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Posted on: November 23, 2022

City Awarded CHIP-LAP Funding

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The Ohio Department of Development’s Office of Community Development (OCD) has recommended funding for the city’s Program Year 2022 Community Housing Impact and Preservation Lead Abatement Program (CHIP-LAP) application. Sidney&rsq...

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Community Development
Posted on: October 11, 2022

2022 Residential Beautification Awards

Before and After pictures of properties awarded Neighborhood Beautification Awards in 2022

The City of Sidney is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 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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Fire

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Deputy Fire Chief Davis Graduates from Fire Executive Program

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Sidney City Manager Andrew Bowsher announced earlier today, that Deputy Fire Chief Dallas Davis successfully completed The Ohio Fire Chief’s Association Fire Executive Program. As a part of the curriculum, Davis explored the central themes of ex...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Fire and Police Departments Awarded Grant Funding

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The Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services and the Sidney Police Department have been awarded $46,500 through the Ohio First Responder Recruitment, Retention and Resilience program. The funding will be used to implement a program called &ldq...

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Fire
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Structure Fire at 1775 Fair Oaks

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Smoke Detectors Save Lives!

At 4:26 a.m on September 29, 2022, Sidney firefighters were dispatched to 1775 Fair Oaks for a reported structure fire. 

While fire units were responding Sidney Police Officers who were on scene advised that all occupant...

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Fire
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: August 26, 2022

Structure Fire at 801 E. Court Street

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Crews from the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 801 East Court Street in Sidney at 12:57 am on August 26, 2022. Sidney Dispatch advised that the structure was fully engulfed in fire. Fire ...

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Fire
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Structure Fire at 1250 Fourth Avenue

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On May 13, 2022 at 1:55 p.m., the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services received a report of a structure fire at the Fourth Avenue Stor- N-Lok located at 1250 Fourth Avenue. 

Upon arrival units had a multiple storage unit building with ...

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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: February 14, 2022

Structure Fire at 121-123 Shelby Street

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At 7:05 p.m. on February 11, 2022, Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services crews were dispatched to 121 & 123 Shelby Street for a structure fire.  

On arrival, firefighters found a two-story, two-family residence with heavy fire showi...

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Fire
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

News Flash

Posted on: November 30, 2022

2023 City Calendars Mailed to Residents

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City Manager Andrew Bowsher announced earlier today that the 2023 Sidney City Calendars were delivered to the Sidney Post Office late last week for delivery to residential households. The calendars should arrive in mailboxes soon. 

The city utiliz...

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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 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: 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 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: July 21, 2022

Clean Sweep Event a Success

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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: November 25, 2022

City Manager's Newsletter

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The City Manager’s newsletter for November 25, 2022, is available online.

For an archive of City Manager newsletters, click here.

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November 25, 2022 Newsletter 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.

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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 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 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

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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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News Flash

Posted on: November 10, 2022

City Awarded Urban Canopy Restoration Grant Funding

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The city had been awarded a 2022 Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Urban Canopy Restoration Grant to purchase and plant 100 trees in locations throughout Tawawa Park and Graceland Cemetery. ODNR will be funding $25,000 with the required cash mat...

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Parks and Recreation
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 13, 2022

City Summer Recreation Program Update

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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: 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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Police

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Lehman High School Hostile Incident Training Exercise Planned

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On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, there will be a unified hostile incident full scale training exercise at Lehman High School from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

The exercise is in compliance with the training curriculum of Lehman High School and will invol...

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Police
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Stolen Vehicle Police Pursuit

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On Monday, November 14, 2022, at approximately 9:26 a.m., Sidney Police received a stolen vehicle alert via the City’s FLOCK camera system.  The alert indicated a vehicle that was possibly stolen was westbound on Court Street at Harvard...

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Police
Posted on: October 24, 2022

Man Barricades Himself during Narcotics Search Warrant Service

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On Friday, October 21, 2022, at approximately 7:45 AM Tactical Officers from the Sidney and Piqua Police Departments attempted to serve a narcotics search warrant at 219 Doering St, Sidney.   Upon making contact at the residence and breaching the...

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Police
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Narcotics Search Warrant Served at Local Residence by TRT

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On Friday, August 26, 2022 at approximately 8 AM the Sidney Police Department with the assistance of the Piqua Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotic’s search warrant at 633 Fulton St, Sidney. &...

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Police
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Narcotics Unit Indicts 18 People

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On August 25, 2022 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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Police
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Wanted Sexual Assault Suspect from 2018 Apprehended

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In September 2018 a Shelby County Grand Jury handed down an arrest indictment for a Todd T Freeman, age  42, charging one count of Rape for engaging in a sex act involving a girl under the age of 13.  Immediately after a warrant was issu...

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Police
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 3, 2022

Felonious Assault

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On August 2, 2022, at approximately 1817hrs, officers were dispatched to 628 Buckeye Ave, Sidney in reference to a stabbing. An investigation determined Melvin Martin and Raymond Becerra, as well as their adult sons, got into a physical altercation. Durin...

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Police
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Pursuit on July 30, 2022

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On July 30, 2022, the Sidney Police Department received notification that a white Dodge Charger with Ohio license plate PCTWLV3 had fled from the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSP) around the 111 mile marker (MM) on I-75 southbound. The vehicle had traveled ...

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Police
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Shotgun Fired

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On, June 26, 2022, at approximately 6:31 p.m.officers were dispatched to the area of Belmont St and East Ave for a male subject discharging a shotgun in the street and near a garage. Dispatch also advised the male subject had also fired at a vehicle.

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Police
Posted on: June 22, 2022

False Factory Shooter Call

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Officers were dispatched to 1630 Ferguson Court in Sidney, Ohio for shots being fired at the factory.  Dispatch advised two people were supposed to have been shot in the building and the male shooter was outside the building.

Officers arrived on t...

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Police
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Pursuit on May 20, 2022

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Officer Joseph Kennedy observed a dark colored Honda northbound on I-75 with dark tinted windows and a registration that was not legible.  Officer Kennedy went after the car and when he tried to stop the car the car refused to stop. The Honda got...

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Police
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Auto Crash with Injuries

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On May 10, 2022 at around 9:06 p.m. there was a report of a crash with injuries involving an automobile and a motorized bicycle (moped) at 768 Spruce Ave Sidney, Ohio.

It was learned that a juvenile operating a motorized bicycle (moped) was traveling on Sp...

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Police
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Narcotics Search Warrant Served at Local Residence by Tactical Response Team

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On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at approximately 8:00 a.m. the Sidney Police Department executed a narcotic’s search warrant at 505 and 505 ½ N Main Avenue. The initial entry and securing of the locations had to be accomplished by utili...

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Police
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Armed Robbery Suspect Apprehended

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On Friday, March 25, 2022 at approximately 7:05 a.m. Sidney Patrol Units were dispatched to the 200 block of N. West Avenue in regard to an armed robbery.  Residents at 221 N. West Avenue reported that a male subject dressed in a black hoody and ...

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Police
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Sidney Police Department Awarded Grant

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The Sidney Police Department will receive a grant of $36,945 to develop, implement, and maintain a new physical fitness standard for applicants to improve the recruitment and retention of female officers.

This funding was made available as a part of the ne...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Felonious Assault

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On February 10, 2022, at approximately 10:35 p.m. Sidney police officers were dispatched to the Clark Station at 125 W Court Street referencing a vehicle crashing into the building and striking several people. A female that was struck was transported to W...

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Police

News Flash

Posted on: November 22, 2022

Winter Yard Waste Collection

Branches and other yard waste set curbside for collection

While fall signals the beginning of leaf collection, it also marks the changeover in the collection of yard waste. Weekly collection of yard waste by Republic Services ends November 30. Weekly pickup of yard waste will not resume until May 1, 2023.

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Winter Maintenance Update

Three city snow plows plowing snow on State Route 47 during a winter storm

The November temperatures have been above average, but this is the time of the year when city crews begin preparations for winter street maintenance.

The city will once again plow main roadways and hills when two or more inches of snow has fallen, but resi...

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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 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

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 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: 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