MAD RIVER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) - Former Mad River Township Fire Chief David Leist is finally speaking out against his termination. Leist said he's devastated.
"It's almost like the rugs been ripped out from under you. It feels like my hearts been tore out," said Leist.
Monday night trustee members found him guilty of four charges in which he says he is innocent. Leist feels the decision is unfair.
"A lot of those allegations were fabricated and they were individuals opinions," said Leist.
Leist couldn't give specific detail surrounding those allegations because he filed a civil lawsuit against the township trustees.
Many in the community stand behind him and are still unsure why Leist was fired. 2 NEWS dug a little deeper to find out how they came to this decision.
At 1:42 pm 2 News Springfield reporter Rob Sneed called trustee president Bob McClure's home number that was listed on the township's website. McClure did not answer the phone.
Sneed also reached out to trustee Joe Catanzaro and asked to get in touch with McClure. Catanzaro said McClure would call me back if he wanted to comment on the firing.
We asked Catanzaro if he felt the public deserved an explanation from the trustee president. Catanzaro said no.
As of 5:56 pm neither Catanzaro nor McClure called 2 NEWS back.
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