A Fayette bus driver will advance to state competition following the recent Northwest Ohio Region School Bus Road-e-o May 5 in Archbold.
Ryan Eberly placed fifth out of 45 entries in the individual competition and will move on to the state contest May 19 at Licking Heights High School east of Columbus. The top six drivers qualified for the state competition and the top two there will move on to the national contest.
A driver from Findlay High School took first place and Linda Schmidt of Archbold finished in second place.
Eberly was also a member of the team that placed first. Other team members were Schmidt and JoAnn Cousino of Archbold and Teresa Felter of Seneca East. The team was awarded a plaque and the distinction of being the best in northwest Ohio.