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Properties Available For Bidding

The City of St. Marys is currently advertising the sale of two properties via sealed bids. The properties are 611 South Beech Street and 224 South Pear Street. For more information, call 419-300-3117 or email mburkholder[at]cityofstmarys[dot]net. 

Grand Opening For New Splash Pad June 15th

A grand opening will be held at 12:30 p.m. June 15th for the St. Marys Community Splash Pad near the High Street shelter house.  The event will feature students from Mrs. Guy’s then fourth grade class who were the inspiration for the splash pad and also state and local officials as well as donors to the project.  Following the completion of the grand opening, the splash pad will be open to the public for use.  Hours will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Labor Day weekend.

Downtown Storefront For Rent

The St. Marys Community Improvement Corporation has a downtown storefront for rent. The storefront is located at 110 West Spring Street. For inquires, call 419-300-3117. 

Memorial Day Parade Cancelled

News Release

May 6, 2020

The American Legion leadership, Executive Board and City of St. Marys have decided it is in the best interest of all involved to cancel the annual Memorial Day Parade and subsequent ceremony held at Elm Grove Cemetery scheduled for Monday, May 25, 2020. This was a very difficult decision to make, but in the interest of public safety as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe it is the right decision. Stay safe and we hope to see everyone next year.

Small Businesses Can Provide Feedback

Below is information from the Ohio Economic Recovery Task Force.  


Main Street Water Tower To Be Painted

The City of St. Marys Water Department would like to make the public aware that a scheduled Main Street water tower maintenance project will be commencing the week of April 13th.  The contractor will be updating safety items and prepping the tower for painting.  During the prepping and painting process, the water tower will be shrouded to contain air blasting materials and paint.  Vehicle traffic will be maintained, but pedestrian traffic on the water tower site will be restricted for safety reasons.

Income Tax Filing and/or Payment Date Extended

The income tax filing and/or payment due date is now extended to July 15, 2020.  

City Restricts Facilities Access

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Council Recognizes Kraig Noble and His 40 Years As Law Director

Kraig Noble, after 40 years of service as Law Director for the City of St. Marys, has turned over the reins to the new Law Director, Zach Ferrall.  Council recognized Kraig with a Resolution of Appreciation for all his hard work and countless hours serving as Law Director from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2019.  His leadership and devotion to St. Marys will serve as an example to others who follow in his footsteps. 

New Firefighter/Paramedic Emma Tobias

The City welcomes the newest member of our Fire Department, Firefighter/Paramedic Emma Tobias.  Emma is a resident of St. Marys; originally from Akron, Ohio.  She received her paramedic certification in 2013.  Welcome aboard Emma!

St. Marys Named A Top Place To Live

24/7 Wall St. analyzed over two dozen measures from sources like the U.S. Census Bureau and the FBI to identify 50 of the best cities to live in and St. Marys made the list!  The article was in USA Today on September 10th.  Click below to read. 

New Police Officer, Jacob Little

Ptl. Jacob Little, hired November 4, 2019, took his oath of office at Monday night's council meeeting.  Jacob is a graduate of Memorial High School and Wright State University - Lake Campus Police Academy.  Welcome aboard Jacob!

Trick or Treat

Trick or treat will be held in St. Marys on October 31 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. as scheduled.  Based on the information we currently have, there is no forecast of hazardous weather. 

Walk With Nature Fall Festival 50th Anniversary

The Kiwanis Club of St. Marys and Heritage Trails Park District invite you to enjoy the Miami & Erie Canal Towpath Trail during the Annual Walk with Nature and Fall Festival October 20th from noon to 5:00 p.m. in Memorial Park St. Marys.  

Public Power Week October 6th - 12th

The City of St. Marys Municipal Electric System is celebrating Public Power Week October 6-12.  Community-owned, not-for-profit public power utilities power homes and businesses in 2,000 communities across the U.S. and safely provide reliable, low-cost electricity to more than 49 million Americans.  Pictured below is Mayor Patrick McGowan and Electric Department Superintendent, Mack Kuenning.  



St. Marys Makes the List of 50 of the Best Cities to Live In

24/7 Wall St. analyzed over two dozen measures from sources like the U.S. Census Bureau and the FBI to identify 50 of the best cities to live in and St. Marys made the list!  The article was in USA Today on September 10th.  Click below to read.