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Posted on: June 11, 2021

City Manager's Newsletter

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The City Manager’s newsletter for June 11, 2021, is available online.

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June 11, 2021 Newsletter General City News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Spruce Avenue Bridge Improvement Virtual Open House

Spruce Ave Bridge

The City of Sidney, in coordination with the Ohio Department of Transportation, is proposing to improve the Spruce Avenue Bridge in Clinton Township, Shelby County. Improvements include replacing the existing bridge and necessary approach and intersection...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Spruce Avenue Bridge Improvement Virtual Open House

Spruce Ave Bridge

The City of Sidney, in coordination with the Ohio Department of Transportation, is proposing to improve the Spruce Avenue Bridge in Clinton Township, Shelby County. Improvements include replacing the existing bridge and necessary approach and intersection...

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Additional Info... Public Works
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 26, 2021

Deadline for City’s Tree Lottery Nears

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Although the deadline is drawing near, there is still plenty of time to enter the City of Sidney’s first-ever street tree lottery.  The deadline is June 30, 2021.  Entries are limited to one per property location.  It is expecte...

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Tree Lottery General City News
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 20, 2021

Electric Aggregation Customer List Refresh Opt-Out Notices

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Dynegy, the company selected as the city’s aggregation supplier of choice, has sent opt-out letters to newly eligible residents who have not previously opted-out of the city’s electric aggregation program. This is part of the periodic ...

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Additional Info... General City News
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 31, 2021

Traffic Stop/Drug Arrests

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On March 30, 2021, at approximately 5:49 p.m. Officer Benshoff observed a vehicle traveling northbound on I-75 with a cracked windshield.   Officer Benshoff pulled out after the car and the car got off at exit 92.  Officer Benshoff attem...

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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 23, 2021

1861 Fair Oaks Structure Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 7:59 PM on March 22, 2021 firefighters were dispatched to 1861 Fair Oaks for a structure fire.  

On arrival, firefighters found a single-family home with heavy fire showing from the rear of residence with extension into the attic space. The fir...

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Fire
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: March 11, 2021

Historic Records Available Online

Aerial map showing the vacation of Mint Street

We’ve all either sung or heard the famous childhood tune, “Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?”, but can you tell me how to get to Mint Street in Sidney, Ohio?  You won’t find Mint Stre...

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

New Natural Gas Aggregation Price Locked In

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Monday, March 1 was the deadline for the city to execute a new contract for its natural gas aggregation program. Despite the volatility in the natural gas market due to the extreme weather in late February, the city was able to execute an impressive fixed...

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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Nuisance House Abated

Remain Vacant and Condemned as Unfit for Human Occupancy or Use Placards at 701 Monroe Street, Sidne

On February 22 2021 at approx. 930 AM investigators and officers from the Sidney Police Department executed an Abatement Order at 701 Monroe Street, Sidney Ohio.

An abatement order issued out of the Shelby County Common Pleas Court ordered the immediate re...

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Police
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: January 11, 2021

Narcotics Unit Indicts 19 People

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On January 7, 202, 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 indictments on 19 ...

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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
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Ohio Collaborative Certification Earned by City

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This summer, the Department of Justice announced Standards for Certification for the Executive Order 13929, Safe Policing for Safe Communities. The Executive Order’s goal is to ensure that, together, we continue striving to provide transparent, ...

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