No Dice: Former ‘Daily Iowegian’ Managing Editor Loses Suit Against Bar


An Appanoose County jury has decided against a former newspaper editor who sued a bar where he was attacked.

Former Daily Iowegian managing editor Karl Ehl sued Gordie’s Bar and Grill, a Centerville bar, for serving alcohol to two men who attacked him in September 2006.

The attack allegedly was prompted by a front-page article Ehl had written months earlier about a city council meeting. The article mentioned council discussion about repeated police calls to another local bar, The Hot Spot.

According to court records, the owner of The Hot Spot became so angry about the article he attacked Ehl.

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