Kyle Richmond, 16, is riding a skateboard when he falls into the road and a school bus hits him. He suffers severe head trauma and is pronounced dead at the scene.
The EPA funds will go toward replacing two of Rocky River City School District’s older buses. Meanwhile, Head Mechanic Eric Wrath earns a statewide honor.
Nancy Fox, 82, and Pauline Rose Bowling, 80, have been driving school buses in Ohio for over 35 years each.
For her 88th birthday, an Ohio woman had a bus full of students singing “happy birthday” to her. She walks to the end of her driveway every day to blow kisses to the students on the bus that passes her house.
Therese Mileti, a driver for Centerville (Ohio) City Schools, kept notes of encounters with her students over the 15 years she has driven a school bus and published “School Bus Sass.”
Joyce Kosturko of Ohio keeps calm and calls her supervisor as a man and woman board her bus without permission, claiming she hit their car. The couple is charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.
Mona Clifton has worked with children with special needs all 22 years of her career. Meanwhile, new school bus driver Jennifer Rieder plans to follow in the footsteps of her father, who drove school buses for the same Ohio district and recently retired.
Sandy Jett of Ohio quickly backs away from smoke, fire and downed power lines caused by a fatal plane crash on her route. Her supervisor commends her for preventing students from seeing the accident and keeping them calm.
Four Elyria (Ohio) City Schools elementary schools received “Buddy Benches,” designed to foster friendships among students, and training on ways to use the benches to make connections with peers.
School bus operations across the nation are working to spotlight school bus safety this week — in some cases with the help of law enforcement.
Students reported to the Ohio high school's principal that the girl yelled the threats. She may be charged with aggravated menacing and expelled from school.
The Marion and Fremont districts each receive two Lion buses, both utilizing the 42-inch seat option. Meanwhile, Huber Heights orders the first wheelchair-accessible Lion unit.
A high school senior in Ohio selected her bus driver from elementary school for the ceremony when asked to pick someone who had influenced her. She said that seeing him treat everyone with respect was a positive influence on her.