Umpiring class to be made available locally

The Fifth District Officials Association is sponsoring a class for aspiring baseball umpires beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Classes will be from 6-9 p.m. at Four County Career Center.

Candidates must register online with the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Login to and follow the prompts. The Fifth District course is listed under Archbold and must have Four County Career Center in the description. Further information is on the association website ( under the baseball tab.

After successful completion of the class, umpires will be registered with the OHSAA. The instructor will be Josh Biederstedt. If you have any questions regarding the baseball course please contact him at 419-260-1661.