ST. MARYS – As temperatures are expected to reach well into the 90s in the next few days, St. Marys electric customers are being asked to conserve power. There is nothing wrong with the electric grid or infrastructure. This reduction in consumption request is being made to take every avenue to reduce costs for customers. As such, customers are requested to voluntarily lower electricity usage during the peak period from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.
Volunteer Energy Gas Aggregation customers are receiving refund checks from Volunteer Energy Services, Inc. due to a pass-through charge they added to participant bills when they had to pay higher prices in March 2021. It was determined by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio this was to be reimbursed to the participants. If you have any questions you can contact us at 419-300-1241.
On May 31, 2021 Brian Parker was promoted to Police Sergeant. Brian has 8 years with the department and is a graduate of Memorial High School and Wright State University-Lake Campus with an Associate of Technical Study in law enforcement. He also served four years in the United States Marine Corp. Congratulations Brian!
The City of St. Marys will be holding a ribbon-cutting and open house for the new pool house at the St. Marys Family Aquatic Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 28th. Refreshments will be served and those in attendance will be able to register for a free drawing for a family pool pass for the 2021 season. Guided tours of the new pool house will be available to those interested in getting a sneak peak at the facility before it opens to the public.
The City of St. Marys will be opening the splash pad for the season on Thursday, May 20, 2021, in anticipation of the warm weather forecast for this week. The splash pad will be operational from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day through Labor Day weekend.
Complete Efficiency Smart's short survey and receive a $5 digital coupon for its Online Savings Store. You will also be entered in a drawing to win one of three $100 Visa gift cards. Visit www.efficiencysmart.org/survey to take the survey.
The St. Marys Police Department is saddened to announce that on Saturday, May 1, 2021, we lost our beloved K-9 member, Scout. On Thursday, Scout developed a Gastric Dilatation- Volvulus (GDV) and underwent emergency surgery, but died due to complications on Saturday.
Sam Rammel received the highest score on the promotional exam and was promoted to Captain-Paramedic. He took Oath of Office at Monday night's Council meeting. Sam is a graduate of Memorial High School and Columbus State Community College. He will assume the duties of Captain on May 1st. Congratulations Sam!
Brandon Rethman is the Fire Department's newest Firefighter. Brandon is a graduate of Versailles High School and Owens Community College and is a volunteer with the Osgood Fire and Rescue Department. He took his oath of office at Monday night's council meeting.
The Police Department welcomes its' newest officer, Riley Gibson. Riley is a graduate of Wapakoneta Senior High School and the Wright State University - Lake Campus Police Academy. Ptl. Gibson took his oath of office at Monday night's council meeting. Welcome aboard!
The CIC has an apartment available for rent located at 207 1/2 East Spring Street. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment rents for $600 a month with a $600 security deposit. For an application, call 419-300-3117.
The area of Augustus Street and west will be without power shortly as crews repair a utility pole that was damaged by a natural gas contractor working in the area. The outage is expected to last 2 hours.