2014 ROAD-E-O INFORMATION
The 2014 Road-E-O Handbook is now online. This handbook is used for regional, and state competitions. Visit our Road-E-O Page to download the handbook, and for a link to the brand new State Road-E-O Committee Website!
William Rice Award Winner
Many Ohioans were honored on Tuesday, March 18, with awards presented during our annual banquet. The highest honor, the William Rice Award of Excellence, was presented to the Director of Transportation from Toledo City Schools, Mr. Brad Aemisegger, designating him Ohio’s transportation supervisor of the year.
Brad was surprised during the presentation by his wife, Ninfa, son Bradley, and grandson.
Taking the microphone, he told the crowd how a career in pupil transportation was an unlikely choice for someone who went to school for accounting, but he was quite clear how honored he was by the award, and how proud he is of the profession that ultimately chose him.
Toledo’s children are fortunate to have such a caring and dedicated person at the helm of their transportation department. Congratulations, Brad!
RELATED STORY: Toledo Blade: TPS Supervisor Wins State Award, Tue., 3/25/14
Now is the time to log into myOAPT and renew your dues. The system will send you an e-mail invoice instantly, and you can also pay securely online with a major credit card. REMEMBER: Dues are no longer included in the conference registration. If you attended our 54th Annual Conference & Trade Show, but did not renew your dues, it will expire on July 1st. Current dues are required to receive the “Member Rate” on future conferences. We value your investment in OAPT, and look forward to working with you!
2014 SCHOOL BUS INSPECTION MEETINGS
S/Lt. C. Tracy Williams of the Licensing and Commercial Standards Section, Ohio State Highway Patrol, in partnership with the Ohio School Bus Mechanics Association is holding free in-service meetings throughout the state. These meetings are open to anyone who is involved in the maintaining of school buses in safe operating condition, and prepares the school bus for annual inspection. There will be time during and at the end of the presentations for questions and answers. Coffee and donuts will be provided at most locations.
CENTRAL REGION | April 11 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Dublin City Schools Transportation Complex (Franklin County) 6371 Shier-Rings Rd., Dublin, OH 43017 Contact: Tom Francis, Regional Director, (614) 760-4503
EAST REGION | April 17 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Buckeye Career Center (Tuscarawas County) 545 University Dr., E., New Philadelphia, OH 44663 Contact: Ron Milliron, Regional Director, (330) 692-1457
NORTH REGION | April 4 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Wadsworth City Schools — OJ Work Auditorium (Medina County) 151 Main St., Wadsworth, OH 44281 Contact: Debbie Miller, Wadsworth Transportation Supervisor, (330) 335-1328
NORTHEAST REGION | April 23 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Myers Equipment Corporation (Mahoning County) 8860 Akron Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH 44406 Contact: Truman Bolyan, Regional Director, (330) 759-7450 x105
NORTHWEST REGION | April 14 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Maumee High School — Performing Arts Center (Lucas County) 1147 Saco St., Maumee, OH 43537 Contact: Randy Behr, Regional Director, (419) 893-1392
SOUTH REGION | April 25 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Wellston City Schools — Bus Garage (Jackson County) 901 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wellston, OH 45692 Contact: Paul Bierhup, Treasurer, (740) 418-9633
SOUTHWEST REGION | April 9 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Mason City Schools — Driver’s Lounge (Warren County) 5025 Enterprise Dr., Mason, OH 45040 Contact: CJ Thornton, Director of Transportation, (513) 398-6682 x23103
WEST REGION | April 15 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
St. Clair Memorial Hall (Darke County) 215 W. Fourth St., Greenville, OH 45331 Contact: Rob Widener, Regional Director, (937) 548-5287