By AMY GAREIS

News-Herald Staff Writer

CADIZ – It’s been five months since the Harrison Hills City School District moved its bus garage into the former Ohio Department of Transportation building on Lincoln Avenue, and officials say it’s a perfect fit.

Ed Kovacik, school district director of transportation, said the facility was a prime spot to repair and ready the fleet of buses. “It’s a great facility because it’s already set up to do exactly what we do. It has the district vehicles and mechanics all here,” he said.

“We have 21 regular routes and 14 spare buses,” he added. “We have a mechanic in the building from 4:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day. The best part is if there’s a problem with a bus, we can fix it or have a spare bus to go out on a route.”

He said all of the vehicles totaled together travel 3,300 miles per day across the county on the 21 regular routes, which does not include extra trips or runs.

The district leased the property in August from the Cadiz Community Improvement Corp., which is also in the process of developing the site for business use.  More updated information on the garage and its future can be found in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.

Editors note: The information concerning the miles covered by the buses was stated incorrectly and has been corrected and updated above.