KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) - Update: The Kettering Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Schoenlein released the following statement in regards to Trent's resignation:
"We are saddened by James Trent's recent difficulty. We appreciate Mr. Trent allowing the Kettering School District to carry on its important business without distraction. We are grateful for Mr. Trent's many years of service to the Kettering City School District and the Kettering community. We wish him well."
James S. Trent has resigned his position as a member of the Kettering School Board, effective Sept. 25.
Trent, 80, has been charged with sexual imposition and disorderly conduct.
According to police records, the charges stem from an incident that happened Sept. 13 at the home of a 22-year-old woman who told investigators that Trent grabbed her buttocks.
Police issued Trent a citation on Sept. 18.
Through his attorney, Trent pled not guilty on Sept. 25.
"I have always known Jim Trent to be of impeccable character. He has been of great service to this school district for many years. Since this is a legal proceeding- it would be inappropriate for me to comment."
2 NEWS called Trent for comment but he has not responded.
Kettering City Schools named the basketball arena at Fairmont High School after Trent when it opened.
Firefighters evacuated the Northmont High School auditorium Wednesday night after smoke filled the auditorium.
A would-be robber apparently had a change of heart one inside an Harrison Township store Thursday morning.
An accident at Stanley Avenue and Webster Street is causing traffic problems in north Dayton.
A Winter Storm Watch will take effect late Thursday night through late Friday night for most of the area.
A Clark County school bus driver was arrested on sex crime charges Wednesday.