Sidney downtown, with the municipal courts in the Monumental Building.
|Motto: In God We Trust|
Location of Sidney, Ohio
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|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
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|ZIP codes||45365, 45367|
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Sidney is a city in Shelby County, Ohio, United States. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 937 is a Telephone Area code serving much of the southwestern part of the U Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Shelby County is a County located in the state of Ohio, United States. Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The population was 20,211 at the 2000 census. It is named after English explorer Sir Phillip Sidney and is the county seat of Shelby County. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Shelby County is a County located in the state of Ohio, United States.
Sidney was the recipient of the 1964 All-America City Award. The All-America City Award is given by the National Civic League annually to ten cities in the United States.
Sidney features some unusual architecture for a small town, including the 1883 Italianate courthouse, the 1877 Gothic revival Monumental Building, dedicated to the county's Civil War dead, the 1918 early-modern People's Federal Savings and Loan Association was designed by Louis Sullivan, a National Historic Landmark, and the "smallest house in Sidney" on Shelby Street. Year 1883 ( MDCCCLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common In the course of the history of Classical architecture, an Italianate style of architecture was a distinct nineteenth-century phase in which Italian sixteenth-century Year 1877 ( MDCCCLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Gothic Revival is an architectural movement which began Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The People's Federal Savings and Loan Association in Sidney is an early-modern building in western Ohio, designed by Chicago architect Louis Sullivan Louis Henri Sullivan (September 4 1856 &ndash April 14 1924 was an American Architect, and has been called the "father of modernism. A National Historic Landmark (NHL is a Building, site, Structure, Object, or District, that is officially recognized by the
The Big Four Bridge is a local landmark that has carried rail traffic since 1923. The Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago and St Louis Railway, also known as the Big Four Railroad and commonly abbreviated CCC&StL, was a Railroad company in Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. CSX Transportation currently uses the rail line and bridge as part of the "NYC" division of Conrail, a direct descendant of the New York Central Railroad and Penn Central Transportation CSX also operates the north-south rail line which was better known in earlier years as the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad later the Chessie System. Consolidated Rail Corporation, also known as Conrail, began operations on April 1, 1976 as a federally funded takeover of the major railroad The New York Central Railroad, known simply as the New York Central in its publicity was a Railroad operating in the Northeastern United States. The Pennsylvania and New York Central Transportation Company, almost always called Penn Central, was an American Railroad company that operated from 1968 The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ( B&O) was one of the Oldest railroads in the United States and the first Common carrier railroad The Chessie System was a Holding company that owned four American railroads the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O
As of the census of 2000, there were 20,211 people, 7,981 households, and 5,371 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 1,938. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 5 people per square mile (748. 2/km²). There were 8,557 housing units at an average density of 820. 7/sq mi (316. 8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92. 61% White, 3. 06% African American, 0. 24% Native American, 1. 87% Asian, 0. 10% Pacific Islander, 0. 40% from other races, and 1. 73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1. 30% of the population.
There were 7,981 households out of which 34. 6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49. 8% were married couples living together, 12. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32. 7% were non-families. 27. 4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10. 3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 50 and the average family size was 3. 03.
In the city the population was spread out with 28. 1% under the age of 18, 9. 1% from 18 to 24, 29. 7% from 25 to 44, 21. 3% from 45 to 64, and 11. 9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95. 4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92. 8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,663, and the median income for a family was $45,672. Males had a median income of $35,127 versus $22,497 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,075. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 9. 4% of families and 11. 5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 5% of those under age 18 and 7. 9% of those age 65 or over.
The city government is a council-manager system. The city council consists of a mayor and six members; three council members are elected at-large by all city voters, while the remaining four are elected from each of the four wards. All council members serve terms of four years. The mayor and vice-mayor are elected by the Council from their own number by a majority vote and serve terms of two years. The council meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 6:30 P. M. In addition to their bi-weekly meetings, council also meets the first Monday of each month in workshop sessions. Most meetings are held in the municipal building's council chambers.
Council members include Pat Echemann (Second Ward), Tom Miller (Third Ward), Mardie Milligan (First Ward), Mayor Frank Mariano (At Large), Vice- Mayor Rick Sims (At Large), Terry Pellman (At Large), Steve Hamby (Fourth Ward. )
From the 1840s to 1913, canal boats carried Shelby County's products to Cincinnati or Toledo. Sidney was crossed by the Miami and Erie Canal's Sidney or Port Jefferson Feeder Branch. Before railroads came to Sidney, it was the only alternative to muddy unpaved roads. Part of the canal remains south of Water Street.
The City of Sidney, named after Sir Philip Sidney, a well-known poet and member of British Parliament, was originally a 70-acre parcel of land located along the west side of the Great Miami River. This land was donated by Charles Starrett to be used as the site of a new town which was to become the county seat of Shelby County. The area around Sidney was once the richly-forested hunting ground of the Shawnee and Miami Indian nations. This fertile area was developed as agricultural lands over time
The construction of the Miami-Erie Canal between 1825 and 1837 connected Sidney in a north/south direction with the major trade centers in Ohio. In addition to opening the first significant "outside" trade for Sidney, the construction of the canal also attracted an influx of settlers to the area.
As the influence of the canal declined, another transportation element, railroads, began to develop in Sidney. East-west rail began to be laid in 1851, followed by north-south rail in 1856. Sidney is still served by these railroad lines today.
In the 1950's, another transportation element, the Interstate Highway, would play a significant role in the development of Sidney which later helped earn its title "All-America City" in 1964. The All-America City Award is given by the National Civic League annually to ten cities in the United States. Today, Interstate 75 connects Sidney with Canada to the north, and Florida to the south. Sidney has four interchanges with Interstate 75, providing access for both commercial and industrial users.
Sidney located 40 miles north of Dayton, 85 miles west of Columbus, 100 miles south of Toledo, and 120 miles east of Indianapolis. Sidney offers an historic downtown featuring the famous Louis Sullivan designed People's Savings & Loan building, the Monumental Building (erected as a monument to those Shelby Countians who died in the Civil War), and the Shelby County Courthouse. The Courthouse, which occupies one city-block known as Court Square, was recently named as one of the "Great American Public Places".
Another characteristic of Sidney is its parks and recreation system. When the City's first comprehensive plan was being developed in the mid-1950s, the City decided to have a park or recreation area within a half-mile of every residence. This goal has resulted in a system of 14 neighborhood parks, a baseball complex, softball complex, soccer complex, municipal swimming pool, and the 180-acre Tawawa Park, a nature and picnic area.
Sidney is the hometown of renowned scientist and Nobel Prize winner Paul Lauterbur, who was involved in the invention of the MRI. Paul Christian Lauterbur ( May 6, 1929 – March 27, 2007) was an American Chemist who shared the Nobel Prize
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan visited the city of Sidney on a train (the same train that President Roosevelt traveled on during his visit to Sidney in 1944) whilst touring the country. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Sidney again saw another President enter the limits of the city when President Bush visited the town in 2003, eating at the Spot Restaurant in downtown Sidney.
The town of Buckeye, Arizona was originally named after Sidney. Buckeye is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Malin M. Jackson, who built Arizona's Buckeye Canal, was from Sidney. The State of Arizona ( is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States. 
Sidney, Ohio has a drive-in movie theatre, the Auto-Vue, located on the corner of 4th Street and Russell Road. The drive-in opens in May and closes in September. During the fall season Sidney also has a large corn maze on the south side of town. Sidney also has a slowly dying music scene, with the newly reopened Sidney Theatre, and all the local shows ran by some of the Sidney youth. There is also Bel-mar a that has 12 bowling lanes. Next door to Bel-mar is Sam's Skating Rink, a wooden floored rink. Other than these things sidney has nothing to do for teens but drugs, and alchol.
Sidney High School sports teams are Yellow Jackets (see External links below). This article is about the high school in Ohio For other high schools named see the Sidney High School disambiguation page The Yellow Jackets football team went 10-0 three straight seasons from 1968-1970 for a 30-0 record. Even as impressive, the 1989 Yellow Jackets football team went 9-4 and made it all the way to the Final Four in Division II. When the school built a new stadium in 2004, it was named Sidney Memorial Stadium at 30 & O Field. The stadium is located on Campbell Road across from Emerson Climate Technologies: Copeland Corporation in Sidney and also hosts home games for Lehman Catholic High School's Cavaliers. Asosm
Sidney has two railroad lines. Both were built independently in the 1850s.
Until the 1960s you could board the Knickerbocker Limited in Sidney and then step down in Grand Central Terminal in New York City. This east-west line was built as the Bellefontaine and Indiana Railroad which ran from Galion, Ohio to Union City on the Ohio-Indiana border. It was built in conjunction with the Indianapolis and Bellefontaine Railroad thus providing a route from Cleveland and the East to Indianapolis, and later St. Louis. In 1864, the two were merged into the "Bee" Line: the Bellefontaine Railway, in 1869, into the first "Big Four": the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway, and in 1889, into the second "Big Four": the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway. In the early 1920s, this railroad relocated its tracks from downtown Sidney to the south edge of the city over the then new Big Four concrete arch bridge. Early in the twentieth century, it was leased by the New York Central System. Later the Big Four was taken over by the Penn Central, then Conrail, and finally CSX Transportation.
In the 1950's you could board a train in Sidney and step down in Cincinnati or New Orleans. This north-south line was built as the Dayton and Michigan Railroad. In the 1860's it was leased by the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad. It was taken over by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad early in the twentieth century. Later the line was taken over by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, then by CSX Transportation.