COLUMBUS: An Ohio city has agreed to rehire an American arrested and detained in North Korea for nearly six months while criticizing his decision to travel there.

The city of Moraine in suburban Dayton agreed to give Jeffrey Fowle his street department job back beginning Monday but said risky travel in the future would result in firing.

The agreement from earlier this week and signed by Fowle notes that he disregarded cautions by the U.S. Secretary of State, his family and acquaintances in traveling to North Korea.

Fowle, a 56-year-old married father of three, returned home last week after negotiations involving retired diplomat and former Ohio Congressman Tony Hall.

Fowle was detained for leaving a Bible in a night club in alleged violation of North Korean law.