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Fire Department Annual Chicken BBQ

The City of St. Marys Fire Department is holding their annual chicken BBQ, Thursday, April 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Dinners are $7.00 each and include ½ chicken, bag of chips, dinner roll, applesauce, and a bottle of water.  Dinners are for carry-out only and can be picked up at the St.

Coffee With Cops - UPDATE

On Wednesday, April 8th from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at McDonalds and again on Saturday, April 18th from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Police Department and Bunny Trail Event

On Saturday, March 28th, the St. Marys Lions Club hosted their annual Bunny Trail Event.  The St. Marys Police Department participated in this great event.  About 100 children stopped by the police department and were greeted by Dispatcher Doris Wale in her rabbit costume.  Doris treated the kids with Easter candy and a smile.

Supt. of General Services, Dennis Craft, Retires After 33+ Years of Service

Congratulations to Denny Craft on his retirement from the City after 33+ years of service!  Enjoy your retirement!

Supt. of General Services, Denny Craft Retires


St. Marys Police Department Welcomes New K-9 “Scout”

The newest member of the St. Marys Police Department is “Scout”, a 19 month old German Shepherd from Czechoslovakia.  Scout is a titled dog meaning that he has already received training in his home country. 

City Allows Residents to Cut Fallen Trees for Firewood (click here for regulations and details)

The City of St. Marys will allow any resident within the St. Marys School District to cut fallen trees located south of Greenville Road between the St. Marys River and aqueduct area.  City crews will drop selected trees each week for residents to cut firewood.  Anyone wishing to cut wood must sign a liability release form at the Municipal Building located at 101 E. Spring Street before starting.  The resident must be able to provide a copy of the signed form if approached by City officials while cutting on City owned property.

Ken Davis Retires

Ken Davis, First Class Lineman, retired from the Electric Distribution Department with 21 years of service.  Congratulations!  Pictured below is Ken and Greg Foxhoven, Director of Public Service and Safety. 

Police, Fire To Help Fight Cancer


Managing Editor of The Evening Leader

ST. MARYS — Members of the St. Marys fire and police departments will be facing off in a friendly challenge during the month of November.

Police, Fire To Help Fight Cancer


Managing Editor of The Evening Leader

ST. MARYS — Members of the St. Marys fire and police departments will be facing off in a friendly challenge during the month of November.


Trick or Treat is Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Officer Reiher Retires

Police Officer Kim Reiher retired from the Police Department after 25 years of service.  Pictured below are Kim and Greg Foxhoven, the Director of Public Service and Safety.

Walk With Nature Fall Festival

The St. Marys Kiwanis Club and Heritage Trails Park District invite you to enjoy the Miami and Erie Canal Towpath Trail on the 46th Annual Walk With Nature and 7th Fall Festival on Sunday, October 18th, from 12:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Memorial Park.  There will be music and entertainment, a craft show and farmer's market, tours of historical St. Marys, arts and crafts, a car show, Girty's Town Rendezvous, and Civil War Re-Enactors.  Below are photos from last year's event. 

Electric Presentation

Mayor Patrick McGowan and Dale Good, Electric System Superintendent, and his staff spoke at a luncheon for local employers regarding recent and future upgrades to the City’s electric system.  A powerpoint presentation was viewed followed by a question and answer period for all attendees. 

Public Power Week October 5th - 11th

The City of St. Marys Municipal Electric System is celebrating Public Power Week October 5-11, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 47 million Americans. 

Power Outage

There will be a scheduled power outage for repairs to the east circuit – South Street to McClain Street between Wayne and Front Streets and all of South Park Drive, Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. for 4 to  4 1/2 hours.  


On Saturday, September 27, the Grand Lake Marathon will take place and South Street will be closed from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. from Webb Street to Spruce Street.  Additionally, some side streets may have limited access as well. 

Women's Self-Defense/Shooting Class

The City of St. Marys Police Department and Auglaize County Sheriff's Office is conducting a free women's self-defense and shooting class on October 11, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The class is designed to instruct women on self protection tactics to help protect them as well as shotgun and handgun training instructed by certified Ohio Peace Officer Instructors.  There is no charge and lunch will be provided. 

Efficiency Smart Launches Light Bulb Recycling Initiative

Incandescent, flood and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) can be responsibly recycled through recycling bins located at the Utility Office, compliments of Efficiency Smart.  Recycling prevents light bulbs from breaking when thrown into the trash or when compacted in landfills.  In addition, recycling allows for the reuse of glass, metals and other materials that make up fluorescent lights.  For more information about recycling light bulbs, visit

Ohio EPA Award

Ohio EPA representative, Richard Kroeger presented Dave Sprague, retired Superintendent of Water and Sewer Departments; and current Superintendent Jeff Thompson with a Certificate of Recognition for completing and implementing the Source Water Protection Plan for the City of St. Marys.


St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer - September 5 & 6

Mayor McGowen proclaimed September 5, 2014 as "Community T-Shirt Day" in support of the St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer. Attached are documents with information about ordering the t-shirts shown in the picture below and also information about the Tailgate for Cancer Event on September 6, 2014.


Ayers Promoted to Fire Chief

Doug Ayers received the highest score on the promotional exam for Fire Chief and was welcomed into the position on August 4th!  Doug and his wife and family live in St. Marys and he has been an employee of the St. Marys Fire Department since 1999.  Doug is pictured below with Mayor Patrick McGowan and Greg Foxhoven, Director of Public Service and Safety and also being sworn in at a Council meeting.  Congratulations Doug!!

Heilers Promoted to Captain/Paramedic

Kevin Heilers will be promoted to Captain/Paramedic with the City of St. Marys Fire Department on August 4th.  Kevin will be celebrating his 13 year service anniversary with the City also in August.  He is a graduate of Memorial High School.  Kevin and his wife and three children reside in St. Marys.  Congratulations Kevin!

Planned Power Outage

There will be a scheduled power outage to perform a circuit upgrade on Thursday, July 24th from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the Market Street to McLain Street area, between Main Street and Wayne Street and South Park Drive. 

New Firefighter/Paramedic

The City of St. Marys Fire Department welcomes its newest member, Firefighter/Paramedic Jacob Berelsman.  Jacob comes to us from Ft. Jennings, Ohio.  Welcome aboard!!