MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Police in Middletown are investigating the distribution of racial fliers in the aftermath of an arson fire that heavily damaged a woman's home.
The "White Guard" fliers state that white people can band together against black criminals. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports (http://bit.ly/SdWJOa ) that a response from an email address on the flier stated that the group described itself as like a "pro-white neighborhood watch" and didn't believe it was racist.
Police in the southwest Ohio city say they've never heard of such a group and are investigating.
An early morning home fire one week ago followed a confrontation between the woman and some neighborhood juveniles after ongoing conflicts.
Home owner Jennifer Chitwood says the problem wasn't race-related. She and her two children had left the home before the fire.