Rossford Chief James Verbosky chose retirement rather than firing.
Feb. 14--Rossford fire Chief James Verbosky was told to resign, retire, or face termination after an investigation showed he had sent electronic messages of a sexual nature to a female firefighter in January.
Chief Verbosky, 48, submitted a letter Thursday stating he would retire March 31.
Chief Verbosky called the situation an "unfortunate incident" and said he "made a mistake."
"It was just basically an unfortunate misunderstanding," he
Mr. MacKinnon said Chief Verbosky was given a Friday deadline to submit a letter to the city.
Chief Verbosky, who has been a member of the department since 1983, was appointed lieutenant in 1992 and became the chief in February, 1999, according to Mr. Ciecka.