- Associated Press - Friday, October 6, 2017

NEW ALBANY, Ohio (AP) - A pub owner outside of Columbus says he can’t understand why someone put racist fliers on vehicles at an apartment complex saying black people aren’t welcome at his establishment.

WCMH-TV reports the fliers placed on windshields concerning Average Joe’s Pub in New Albany included a racial slur.

Average Joe’s co-owner Paul Rockwell says the fliers have created distress for him and his staff as they answer calls from people who have read Facebook posts about the racist message.

Rockwell says he’s sorry it happened and that Average Joe’s opens its doors to everyone. He says “we’re not going to allow hate to be spread in our name.”

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