‘Sidney Daily News’ editor involved in sting, steps down

SIDNEY — 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 Tuesday.

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

The sheriff's office said that details of the investigation, including the identities of all those arrested, will be released Wednesday morning.