- Associated Press - Friday, January 22, 2016

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania school board member who was ejected from an elementary school basketball game says his criticism of a referee’s call was “a mistake.”

LNP reported Friday (https://bit.ly/1K1wLqG) that a referee ejected Todd Heckman, a member of the Manheim Township School Board, after he criticized a pair of technical fouls at a halftime during a Saturday game.

Heckman said he should not have made the comment and that the referees acted with their authority to manage the game.

Rick Hartl, secretary of the Lancaster-Lebanon League boys’ basketball organization, described the comment as “unfortunate” but said they were “not anything major.”


This story has been changed to correct the spelling of “boys” in the last paragraph.

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