COSHOCTON, Ohio (TheBlaze/AP) — Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other's establishments over a years-long feud.
The letter to New Beginnings Ministries Pastor Bill Dunfee and strip club owner Thomas George was signed by the city law director, the county prosecutor and the sheriff, the Coshocton Tribune reported.
Dunfee and men from the Warsaw church have protested outside the Foxhole North strip club in New Castle. The business has responded with Sunday morning protests outside the church, including a recent one by topless dancers.
The letter says the feud is straining local law enforcement and hurting the community but acknowledges they can't legally be stopped from protesting.
Each man has made allegations against the other, but authorities haven't prosecuted those cases.