Mahoning Township Police Department reminds residents that the first day of school for the Danville Area School District begins Thursday September 3rd. Motorists are reminded that children will be loading and unloading buses throughout the township, so please drive carefully. Failure to stop for a bus with its red lights activated is punishable with a fine of $250 plus court costs, 5 points on your driver’s license, and a 60 day suspension of your driver’s license. Please, when you see the bus activate its yellow lights, slow down and prepare to stop! Trying to get around or beat the bus before it turns its red lights gravely endangers the children loading and unloading, and puts your driver’s license in jeopardy. The MTPD will be actively monitoring bus stops throughout the township.