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Posted on: July 23, 2021

City Manager's Newsletter

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The City Manager’s newsletter for July 23, 2021, is available online.

For an archive of City Manager newsletters, click here.

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July 23, 2021 Newsletter General City News
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: July 7, 2021

Sidney Police to Offer Self-Defense Course

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The Sidney Police Department will be hosting a Rape. Aggression. Defense. (R.A.D.) self-defense course for ladies age 13 and older. The self-defense class is centered on showing and teaching females how to self-protect against an attacker. The classes wil...

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Police
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Sidney Police to Offer Self-Defense Course

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The Sidney Police Department will be hosting a Rape. Aggression. Defense. (R.A.D.) self-defense course for ladies age 13 and older. The self-defense class is centered on showing and teaching females how to self-protect against an attacker. The classes wil...

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Police
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Tree Lottery Program Winners Announced

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A total of 52 entries were received for the city’s first Tree Lottery program. Twenty-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. John Thomps...
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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Sidewalks Closed in Front of Ohio Building

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The City of Sidney Community Development Department has closed the sidewalk along Ohio Avenue in front of the Ohio Building due to safety concerns.  

Due to the continued sidewalk deterioration and the basement that is located under the sidewalk a...

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Community Development
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Sidewalks Closed in Front of Ohio Building

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The City of Sidney Community Development Department has closed the sidewalk along Ohio Avenue in front of the Ohio Building due to safety concerns.  

Due to the continued sidewalk deterioration and the basement that is located under the sidewalk a...

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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 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 3, 2021

New Riverway Signage a Part of Water Safety Initiative

Identification signs placed on bridges along Great Miami River

Late last month, the Shelby County Highway Department installed new identification signage on the county-controlled bridges over the Great Miami River. This new signage is a cooperative effort between the Great Miami Riverway Coalition, the Ohio Departmen...

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Parks and Recreation
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 25, 2021

911 East Court Street Structure Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

The Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services was dispatched to a structure fire at 911 East Court Street, Sidney at 5:48 a.m. Tuesday morning. Enroute to the scene, Sidney Police officers who were on scene advised that there was a heavy volume of ...

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Fire
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 26, 2021

Middle School Student Overdose Incident

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On April 14, 2021, the Sidney Police Department became involved in investigating an overdose incident involving an 8th grade Middle School Student. A referral was made to the Sidney Police Department after Shelby County Children Services received informat...

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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: April 19, 2021

Natural Gas Aggregation Refunds to be Issued

Residential customers who are participating in the natural gas aggregation programs in the communities of Sidney, Greenville, Bellefontaine, Russia, Ft. Loramie, Bradford, Ansonia, Covington, Newberry Township, West Milton, and Jeffersonville will see a r...

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General City News
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Narcotics Search Warrant Leads to Two Arrests

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On Tuesday, April 06, 2021, at approx. 7:45 a.m. the Sidney Police Department executed a narcotic’s search warrant at 604 S Miami Ave, Sidney.  The initial entry and securing of the location had to be accomplished by utilizing the servi...

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Additional Info... Police
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Sidney Again Named Tree City USA

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Earlier this week, Sidney Mayor Mike Barhorst was advised that the City of Sidney was named a 2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.  First named Tree City USA in 1989, this marks the 32nd consecutive year the city has received the desig...

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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Narcotics Unit Indicts 24 People

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It has been a busy two days for the Sidney Police Department as it pushes forward in its fight against drug abuse and drug trafficking.

On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at around 2:30 p.m. officers and detectives from the Sidney Police Department executed a n...

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Additional Info... Police
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Unconventional Vehicles Illegal on City Streets

Green electric golf cart

There are a number of misconceptions in the public that so long as a golf cart or other unconventional vehicle is ‘street legal’ it may be operated on public roadways, but that is simply not true. Under current Ohio law, authorization ...

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Additional Info... General City News
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

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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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Additional Info... Fire
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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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Stabbing Reported

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On February 5, 2021, the Sidney Police Department received a 911 call reporting a stabbing at 630 Fourth Ave. Sidney, Ohio 45365. Upon arrival Officers located Brianna Wilson age 27, a resident of the Fourth Ave. address with a number of stab wounds. Rile...

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Police
Posted on: December 18, 2020

City of Sidney to Receive $850K for Trail Extension

Mayor Barhorst discusses funding announcement with Duane Gaier, Tony Bornhorst, Dan Foley & Amy Zorn

The City of Sidney will be one step closer to becoming the northern anchor of the Great Miami River Recreation Trail.  When completed, the 99-mile trail will extend from Sidney to Hamilton, and be part of the country’s largest paved tra...

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Parks and Recreation