ELYRIA (AP) - Attorneys for Oberlin College want a lawsuit filed by a business claiming slander and interference moved out of Lorain County because of media coverage and online reader comments.

The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports attorneys for the Ohio liberal arts school and its dean of students filed the motion Thursday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court in a lawsuit filed by Gibson's Bakery, a longtime Oberlin business.

Gibson's lawsuit claims it was slandered and lost business because of protests following the arrest of three black students for shoplifting.

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Attorneys want the trial moved to Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland. They say the jury pool has been tainted by a "lack of balanced views" in reader comments on the Chronicle-Telegram website and the newspaper's "extensive and pervasive" coverage of the dispute.