Westerville City Schools students who will be riding a school bus for the first time this fall can attend a First Time Riders open house.

Westerville City Schools students who will be riding a school bus for the first time this fall can attend a First Time Riders open house.

The event is open to students and their parents from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 6 at Walnut Springs Middle School, 888 E. Walnut St.

Students will have the opportunity to explore a school bus, learn about bus safety, ride a school bus with their parents, learn about school bus mechanics through hands-on activities and meet Buster the remote-controlled bus.

The event also is open to students who are not first-time riders but are apprehensive about riding a school bus.


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a concert by the Scioto Brass at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.

The family-friendly outdoor concert will benefit W.A.R.M. (Westerville Area Resource Ministry).

The concert is free and open to the public; a freewill offering will be collected. Bring blankets and chairs.

Food will be available.

The church is at 100 E. Schrock Road. For more information, call (614) 882-3026.


Brent D. Rosenthal of Westerville was installed as the 2011-2012 district governor for Rotary District 6690 on July 1. He is a partner at Carlile Patchen and Murphy.

Rosenthal is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Westerville and has served in a variety of District 6690 leadership positions. He earned a law degree from The Ohio State University and a master's degree in city and regional planning, also from OSU.

Ryan Brenchbill will be the new director for the Center for Career Planning at Otterbein University. He previously worked in the career services department at Denison University, where he most recently served as associate director. Brenchbill also held positions at Vanderbilt University and Bowling Green State University.

He received a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in career and technology education from Bowling Green State University.

Mary Bauer, an Allstate agent in the Westerville area, recently received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for her commitment to helping others.

The award included a $1,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation for the Columbus State Community College Developmental Foundation Inc., where Bauer volunteers.