Investigation into Rossford administrator continues


ROSSFORD — The fate of the Rossford assistant principal and athletic director is still being debated.
At Monday’s meeting, the board of education went into executive session to consider the investigation of
a charge or complaints against a public employee.
No action was taken.
The meeting centered around the investigation and allegations of “inappropriate activity” alleged against
Patrick Murtha.
Murtha was placed on administrative leave in February.
“We have not got any further information at this time and nothing has really changed so we have no
additional information to provide,” Superintendent Dan Creps said at Monday’s meeting. “The issue
remains under investigation.”
Murtha, 47, reportedly left a similar job in July 2004 for allegedly making inappropriate sexually
oriented comments in the presence of students, according to the Athena News.
Murtha has been with Rossford for more than 10 years.
Also at the meeting, the board:
• Watched Doug Miller, a board member of the Bulldog Foundation, present two checks to teachers as part
of the foundation’s ongoing support of classroom teachers. The grants, totaling $898, were presented to
one elementary teacher and one kindergarten program. Also recognized was the junior high principal with
the Momentum Award for the second consecutive year and Glenwood Elementary for its Overall A Award,
recognizing its accomplishments as a school.
• Heard that the Bulldog Foundation, a fundraising program for the schools, will have its second annual
extravaganza on May 30, its major fundraiser of the year.
• Heard Troy Adams, a former member of the football staff, ask for support to install a reminder of a
former football player, the late Kerry Kelley, who died in 2012 as a junior. Adams said former staff
members would like a permanent memorial to Kelley, who was always a positive influence. They would like
something in the new football field, stadium or locker room to recognize the former student.

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