Ohio landlord fights 'White Only' pool sign ruling

A Cincinnati landlord found to have discriminated against a black girl by posting a "White Only" sign at a swimming pool is asking the Ohio Civil Rights Commission to reconsider its decision.

The commission found in September that Jamie Hein violated the Ohio Civil Rights Act by posting the sign at a pool at the duplex where the teenage girl was visiting her parents. The parents filed a discrimination charge with the commission.

The commission says the landlord indicated she posted the sign because the girl used in her hair chemicals that would make the pool "cloudy."

The white landlord hung up when The Associated Press called her Tuesday seeking comment.

Commissioners are scheduled to hear her request at a meeting Thursday in Columbus.