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Posted on: December 3, 2021

City Manager's Newsletter

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The City Manager’s newsletter for December 3, 2021 is available online.

For an archive of City Manager newsletters, click here.

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December 3, 2021 Newsletter General City News
Posted on: November 29, 2021

933 Oak Avenue Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

Crews from the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched at approximately 5:49 a.m. on November 27, 2021, to a report of an industrial property full of smoke. Sidney police officers were on scene at Mechanical Galv-Plating Corp., 93...

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Fire
Posted on: November 22, 2021

2308 Armstrong Structure Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

Crews from the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to a structure fire at 2308 Armstrong Avenue, Sidney at 3:23 pm Sunday afternoon. Upon arrival, fire crews found a single-family residence with heavy smoke showing. It was dis...

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Fire
Posted on: November 19, 2021

627 Second Avenue Structure Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

The Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services was dispatched to a structure fire at 627 Second Avenue, Sidney at 1:08 pm Thursday afternoon. Upon arrival, fire crews found a well-involved, wind-driven fire at a single-family, two-story residential ...

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Fire
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Multi-Vehicle Pursuit

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On November 16, 2021, there was a report of a red Audi and a dark colored Jeep driving reckless and brake checking commercial vehicles on I-75 northbound from the area of Piqua.

Officer J. Kennedy and Officer N. Zimmer were on I-75 and observed the vehicle...

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Police
Posted on: November 14, 2021

Homicide Investigation

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On Saturday, November 13 2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sidney Police responded to 2461 Apache Dr., Sidney Ohio in regards to shots fired at the residence. Upon arrival first responders discovered a 21 year old male lying on a bed in a bedroom of the re...

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Police
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Elm Street Structure Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 7:42 pm on November 9, 2021; the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at a duplex on 418 Elm Street.  Upon arrival, smoke and fire was observed through the kitchen window at the rear o...

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Fire
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: November 3, 2021

Structure Fire at 216 Washington Street

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 07:05 a.m. on November 1, 2021, the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at an apartment building located at 216 Washington St with reports of an occupant still inside. Upon arrival, there was ...

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Fire
Posted on: November 1, 2021

1225 Garfield Avenue Structure Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 3:20 a.m. on October 31, 2021; the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 1225 Garfield Avenue.  Upon arrival, smoke was observed coming from the attic. All occupants of the residence...

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Fire
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Truesdale and Simon Promoted

The Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services is pleased to announce the promotions of two department members. Based upon scoring and ranking on the certified eligibility list, effective October 31, 2021 Lt. Jason Truesdale was promoted to the rank...

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Fire
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Narcotics Unit Indicts 24 People

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On October 28, 2021 the Sidney Police Department’s Narcotics Unit presented evidence to a Shelby County Grand Jury in regards to drug trafficking activity in the City of Sidney.  Upon hearing evidence, the Grand Jury handed down indictm...

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Additional Info... Police
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Council Adopts Resolution Officially Hiring New Law Director

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Sidney City Councilmembers voted unanimously Monday evening to adopt Resolution 83-21.  The resolution officially appoints David M. Busick to the position as the city’s law director, ratifying the agreement the new law director signed j...

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General City News
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Pursuit with Stolen Cruiser

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At approximately 2:03 pm, Sidney Police Officers were made aware that a stolen Richmond Indiana police cruiser was northbound on I-75 from Miami County.  The stolen cruiser was spotted getting off at exit 92 in Sidney and then went east on SR 47....

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Police
Posted on: October 16, 2021

518/516 Addy Structure Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 10:08 p.m. on October 15, 2021 the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 518 Addy Avenue.  Upon arrival, smoke was observed coming from the attic. All occupants of the residence had...

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Fire
Posted on: October 12, 2021

2021 Neighborhood Beautification Awards

2021 Neighborhood Beautification Award Winners Before and After Photos

The City of Sidney is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 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: October 12, 2021

2021 Neighborhood Beautification Awards

2021 Neighborhood Beautification Award Winners Before and After Photos

The City of Sidney is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 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: October 7, 2021

Police Officer Shot. Police Seek Public's Help in Locating Suspect

Brandon Steele

On October 6, 2021 Officers of the Sidney Police Department attempted to serve a felony arrest warrant on Brandon Steele in the 700 Blk. Of Lynn Street.  

As Officers approached the residence Steele fled on foot.  Steele and a Sidney PD o...

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Police
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Suspect Captured

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On October 7, 2021, we received information on the whereabouts of Brandon Steele. The Sidney Piqua Tactical Response team was activated and surrounded the resident that he was believed to be at.  The Tactical Response Team and the Hostage Negotia...

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Police
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Suspect Captured

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On October 7, 2021, we received information on the whereabouts of Brandon Steele. The Sidney Piqua Tactical Response team was activated and surrounded the resident that he was believed to be at.  The Tactical Response Team and the Hostage Negotia...

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Police
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Fall Leaf Collection to Begin October 25

pile of fall leaves

City crews will begin the annual fall leaf collection service on October 25, 2021. City crews will begin with one truck out for that week.  The following week, starting November 1, 2021, the City will have one truck in each zone of the Leaf Picku...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Fall Leaf Collection to Begin October 25

pile of fall leaves

City crews will begin the annual fall leaf collection service on October 25, 2021. City crews will begin with one truck out for that week.  The following week, starting November 1, 2021, the City will have one truck in each zone of the Leaf Picku...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Mayor Joins in Celebrating National Manufacturing Day

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In a custom that began several years ago, Sidney Mayor Mike Barhorst hand-delivered proclamations to company officials at several local manufacturing firms Friday in observance of National Manufacturing Day.  National Manufacturing Day has been c...

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General City News
Posted on: September 20, 2021

City Residential Electric Aggregation Supplier to Change in December

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Starting with the December 2021 meter reading cycle/January 2022 bills, participants in the city’s electric aggregation program will see a supplier change from Dynegy Energy to Energy Harbor, LLC. The change will also include a minimal rate incr...

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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

City Council Selects Next City Manager

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Earlier today, Sidney Mayor Mike Barhorst announced that Andrew Bowsher has been selected to become the city’s fourteenth City Manager. Sidney City Manager Mark Cundiff, who has served as the city’s chief executive since 2012, announced his retirement eff...

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General City News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Crime Stoppers Seek Help From Public

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The Sidney Police Department along with Sidney-Shelby County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public.

Vandalism at the Sidney Water Park, Custenborder Fields and within Tawawa Park has increased significantly this summer.  On multiple...

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Additional Info... Police
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Crime Stoppers Seek Help From Public

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The Sidney Police Department along with Sidney-Shelby County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public.

Vandalism at the Sidney Water Park, Custenborder Fields and within Tawawa Park has increased significantly this summer.  On multiple...

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Additional Info... Police
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Crime Stoppers Seek Help From Public

Crime Stoppers Tips Banner

The Sidney Police Department along with Sidney-Shelby County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public.

Vandalism at the Sidney Water Park, Custenborder Fields and within Tawawa Park has increased significantly this summer.  On multiple...

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Additional Info... Police
Posted on: July 28, 2021

1755 Riverside Drive Structure Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 12:05 p.m. on July 27, 2021, the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 1755 Riverside Drive.Upon arrival, there was smoke coming out of the eves and fire involvement on the rear of the struct...

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Fire
Posted on: July 19, 2021

750 Chestnut Avenue Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 4:29 a.m. on July 17, 2021 the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 750 Chestnut Avenue. Upon arrival, a small fire on the front porch was discovered. All occupants of the residence had saf...

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Fire
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Pre-applications Now Being Accepted for Neighborhood Pride Grants

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The city is excited to announce pre-applications are now being accepted for the new 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...

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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Pre-applications Now Being Accepted for Neighborhood Pride Grants

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The city is excited to announce pre-applications are now being accepted for the new 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...

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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: June 25, 2021

City Awarded Prestigious MVRMA Award

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The City of Sidney was recently presented with the Miami Valley Risk Management Association’s (MVRMA) prestigious Standard of Excellence Award for 2020. The award was presented to Finance Officer Ginger Adams during the MVRMA Board meeting held ...

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General City News
Posted on: June 17, 2021

841 N. Main Avenue Structure Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At around 1123 A.M. on June 17, 2021, firefighters were dispatched to 841 N. Main for a structure fire.  

On arrival, firefighters found a detached garage with heavy fire involvement on the exterior of the garage, with extension into the attic spa...

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Fire
Posted on: June 16, 2021

1910 Broadway Structure Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 16:09 PM on June 15, 2021, firefighters were dispatched to 1910 Broadway for a structure fire.  

On arrival, firefighters found a single-family home with light smoke showing from the side of the residence. 

All occupants were out of the...

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Fire
Posted on: June 2, 2021

2020 Consumer Confidence Report Available

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In 1998, Congress made changes to the Safe Drinking Water Act which requires entities that produce "potable" water, supply their consumers with a report on the quality of their water. This report is called the "Consumer Confidence Report&qu...

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2020 Consumer Confidence Report General City News
Posted on: June 2, 2021

2020 Consumer Confidence Report Available

Sidney City Hall Sign

In 1998, Congress made changes to the Safe Drinking Water Act which requires entities that produce "potable" water, supply their consumers with a report on the quality of their water. This report is called the "Consumer Confidence Report&qu...

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2020 Consumer Confidence Report General City News
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Narcotics Search Warrant Leads to Arrest and Recovery of Counterfeit Money

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On Thursday, May 27, 2021, at approximately 8:00 a.m. the Sidney Police Department executed a narcotic’s search warrant at 301 E Robinwood. The initial entry and securing of the location had to be accomplished by utilizing the services of the Si...

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Police
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Injury Accident

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On May 11, 2021, officers were dispatched to a vehicle on its side near the Magic Tunnel Car Wash on Michigan Street.  Upon arrival Officer Nelson found a white Chevrolet truck on its side against the sign pole for Warehouse Carpet at 2640 Michig...

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Police
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Pursuit

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While on patrol on April 20, 2021, around 4:00 p.m. Officer Jennings observed a female (Chelsy N. Pollock) who had multiple warrants from Montgomery County and Adult Parole, stopped at a stop sign at Kossuth St. and N. Main Avenue. Officer Jennings turned...

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Police
Posted on: March 24, 2021

I&I Deadlines to be Delayed One Year

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The City of Sidney is extending the start dates for the Inflow & Infiltration (I&I) Program beginning with Area 7 and continuing with the remaining year dates. The OPEA has approved the City’s request to delay the plan by one year.

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Fire & Emergency Services Awards Ceremony

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

Sidney’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services held an awards ceremony on March 11, 2021. The ceremony recognized numerous members of both the department and the community who before and during the pandemic; performed selfless and extraordin...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Grass and Noxious Weeds

Violation notice posted in tall grass

Chapter 553 of the city’s Codified Ordinances regulates grass and weeds on private property. Specifically, it states, “Between March 1 and December 31 of each year, no person or entity which is the owner of record of any parcel, lot or...

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