Meeting Fails to End Ohio Church-Strip Club Feud

New Beginnings Church members leave after services while Foxhole strip club dancers protest in front of the New Beginnings Church in Warsaw, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2010. A central Ohio strip club owner who grew tired of a church's protests outside his club is leading his own protests of the church with the help of some of his club's bikini-clad dancers. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Kyle Robertson)

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By Aaron Hepker

WARSAW, Ohio (AP) — The leader of an Ohio church feuding with a nearby strip club says a summit meeting failed to bring a truce.

Pastor Bill Dunfee of New Beginnings Ministries says he and Fox Hole club owner Tommy George found no common ground during their roughly two-hour sit-down at a diner Wednesday night.

Dunfee says he would have accepted nothing less from George than an offer to shut down his business.

The pastor says church members will continue to gather outside the club on weekend nights, as they've done for years. He says he expects George and women from the club will keep up Sunday protests they began several weeks ago at the church in Warsaw, 60 miles northeast of Columbus.

George did not immediately return a message for comment Thursday.

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