2022 United Way Campaign leaders announced

SIDNEY — Duane Gaier, Shelby County United Way 2022 Campaign Chair, has announced the volunteer team to lead the 65th United Way fall campaign. The theme this year is “United for Impact.” Gaier, Ed Thomas, Large Manufacturing Division Leader, and Scott Barr, President of the Shelby County United Way, have started the process of making […]


Neu Hired as United Way Community Development Director

The Shelby County United Way is excited to announce the addition of Emily Neu as Community Development Director. Emily brings vast professional and non-profit experience to this new role. She has over 25 years of marketing and sales experience with the last 18 years as the Marketing Manager at Conagra Brands. She earned her Bachelor’s […]


Shelby County United Way Approves $984,000 in Allocations

Shelby County United Way Approves $984,000 in Allocations Invests $1.1 million in the Region President, Scott Barr, reports the Shelby County United Way recently completed the annual partner agency allocation process in March and, April. Six allocation teams consisting of over forty people including Board Members, Company, and Community Volunteers conducted agency reviews. The teams […]

Owner of Air Handling Inc. Kurt Barhorst, front, left, shakes the hand of Sidney High graduate Zane Cline. Cline has committed to join Air Handling Inc. after graduating from Sidney High School. Standing in the back row are, left to right, Workforce Partnership Career Coach Kelly Edwards, Sidney High School Principal Greg Snyder, Jeff Pleiman, Air Handling Inc., and Lt Gov. John Husted. Barhorst signed the commitment on Wednesday, May 25.

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A Step Towards Success

SIDNEY — Twelve local seniors took a big step toward their future careers in Shelby County Wednesday morning. “This is our first year of what will hopefully be an annual event where we see graduating seniors that have made a career decision in their life that could change their life forever in terms of growth, […]


Student United Way Awards Grants

Shelby County United Way Press Release Scott Barr, President and CEO For Immediate Release Student United Way Awards Grants The Shelby County United Way completed their fifth year of Student United Way with a junior and senior high school student from each of the ten school districts in Shelby County. This monthly program provides education […]

Gaier to lead 2022 United Way Campaign

Article: SIDNEY — Scott Barr, Shelby County United Way president and CEO, has announced the 2022 Campaign Chair will be Duane Gaier. “Duane is a great community leader that has served on many community boards, including the Shelby County United Way. He understands the important role and impact we have in the community, as […]

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Hollinger to Chair UW Board in 2022

Shelby County United Way For Immediate Release By Scott Barr, President and CEO   Scott Barr, Shelby County United Way President and CEO, has announced the 2022 Board Chair will be Chad Hollinger, Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Hollinger has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2019, serving the past […]

Four New Trustees Elected to the 2022 United Way Board

Shelby County United Way For Release Beginning of January From Scott Barr, President and CEO   Nathan Barhorst, Account Executive, Ratermann Insurance Agency; Kim Doak, Branch Manager, US Bank; Alex Lochard, Sales Engineer, Lochard, Inc.; Eric Noble, Vice President and Sidney Branch Manager, Mutual Federal; have been elected to the Shelby County United Way Board […]

Fairlawn recognized by United Way

Fairlawn Local Schools Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Adviser Tara Berning, left, of Botkins, accepts a plaque from United Way President and CEO Scott Barr on Friday, Dec. 10. Fairlawn was presented with the plaque for raising more money for the United Way than any other Shelby County school excluding Sidney City […]