News Flash

Posted on: October 6, 2022

Trick-or-Treat Date and Time Set

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Trick-or-Treat night has been set for Monday, October 31 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Please remember to use extra caution if you are out walking or driving.

Here are some tips to help keep your trick-or-treater safe this Halloween:

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General City News
Posted on: October 5, 2022

DEA National Drug Takeback Day Planned

Spilled RX pill container DEA Drug Take Pack Event October 29 2022

On Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Sidney Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unus...

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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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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Natural Gas Aggregation Confirmation Notices Mailed

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CenterPoint Energy has begun mailing confirmation notices about the city's selected natural gas supplier.

If residents receive a letter from CenterPoint Energy confirming Constellation New Energy as the natural gas supplier of choice that letter i...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update Public Input Sought

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The City of Sidney has initiated a process to update its parks, which will guide the community for years to come.

This planning process is rooted in community values and aspirations. It creates a platform to guide and align local leaders, stakeholders, and...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Sidney Police to Offer Self-Defense Course

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The Sidney Police Department will be offering a G.U.A.R.D. UP self defense class for women starting October 22, 2022. The free course will be held on October 22, 29, November 5 and 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Police Department.

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Deadline to Order from Tree Sale is October 7

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The Sidney Tree Board 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’ – 25...
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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Great Miami Riverway Fall Challenge - Explore Your Way

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The Fall Festival Challenge is the Great Miami Riverway’s 2022 regional passport program, available only on the Great Miami Riverway app. Whether you love music, arts and crafts, aviation, food, beer, or all things pumpkin, the challenge has som...

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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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Posted on: September 13, 2022

City Summer Recreation Program Update

City of Sidney Parks and Recreation - Learn Play Grow

This week we’ll take a look at 2022 activities taking place in the Sidney Parks and Recreation department over the summer.

  • 7,201 meals were provided to children during the Summer Food program. The most popular location, which distributed 1,193 me...
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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Canal Feeder Trail Update

City of Sidney Parks and Recreation - Learn Play Grow

The city is continuing to advance design plans and permits to prepare for construction of a multi-use trail project from Kuther Road to the existing Canal Feeder Trail terminus just east of Interstate 75 along the Great Miami River. 

The city rece...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Stormwater Management Update

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The city’s current permit, issued by the Ohio EPA, requires the city to implement six minimum control measures. The six minimum controls covered in the permit are:

  • Public Education and Outreach: the city uses billboard with different themes to re...
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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Wastewater Treatment Update

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The city’s current Wastewater Treatment Plant is designed to process a flow of seven million gallons per day (MGD). The current average daily flow is 4.25 MGD, or approximately 61% of the plant’s current design capacity.

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

2023-2027 Five Year Plan to be Discussed

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On Tuesday September 6, City Council will discuss the 2023-2027 Five Year Financial Plan.

Our city has a time-honored tradition of creating a five-year budgetary cycle. Through this plan, we craft and shape what the city will look like well into the future...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Water Treatment Plant Annual Update

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The current Water Treatment Plant has a design treatment capacity of seven million gallons per day (MGD). With the addition of extra pieces of equipment, the maximum design capacity is 10 MGD. On average, the plant treats around 2.95 MGD of raw water into...

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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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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Water Distribution System and Meter Department Update

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The city is responsible for 124.35 miles of water mains, 1,997 main line water valves, 1,624 fire hydrants and watch valves, 9,329 water service connections and 9,494 water meters.

The majority of the water lines are between six to eight inches; just a sma...

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Posted on: August 13, 2022

Natural Gas Aggregation Notices to be Sent in Late August

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The city is restarting its natural gas opt-out aggregation program following the previous supplier’s Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing and immediate termination of the natural gas aggregation contracts.

Constellation NewEnergy – Gas Division...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

City Awarded Ohio Attorney General Grant Funding

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The city received notification it was again awarded funds through the Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Diversion Program Grant. The city was awarded the maximum grant amount of $35,000.

Funding received through this program is used to addr...

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Police
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Storm Water Collection Annual Update

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The city is responsible for 80.25 miles of known storm sewer lines, 1,313 storm sewer manholes, 3,084 storm water catch basins, nine city owned detention basins, seven non-city owned maintained detention basins and two storm water screw pump stations.

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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:

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Public Works
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: 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 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 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 29, 2022

Sidney Municipal Court Releases 2021 Annual Report

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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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Posted on: December 30, 2021

Adopt-a-Park Program Continues to Grow

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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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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
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: 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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