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Chief Completes Law Enforcement Program

News Release
For Immediate Release

From:   Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police
            6277 Riverside Dr., Ste. 2N
            Dublin, OH  43017
            (614) 761-0330

Two New Police Officers

The City of St. Marys Police Department welcomes its two newest members; Officer Melissa Osting and Officer Tyler Kraner.  Melissa is a graduate of Tiffin University with a bachelor's degree in Government and National Security and Tyler is a graduate of Wright State University with a degree in Criminal Justice.  Welcome aboard!!


Police Special Recognition Award

The St. Marys Police Department proudly announces that on December 3, 2015, Sgt. Timothy Eberle, Detective Kim Reiher (Ret.), and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Ben Elder were honored with a Special Recognition Award at the annual Ohio Prosecuting Attorney’s conference in Columbus, Ohio. This honor was bestowed upon them for their work in 34 year old Cold Case murder of Marcellus Reineke.  Three men are serving 25 year prison sentences for this crime.

Brian Christopher Promoted to Police Sergeant

Brian Christopher was promoted to Police Sergeant, November 23rd.  Brian has been with the department since 2003 and has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Ohio Northern University.  Congratulations Brian!!

New Fire Truck

We are excited to announce that our new Engine 143 is in service and ready to serve our community.  This 2016 Pierce Impel is replacing a 1987 Pierce Arrow that served our community well.   Please visit our station; we would be happy to give you a tour of the station and equipment.



Pursuant to the passage of Amended Substitute House Bill 5 in December 2014, new State mandated municipal income tax guidelines have been established, effective with tax returns due for tax years beginning January 1, 2016 and after.

Changes in filing due date for employee withholding:

Officers Honored

Area Officers were recently honored at a luncheon by the St. Marys Police Department.  The event honored those Officers involved in the Marcellus Reineke murder investigation which recently concluded and resulted in prison terms for the three men involved. Each Officer, some retired, received a Certificate of Recognition from Chief Mark A. Ernst, on behalf of the St. Marys Police Department. The luncheon was held on the 34th anniversary of Mr. Reineke’s untimely death. 

Attention All Residents and Businesses

Starting Monday, September 21st, two representatives from UMS, Utility Metering Solutions, will be examining all residential and commercial electric meters to prepare for the new automated electric meters planned in the near future.  As they arrive at each residence and facility, they will attempt to speak with each resident or business to advise them of their presence and purpose.  The representatives will have proper identification.   Below is a picture of the representatives, who are a husband and wife team.  This process w

Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall

The City of St. Marys Fire Department participated in welcoming the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall as it came through Wapakoneta yesterday evening.  The “Rolling Thunder” escort preceded the Wall from the Wapakoneta VFW to its installation location at Custenborder Field in Sidney.  The Vietnam Memorial Wall will be assembled beginning at 8 a.m. on September 3rd and will be on display until 3 p.m. Saturday, September 5th. 

U. S. Senator Sherrod Brown Visits St. Marys

Monday, St. Marys received a visit from U.S. Senator for Ohio, Sherrod Brown.  While in St. Marys, he visited ContiTech. 

U. S. Representative Jim Jordan Visits St. Marys

On February 19th, Jim Jordan, U.S. Representative for Ohio's 4th congressional district, visited St. Marys and stopped by City Hall and local factories.  Below are photos from his visit.

Auglaize County Public Informational Meeting for Sales Tax Renewal

The Board of County Commissioners of Auglaize County, Ohio will conduct public informational meetings to inform citizens of a one-half of one percent sales and use tax in the county, effective April 1, 2016, for the purpose of providing revenue for the Auglaize County General Fund pursuant to Ohio Revised Code, Sections 5739-026 and 5741.023.  A meeting will be held September 29, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the City of St. Marys Utility/Tax Office Basement at 106. E. Spring St., St.

Article Published in OWEA Magazine

Below is a link to a recent article published in the Ohio Water Environmental Association magazine.  The article is called Emerging Issues In The Watershed and is written by Kelly Jutte, Technical Operations Coordinator for the City of St. Marys. 

  Emerging Issues In The Watershed

OWEA Issues Awards

Paul Swartz, Foreman in Water Distribution/Sewer Collection, received the Collection System Award from the Ohio Water Environment Association during its 2015 Awards Brunch.  The award is presented to an individual for contributions to the advancement of state-of-the-art wastewater collection.  Congratulations Paul!

Time Change for City Council Meetings

Beginning August 24, 2015, St. Marys City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m.  Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Monday each month in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 101 E. Spring St.

Swim Lessons Cancelled

Swim lessons are cancelled today, June 17th, at the Family Aquatic Center. 

Traffic Notice

Due to a ball tournament at K. C. Geiger Park and a 5K race for the Holy Rosary Festival, traffic on Greenville Road Saturday morning may have some delays. Thank you.


On May 14th, Captain/Paramedic Kevin Heilers, Firefighter/Paramedic Hector Hernandez, and Firefighter/Paramedic Andy Fischbach received an award for Excellence In Trauma Care from St. Rita's Medical Center for a run that occurred on 12/29/2014.  

2014 Drinking Water Quality Report

Please click on the link below to view the report. 

Police Officer and Firefighter of The Year

St. Marys American Legion Post 323 recently awarded Ptl. Joshua Boos, Police Officer of the Year, and Chief Doug Ayers, Firefighter of the Year.  Congratulations guys! 


Police Officer and Firefighter of The Year

St. Marys American Legion Post 323 recently awarded Ptl. Joshua Boos, Police Officer of the Year, and Chief Doug Ayers, Firefighter of the Year.  Congratulations guys! 


Household Hazardous Waste Day

Please click on the link below to find out more information about the Household Hazardous Waste Day set for May 9th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works Department in Wapakoneta. 

Leaf Collection

The City of St. Marys provides leaf collection services to all St. Marys residents.  Leaves will be picked up along with the free monthly brush pickup service on the first Wednesday of each month.  For your convenience, grass clippings and leaves can be taken to the dump area at 351 N. Chestnut Street at any time.

Spring Drop and Swap

Please click on the link below to view information about the Spring Drop and Swap, Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Public Works Department, 110 East Harrison Street, Wapakoneta.  A Free Shopping Day will be held on Sunday, May 10th from 12 noon - 2 p.m. 

Spring Clean-Up Information

For information about Spring Clean-Up, please click the link below.