"Moving Out So That Others Can Move Up…"
A BENNINGTON, VERMONT, FIRE CAPTAIN was arraigned Monday in Superior Court and charged with repeated sexual assault on a 13-yr.-old girl. The Rutland Herald is reporting:
Bryan Watson of the Bennington Rural Fire Department pleaded not guilty Monday in Bennington Superior Court.
Police allege the 25-year-old Watson participated in sexual activities with the girl more than 10 times in the summer of 2011. Watson told police the girl used to visit him at home, but he denied any inappropriate contact.
He’s been released and faces a hearing on Dec. 27.
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THE NORTHFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO, COUNCIL voted to accept Mayor Jesse Nehez' decision to terminate Fire Chief Gary Vojtush on December 12. The day before, the mayor gave Vojtush a letter requesting his resignation from the part-time post, but the chief responded by offering to step down while remaining on the FD. The mayor then immediately fired him.
Gary Vojtush (Times-Leader)
Vojtush had just served a one-day suspension for not following orders, but the termination was related to another problem. Vojtush had recently been suspended for 13 shifts at his full-time job as a Parma firefighter and had not informed Northfield Village of his discipline in violation of his contract with the village. The Times-Leader is reporting:
According to an Oct. 3 letter to Vojtush from Parma Public Safety Director Gregory Baeppler, Vojtush was determined guilty of violating departmental rules by signing, along with six other department members, a letter making an unfounded allegation that two firefighters cheated on an Emergency Medical Service test. Vojtush was suspended for 13 shifts, according to Baeppler's letter.
Nehez also alleged that in late September, Vojtush told a firefighter to perform repair work on an ambulance's air conditioner, "resulting in additional damage to the unit, more delays in getting the unit repaired, and further expense to the village." Nehez wrote that this was in violation of a written order earlier in the month that the village service department would determine how such repairs would be handled.
It gets complicated. Read the entire ARTICLE HERE.
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