(7-13-22) Two incidents in Ohio with altercations with one at a T-ball game and and the other at a Little League game. Both incidents were on the opposite site of the state.
Joseph Pettit (36) Bryan was arrested after causing a disturbance at a children’s T-ball game on Tuesday (July 12) at Montpelier’s Municipal Park. Montpelier police chief said the man was behaving aggressively, threatened a coach and pushed a spectator.
A second incident happened on the other side of the state in Jefferson County. Richard Fellure of Adena hit the umpire in the back of the head with a bat after a Little League game because of a dispute on a call during the game, he was charged with felonious assault. The incident happened the week of July 7th.
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Over the past several years these incidents continue to happen around the country. High school athletics is facing a shortage of officials for athletic events due to incidents like this.