Fox 8 News: Fear on the fields: A push for stronger penalties for assaults on referees
“And Roemer, and his co-sponsor Joe Miller agree. Roemer, who umpired baseball games for close to two decades, said he believes lawmakers have to take action.
"The Ohio High School Athletic Association is having a lot of difficulties finding umpires, they are having trouble finding soccer referees, and football officials," Roemer said. "The number one reason identified is the abuse the umpire and referees take.""