News Flash

Posted on: May 10, 2022

City Electric Aggregation Program Available

Sidney City Hall Sign

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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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: April 30, 2022

Waterpark Season Passes go on Sale

Sidney Water Park

Season passes for the Sidney Waterpark go on sale Monday, May 2 at City Hall, 201 W. Poplar Street in the Revenue Collection Department. All season passes are $36.00 per person. Passes will remain on sale at City Hall until noon on June 3. Season passes w...

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Additional Info... Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 1, 2022

Clean Sweep Event Volunteers Sought

Logo for Clean Sweep of Great Miami River Event

The Clean Sweep is an annual volunteer event focused on removing trash and restoring the health of the Great Miami River. This river cleanup is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a day for communities to demonstrate their desire for cle...

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Additional Info... Public Works
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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Additional Info... Community Development
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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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Gas Line Replacement to Begin in Sidney

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Ritter Plumbing and Pipeline Company has been contracted by CenterPoint Energy to install new gas mains and services in the following areas:

  • Wapakoneta Avenue from Russell Road to Bennett Street
  • Brookburn Street at Wapakoneta Avenue
  • Bennett Street from Wapak...
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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: April 18, 2022

2022 City Tree Lottery Announced

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The City of Sidney’s Tree Board will be giving away approximately 40 trees. The lottery trees are limited to being planted in the public right-of-way. Only owners of property located within the corporation limits will be eligible to participate....

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Tree Lottery General City News
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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Additional Info... General City News
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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Additional Info... General City News
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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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Shelby County Small Business Recovery Grant Program

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In 2020, the Shelby County Commissioners offered a Small Business Relief Program to provide Shelby County small businesses with monetary relief from business interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the continuance of the pandemic, beyond 2020...

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Additional Info... General City News
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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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

City in Contention for 1,200 New Jobs

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Earlier this week Governor DeWine formally announced State level incentives, including an Ohio Tax Credit Authority 2.095%, 15-year job creation tax credit, intended to secure a Sidney location for SEMCORP Manufacturing USA LLC. If selected as the final s...

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General City News
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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Additional Info... General City News
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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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: March 5, 2022

March Through May are Spring Severe Weather Season

Logo for Ohio Severe Weather Awareness Week

The National Weather confirmed that Ohio had 20 tornadoes in 2020. The two most significant events occurred on April 7 with five tornadoes, and on April 8 with 7 tornadoes. None of the 20 tornadoes were stronger than an EF1. There was a total of 16 EF0s a...

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Additional Info... General City News
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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Additional Info... General City News
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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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: March 3, 2022

City Receives TreeCity USA Growth Award

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Street Superintendent and City Arborist Brian Green was recently notified of the city’s successful Tree City USA Growth Award application for activities in the Planning the Work and Performing the Work categories.

Activities completed in the Plan...

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Additional Info... General City News
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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Additional Info... General City News
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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Additional Info... General City News
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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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

City Manager's Newsletter

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The City Manager’s newsletter for May 13, 2022, is available online.

For an archive of City Manager newsletters, click here.

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May 13, 2022 Newsletter General City News
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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Adopt-a-Park-Application-PDF Parks and Recreation
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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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Urban Bike Trails Study to Commence

City of Sidney Parks and Recreation - Learn Play Grow

Choice One Engineering will soon be commencing a study, on behalf of the city, to determine the best route to connect downtown Sidney and Tawawa Park to the northern trailhead of the Canal Feeder Trail which is located at the rear of Graceland Cemetery. T...

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Parks and Recreation
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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Public Works
Posted on: March 18, 2022

City Staff Reviews Cemetery Guidelines

Gravestones and Mausoleum

City staff reminds the general public and visitors to the Graceland Cemetery of the rules and guidelines in place at the cemetery pertaining to the placement and removal of gravesite decorations.  

A general rule of thumb – if the decora...

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