School Transportation Professionals from across the Central Ohio region gathered at Reynoldsburg Elementary on Saturday, April 23, to sharpen their knowledge and behind-the-wheel driving/maneuvering skills at the Central Region School Bus Safety Road-E-O. At the conclusion of the competition, Westerville City Schools bus drivers walked away with top honors. Kurt Blaser won the individual event, and Wendy Todys took 5th place. Gary Case came in 7th; Sally Dunno 8th; and Matt McCready 10th. In the team contest, second place was captured by Joe LeGros, Wendy Todys, Charlotte Denig, and Debbie Diller. Placing third were team members Gary Case, Kurt Blaser, Tom Goodmant and Matt McCready.
The Central Region covers an 11 county area. In recent years, there have been more than 130 contestants and over 50 volunteers that make up the largest regional Road-E-O in Ohio. Blaser and Case will compete at the State contest on Saturday, May 7, which will be held at Westland High School in the South-Western City School District. (Todys was not available to compete).