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Daily News editor involved in sting, steps down

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In a sweeping investigation, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has arrested several area individuals in a sting, including Sidney Daily News Editor Jeff Billiel.


Billiel was charged with public indecency, a third-degree misdemeanor, and resigned his position as editor, effective today.


Few details were immediately available. The sheriff’s department will conduct a press conference at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, at which time the names of all subjects will be released.


The alleged incidents took place in a Shelby County park, Sheriff John Lenhart confirmed earlier today.


Those wishing to contact the Sidney Daily News newsroom, may contact reporter Rachel Lloyd at 498-5976 or rlloyd@civitasmedia.com or Susan Hartley, group content manager at 937-773-2721, Ext. 207, shartley@civitasmedia.com.

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