City Manager Andrew Bowsher announced that Mark McDonough has been selected to be Sidney’s next Chief of Police. McDonough most recently served as the Chief of Police for Whitehouse, Ohio. Prior to serving the community of ...

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General City News
Posted on: December 22, 2022

City Earns Prestigious Auditor of State Award

Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction Certificate

Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber recently presented Finance Officer Renee DuLaney with the Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction for the audit of year ended December 31, 2021.

Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a &ld...

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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: December 22, 2022

Active Shooter Incident

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On Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at approximately 8:00 a.m. Sidney Police Officers were dispatched to the Sidney Food Town located at 1010 Wapakoneta Ave in regards to an active shooter situation. After arrival to the Sidney Food Town law enforcement enco...

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Police
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Meeting with Japanese City Officials Held

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A follow up meeting to the 2021 introduction meeting with officials from Ichihara City was held on Tuesday, December 6. City of Sidney staff members met via Zoom with representatives from Ichihara City to learn more about the Japanese community. Ichihara ...

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General City News
Posted on: December 8, 2022

Japan-American Grassroots Summit

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The Japan America Grassroots Summit is an annual large-scale exchange of Japanese and American people, held alternately in Japan and America. Ohio will play host to the summit in 2023. Sidney will host a local session September 21 through September 23.&am...

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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: December 2, 2022

Assistant Fire Chief Barhorst earns OFCA Credentials

Barhorst

Sidney City Manager Andrew Bowsher announced earlier today, that Assistant Fire Chief Eric Barhorst was notified by the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association (OFCA) of his successful completion of the organization’s uniform credentialing progr...

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Additional Info... Fire
Posted on: November 23, 2022

City Awarded CHIP-LAP Funding

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The Ohio Department of Development’s Office of Community Development (OCD) has recommended funding for the city’s Program Year 2022 Community Housing Impact and Preservation Lead Abatement Program (CHIP-LAP) application. Sidney&rsq...

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Community Development
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Winter Yard Waste Collection

Branches and other yard waste set curbside for collection

While fall signals the beginning of leaf collection, it also marks the changeover in the collection of yard waste. Weekly collection of yard waste by Republic Services ends November 30. Weekly pickup of yard waste will not resume until May 1, 2023.

For Dec...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Deputy Fire Chief Davis Graduates from Fire Executive Program

Head shot of Dallas Davis

Sidney City Manager Andrew Bowsher announced earlier today, that Deputy Fire Chief Dallas Davis successfully completed The Ohio Fire Chief’s Association Fire Executive Program. As a part of the curriculum, Davis explored the central themes of ex...

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Additional Info... Fire
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Fire and Police Departments Awarded Grant Funding

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The Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services and the Sidney Police Department have been awarded $46,500 through the Ohio First Responder Recruitment, Retention and Resilience program. The funding will be used to implement a program called &ldq...

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Fire
Posted on: November 10, 2022

City Awarded Urban Canopy Restoration Grant Funding

City of Sidney Parks and Recreation - Learn Play Grow

The city had been awarded a 2022 Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Urban Canopy Restoration Grant to purchase and plant 100 trees in locations throughout Tawawa Park and Graceland Cemetery. ODNR will be funding $25,000 with the required cash mat...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Winter Maintenance Update

Three city snow plows plowing snow on State Route 47 during a winter storm

The November temperatures have been above average, but this is the time of the year when city crews begin preparations for winter street maintenance.

The city will once again plow main roadways and hills when two or more inches of snow has fallen, but resi...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: October 11, 2022

2022 Residential Beautification Awards

Before and After pictures of properties awarded Neighborhood Beautification Awards in 2022

The City of Sidney is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 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: September 29, 2022

Hollinger Earns Ohio Fire Chief's Association Credentials

Chad Hollinger

Sidney City Manager Andrew Bowsher announced earlier today that Fire Chief Chad Hollinger was notified by the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association (OFCA) of his successful completion of the organization’s uniform credentialing program.&nb...

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Additional Info... Fire
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
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Utility Billing and Payment Options

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The city offers quarterly and monthly billing options for its utility account holders. Approximately 54% of all city utility accounts were billed on a monthly cycle in 2021; over 150 people made the switch from quarterly billing to monthly billing last ye...

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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: February 3, 2023

City Manager's Newsletter

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The City Manager’s newsletter for February 3, 2023, is available online.

For an archive of City Manager newsletters, click here.

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February 3, 2023 Newsletter General City News
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Funding for Remediation of Former Wagner Facility Announced

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On June 17, 2022, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced state support for 112 brownfield remediation projects that will help clean up contaminated properties in Ohio to make way for future economic development. Included in those ...

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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Neighborhood Pride Grant Pre-Applications Sought

Photo showing exterior home improvement examples of Neighborhood Pride Grant

Pre-applications are now being accepted for the Neighborhood Pride grant program. The Neighborhood Pride program is a competitive 1:1 matching grant up to a maximum of $1,000 per household for exterior home improvements that can be seen from the street.

Re...

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Additional Info... Community Development