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Another Metro driver honored for helping kids alone in diapers

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Only one month after two different Metro bus drivers were honored for potentially saving the lives of two children, another driver is following suit.

Officials say on March 30, operator Kenneth Rhodes was driving on Route 33 when he spotted two young children in diapers on Glenway Avenue in Price Hill.

Outside alone, Rhodes brought the 2-year-old and 4-year-old onto his bus and called for assistance. The kids were taken to a safe location by Cincinnati Police.

"Once again, we are so glad that a Metro bus operator was vigilant and stepped in to help," said Metro's CEO Terry Garcia Crews. "Operator Rhodes helped prevent these children from possibly being injured. We are proud to have another Metro hero who helped keep children safe."

Last month, Operators Ella Holloway and Dianne Wyly, who drive different Metro bus routes, both had similar experiences when they saw very young children walking alone near busy streets.

Rhodes was presented with the CEO's STAR Award at the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority Board meeting on Tuesday, for demonstrating exemplary service. The STAR Award stands for 'Service That Attracts Recognition'.

Rhodes is from Colerain Township and has been a Metro bus driver since 2005.

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