News Flash

Posted on: April 28, 2022

Neighborhood Beautification Award Nominations Sought

Residential Beautification Award Winner - 224 N. Main Ave.

The outside of your home is important. From the paint you choose to the flowers you plant, it is a reflection of yourself, a way to be creative, and show the rest of the community how beautiful your home can look. Beauty itself is subjective, but it&a...

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Fire

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Structure Fire at 1250 Fourth Avenue

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

On May 13, 2022 at 1:55 p.m., the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services received a report of a structure fire at the Fourth Avenue Stor- N-Lok located at 1250 Fourth Avenue. 

Upon arrival units had a multiple storage unit building with ...

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Fire
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Prevent Fires by Properly Discarding Smoking Materials

Chad Hollinger

Our community has recently experienced an increase in residential structure fires. A common cause in several of these events is improperly discarded smoking materials. According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), data from 2019 indicates tha...

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Fire
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Structure Fire at 121-123 Shelby Street

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 7:05 p.m. on February 11, 2022, Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services crews were dispatched to 121 & 123 Shelby Street for a structure fire.  

On arrival, firefighters found a two-story, two-family residence with heavy fire showi...

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Fire
Posted on: February 8, 2022

Wolaver Awarded Henry C. Yost Medal of Honor

Lt. Heitman, Josh Wolaver, Sgt. Lorenzo and Deputy Chief Davis pose for a picture with the award

During the February 7, 2022, Council Workshop Mr. Josh Wolaver was awarded the Henry C. Yost Medal of Honor for his efforts during a November 18, 2021, structure fire.

On November 18, 2021, at 1:09 p.m. Sidney Fire Department and Sidney Police Department r...

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Fire

News Flash

Posted on: July 21, 2022

Clean Sweep Event a Success

Logo for Clean Sweep of Great Miami River Event

The annual Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River event took place this year on Friday, July 15, 2022. Approximately, 1,240 pounds of trash including eight tires were removed.

This year, 55 volunteers and various types of equipment collected trash, including...

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General City News
Posted on: August 5, 2022

City Manager's Newsletter

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The City Manager’s newsletter for August 5, 2022, is available online.

For an archive of City Manager newsletters, click here.

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August 5, 2022 Newsletter General City News
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Natural Gas Aggregation Program to Restart in October

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A group of communities, including Sidney, are restarting their natural gas opt-out aggregation programs following the previous supplier’s Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing and immediate termination of the natural gas aggregation contracts.

Constellati...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

City Earns GFOA Award for 23rd Consecutive Year

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The city was recently informed by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) that it earned the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. 

The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It refle...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Ohio Building Update

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During the Monday, June 27, 2022, City Council meeting, City Council will be presented with legislation to authorize the City Manager to enter into a purchase agreement for 113 North Ohio Avenue, commonly known as The Ohio Building, contingent upon the aw...

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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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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Municipal Aggregation Participants Protected from Significant Energy Supply Increases

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AES Ohio energy supply customers are going to see significant increases to their energy bills starting this summer. However, many residents in West Central Ohio participating in municipal aggregation programs will be insulated from these soaring energy su...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

City Electric Aggregation Program Available

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The news recently arrived that AES Ohio (formerly Dayton Power & Light) would be increasing their electric rates $ 0.06 per kWh effective June 1 resulting in the typical residential customer’s rate increasing to $0.109 per kWh, or about $60 ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Tree Board Announces Tree Sale

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The Sidney Tree Board is excited to announce that the 2022 Tree Sale is underway. The trees selected to be a part of the sale this year include:

  • Alleghany Serviceberry –Copper-red fall foliage. Fragrant white flowers in the spring. 15’ ...
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Posted on: April 18, 2022

City Awarded Grant for Mosquito Program

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) recently announced that the City of Sidney was awarded a 2022 Mosquito Control Grant Award in the amount of $22,000.00. The grant program was developed to help local health departments and governments implem...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Drug Disposal Pouches Available at City Hall

Two Deterra Drug Disposal Pouches

The Shelby County Drug Task Force and other community partners are making Deterra® drug disposal pouches available at no cost to residents of Shelby County as part of drug take back and safe disposal efforts. The Deterra® pouches use activated charcoal an...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Finance Department Earns GFOA Award

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The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to City of Sidney for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended D...

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General City News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

2021 Drinking Water Confidence Report Available

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The City of Sidney, Ohio 2021 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report is now available online.

A hard copy of the report can be picked up at the following locations:

  • Revenue Collections Office at 201 W. Poplar Street 
  • Service Center at 415 S. Vand...
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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Natural Gas Customers Impacted From Supplier Bankruptcy

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Residents of Sidney, Greenville, Bellefontaine, Bradford, Fort Loramie, Russia, Ansonia, Covington, West Milton and Jeffersonville will begin receiving notice from CenterPoint Energy Ohio (formerly Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio) of a change to ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Downtown Parking Update

Goodwin Parking lot at the northeast corner of Poplar Street and West Avenue

City Council will be considering legislation on March 28 to officially return the Goodwin Lot, located at the northeast corner of Poplar Street and West Avenue, to free public parking. The parking lot was previously reserved for the residents of Canal Pla...

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General City News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

Why Does the City Require Curbs and Gutters?

Newly installed curb and gutter along roadway

Soon you will begin to see orange barrels around town and may wonder to yourself what is going on. The answer is, the city is preparing for its annual street resurfacing program and in advance of the pavement work, failing curbs and gutters are identified...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Sidney Municipal Court Releases 2021 Annual Report

Head shot of Municipal Court Judge Gary Carter

Sidney Municipal Court Judge Gary Carter recently released the 2021 Annual Report. In the report, he noted the court caseload continues to increase and the workload was starting to return to more typical pre-pandemic levels. In 2021, Sidney Municipal Cour...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Regional Transportation Planning Organization Being Formed

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In late January, City Council authorized a membership with the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) with an eye toward becoming a part of newly formed Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO). The new RTPO will be comprised of com...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Sidney Names to Top 100 Micropolitan List

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It was announced earlier this week that Sidney was again named to Site Selection Magazine’s Top 100 Micropolitan List for 2021. This is a very prestigious designation as Sidney was ranked in a tie for 19th on the list compared to thousands of co...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

City's ARPA Funding Plan

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The city is slated to receive $2,142,054.41 in American Rescue Plan Act (APRA) funds. Senior staff members recently held a very interactive and productive discussion on a suitable way to spend the funds while making the most impact in all areas of the com...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Municipal Court Implements New Systems

Head shot of Municipal Court Judge Gary Carter

The Sidney Municipal Court is now online with Electronic Filing services through the CourtView case management system. This new filing option allows attorneys and self-represented individuals to file new and subsequent filings on Civil and Small Claims ca...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

City Earns Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction

2021 Ohio Auditor of State Award Presentation to Finance Officer DuLaney

Joe Braden, Western Regional Liaison with the Ohio Auditor of State’s office, presented Sidney Finance Officer Renee DuLaney with the Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction for the audit of year ended December 31, 2020, during the City Cou...

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News Flash

Posted on: December 30, 2021

Adopt-a-Park Program Continues to Grow

City of Sidney Parks and Recreation - Learn Play Grow

Over the years, the citizens and businesses in Sidney and Shelby County have been very giving to the city’s parks department. Before the coordinated effort of the Adopt-a-Park program, which was established in 2014, many park patrons would pick ...

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Police

10 Stories
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Felonious Assault

Sidney Police 1820

On August 2, 2022, at approximately 1817hrs, officers were dispatched to 628 Buckeye Ave, Sidney in reference to a stabbing. An investigation determined Melvin Martin and Raymond Becerra, as well as their adult sons, got into a physical altercation. Durin...

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Police
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Pursuit on July 30, 2022

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On July 30, 2022, the Sidney Police Department received notification that a white Dodge Charger with Ohio license plate PCTWLV3 had fled from the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSP) around the 111 mile marker (MM) on I-75 southbound. The vehicle had traveled ...

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Police
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Shotgun Fired

Sidney Police 1820

On, June 26, 2022, at approximately 6:31 p.m.officers were dispatched to the area of Belmont St and East Ave for a male subject discharging a shotgun in the street and near a garage. Dispatch also advised the male subject had also fired at a vehicle.

Offic...

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Police
Posted on: June 22, 2022

False Factory Shooter Call

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Officers were dispatched to 1630 Ferguson Court in Sidney, Ohio for shots being fired at the factory.  Dispatch advised two people were supposed to have been shot in the building and the male shooter was outside the building.

Officers arrived on t...

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Police
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Pursuit on May 20, 2022

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Officer Joseph Kennedy observed a dark colored Honda northbound on I-75 with dark tinted windows and a registration that was not legible.  Officer Kennedy went after the car and when he tried to stop the car the car refused to stop. The Honda got...

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Police
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Auto Crash with Injuries

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On May 10, 2022 at around 9:06 p.m. there was a report of a crash with injuries involving an automobile and a motorized bicycle (moped) at 768 Spruce Ave Sidney, Ohio.

It was learned that a juvenile operating a motorized bicycle (moped) was traveling on Sp...

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Police
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Narcotics Search Warrant Served at Local Residence by Tactical Response Team

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On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at approximately 8:00 a.m. the Sidney Police Department executed a narcotic’s search warrant at 505 and 505 ½ N Main Avenue. The initial entry and securing of the locations had to be accomplished by utili...

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Police
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Armed Robbery Suspect Apprehended

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On Friday, March 25, 2022 at approximately 7:05 a.m. Sidney Patrol Units were dispatched to the 200 block of N. West Avenue in regard to an armed robbery.  Residents at 221 N. West Avenue reported that a male subject dressed in a black hoody and ...

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Police
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Sidney Police Department Awarded Grant

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The Sidney Police Department will receive a grant of $36,945 to develop, implement, and maintain a new physical fitness standard for applicants to improve the recruitment and retention of female officers.

This funding was made available as a part of the ne...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Felonious Assault

Sidney Police 1820

On February 10, 2022, at approximately 10:35 p.m. Sidney police officers were dispatched to the Clark Station at 125 W Court Street referencing a vehicle crashing into the building and striking several people. A female that was struck was transported to W...

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Police

News Flash

Posted on: August 4, 2022

Sanitary Sewer Annual Update

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The city is responsible for 127.23 miles of sanitary sewer lines, of which 116.18 miles are gravity fed lines; the remaining 11.05 miles are force mains. Pipe sizes range from that largest at 102 inches in diameter to the smallest at four inches in diamet...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Tree Lottery Winners Announced

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A total of 60 entries were received for the city's second Tree Lottery program. Thirty-five lucky property winners were randomly selected to have a tree planted in the public right-of-way in front of their homes this fall. Those winners include:

1...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 2, 2022

State Route 47 Safety Improvement Project

Aerial map showing planned safety improvements to State Route 47 from Fourth Ave to I-75

In early January the SR 47 Safety Improvements Phase IV from Fourth Avenue to I-75 project was awarded to Eagle Bridge Company.

The City of Sidney received safety funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation for safety enhancements for motorized and ...

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Public Works
Posted on: January 31, 2022

2022 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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